Thursday, April 19, 2012

Safety or Control?

So I was watching this movie called 'The Color of Friendship' on the Disney Channel. (Don't judge, it was 3 am) It was set in the late 1970's, it was centered around the apartheid in South Africa & a U.S. congressman from California that was trying to stop it. He hosted a exchange student from South Africa. Now, the big thing is he was a black congressman & she was white.

The congressman in the movie was Ron Dellums. So you can look up more of his story it you want. Its a good story.

The reason I'm writing this is because of what the girl from South Africa kept saying, "It's for our/their safety." Why do the Bantu (black people) need passes? For their safety. Why are these books/songs, TV programs banned? For our safety.

It hit me. How many laws have the US congress passed in the last 100 years that were for our 'safety', but really were chipping away at our freedom?

Want a gun? How long can you wait? Can you afford the ammunition? Do you have a safe? Will there be children in house? How many do you want?

Want to fly? Do you have common name that might show up on a watch list? Can you get all your liquids into a quart size Ziploc bag? Don't forget to leave your nail clipper at home, because its a weapon!

Think about it, those are only 2 examples. We are heading towards this huge nanny state. We know better. We have so many examples from history to learn from, but we're not. We are sitting on our butts doing nothing except complain every once in awhile.

I'm not going to take it anymore! Are you?

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