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Gun bans and abortion bans - a remarkable Puritanical similarity [View all]

(Disclosure: I am pro-choice on both)

These are both very difficult topics that each split the country beyond class lines. And they each have tremendous political impact.

But look at what each have in common:

1- A need to control others
2- A crusade to "save the innocent"
3- The need for an intrusive government to implement new law
4- A sense of moral high ground

Puritanical? Sure they are. Both purport to establish a New World that is beyond attainment. Abortions will never go away. Gun violence will never end.

Prohibition does not work.

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