What has caused society to lose respect for law enforcement? With the innovation of smart phones, video recorders, youtube, liveleak, facebook,,,, etc, police activity can be videoed and shared worldwide in a matter of minutes. The public can see what police have to deal with everyday. Has the sharing of police activity on social media caused […]
There is a recent news article that is causing a stir. It seems a young man was kicked out of school and spent 13 days in jail for having a knife in his car.
This is more than just a young man, he has completed an EMT training program. The knife was found in an EMT medical vest, which was locked in the trunk of his car.
I remember when carrying a pocket knife in school was no big deal. Especially if you were taking wood working class. Just do not take the knife out in school. There were a few times when boys had their knife out cleaning under their finger nails, or cutting on a stick, teacher walk by, say put your knife away, no big deal.
Society is turning boys into sissies.
I used to respect wired as a credible source of information, that was until I read an article about controlling ammunition to reduce gun violence. The logical of controlling ammunition to reduce gun violence, is like saying we can stop drunk drivers by reducing the amount of gasoline on the market.
Once again lets just ignore the root cause of the majority of gun violence, and that is criminals and drugs. Law abiding citizens do not use gun in crimes, that is the reason why people who use guns during a crime are called criminals.
If the government truly wanted to do something about gun violence, fix the broken criminal justice system, stop the flow of drugs into the US and break up gangs. What do the majority of gun related deaths have in common? They are either drug of gang related.
Broken Justice System
Our criminal justice system does not reform people. Prisons are nothing more then a warehouse for the mentally ill. Someone would have to be mentally ill to inflict violence upon others.
Here we have another example of child support social inequality – the father is ordered not to have anymore kids, but the mothers are not ordered to do anything.
Society points the finger at the father and says – “do not have more kids then you can support.” What does the mother get? Does she ridiculed for having sex with a man that does not want to support the children they made? Is the mother ordered to get a job and provide health insurance?[caption id="attachment_16905" align="alignright" width="125"] Kevin Felts working on his bar-b-q pit[/caption]
The last time I went to a child support review, I saw several dads being put on probation, one father was arrested and handcuffed right there in the court room. Some dads were sentenced to 2 years in jail, but the sentence was deferred as long s they were making payments. If they missed a payment he would be arrested and put in jail.
During the time I was sitting in the court room watching these fathers being sentenced, not a single mother was charged with not paying child support. There were several mothers who did not show up for their hearing a bench warrant was issued for their arrest, not a single deadbeat mom appeared before the judge.
The nation is screwed, and I mean royally screwed.
The government is so far into debt, there is no way future generations can pay off the debt. As of the posting of this article the US Government is $16.4 trillion in debt. With credit card debt and student loan debt, we owe more like $58 trillion.
We are throwing millions of dollars to illegal immigrants. Between 2009 and 2011 we spent around $91 million on health care for illegal immigrants.
Congress is looking for ways to allow millions of illegal immigrants to become citizens.
One thing that has surprised me after the Sandy Hook shooting is all of the hatred towards guns. This is not your typical “we need to ban guns” type of hatred that we see after a shooting, this is unbridled hatred.
This is the nazi and the jews type of hatred, pit bull attacks a baby type of hatred,,,,. If those people could, they would take every gun away, and that is absolutely crazy. Crazy that logical people have a knee jerk reaction to a tragic event.
Instead of placing the blame on the root cause of the gun violence issue, gun haters blame the tool. That is like blaming Snap-on for someone drinking and driving.
If the people are not united, can we survive as a nation?
After Waco and the Branch Davidian stand off, did gun haters want religion control?
After the financial collapse of 2008, did the gun haters want banking control?
With so many pit bull attacks every year, are the gun haters calling for pit bull control?
President Obama is having US citizens killed with no due process of law, are the gun haters outraged about that? Probably not.
Maybe we need less prisons and more reform. Instead of putting people in prisons, or putting them on probation where they have to pay a probation fee, maybe we need more trade schools and colleges?
Maybe we should build a school next to every public housing project? When someone enters public housing they are automatically enrolled in the attached school?
For single parents, child care would be provided so the parent can attend school.
What promoted this post? It was an article on Fox News – European courts spare accused pedophile, hacker from American justice
With over 100 million people receiving welfare, and since our prisons are full, maybe its time to reform society?
Maybe something went terribly wrong in the past 100 years? Something that has to be fixed before society breaks?
There is an article on Foxnews that describes how stupid lawmakers are – States, cities mulling own assault-weapon bans, amid doubt over federal action.
The problem is not the guns, the root cause of the issue is mentally ill people and a broke legal system.
Someone walks into a movie theater and starts shooting, someone walks into a school and starts shooting, someone kidnaps a child skins and eats the child,,,, the person has to be mentally ill to act in that manner.
Why do law makers think passing more gun laws will fix the issue?
The real issue, and the root of the problem, is a broken legal system that can not keep mentally defective people off the streets.
If someone shows violent tendencies, or otherwise acts in a manner that is disruptive to the general public, that person is free to roam the streets until they break the law. Even if the defective person breaks the law, unless it was some vile act, chances are the person will be let back on the streets with nothing more then a slap on the wrist.
Everytime there is an incident of gun related violence, it seems the crazies start coming out the woodwork like roaches in a wood pile.
Do gun haters just not understand what the 2nd amendment is about, or are they just stupid?
Lets take this video about an anti-gun rally.
Place the blame where it belongs, on mentally ill people.
Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 people, and did not use a single gun.
Adam Lanza murdered 26 people.
What did Jeffrey Dahmer and Adam Lanza have in common? Both of them were mentally ill.
