The EU considers the UK to be the most violent country within their organization. Gun violence may have gone down but everything else went up: assaults, robberies, rapes, theft, home invasions, burglaries, and so on.
They may have strict gun control laws but how many other freedoms do they give up as well.
I don't know; can you tell me?
As much as I would love to visit Canada and enjoy many Canadian performers doing their job, they are not permitted to publicly criticize their own government anywhere.
Many of those "socialist" European states also have tremendously high tax rates and more than one of my friends in France has stated they stopped caring about the government because it never listens to them anyway. They have no real means to stand up to them. Why do you think all the austerity marches keep happening? ...
Because of poorly planned retirement costs that didn't anticipate for a falling birthrate among France's higher earners combined with an influx of refugees from the Middle East?
On a side note, taxation is theft because the government is neither inheriting money from us here in America nor is it trading sweat from its brow in equal transaction for what it takes.
Does not compute. Laws being broken?
Though if you want to feel even angrier about taxes read "Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich--and Cheat Everybody Else" available here at Amazon in paperback
Don't even get me started on civil asset forfeiture laws breaking the 5th Amendment.
Yeah, CAF is utterly insanity.
Even in Assbackwardistan and it's neighboring provinces the guards who demand bribes at checkpoints don't pretend they're doing it legally.
I mean, let me be clear: I possess no real conviction in a belief that The System is really all that fair any more. It might
have been totally sweet at some point, but it's pretty fucked up now.
That said I also want to be clear about this: history makes the call about the line between Freedom Fighter and Terrorist Dickbag, and them who decide a violent minority revolution is the answer are gambling on very poor odds of being exalted as the former over forgotten as the latter.
So when I see complaints about how the US Government is acting as a rogue power but that can't be substantiated by actual legal arguments or be buttressed by statistics, I see people who aren't getting what they want but who can't convince the rest of the population that they're right, and who cling to delusional beliefs that they represent a genuine military challenge to the World's Last Superpower
What are the actual, tangible
problems that need fixing? Who's lost liberty? Where's the enemy within?
I can sympathize with people who feel disenfranchised or ignored or trapped in a unnameable sense of dread and of things going wrong (*cough10-foldincreaseincampaigndonorcaps*cough*) but the man who picks up the gun to prove that His Might is His Right calls the bluff of two-hundred-million-people who don't agree with him, and who'll suffer for his folly when he's stuck in Gitmo 2.0 or planted in the dirt.