Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Gun control

We can expect a lot of calls for more gun control as a result of the Colorado massacre. This is like a bad movie, when you know what is going to happen next. First, attacks upon conservatives to pin the blame upon us. The Tea Party ideology is responsible for the Colorado massacre. Just like when the congresswoman was shot a few years ago. Next, more gun control is necessary to prevent anyone from doing anything like this ever again. As if the supposed ‘safety’ is worth the loss of our freedom to bear arms. Wars are fought over issues like this one. Hey, why don’t we pass a new law that prohibits firearms, so that “You can find out what the law does”? This is another issue that would justify a war. Our republic is in danger the likes of which we have never seen before. This is not because we are becoming more violent, although that is a symptom. It is because we have lost sight of what the historical function of government is. Example: The entire idea of insurance began with groups banding together to protect each other from catastrophic loss. A group of merchant’s band together to protect each other from being wiped out by a single ship being lost. Today, I purchase insurance for my house and car to prevent being wiped out financially by accident. The function of insurance is NOT replacement of loss. It is supposed to protect me from catastrophic loss. Today, many people seem to think that insurance is to replace anything that is lost or to pay for something in advance. The Affordable Health Care ACT is another fine example. This issue not about health nor is it about guns. It is about control and power.

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