Ron Paul, once again, proves why he is an American treasure. If more people were able to bust out of the ridiculous Republican-Democrat fake divide this country could be a wonderful place to live and work in. From US News:
Rep. Ron Paul, not one to shy away from controversy, has blasted the National Rifle Association for proposing that every school hire armed guards to protect against mass shootings, and has also condemned liberals for promoting more government control of guns.
The impulse to have government ‘do something’ to protect us in the wake of national tragedies is reflexive and often well intentioned. Many Americans believe that if we simply pass the right laws, future horrors like the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting can be prevented. But this impulse ignores the self evident truth that criminals don’t obey laws.
Criticizing the NRA proposal, Paul said, “Do we really want to live in a world of police checkpoints, surveillance cameras, metal detectors, x-ray scanners and warrantless physical searches? This is the world of government provided ‘security,’ a world far too many Americans now seem to accept or even endorse.” He argued that the federal government should not try to “pursue unobtainable safety” with state-approved security precautions, and said the government has “zero moral authority to legislate against violence.”
Paul said, “Real change can happen only when we commit ourselves to rebuilding civil society in America, meaning a society based on family, religion, civic and social institutions, and peaceful cooperation through markets.”
Bravo. Your lone voice of reason will be missed greatly in Congress Dr. Paul.
Full article here.