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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #91)

Fri Jun 1, 2018, 09:29 PM

93. It's silly to take the founding fathers' ideas as perfect for today's problems-

I really don't care what they have to say about the problems of today. It is like trying to consider what Newton would say about quantum mechanics.

Access is not a problem-it is THE problem.

I can't quite get the concept where we consider the founders' ideas when we face a current issue. Their ideas are irrelevant at this point and seem to be an excuse for acting like our hands are tied.

This is not some religion where we have to defer to the text. We are rational actors in the modern day. I never really understood this deferment to the original document-like the country will dissolve if we step outside of these rich, landowning, racist, and elite persons' ideas about governmental powers. We live now. We have problems now. We live in a paper-thin version of democracy as it is.

I lose precious educational time because of this. Kids learn less because we have to talk about this. Kids get to worry about their safety because of this. Kids think they are not safe in a safe place because of this. Kids worry about a school shooter because of this. Kids have to train to react to a shooter because of this. We have to discuss options because of this. Kids' education suffer because of this. I can go on and on-because of this.

Because some folks think their precious rights trump all of these other rights. It is totally backward-I can only think that any rational person would agree. This is why people like me look at people that trumpet gun rights as selfish and backward. This is where we diverge.

This truly pisses me off-we get a precious few minutes with students and then we have to spend many of them with this shit. When you add this to the unnecessary testing, we lose many weeks with students.

I am not blaming you-but those that think all of these things are difficult or complicated and sweep the real problem under the rug are being obtuse and irresponsible.

If you want gun rights-I say fine. It is your responsibility to regulate it. I'm sick of it. It is YOUR problem to solve, right?

Again-I am happy that you are on the right side of politics(according to me), but FFS--you need to step up and change the culture. You are the culture. A little help would be great.

You seem like a decent dude--I would appreciate a response to more than one of my points-(not all of them-nobody is perfect!)

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