“[Roosevelt] was a life-long fan of the game. He loved it. He becomes associated later on with ‘the strenuous life,’ with the notion that vigorous physical activity is good for people, it’s good for America, it helps create great Americans. So he’s a fan of the game, this prohibition movement to outlaw football is gaining strength, and he’s outraged by it,” says John J. Miller, author of The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football.
To understand the American gun-control debate, you have to understand the fundamentally different starting positions of the two sides. Among conservatives, there is the broad belief that the right to own a weapon for self-defense is every bit as inherent and unalienable as the right to speak freely or practice ... Read More