Debate on the death penalty has gone on for years. Someday we will catch the people behind the Boston Marathon bombing. Who can argue against the death penalty then? The people responsible killed 3 and injured over 170 some extremely seriously. It could have been far worse which is probably what those responsible hoped for. They had no regard for human life – why should anyone care about theirs?
We should have a speedy trial and quickly carry out sentencing.
OK – this gun control debate is pissing me off. I am a Republican and a conservative, but first and foremost I am in favor of simple common sense.
The 2nd amendment makes it perfectly clear that we have the right to bear arms. BUT I don’t think this should mean that anyone can have anything.
People don’t need assault rifles
People don’t need high capacity magazines.
People don’t need armor piercing bullets
Period. Bambi does not shoot back, wear Kevlar, or roam the forest armed.
I have no problem with extensive background checks on ALL firearm purchases. Criminals, crazies and Ji-Hadji should not be able to legally buy guns.
I also do not have a problem with a National Registry of guns and gun owners. Those of you that think it is a precursor to big government using the registry to confiscate the weapons are paranoid and delusional.
Let’s put in simple common sense laws to limit the type of weapons and who can get them. It shouldn’t be hard to do and it is not going to prevent hunters or gun enthusiasts from acquiring them if they are good citizens.
That being said, those that think (or state for political gain) that tougher guns laws will prevent gun crime are stupid or just telling a big fat lie.
Dumb or dishonest politicians and special interest groups – that is the bigger problem
The NHL trade deadline day is like Christmas to me – one of my favorite days of the year.
Honestly, I don’t have any problem at all with same sex marriage. I am straight as an arrow but have a number of gay/lez friends. I don’t care how others choose to live their life – it’s their choice so why should I ever get worked up about it.
I do get pissed of by all the Gay Rights militants that try to stick their cause in everyone’s face, but that isn’t a gay issue it is a militant issue. I get equally pissed at abortion militants or electric car militants or whatever. If I am not protesting your choices you shouldn’t be up in my face pushing your agenda. Live and let live.
Ok – back to the original point – gay marriage. Once again I am completely OK with it. What I am not OK with is the amount of time our legislature and judicial system is spending on it. Lets say this affects 10% of the population – why in the hell are we spending what seems to be a completely disproportional amount if time on this issue? Don’t we have a budget to put together, an economy to fix, a whacko in North Korea, gun laws, etc.
Our elected and appointed officials should all follow this simple guideline – focus on issues that affect the majority but don’t ignore or screw over the minorities.
Simple logic that would make a lot of things better.
I love Minnesota in many ways but it is a whacko crazy liberal state. The same state that elected Jesse Ventura governor and sent Al Franken to congress is at it again.
Allow illegal immigrants to get a drivers license? Did you catch the word “illegal” before the word immigrant? I am all for immigration reform but I am opposed to crazy things like this. It is another example of legislature losing a grasp of common sense before trying to push through their agenda (red or blue). Crazy.
The Senate Dems proposed a new budget that included 1 TRILLION in new taxes but still does not balance the budget? Most people’s first response would be “are they retarded?”. The truth of the matter is that they think we – the voters and their constituents – are.
Hey all – I just need a place to comment and or vent when I see something that amuses me or irritates me. Much of it will focus on our inept govenrment – they seem to have forgotten they are in office to make things better for us. Other posts may focus on our judicial system that may follow the letter of the law but has lost touch with the spirit of the law. Mix in a few posts about sports, beer, and everyday life and there you go.
I will enjoy writing it even if no one enjoys reading it (or if no one but myself reads it).