No. He is. They are just his kind of clowns, so they don't look funny to him. That is the only difference.
traditionally people have not taken their mines with them when they moved on
This is your sole legitimate objection. The problem still isn't the mines, it is the people.
Actually, that made perfect sense. AND I thought it was funny. I have mod points, but wanted to let you know beyond +1 Funny or +1 Insightful
But it is much more convenient to blame Jenny than MMR vaccine having a lifespan!
Mines are a tool. Improper use of tools is human problem, not the tool's problem. Mines have kept our people safe while at the same time cause all sorts of problem for others. I get the point, but the reality is, some tools are very dangerous in the wrong hands, are perfectly safe in the right hands. Yet you blame the tool, rather than those that wield them. I find that illogical.
Tell me, which government at any point in history has held sufficient enough power and wealth to provide for the basic needs of every citizen, and has:
- Protected Liberty of thought, religion, parental rights, etc.
- Has been even mostly free of corruption
- Has, thru even one century, maintained the good of the people as paramount
- Has not been warlike.
- Has not imprissoned political dissidents
- Has not had deaths due to famine, disease, or other causes directly related to the activity of that government.
- Has not collapsed under its own weight, or from the over-indulgences of its citizens.
See, you have this notion that government is either something that isnt run by people (who are inherently flawed), or that all we need is a specific kind of person in every position of authority in government. Both are wholly false notions. Government is run by people. And in general anyone who desires a position of authority (and therefore power) who would run for office in government is already compromised by that desire for power. Their personality type will leave them more open to the very corruption and compromise that you say is our fault for allowing (which I do not totally disagree with, btw).
You further believe that this authoritarian government will mandate levels of involvement on all, and that everyone being mandated will agree on it!
While it's true that "government" is not an invalid concept, a powerful authoritarian government (which is by definition what you describe) is dangerous and historicailly devolves into collapse at best , or attrocities commited "for the good of the people" at worst.
I'm picturing a fly slamming into a window pane: "This time it'll work and I will fly right through. Ok, this time. No, this time. This time.This timeThis timeThis timeThis time."
Obviously you didn't actually READ what I wrote. You aren't anti gun, you're anti citizens having guns. You are all for government having them. It isn't a matter what purpose guns serve, it is blanket statement that you don't like guns, except the guns in the hands of tyrant governments.
And pointing to Europe is very interesting, as Russia is invading Ukraine. I wonder how Russia would fare if Ukrainians had guns. Yeah, guns in citizen's hands isn't about gun saftey or murder, it is about letting government run roughshod over citizen's rights without the citizens having a recourse.
But of course, you're okay with governments having guns and lots of them. Gun Safe laws aren't the problem, people who don't understand that the last stand against tyranny is a well armed populace. Something Ukraine is suffering right now.
Brilliant. Way to think that one thru.
And I know you're thinking that this President would never do that, because he's such a great guy *coughbulllshit*. But can you promise that the elected officials 50 years from now will be so noble? No. you cant. But you're sure as hell happy enough to give them all the power they need now to fuck you completely then.
Insert Goat.cx here (pun intended)
The Brady Zombies just won't die.
Gun violence and deaths have been trending down for decades while gun ownership has been going up.
Hyperbole just makes you look like a fool.
No one owns landmines legally and while many do have automatic firearms, they are highly regulated and owners go through extensive background checks.
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Standard Obamacare Sockpupper response, "Your insurance was crap and you were too stupid to know it".
Sandy, of course, read cayenne8's policy and she is an expert in Insurance.
And there is no better way to convince people to support a government program than to call those who aren't in it a dolt.