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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 01:36 PM

69. Kick and Rec

We (through government) tell drivers to drive on only on side of the road
We tell them to buckle up
We tell them not to drive past a certain speed
In most States we tell them to buy insurance
We tell motorcyclists and bicyclists to wear helmets.

Yet these all infringe on that all-encompassing word FREEDOM
Why can't gun enthusiasts understand that sometimes, for the greater good, there must be SOME restrictions on anything-goes freedom.

But the gun laws issue is dead because all the Republicans (because they are stupid) and a great many Democrats (because they are liberal by nature) have fallen for the simplistic argument that any new gun law, even simply restricting assault weaponry or concealed hand guns, is an attack on their fundamental freedoms as a human being.

But they forget about the freedom just to live in peace without worry about living in a powder keg where everyone is packing heat.

They have truly given up, as sardonically penned by Kris Kristofferson:

"Freedom's just another word for nothin left to lose"

Its come down to that. No rational reasons, just an end-of-the-rope resignation. Sad.

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