What is the basic responsibility of government?
- Secure borders.
- Provide basic infrastructure (roads, water, electricity, education, basic health services)
- Ensure a safe living/working environment
Sorry to say but it seems on all three points there are glaring inadequacies where the government has let its people down since 1994.
On the infrastructure side the government has in some cases gone beyond what was mentioned above, mainly because education has been so badly managed, a matriculant is basically unemployable, so the state steps in as an enabler of failure rather than a facilitator for people to take responsibility for their own lives.
Now we have a very unsafe living/working environment and what does the government do first?
Disarms the law abiding citizens with licensed firearms but is unsuccessful getting illegal weapons off the street, those in the hands of criminals.
The law abiding citizen is out-gunned and vulnerable to rampant crime that the government is unsuccessful at curbing…
So what is our government doing now?
‘Let’s declare sticks and stones that break our bones dangerous weapons, oh, and let’s add bricks, knives and what ever else an officer of the law thinks is one at any given time…’
This may be helpful to control the riots of the awakening masses disillusioned by broken promises and ineffective and corrupt government.
This takes further measures away from honest, law abiding citizens of this land to protect themselves making them probably the most vulnerable people in the world in one of the most crime-ridden countries in the world.
Law and order does not come from making laws, it comes from actively enforcing laws, and by the way, could our leaders start with the criminals and stop bullying the law abiding citizens due to their inability to live up to their basic responsibility?
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