In the end, the people are slaves, one way or the other. Only a new found love of liberty can save us from that fate, but both parties have their pet nanny programs designed to steal our most basic rights. We have to come to terms with trusting individuals to make decisions for themselves regarding guns, drugs, motorcycle helmets, seatbelts, etc., and let them pay the price if they misuse these items. The items themselves though should in no way be illegal or mandatory under any circumstances. Only their use to commit crime should be punishable by the criminal law, or the failure to use certain items should be a bar to recovery in tort. I do not see many Americans who wish to be free, however. Most seem happily snuggled within mother America's loving arms freely trading the liberties born of a thousands years of struggle for the temporary illusion of security.
posted on 06/23/2002 3:47:01 PM PDT
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson