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And, the Carnage Continues

Terror Strikes Again

Could it be that the times of today are masked by the Devil's hand? One has to wonder considering the carnage that played out in Las Vegas. The perpetrators of calamity continue to carry out their heinous acts of unspeakable terror. Each violent act is proceeded by yet another more devastating slaughter of innocent lives. We have to remember that it was just about a year ago that another willful act of senseless murder eclipsed yet another murderous atrocity that was carried out before. It is as though every year there is yet another more tragic senseless loss of life by someone that is willfully aware of what they do. It doesn't help that the United States has by far the largest collection of deadly weapons of any other nation that are in the hands of their citizens either.

Questions have arisen each time there is act of violent terror using deadly force that should be only available to military personal. Yet, the spineless members of our elected bodies have not only passed gun laws but other legislative measures that have only exasperated the growing threats of more violent terror infiltrating our neighborhoods. Is our nation on the verge of disintegration where people are so afraid of our own government where they feel the need to acquire weapons not for hunting but for self preservation? All over this country there are insurgent groups that support the extreme version of the 2nd Amendment. Using every loophole to acquire weapons that have only one purpose.

Why is it that people today feel the need to arm themselves? One could see when the 2nd Amendment was written, weapons were instrumental to securing a family's food and protection against wild animals. But, today the right to bear arms is being used to the extreme. The results being as evident as what we are witness to each time there is an act of violent terror. Has our society descended into the mire on the verge of anarchy? As sobering as it is today the sanctity of life is non-sequential to the power brokers that write the laws or subject the masses to their will. And, the carnage continues.

We have to understand that to address the continued slaughter of innocent lives using weapons of military grade, there has to be a total ban on such weapons. One would ask, if there was a ban like prohibition on alcohol could it affect a black market on such weapons? Valid argument. But, to not do something so drastic only precludes that another Las Vegas attack will happen again and again. All throughout history there have been despots, desperadoes, and mass murderers that have struck fear and terror in the hearts and minds of man. Without remorse the demons within deranged minds show no mercy in the carnage they inflict. We have it within ourselves to negate the carnage that those who are bent on carry out terrorist acts by eliminating the readily available weaponry that is used by these perpetrators.

This is a great country founded on sound principles Liberty, Education, Morality, and Justice. When anyone of these principles is no longer amplified or dominant in our society, society succumbs to a lower level of existence. When our leaders themselves no longer exercise these fundamental building blocks of our nation in the legislation that is passed we have seen the results already undermining society as a whole. Each of these principles have been eroded by legislation that has been passed just within the past 45 years. The results are staggering, especially in education.

We had better start addressing the fundamental problems facing our society today. When budget constraints in cities and towns all across the country forced municipalities to shut down mental health facilities as they did back in 1990s and even earlier signaled a trend that is still ongoing. It is these types of restraints forced by the policies that have reduced budgets to the point that society is incapable of attaining the level we were back in the early 1960s. Today, the federal government as well as every city across the country no longer can support the services that enable our society to function. Gone are the resources that propel a growing tax base to provide funding for schools and public services. The results are that schools all across the country have fallen in disrepair, consequently students no longer have the opportunities that students had during the 50s and 60s.

That's just in education, the other three basic principles have also through disingenuous policies from the late 1960s through today created an atmosphere ripe for instability and division throughout the whole country. Now, when we talk of home grown terror whether it was the Oklahoma bombing in the mid 1990s or the latest carnage in Las Vegas, we have to understand that deranged individuals who commit these atrocities have grown out of the imbalance in our society today.

To prevent these horrible crimes from happening there first has to be a wiliness to put balance in our society today. That starts with creating economic equality and financial security for all. Sure, there will be those who sneak through the cracks in society and commit horrible crimes. But, to minimize the chances of violent terror from happening and to negate certain individuals from attaining the means to commit atrocities there must be a ban on automatic and semi-automatic weapons. Understanding that a ban on these types of weapons is only a step to reducing the chances of violent terror from happening. There also has to be a monumental shift in our society to create economic stability and financial security that enables all to have the same opportunities to live healthier and more productive lives.

How this is done is by implementation of National Economic Reform's Ten Articles of Confederation. When implemented, the articles of confederation will enable our society to have the means and the resources to achieve balance in communities all across the country. When there is balance and the availability to have equal opportunities with a understanding that weapons of military grade have no place in society can the chances of another Las Vegas atrocity be greatly diminished. To keep the status quo or do nothing only concludes that another more violent terror will strike again.

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