I have to admit, this is a great essay by a Red Stater.
Living free doesn’t necessarily mean living safe. That’s the trade-off for living in a society where liberty is the dominant structure. People sometimes forget that liberty and chaos are cousins, and that sometimes the two get together. The results can be wonderful. Sometimes they’re tragic.
From the very founding of our nation, we learned that order and safety can be just as devastating — if not more so — than chaos. Just as liberty and chaos are closely related, so is tyranny and order. You might live in a more safe world where danger is kept at bay, but there’s a good chance you won’t like how the powers that be go about it.
The upshot of the piece was when a high school girl tweeted her laments and discontent. Amazingly, she was just smart enough to realize the idiocy of what she was saying and quickly deleted the tweet.
“So, we’re giving up all illusions of normalcy. okay. why should 3300 students be penalized for the failure of security to do their job?” @Nikta04.
Why should millions of law abiding people give up their constitutional rights for the actions of a handful of nutballs?
ht/ mighty mojo