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Perhaps Im getting cynical in my old age but it seems to me that the primary difference between most political ideologies primarily conservatism and liberalism is rate of speed Indeed the only difference may be that one moves faster than the other towards the demise of our existence as a free people The platforms put forth by either side reflect less and less a concrete difference in principle and more and more a differing in opinion regarding just how quickly the chains of slavery should be fastenedCanada is an excellent example of this phenomena as politics can best be summed up in one way The liberals believe that the road to hell is best traveled in a Porsche at top speed the conservatives prefer to get there in a pony The problem is they are both on the same damn roadConsider a recent town forum in a remote community in Northern British Columbia where the provincial justice critic comes to listen to the residents fears regarding Canadas new gun control legislation This legislation is a waste of taxpayers money states Geoff Plant provincial justice critic and Liberal MLA He continues Now I agree that we need some kind of gun control but this legislation goes too far and its just too damn expensiveSounds agreeable doesnt it Its true that this legislation is too expensive to enforce and it is also true that it is intrusive and immoral but if we role back the clock a bit well find something very interesting This argument is similar to the one that opponents of private firearms ownership used thirty years ago Back then we all knew that gun control laws were asinine They do nothing except infringe on property rights limit our ability to defend ourselves and punish the good guys The argument used against gun owners was simple We need something to curb the crime rate anything something simple and cost effective The least you uncaring callous
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