Friday, April 18, 2008

Oh government please protect me from myself

In the last election, Bush ran with the theme that only he had the experience to protect us from the terrorists. Bin Laden had a message to the American people. "Your security is not in the hands of (Democratic candidate John) Kerry or Bush or al-Qaida. Your security is in your own hands."

In my opinion it was the most intelligent thing said in the last election. Heck, the US Government has yet to come up with anything more intelligent.

I fail to see the reasoning behind the government putting people in prison for crimes where there is no victim. How many people are in prison for doing drugs? If they want to do drugs in their house, then let them do it.

Cities and states are starting to pass laws to make smoking illegal. If a bar allows smoking and I don't want to inhale second hand smoke then I have the freedom not to enter that bar. Why does the government think it needs to pass a law?

Somehow, somewhere, the US Government decided that we are not smart enough to take care of ourselves. At some point, they have to stop holding our hands. It'll be hard at first. We'll have to learn how to take care of our own kids. We'll have to learn how to adjust the radio dial to protect the innocent. We'll have to learn how to turn the channel on the TV all over again. But, I think we might be smart enough to do it.

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