@BigFish True. There has to be some sort of medium, but blanket gun control/banishment is probably a bad idea. Maybe if we were England, tiny and the number of Gun Nuts wasn't out of control...but this is 'Murica. We need to get creative and spend some effort in gun education.
@BigFish A fair statistic. But I still have a gun, and my parents have hammered gun safety down my throat my entire life. No one has ever had an accident, and we have always felt safe and protected in several dangerous situations. We might be the minority, but we are an example.
@BigFish Very tempting to think of it like that, yes. But where would we draw the line of causing extreme pain to others for the sake of potentially saving lives? And don't worry, I'm not one to demand statistics to back up opinion ;)
@ReDxSiLLy coming from a tiny town, the alternatives that work were either unavailable, unheard of, or more expensive than traditional drug testing. We were tested periodically as students, and it was not a problem at all for anyone. Maybe that is why I am for it.
@ReDxSiLLy@nxnn@BigFish Good way to prepare students for most jobs, which (shockingly) drug-test. As far as who is parenting your child, a drug-test is not a form of parenting. It's a legal form of detection for a HUGE problem in schools.
@nxnn I would love open borders! But realistically, no, I am not in favor of it. I just think that we spend a lot of time, money and energy on border patrol and checkpoints, making the general public think that we are in some sort of walled world where trespassers are th
I think the 'border' is a physical misrepresentation of our idea of immigration. It has never worked, and we ignore dealing with the problem within by focusing on borders and trying to keep more out. If you want a healthy body, eat better. Don't just take a shower.
@hereandnow I completely agree. As much as I don't like anyone persecuting anyone else for their beliefs or speech...they did choose to work for a giant of a media monster and whether it's right or wrong, you deal with your actions.
@BigFish Yes you can see it like that. But I think 'unimaginable and wildly diverse outer cultures' have more relevance to the United States than we realize. History does repeat itself, after all, and we are all human.
@BigFish Oh there are many examples, mostly within the world of cultural anthropology. Roman Empire (cliche), untouched cultures and tribes dying out due to modernization and change. However, the most successful societies have remained very similar for long periods of time.
Change for the sake of change causes the crippling of a society. Conservatives don't mind change, but we can't be so concerned with whether we could to ignore whether we should. As quoted by Ian Malcom.
@Zach I would rather have the government decide a curriculum & teachers work with the way students learn it rather than just letting schools teach whatever they want. If you think the government will control what history to teach, imagine what some individuals will decide.