they'd love to be able to ignore inconvenient laws, too.
“According to the Weser-Kurier daily, officials would ‘in carrying
out the duties of their office, tread upon private property and enter
private buildings,” reports the Friedrich Naumann Foundation. “The
provision of the German Constitution for the inviolability of the home
would in this respect be curtailed.”
“Here Lohse is creating nothing less than an environment police,” the Foundation added.
For some reason a lot of people really don't like that part of David to be remembered, let alone brought out this way.
ArmaLite’s ads broke the unwritten rules. Instead of highlighting the hero’s body, they emphatically made him a warrior. Hence Franceschini’s objection to an “armed David,” even though every David is armed. “David famously used a slingshot to defeat the giant Goliath, making the gun imagery, thought up by the Illinois-based ArmaLite, even more inappropriate,” writes Emma Hall in Ad Age.
To the contrary, the gun imagery, while incongruously machine-age, was utterly appropriate. David did not use a “slingshot.” He used a sling. As historians of ancient warfare -- and readers of Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, “David and Goliath” -- know, a sling was no child’s toy. It was a powerful projectile weapon, a biblical equivalent of ArmaLite’s wares.
Speaking of which, I'm on my way to make some noise. Bye.