Am I the only one bothered by those who want to see no limitations to the second amendment while they are calling out for limitations to the first?
And what has happened to the country I grew up in, where for over 200 years we said “I don’t like what you are saying, but will defend to the death your right to say it”?
The rate at which we are seeking to limit our rights and the rights of others, is matched only by the volume and violence that is being used to demand that limitation of rights – while quoting their constitutional right to carry on so.
The ongoing demand for government to do something: be it fix the environment, change the climate, protect, feed, and care for us, is all step by step a demand for government control. and government control always equals less individual rights.
And what is wrong with We The People stepping up and taking responsibility of our actions? Every time we buy a plastic water bottle and throw it “away”, along with the plastic wrap, plastic packaging, boxed mix, premade food selection, restaurant meal, gas mileage to get each of these things, WE are contributing to environment destruction and climate change.\
Our society, both social and economic, is seeing some of the biggest, fastest, changes in history. What was, that many of us grew up with, is long gone. We have to think on the best way to cope, not wait for others to tell us what to do. We have to be aware, pay attention, and look around at the reality of life, not get caught up in TV reality or how the Kardashians live. Government has no answers, if they did, we wouldn’t be in this mess. They can only come up with one size fits all answers, and we are not all one size. If you leave it to government and their solution doesn’t work for you, you are just SOL! and trying to make it work will put you in violation of some law or another.
Environmental degradation is making “growing organic” almost impossible because crap is literally falling out of the sky. because someone else is controlling what seeds you can buy, what fertilizers, what choices you will have.
Growing and preserving your own is the only way to know what you are eating. Of course, that is nearly impossible, but buy the most basic forms of food and build up from there yourself. THAT means changing lifestyles (which most readers of this blog have already done), and that might mean giving up some social function; being seen at the right place type stuff.
The choices are, we take responsibility and create a reality we want OR we let the government do it for us and take our lumps when we find ourselves limited, restricted, reduced, and barcoded.
Yes, I’m pissed off, and scared. This is not the world I imagined when I looked to the future just out of school 50 years ago!