Last weekend the big news was the 601st mass shooting of 2022 in America. I didn’t major in math in college but that is about two a day on average. America has a gun problem and we are doing way too little about it. America has a gun culture which is difficult for much of the rest of the world to understand. I accept that, and in some ways am part of it. That doesn’t mean we must have a gun problem. The two are not mutually inclusive.
Not for the first time I had a completely different piece planned for today. Then I read an article in the Washington Post and got motivated. I really meant something else but I’m trying to keep my articles PG. Continue reading State Leadership?
For many it’s the first day back to work after a long weekend. I’ll give you a few things to talk about at coffee break.
It will come as no surprise to my regular readers that I am not a fan of banning books. There are many right wing disaffirmation books that I would like to see banned but censorship is not the way a free and functioning democracy works. We have to depend on citizens to be able to separate lies from truth – lately many are not doing a good job of that. That being said, freedom of information and a reliance on voters’ intelligence are two of the flaws in democracy, but its still the best form of government humans have been able to come up with to date.
While it neither commenced nor concluded last week I contend the biggest story of the week just passed was the ongoing assault on American democracy.