Not sure if this is a true quote, but an interesting thought…. Don’t you think?
I am thinking he meant that people do not have the right to do whatever they want. Society does need regulations to ensure the safety of everyone who lives in our country. The question is what are the right regulations to have.
I don’t own guns, and have never (and never wanted to) fire a gun, but I live in the South and so I know a lot of responsible gun owners and do appreciate the fact that many of my neighbors own guns and if something happens I can call on them to protect me if someone tries to break in to my house or intends to do harm to me or my family.
If we look at the right to bear arms debate, it makes me think about what kind of regulations are needed to keep people safe without not being so restrictive that it places firearms in the hands of criminals while restricting those who use firearms safely and responsively. Do I think there needs to be some sort of regulation? Sure. Honestly, I do not what regulations there should be though.
Thanksgiving Dinner (Photo credit: The Vault DFW)
What did you give thanks for when you sat down for your Thanksgiving dinner?
I gave thanks for the normal things… my family, the roof over our heads, having health insurance (even though we pay more for it now than we used to), my husband having a job and relative job security….
We are very lucky and have a lot to be thankful for and that is something to be thankful for.
I am also thankful that my family can really talk politics. My ultra-conservative mom tried to convince us that Obama and his muslim buddies were partying and planning lots of evil things! This lead to my dad sharing how the cuts to the military and the middle east flaring up meant that thing were going to get really ugly really quickly… which plays into to Obama’s and his muslim buddies plan for world domination. My in-laws were more interested in how all of this will affect the stock market, but hey if the world ends when the Mayan Calendar ends, then who cares.
Got to love family time!
So I figured you may as in need of a good laugh as we were…