This is a discussion on Editorial: Conservatives vs. Liberals on Gun Control within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; This is why there is such a thing as "independents". I consider myself an independent, because there are many things strictly liberal or conservative that ...
This is why there is such a thing as "independents". I consider myself an independent, because there are many things strictly liberal or conservative that I just don't agree with. Besides I don't have a very political mindset and don't read into it much. But it seems that die-hard liberals or conservatives, both alike make them selves out to look like crazy people.
I've had people view me as a conservative strictly because they know I owns guns (friends of course). I politely correct them. Not everybody who is an enthusiastic firearm owner is a conservative. Nor are they liberals (obviously). I clearly, being a member here have a very strong, pro 2A stance. I don't favor strict gun control. I believe same sex marriage should be allowed. I'm undecided about abortion. There are some cases where is could be deemed necessary, for instance rape victims. But how could we restrict people from abusing it as a simple form of birth control? I don't have an answer, that's why I don't argue politics and don't designate myself to one side or another. I'm just a simple dude from PA with my own view points. I don't answer to either side. Why can't more people be that way? Why does it have to be one side vs the other?
The only common sense gun legislation was written about 226 years ago.
I carry always not because I go places trouble is likely, but because trouble has a habit of not staying in its assigned zone.
With that said, it is my opinion that the 2 party system is a means of keeping a balance in beliefs and not letting one particular party get too radical and have too much power. (I do not believe in a Monarchy or Dictatorship.) Term limits for the presidency set in our constitution is genius and allows the people to vote out one party when it starts to get too lopsided. And, if you look at history and current times.... it is still working just fine. No one can be happy all of the time on all of the issues.
There has to be the middle, and the extermists on both sides or the balance won't work.
In my opinion, this is America working as it was designed to work. The beauty is that if someone doesn't agree with the way our government works, that same government allows them to be free to go to one that they agree with.
Stop whining and go do something that makes a difference!
If you think that I may be talking to you, then I am.
I found it interesting that the writer pointed out when it comes to the issue of guns each side takes a position that is opposite of its normal agenda.
Unfortunately until the "them and us", "left and right", "red and blue", etc., cease to exist nothing will ever change in America. Its way past time to return to "We The People".
"One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
--Thomas B. Reed, American Attorney
Second Amendment -- Established December 15, 1791 and slowly eroded ever since What happened to "..... shall not be infringed."