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I WITNESS: What will it take to ban assault weapons?

Welcome to the new America: a breeding ground for vitriol, animosity, and homicidal rage.

CONNECTIONS: Feme covert, feme sole

Mostly a wife was protected from having any rights at all. The wife’s opinions and desires were not considered — “the perfect marriage was one mind and two bodies.”

Connections: Once upon a time, Christmas was banned

In eighteenth century Massachusetts the celebration of Christmas was forbidden. A fine of five shillings per offense was levied for the observance.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.