Friday, March 10, 2006

Comments on where this Ordinary Guy stands

I recently had a conversation that I thought I would put out here… I will summarize the questions…

Question: What is your stand on the legalization of Marijuana?

Comments: That's a tough one... Personally I don't have a problem, the issue is that we have a problem with Cig's getting in the hands of minors already... How would we control it so they don't fry their little brains too early?

Just like cigs, I guess. parental involvement, education, no one under 18 or 21 - like alcohol. ???

You keyed on the problem... Parental involvement. That is the problem already. People want to have the sex, have the kids, and then don't give a crap what they do. Look at the mall on a Friday night. A republic (what we are, not a democracy) only works when personal responsibility exists.

When you have that, the laws become easy to enforce, because everyone knows that what they do has personal consequences. We live in a "blame storming" society today.

Example: Katrina.

For me, it's all about personal responsibility and getting the government out of the way. We are a Republic, not a communist / socialist state, which is what everyone seems to want when you look at something like Katrina.

Oh woe is me... Take care of me King George W. Bush. I am owned by the state.

Question: How do you answer the tuff questions like abortion?

Comments: Abortion is not a matter of government control. Get out of my life. If I choose not to support abortion, that is my gig, if you choose to support it, that's your gig, but ultimately it is NOT the governments.

Sound's like a cop-out, right? But the reality is that if we have real, honest discussion about sex, and people had personal responsibility for their actions, abortion wouldn't be an issue, would it?

If you know that you have sex and could get pregnant (that goes for both the man and the woman when I say you) then you better be prepared to take responsibility for the life you create.

The Pill is only 99% effective...

Question: Wow, you're right. Abortion is between you and your God not you and the government? I think that personal responsibility went out the window when lawyers were allowed to advertise.

Comments: Again, for me, it's all about personal responsibility.

The Government is not a god, not a religion. It is designed to protect our national sovereignty, not our uteri.

So, if we get the government out of our lives and let personal responsibility back in. If we get the lawyers out of our lives, guess what? If you can't get rich suing someone, guess what? Things start to clean themselves up. Sure, it will stay bad for a while, but the generation that comes will start to turn this ship around.

I have already started... Teach your children... If you smoke pot, you are going to kill braincells... What does that mean? Probably won't get that high paying job. That's your choice. You make it.

Have sex, you could get pregnant... What does that mean? You now have someone else to care about that is more important than you. Less time for fun. Less time to be a kid. That's your choice. You make it.

-End of Ramble


Lucid Guy said...

OK, on abortion, I would like to comment that government programs currently enable out of wedlock children. It is almost a economic incentive to have a couple of kids to get the money. I'm not saying we abandon kids, but we have to find a way to not encourage teenage or single parenting - using the word parent very loosely.

Ordinary Guy said...

Agreed... however it all boils down to personal responsibility. Put the power of the people back in the people's hands. We need to make it so that it is not adventageous to have children out of wedlock, agreed.

As a wise comic once said...

You have to take a test to get a drivers license, but any two idiots can have children.

-End of Ramble