Hello everyone, it’s been a while.
I think it’s time I vented a bit on my view of current politics, specifically on gun control.
The problem with politics today is that fear is a primary tool in most politician’s argument. Fear is how we got into this ridiculous war, and fear is how Democrats are getting some steam in their attempts to pass asinine laws on gun control. The funny thing is that there are some good ideas in the mix that are being passed for THE WRONG REASONS.
Background checks on people who buy guns so that the mentally unstable and people with criminal records can’t do so? Great.
Though I believe that in the most infamous of the recent shootings, the one at the school, the shooter had stolen his mother’s gun which she had perfectly legal rights to have.
The issue is about how inefficiently this country deals with mentally ill people, but making it an issue about guns is a lot simpler and easier for politicians.
The whole idea of banning the sale of a specific assault brand of gun is also quite stupid. If not an assault rifle then there are shotguns, and if not shotguns there will still be pistols, etc. etc. etc.
Again, this is a people problem, not a gun problem.
What’s the real solution? I have no idea. The means to better help mentally unstable people get the help they need is a complicated matter that I do not have the knowledge to address, but it’s a discussion that should be happening nationally.
Anyways, I’m a Republican at heart that votes Democrat. What do I mean by this? Well I hated both Romney and Obama. I was more of a Ron Paul guy if it wasn’t for the fact that Ron Paul is racist (look it up, it’s subtle.) I find Democrats to be weak and that they cow tail to fear, to the impoverished, to big government and big government handouts.
Republican doctrine at its core is correct but the fact is that 90+% of republicans in the senate are insane chauvinistic lunatic fanatics with evil agendas. Ok, perhaps I am stretching it a tad but they are absolutely ignorant on common American values and constantly fear monger to sway the ignorant undecided voters.
Public health care is ridiculous. Why should we have to pay for the medical care of people we don’t know, specifically people who got themselves into their unhealthy situation and should live with it out of their own wallet. The morbidly obese, the drunks, the drug addicts, etc. should not be taken care of by the tax dollars of every American. It’s a HUGE detriment to our economy. Of course everyone goes, oh but our elderly need us! Well frankly, that’s what family is for and the old are sort of meant to die. It’s kind of the point of aging. Oh but Adam, you’re an insensitive youth who doesn’t understand what it’s like to be old. No, well yes. But even so I am the kind of person who takes RESPONSIBILITY for my life. No matter how bad my situation I would never expect nor even wish that the public would pay for my well being. Honestly I think a large population of the elderly feel the same way. Do you really think elderly want to suck up tax dollars?
My grandparents think it’s ridiculous. Our country has to get out of the war mentality, out of making decisions based on fear, and stop asking for handouts.
Romney may have gaffed when he said 47% of Americans are takers, but I don’t think he’s as far off as you want to believe. Many many Americans abuse the system. Stop blaming the government and take personal responsibility for your life. It’s the only way up.