I fought to protect the right of my fellow citizens to have the freedom to demonstrate their beliefs. What might be disrespectful or offensive to me might be a deeply held belief for someone else. We have become far too sensitive to “slightly offensive behavior,” while totally ignoring and turning a blind eye to truly offensive actions that we need to speak out against.
All our guns are not making us safer. I know numbers can lie, but this looks fairly clear to me.
We lead the developed world in gun murders. Isn’t it time we forced our elected politicians to actual do something about gun control?
While the White House waffles and delays any significant response to the deadliest mass shooting in US history, at least one member of Congress tell it like it is. #BLOTUS and his cronies are not about to antagonize their base by taking action. Where does it stop?
Not all 19 year olds are created equal. When I was 19 I didn’t have a gun. I had a rifle. And my life and the lives of all my fellow Marines around me depended on it. But then Mt Bloomberg didn’t go to Viet Nam and never faced someone whose sole purpose in life was to end yours.
Success, at least to me, is like gun control. Success simply means you hit your target. You accomplish what you’re aiming to do.
And like gun control, success says nothing about aiming at the correct target. What is needed, desperately needed, according to the Dalai Lama, is better target acquisition. The world needs folks who want to have lives of true significance. That means people who choose to aim at the right target.
The Dali Lama’s list is a damned good place to start.