This term is one that is widely used for various groups or factions outside of the United States. What about within our Country?
The hottest of hot topics right now is that of Gun Control. This topic is so steamy it’s impossible to discuss it without someone stooping to such levels including ignorance, derogatory remakes, and name calling. I’m not concerned with which side of the argument you are on – what I’m concerned with is how you present yourself during the debate. Now, my opinion doesn’t really matter, does it? I’m sure there are a few people out there who care, but all in all what I think won’t really affect the world that much. (At least not yet.)
My opinion about this subject is pretty much “take it or leave it”. I own a gun. I have not used this gun in well over five years (that I can remember. I did used to drink a lot though) When it comes to other people owning guns I usually take a “leftist” stance. Maybe I’m just not trusting enough. Isn’t trust supposed to be earned? In any event, I haven’t got a single problem with a well-adjusted human being owning a gun for protection or to help provide for their family. What I don’t like are absolutes.
More and more Americans are taking a stance of entitlement…or at least it seems this way to me. Kids would rather have everything they need handed to them instead of working for it. They assume something is owed to them, just for the simple fact that they were born in this particular Country. “I’m American…find me a job” “I’m American…fix me a sandwich” “I’m American…give me a gun”
What are the things we absolutely need in this world? (Looks like I’m about to contradict myself, but bear with me.) Air, right? We need oxygen to breath, so we can live. Water. We need water to drink…food to eat. The basics. These things are necessary for our survival. We are NOT entitled to these things, for they are more important than that, they are must-haves.
Do we need shelter? Weather permitting, yes and no. Do we need cars? Electricity? Cell phones? No, we don’t. They are very helpful, but not necessary for our survival. How about guns? Do we need guns? No we don’t. I don’t need my gun. Most people don’t need theirs either. Why do I think this? Because I’m not afraid that my Government is going to take mine away from me. Am I delusional because I think this way? Maybe…but I’d rather live a happy life than a scared one, like so many would have me live.
I will not allow my fellow Americans to use different issues to argue this one. I will not allow my fellow Americans to scare me. I will not allow my fellow Americans to Terrorize me. I am not worried about the Constitution being discarded. I’m worried that people will focus too much on archaic, outdated ways of thinking. We the people…have evolved. If you were to tell Thomas Jefferson that he could read the document that he wrote, on a cell phone…he would say, “What’s a cell phone….and are there civil rights across the board?” Would you be ashamed in how we answer this question? (Oops, I used a different issue to argue this one. I didn’t say I wasn’t going to do it. My Blog, My Rules.)
I’ve argued with myself on whether or not to allow comments. On one hand I would rather just hit upload and then forget about it. My two cents aren’t worth a potential headache. On the other hand…I might be accused of being “Yella”, and we can’t have that.