JeffGigliotti

I'd rather have more security than freedom.
@DevonHollander With the number of murders and senseless crimes I think people should lose some of their rights until it gets under...

Actually, in the areas where there is the most gun controll, it is found that crime rates have gone up and a large majority of the weapons that have been used to commit those crimes have already been deemed "illegal."

The founding fathers and pilgrims were illegal immigrants.

The natives actually welcomed settelers because they believed that the new, powerful presence would scare off the Pequots from attacking other tribes.
The pilgrims actually bought the land from the natives and when land was taken illegally (and there were laws regarding this), there was a trial and, more often than not, the native american won the case and continued living on it.
Even after the land was being sold to the Pilgrims, the native americans were still allowed to hunt on the land becuase this allowed fur and meat to be traded for a mutual benefit.
The idea that the pilgrims were supporters of racism a myth.

The liberal agenda "feels good" and you don't realize it's ineffective/destructive without applying math/logic/information. No gun signs "feel good" and you have to actually think to realize they can't ever work. Charity money "feels good", healthcare "feels good", care for the elderly "feels good" and you have to actually invest in the mathematics to make it work in the real world, sustainably. We can only afford what we can afford, and sometimes what would be great, isn't realistic, amirite?
@MusicIsAGift Raise taxes for the one percent and cut military spending, and we will have more to spend on necessary programs...

The one percent doesn't have all of the money. In fact, if everyone in the US making a million dollars or more was taxed at 100%, the government would only be funded for about three months. Liberals in office realize that, but, because they were too obsessed with class warfare to admit that they were wrong, 77% of Americans' tax on pay checks went up- "unnoticed."

"A society based on and geared to the conceptual level of man's consciousness, a society dominates by a philosophy of reason, has no place for the rule of fear and guilt. Reason requires freedom, self-confidence and self-esteem... Intellectual freedom cannot exist without political freedom; political freedom cannot exist without economic freedom; a free mind and a free market are corollaries." -Ayn Rand
@VicZinc Excellent. Hope your future posts are in your own words. You are articulate and obviously clever. We (amiriters)...

Haha! Thank you! Well I plan on running for congress after I graduate from law school in about 7 years so you could have the opportunity to see more of my words later! :P

I read a study the other day that said a kindergartner is in more likely to be shot than a police officer in the US. It also said that the US has the highest incidence of gun violence against children than any other industrialized nation and the most lax gun laws. Something is wrong here, amirite?
@bezoarus But the guns obtained illegally had to b purchased legally somewhere down the line. They don't just fall from the...

No, that's false. They don't work in other countries. Look at Germany, look at china; they both are excellent examples of what will happen to a country with strong gun laws.

"[The liberties given by the Constitution] are only protected by a parchment- by words. They may be destroyed whenever it shall be admitted that the strict and common sense of words may be construed away." -Albert Gallatin, 1799. There was a reason why the greatest minds this country had to offer spent four months in Independence Hall drafting what would be the most important document in the world. Know the Constitution. Know your freedoms.
@swimlax This is my number one problem with the government. I'm no anarchist, but after studying Andrew Jackson, I've...

There are many people in office who don't want the government to be an omnipotent force. Unfortunately, those elected to office more commonly reflect the philosophy of Hobbes rather than of Locke.

I read a study the other day that said a kindergartner is in more likely to be shot than a police officer in the US. It also said that the US has the highest incidence of gun violence against children than any other industrialized nation and the most lax gun laws. Something is wrong here, amirite?

Chicago has extremely strict gun laws, but the guns being used to commit the crimes are obtained illegally. Their stricter gun laws do not work.

I really hope for a Palin/Clinton race in '16, just so America can go- "Okay, we've taken this too far" and elect the man that's running third party. Talk about progress.

Palin is far more intelligent than people give her credit for. It's really sad how badly she was portrayed in 2008.

“The Founding Fathers never envisioned executive orders being used to restrict our constitutional rights. We live in a republic, not a dictatorship. The president should not be able to act unilaterally when it comes to our constitutional rights. Executive orders were meant as a way for the president to implement legislatively passed laws, not to make law.” -Jeff Duncan, House of Representatives on Gun Control

True, the Founding Fathers did not know what guns would be like today, but the Founding Fathers knew something greater: history. They realized that the only constant about government is its growing in size and power (as evident in this country's first attempt of this philosophy, The Articles of Confederation) the intent of their laws was to limit the power the government has over its people. The 2nd Amendment states that the right to bear arms shall not be infringed. The purpose was not recreational (hunting), it was to allow the citizens to have the option to buy a weapon to defend themselves from a crimal and from an oppressive government in the case that one is formed over time.

The founding fathers and pilgrims were illegal immigrants.
@Frank_n_Furter Yeah WHILE THEY WERE DOING IT. By thay point it's a bit to late to form a government and make immigration laws...

I just copied my comment from below:

The natives actually welcomed settelers because they believed that the new, powerful presence would scare off the Pequots from attacking other tribes.
The pilgrims actually bought the land from the natives and when land was taken illegally (and there were laws regarding this), there was a trial and, more often than not, the native american won the case and continued living on it.
Even after the land was being sold to the Pilgrims, the native americans were still allowed to hunt on the land becuase this allowed fur and meat to be traded for a mutual benefit.
The idea that the pilgrims were supporters of racism a myth.

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate, alligators gonna alligate

Legislators gonna lesislate! xD

It's great that the Affordable Care Act is actually making healthcare in the US more expensive, amirite?

No it obviously effected the rich and only the rich and now it's a completely sustainable system because Obama says it is.
*Sarcasm

I really hope for a Palin/Clinton race in '16, just so America can go- "Okay, we've taken this too far" and elect the man that's running third party. Talk about progress.
It would be a good idea to legalize drugs, but make it illegal to be high/drunk in public, and everyone would be accountable for any crimes they commit when they're high/drunk. This way, we're not infringing upon the rights of the citizens, but also not putting other citizens in danger, amirite?

Soooooo... They aren't accountable already? Hhhmmmm..... Then why is there no one listening to the law?!?! It can't possibly be because they're too intoxicated to think straight!

"A society based on and geared to the conceptual level of man's consciousness, a society dominates by a philosophy of reason, has no place for the rule of fear and guilt. Reason requires freedom, self-confidence and self-esteem... Intellectual freedom cannot exist without political freedom; political freedom cannot exist without economic freedom; a free mind and a free market are corollaries." -Ayn Rand
@VicZinc Glad you are enjoying the books. She has some great ideas. I hope you will take the time to read the other side...

I've tried to read read that garbage. In economics, there are four types of resource: land, labor, capital (machinery), and entrepreneurialism. The ideals of communism- and those of the other political groups that Advocare for larger government- cannot satisfy the demand of resources through its policy; entrepreneurs become fewer in numbers due to the lack of incentives to start a business; capital and land become unused because there will be a lack of people who have the ability to fund operation or cultivation; and labor will suffer in numbers because there will be a lack of people who have the means of hiring them.