Comment 27362

By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted November 20, 2008 at 00:05:22

Ryan, I trust my parents, my friends, and all those who act in ways I deem moral and good.

I definitely do not trust politicians, police officers and anyone else who claims authority over my life.

Furthermore, the elected officials definitely do not trust the people, otherwise why would they ban handguns? If the people are largely good, then there should be no concern if someone has the means to defend themselves.

If the government trusts the people, why do we criminalize failure to pay taxes? If most people are moral, then all government needs to do is appeal to our sense of justice and compassion, problem solved.

Your belief system is based on the notion that humans are cannibalistic at heart and without government, we would all resort to rape and plunder.

I personally take that as an insult, because I know many people, myself included, that have put themselves at great risk in order to help complete strangers.

Many people have been blessed with caring hearts and love of their fellow man, it's a part of what makes us human. Yes, there are always those who feel it's easier to steal than to earn one's income, but I don't believe that is the majority.

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