Last time I spoke about the way our society, by in large, is reactionary in its response to tragedy. We make laws during the “knee-jerk” period of hate and anger that comes after these horrible events occur, and we don’t take the time to calm down and rationally think about what we are doing. When you make laws from blood lust and revenge, nothing good can happen.
Unfortunately, many of you took my column as an anti-gun piece. I assure you, that was not my intention. I am actually very liberal when it comes to freedoms, and I believe that the Constitution should be sacrosanct — held in high esteem above all else. I also happen to believe in a laissez-faire attitude towards the populace in general, and to prove it I’ve compiled a list of the most egregious instances of government sticking its nose in where it doesn’t belong from the past 30 years or so.