Our Illegitimate Government
Our guest columnists are Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
246 years later: Still waiting.
Wake up to people worrying about their dogs and fireworks; go to bed to people worrying about their friends and shootings.
In the US, life begins at conception and ends at mass shooting, just like Jeezus wants.
@ManchuCandidate: Is there any other kind?
This is Republinazi national terrorism.
“There is nothing as repulsively but thoroughly American as a deadly mass shooting with a high-powered rifle at a joyous parade celebrating the nation’s independence.
It is a fact that the U.S. is armed for battle and that the homeland is threatened, but the assailant is neither an abusive king nor a foreign enemy. Americans have taken up weapons of war against their neighbors. We have become our most deadly enemies, turning our own Constitution — or rather, particular interpretations of it — into a weapon to undermine the very things it was meant to protect, including (in the words of the 2nd Amendment) the security of a free state.
The result is that we will never again hear the bang of Fourth of July fireworks without a jolt of fear that the sound might actually be gunshots fired from a rooftop.
This string of mass shootings is America’s parade of horribles — not merely the multiple hate killings that target people for their race, religion or sex, or the more mystifying killings committed by people with no obvious motive other than rage, but what comes after. Thoughts and prayers, reprimands and tears, and utter failure to limit access to weapons of war.
More than foreign rockets’ red glare or bombs bursting in air, it is American guns, and the national paralysis to defend against them, that threaten the nation.”
Japan has ~10 gun deaths per year, and private gun ownership is basically banned.
In contrast, the United States has ~45,000 gun deaths and actively encourages and celebrates mass shootings–anyone can have as many guns as they can get their hands on.
Gosh, what could be the problem (rolls eyes).
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