I am distrustful and wary.
I am distrustful of evangelists, self-appointed do-gooders, politicians and speedy government.
I am distrustful because the laws never stop where they claim.
Every new law promises to reduce crime and tragedy, yet these atrocities keep happening.
The laws don’t work as promised.
We hear “inconveniencing a few” gun owners is okay “if it stops just one killer.”
Except evil won’t be legislated away. So it happens again. It happens no matter what law is passed.
Then again, the mob solution is to “inconvenience” the gun owners who didn’t kill anyone. EVERY TIME.
The mob shows more sympathy for the killer, than those who want to keep their belongings.
This is why I am distrustful. People don’t know what they’re talking about. Not even a little bit. They use terms they don’t understand.
They parrot lies that fly in the face of actual common sense.
They don’t even understand the very systems they employ. Yet, they want to give up other citizens’ rights, and “inconvenience” folks who didn’t hurt anyone.
They believe their mere outrage is sufficient to justify taking rightful personal property from someone else.
That’s just dangerous.
Tyranny is insisting we can tell someone else what he or she needs and wants.
Maybe the “pass a law, lather, rinse and repeat” approach just doesn’t work. So why do we always look to that one, and only that one, as the answer?
Because the real answer requires real work, that few of us will actually do. They don’t have the power to take it themselves. They want others to do the lifting for them.
They don’t want to fix the system. Hell, they don’t even understand it.
They know deep down the real answers include real work, HARD work, time, energy and money. They don’t have any of that; but their mere outrage justifies their forcing others to comply with their contrived notions.
This is why I am distrustful.
We distrust our politicians, our government, and mass media; because none of them has earned our trust.
Maybe this is exactly how it should be.
E. Alan Normandy
Retired Police Lieutenant