The Cost of Living in a Free Society
Perhaps we should recognize that we cannot ensure a perfect utopia void of all risk in a free society. We can, however, help mitigate a lot of the risks by protecting freedom. For instance, if we refused to allow restrictive guns laws and the establishment of gun free zones in Connecticut in violation of the Second Amendment, it is very possible that some teacher would have taken their responsibility to protect their young charges seriously enough to have a firearm on them that day. We will never know if that would have been the case, but we do know that the wishful thinking of progressives that simply declaring that a school is free of firearms is an exercise in stupidity that puts our children in harm's way. The fact is that the cost of freedom is borne not just on the backs of our military but on ours as well. The question before us, is it worth the cost?
The year 2012 is about to expire. It was a blank in my judgment — poof! — and it is gone. We have the same sorry vacuity in the White House, bereft of a clue as to how to run the government. President Obama went off to Hawaii to loll in the sun, leaving behind only questions over how to avoid our “fiscal cliff.” Yes, he wants to raise taxes on the 2 percent, but how do we reduce the deficit and finish off the tax bill? He headed for the beach, then back to Washington — and practically no one remarks on the amateurism of it. The president is a poseur.
There are limits on what the law and government agencies can do to protect the public. Though I've been a cop for 30 years, nearly every day of which has been spent on the streets of Los Angeles, I can recall only a handful of times when I was able to interrupt a violent crime in progress, either by responding quickly to a radio call or by coming across it randomly while on patrol. You've heard the expression: when seconds count, the police are minutes away. It's trite but no less true.
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If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win. ~ Thomas Sowell