posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 11:35 AM
The absolute *worst* reason to pass legislation, ban anything, or remove a right is because "we don't see a need for it". Doesn't matter if it's
a hobby you don't understand, a musical style you don't like, an opinion you don't agree with, or a technological device that seems redundant.
the whole "there's no need (that our shortsighted political weasels can see) for this weapon/vehicle/right/process, so let's legislate/regulate/ban
it" is a very very dangerous precedent. And it's a demonstrated dangerous prcedent, because we're seeing it used in federal, state and local
government to remove "unnecessary" rights. The right to send email without monitoring (there's no need for anonymity, and it can be used by
criminals), the right to travel without getting red-flagged by some hidden database (there's no need fo you to know what's stored on you),... I'm
sure even the most insanely liberal amongst you can see where this leads.
Next on the "we don't see a need for" rights to be curtailed or taken away: the right to drive (there's the Internet, you don't need to drive to
the store or work, and it's Bad For The Environment and Dangerous), and the right to have and use cash (With credit cards and banks, you have no
reason to use untraceable cash unless you're a Criminal).
But the paranoid elite will steer the sheeple, to ban the equalizers in society that keeps them from running roughshod over the general public, and
the liberal media will continue to crow triumph and help to remove the firearms that the elite and their private police forces carry. Why do they fear
firearms so? Why are they so afraid that the people will rise up and be violent towards them, if they're such worldly, wise and good people? Why do
all the private homes of entertainment, media and political elite in Santa Monica (for example) all have signs for security companies that deliver an
Why is it I have personally lost many more rights to these "freedom loving, tolerant" left wingers than I have due to the Patriot Act and the right
wing that seems to get all the flak here? So far, all I've lost from the current administration is the right to fly without taking off my shoes.
"The Second Amendment..it's not just a good idea, it's the LAW!"