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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Want v. Need

There is a difference between want and need in our society.
And the firearms control issue illustrates this perfectly.
I feel like a jerk saying that at least one teacher in Newtown should have been able to bear a concealed weapon.  It's not something I want, but it obviously is something that was needed.
I don't want teachers to have weapons... I don't want anyone to have weapons.... but this isn't a wish for "world peace" at a beauty pageant.
Until we can control the mentally ill, and the sociopaths, and the criminals... we need to arm ourselves.
This is an imperfect, flawed society.  You have to deal with reailty, and take responsibility for your needs rather than wish them away, or delegate to others.

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