Thursday, January 17, 2013

I just want to be left alone

A quick note on gun control:

You know, I didn't ask for this. I didn't want to be as vocal about this stuff as I have been. I'm a quiet guy and I like to live a quiet life. I'd like to be left alone and don't like drawing attention to myself. But I don't seem to have a choice anymore. There are people who think I shouldn't enjoy the things I enjoy and that I shouldn't own the property I own. For whatever reason they believe they need to intervene in my life and deprive me of these things.

I don't understand this. I never hurt anyone. I've never bothered anyone. I keep to myself. Why do they have to stick their noses in my business? Just leave me alone! Let me be!

But that's the reality of the gun control "debate" today. You have one side that thinks mere things are evil and need to be removed from society. And the rest of use like our mere things and would like to keep them please and thank you. I don't think there's a single one of us who enjoys this discussion, but we're stuck with it.

Its like the worst kind of homeowner's association. Dictating to you what you can and cannot do with your property. Only you never joined the HOA, and they have no right to tell you what to do, but they are anyway. That's how I feel. And I'm tired of it and I really just want it to go away.

But the people who want to take away my rights and my property won't go away. So I can't be silent. That's where I stand.

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