14 May 2007

Is the US becoming facist or just going Insane?

I have to admit that the reaction to the Virginia Tech shootings that we need more guns and have armed students on campus and that it was gun control which caused the shootings which seems ubiquitous has me dumbfounded. I mean, the lack of a decent background check was what really caused these shootings, not gun control. The kid couldn't have bought a gun if there had been adequate gun control!

Additionally, the masses say that Parker v. DC was "correctly decided" despite the fact that it goes against just about everything proper in legal reasoning (e.g., stare decisis).

As P.T. Barnum said, "nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people".

Another thing which has me amazed is that public transport in the US is pitiful (with the exceptions of Washington, DC and New York). The price of fuel is finally catching up with the rest of the world, but it seems everyone wants and SUV or other gas guzzler. People also move out of the cities to the middle of nowhere and increase the traffic and amount of services needed so that there will soon be no natural spots.

Never mind global warming or recycling. Instead of demanding better public transport, people want more roads and bypasses. Sort of like some people think more guns means less crime, more cars will mean less traffic.

Oh, yeah, how could I forget health care, which sucks in the USA. I mean I have health insurance and I get the bottom of the barrel care. A national health service, "socialised medicine" seems to be a fantastic idea. It's that word "socialised" which sounds like "Socialism".

Oh, yeah and a woman's right to choose is getting more and more under threat.

This is by the same people who say they support the Constitution, yet try to get religion (usually Christianity) in under the radar. The US is supposed to be religiously neutral, which works for me as I would take all of December off (12 days of Christmas, Hanukkah, St. Stephen's day, St. Nicholas's Day, etc.)

I could go on, but this ramble is getting me annoyed.

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