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Coexistence Following the Gun and Immigration Debates
The Aspen Times ^
| April 25, 2013
| Melanie Sturm
Posted on 04/25/2013 8:26:29 AM PDT by Aspenhuskerette
In his 1831 book celebrating America, Alexis de Tocqueville warned, In democratic societies, there exists an urge to do something even when the goal is not precise, a sort of permanent fever that turns to innovations,
(which) are always costly.
After a spate of traumatic tragedies that impact the gun and immigration debates, feverish politicians are rushing to innovate complex legislation without thoroughly and publicly examining the underlying problems and before we the people consent to their solutions. Lawmakers should Think Again, considering that only 4 percent of Americans currently mention guns or immigration as the most important problems facing the nation, according to Gallup. Americans' top concerns are the economy, jobs and dissatisfaction with the way government works.
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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; guns; immigration; multiculturalism; secondamendment; terrorism
posted on 04/25/2013 8:44:30 AM PDT
by Grampa Dave
(I'm afraid to go visit any American college because of all the foreign students with bombs.)
posted on 04/25/2013 9:04:51 AM PDT
(The truth is hate to those who hate the truth.)
--the recent "gun control" stuff , with 4% of those polled thinking it important, reminds me of the brouhaha when McCain -Feingold was all that the media could scream about-
--IIRC, about 4% thought that to be a pressing problem---
posted on 04/25/2013 9:16:30 AM PDT
(--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
2nd Amendment bump for later.....
posted on 04/25/2013 9:48:11 AM PDT
I think the author incorrectly assumes that law makers want to fix the actual problem. Since none of the proposals would actually fix the problem you must look at the alternative. They are using a tragedy once again to push forward a political anti-gun agenda.
posted on 04/25/2013 11:00:53 AM PDT
("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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