The countries that are full of extremists are often criticized by the United States and their allies, talk about the pot calling the kettle black, this country has more than it’s share of zealots. A book could be written and filled with the never ending number of words that w e can no longer use because they are considered socially unacceptable, to say the least. A man could walk down the street and see a beautiful woman and say that she is built perfectly, he won’t make it to the next block and he’ll be slammed for sexual harassment or for dishing an “inappropriate” compliment her way. If a crime is committed that happens to involve an African American that is killing people and has to be shot by law enforcement, look out because all hell will break loose, guaranteed. Law abiding Christians that happen to feel that homosexuals should not be permitted to enter into the union of marriage cannot even share their views because we all know that extremists will come out of the woodwork to picket in the streets against them! If one of the endless number of crimes is committed and there is a firearm involved, brace yourself because these extremists will start all over again raising more hell to take guns out of the hands of those that do not commit crimes.
We live in a society of extremes, everyone needs someone else to blame for every damned thing that occurs on the planet and it’s come to a critical head. The heart of the matter is that you cannot have things both ways, shouldn’t each of us know by now that we can’t have our cake and eat it too? If we continue on this path we will have no rights what so ever, we are supposed to have the right to freedom of speech and yet there are words that we can no longer use because of what I call the “shadows”, the shadows being all of these groups that fanatically sit by the television to watch the news, comb through newspapers and magazines, listen to the radio, all in search of the next cause to make some trouble and incite their mobs with. If every law abiding, gun owner turned in their firearms tomorrow, guess what, guess who WON’T be turning them in, all of the criminals that have them and that will put is in real danger then. Not to mention that right that we have to bear arms will be forever gone and criminals that don’t already have guns will use another weapon. Drunk driving kills at least 40,000 people a year (stats not compiled for 2017/2018 yet) whereas gun related deaths (accidental shootings,suicides inc.) were 39,000! The shadows don’t say anything about the alcohol problems in this country. The fanatics also love to throw around the phrase “opioid crisis” and the number of deaths from opioid’s when not one of them has gone into a Hospice setting and seen the patients begging, groveling for pain medication when they are being eaten alive by cancer and have reached the LEGAL LIMIT SET for them on the pain medication they are allowed! The shadows aren’t the ones suffering from disease and excruciating pain so how on earth can they comment? There used to be a saying that nothing is certain but death and taxes but that’s not true, if a person hell bent on ending their life tries to commit suicide and authorities get to them first, there will be no certain death until they get out of the psychiatric ward and do it anyway. Taxes are sure if you are a natural American citizen but if you are a foreigner, the same can’t be said.
As far as legalizing marijuana for recreational use goes, I have always been for it and no I don’t personally smoke it. If they were to allow it though they may well save lives, rather than trying to get their hands on illegal drugs like opioid’s and heroin, meth, cocaine, etc. those same people may very well stick to pot and be satisfied with that, you never see someone that’s “high” killing people with their automobiles! Take the guns though and there will be understandably be riots and the criminals will move on to a more lethal means to take even more lives. As for freedom of speech and our RIGHT to privacy, hell face it the two no longer exist, and you can thank the shadows for the loss of freedom of speech, the zealots have already caused the death of that right by inciting rage over simple words. Yes words can hurt and sometimes more so than a punch to the face but sticks and stones…….. words are just that, words! May God help us all because with the “blue wave” that has flooded this country now, we will cease to have any rights in a country that is known globally as one of freedoms.