Skip to comments.3 government 'solutions' that have failed miserably
Posted on 08/12/2017 12:19:42 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
In their passion to achieve a government-crafted utopia, the liberal/progressive movement often does more harm than good. This is because their tool of choice the government can only apply superficial solutions that come with harmful side effects.
Efforts to correct income inequality and fight poverty through government entitlement programs are a prime example. As columnist George Will recently asked and answered, [W]hat if large causes of poverty are not matters of material distribution but are behavioral bad choices and the cultures that produce them? If so, policymakers must rethink their confidence in social salvation through economic abundance.
Exactly. Even if the government could afford to provide for the basic needs of its citizens from a budgetary perspective (it cant), doing so would not address many of the root causes of poverty: out-of-wedlock childbirth, divorce and unemployment.
Now consider the push to impose an increasing number and variety of legal restrictions and regulations upon gun ownership. While some basic requirements, like background checks, make sense as a way of making it harder for criminals to obtain weapons, many of the lefts proposals for gun control do more to burden law-abiding sportsmen and homeowners than to actually keep anyone safe from criminal activity.
Statistics show that the vast majority of crimes committed with firearms are not committed by the legal owner of the firearm, so it makes little sense to make it more difficult for citizens to legally acquire and carry guns; the citizens who jump through these legal hoops are not the problem.
Nevertheless, liberals like writer Warren Blumenfeld advocate onerous government restrictions upon the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, including limiting the number of firearms a person can own, the number of bullets a firearm clip can hold and re-thinking concealed-carry laws.
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A “clip” is what a M1 Garand uses. Most firearms use magazines.
EVERY government *solution* fails miserably.
my sks uses stripper clips as well. 10 each. drop in the mag.
It would be FAR EASIER to list government successes:
1. National Defense (up until the SJW ruined the military)
2. The Apollo Program
3. The Interstate Highway System (until they ran out of money to maintain it)
Did I miss any?
In the 50 years since that time, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs.
More than 100 million people, or one-third of Americans, received some type of welfare aid, at an average cost of $9,000 per recipient.
If converted into cash, this spending was five times what was needed to eliminate all poverty in the U.S.
You could drive a Mack truck through that opening.
My .303 British and 03-A3 do also. I like that...
They have placed a camera on a gun to prove that a gun cannot get up on it’s own and kill anyone. lol
If unconstitutional federal funding for government solution gets into the right pockets, then the solution undoubtedly gets further testing.”
Go to head of the class.
I wish the M-14 had kept the .30-06, and been essentially a mag-fed M-1.
And today's nominee for the Captain [Should-Be] Obvious Award in Journalism is ...
Do you mean like climate change denying?
National Weather Service?
And the National Park System?
They’re accomplishing exactly what they want to accomplish.
May I suggest the above wording?
As Jesus lectured his disciples, he stated that while his time on earth was limited the poor would always be with them.
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