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The Lake News Online
  • Lake view: Backsliding into greater violence

  • Does anyone seriously think that Americans as a nation enjoyed higher living standards at any time in history compared with today?
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  • Does anyone seriously think that Americans as a nation enjoyed higher living standards at any time in history compared with today?
    To those carrying doubt may I remind you that in a little more than 200 years we have progressed from being a collection of diverse immigrants to the only superpower on earth.
    This was achieved by following a policy of continuous advancement in every aspect of our lives and treating backsliding as a poisonous philosophy.
    I am appalled that some firearms owners now want to turn the clock back to the savage thinking of frontier days and carry their weapons on city streets.
    Why?
    Isn't 30,000 gun shot deaths a year enough for them?
    To those who answer "exercising my freedom," my reply is that the second amendment was enacted as a tool of slavery enforcement and specifically to destroy freedom.
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