We proudly proclaim we are “The Land of the Free” and sincerely believe this. Yet every law passed by the local, state and federal governments take from us another freedom. Earlier this year Speaker of the House Paul Ryan stated the house passed over 300 new laws. Now I ask you, with all the laws passed since 1787 and already on the books don’t you think we could find one that addresses every possible situation? Through the passing of laws the government continues taking away more of our liberties.
So in response to the writer in the Sun’s Letter to the Editor [section] dated March 8, 2018 asking people not to vote for or give money to any US Representative who takes money from a law-abiding company that strongly supports [one of the Articles in] our Bill of Rights: I will continue to financially support and vote for ANY Representative who fights for the Constitution. I want the younger generations to have the opportunities I have. I wish I had the freedoms my parents had. But giving up more and more of our rights will eventually lead us into a government-run country, not a country run by “We the People.” This is called communism and how well did that work for the USSR?
Chicago has the most restrictive gun laws in the USA. Is that working out for them? Not so much! Chicago is considered the “Murder Capitol” of the country. So NO… we do not need additional laws. We need common sense in our government and an enforcement of the current laws. We also need to support representatives who will fight for the Constitution. The Founding Fathers wanted the American people to have the power, not the government. But sadly, many Americans quickly turn over their rights when something goes wrong.
One final thing… regarding returning to the days of rifles: How about returning to the time when there actually was freedom of speech? When people could say what they wanted without fear of the PC police. When colleges actually welcomed diversity and exchange of ideas. When students were not afraid to speak their minds for fear of being ridiculed or getting bad grades? When people got offended by “words” but were ADULT enough to deal with it and not turn into melting Snowflakes. How about we return to those days?