WHew... its all okay then.sorry. I'm a regular guy with a job and a family. I don't live in fear of much of anything.
I wouldn't try to insist you were that type of person, but you're leaving alot of room for interpretation in what you write is all. Also I come from far of on the other side of things so I could see how it may seem like that, sorry.
I wikid them up and the government became involved after illegal actions and violent gun fueled altercation. I don't know, sure they have the freedom to religion and playing messiah, though i think they belong in a mental institution of some sort, thats all and good. But apparently guns were in the mix.I said what I meant. Just because their beliefs might have been despicable to the majority does not give the gov't license to perform military-style raids unnecessarily.
Yes, government power must be checked, I agree. Distrusted? Not when its checked I would say, but I trust there are always people who are vigilant of the government in a structural sense.I'm simply aware that government must always be restrained and distrusted, and that the 2A is part of that. That was the position of our Founders...were they insane paranoids?
Hope you don't mind discussing it further.
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It's different. For starters kids in Europe are not subjected to curfews as far as I know. Teenagers here can drink a glass of wine if they want. They can also purchase contraceptives as they see fit with Universal Health Care.....
Man, walking down the street with a beer would be great. To bad I have to go to like... Russia to do that.
You going to be like the guy in San Diego who killed a Japanese exchange student who was lost in his neighborhood? Or the guy who shot a Mexican immigrant in the back in Texas who was merely asking for water (yes, he was illegal, but that hardly qualifies for being shot in the back)?
Are these people heroes of yours? Should you be able to shoot anyone on your property for a misunderstanding?
Look, I'm all for gun rights and self-defense; but the fervor with which some people seem to WANT to shoot someone is what freaks me out.
"If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in quite a different world" - Christopher Hitchens
> Good to be back, but I'm only visiting for a few weeks. <
korea or vietnam? nope, we went with you, was it in iraq or afganistan? nope, we went with you.
perhaps when we federated? nope, did that all by our selves, without violence, i wonder how we could of managed that without america?
please, find me a time when australias freedom was threatened, and america jumped in and saved us, cause im struggling to remember it
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
My answer would be that European countries are free according to European cultural values. Although I personally think their freedoms are waning, just like freedoms in the United States are beginning to wane. The reason is the same in both cases: expansion of government. Europe has the EU parliament which largely was created without national referenda, and the U.S. has a two party duopoly.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.