Our forefathers established the 2nd amendment for a reason. George Washington did not write the British to death, he took up arms, established a militia, and killed the British.
This nation was founded and protected through the private ownership of guns.
Who protected New Orleans during the war of 1812? It was a bunch of men with their hunting rifles.
Who protected the United States when there was no Army, no Marines and no Navy? It was everyday people.
If the United States were to ever be invaded, who would step up to protect the nation? It would be the armed citizens with their hunting and sporting firearms.
With the renewed call to outlaw, ban and/or restrict military style weapons, we need to keep something in mind.
The military does not buy enough M-4/M-16 rifles to keep the gun manufacturers in business. The civilian market is what keeps gun makers afloat.
Why should we care if a gun manufacturer goes out of business?
Who is going to make the firearms we need in times of war?
Sooner or later there is going to be another world war; do we want to run into a situation where our troops do not have access to the weapons they need?
Colt is currently the supplier of M-16/M-4 rifles to the military. In times of need the military could buy from any of the other AR-15 manufacturers on the market.
So lets just go ahead and drive firearms manufacturer out of business. Then lets whine and complain when our troops are using rifles left over from world war II.
What do just about all of the mass shooters for the past 20 years have in common? They were mentally ill.
It takes a mentally ill person to shoot children, so that should be a given. If these were sane rational people, they would have shot up congress.
Doesn’t it make sense to deal with the mental issues, instead of guns?
If society had some kind of social safety net, someplace where mentally ill people could be kept. Not a prison, not an insane asylum,,, something where mentally ill people could be kept safe, receive the treatment they need and protect society as a whole.
Lets treat the root issue of gun violence, and that issue is mental illness.
A few days ago I asked a question to the SurvivalistBoards facebook page.
The question is as follows,
“Is it just me, but are most of the mass shootings happening in liberal states?”
To my amazement, I received a couple of hate messages about the question
Since when is it wrong to ask a question?
My opinion, liberalism breeds a sense of entitlement. When someone does not get what they think they are “entitled” to, sometimes they turn to violence.
Texas is a conservative state, and we have had a couple of mass shootings.
Why do some states have shootings, while other states seem to be immune?
One message referred to me having a “us versus them” mindset.
Uh, yea, if someone has a sense of entitlement that liberalism breeds, it is the tax payers against the welfare parasites.
It is those that would harm society, against those that try to follow the law.
Here is my theory on why Americans are so violent, and its not that we love violence. When given the chance, most people pick peace and quiet over violence.
If we prefer peace over violence, why do so many people prone to violence?
My opinion, there are two factors that promote violence in our society:
1, The lack of upward mobility.
2, Violence is a learned social behavior.
There is an article on Live Science saying Murder May Spread Like Infectious Disease. That article discusses a couple of important factors, one factor says that murders are more likely to be committed in low income neighborhoods.
If you track murder like a disease, it spreads and burns itself out. But if you look at the tracking on a map, higher income areas have a lower murder rate then lower income areas.
The shooting in Aurora Colorado and the following anti-gun feeding frenzy, has made it clear we are a divided nation. We are not only divided on gun ownership, we are also divided racially, demographically, financially, and through ideology.
When the blacks were freed, instead of treating them as people with rights, the whites continued to look for ways to oppress blacks. Even though slavery was abolished in the 1860s, their rights were not affirmed until the 1960s with the civil rights movement.
“Why” were we, and still are, divided on race? Why cant we as humans and as Americans put racial tensions aside and just get along?
Then we have the illegal immigrant population.
Then we have groups who refuse to incorporate into society, such as the amish and ultra-orthodox jews.
Then we have the inner city gangs, poverty and drug users.
What would someone from inner city New York know about a coyote raiding a farmers chicken coop in a rural area?
We are divided demographically, financially, racially, and through ideology
Back in the mid-1990s my wife and I were driving through a poor section of port arthur Texas. There is a welding supply store near the port of port arthur, but to get to that area you have to go through a poor section.
I needed a part for my job, we went to the welding supply store and bought what I needed.
On the way home we stopped at a red light where some blacks (nicely dressed) were handing out papers. I rolled down my window and asked for a paper. The guy would not even look at me, he looked to the side and handed me the paper.
When my wife and I got home I looked at the paper. It was a newspaper filled with racial hate articles pointed towards whites.
There was a cartoon in the paper that showed a couple of people dressed up like the KKK putting bandannas, drugs, guns and beer on a table.
The second image of the cartoon showed a couple of black guys walking to the table.
The third and fourth images were the black guys putting on the bandannas, drinking, taking drugs, then finally killing each other with the guns that were on the table.
In the images, the two klan members were in the background laughing at the blacks.
The caption under the cartoon said something like “do not fall for the tricks of the whiteman”,,, or something like that.
What does this say about a Islam when they blame others for their lack of self-control? Did the klan members in the cartoon “make” the blacks drink, take drugs and shoot each other? No they did not. Those actions were a choice.
In a republic, how much should citizens contribute back to society?
Is there an obligation to contribute?
What should society do about people who “refuse” to contribute?
Lets use 2 groups of people as examples:
1 – criminals.
2 – individuals who make a career out of welfare.*
* There is a difference in someone that uses welfare as a helping hand to get back on their feet, and someone who lives their entire life off the system. This is about people who expect society to provide for them, while returning nothing to very little back.
Society frowns upon criminals, probably because the criminal takes more from society then they contribute.
Historically, society has tolerated and somewhat frowned upon welfare. We know that members of society need a helping hand from time to time. There is no shame in needing help. The shame should come from being too lazy to help yourself.