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In the current debate about school security in light of the recent shooting in Florida, the wisdom of Malcolm X seems to brilliantly cut through the noise. In the wake of every major school shooting in America there is a huge debate on gun control. With the GOVERNMENT AGENT WHO WAS THERE WITH A GUN cowardly hiding from the action, you would think people would realize that turning to government for security is a ridiculous proposition. Yet somehow, some people seem to think that more government guns are the answer.

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Putting guns in the hands of government agents is DANGEROUS and STUPID! In situations where firearms can be helpful for public safety, they need to be in the hands of people who are ACCOUNTABLE! Government protects people from accountability and thus encourages the kind of disgusting behavior we saw in Broward County. But all of this talk about how to make GOVERNMENT schools safer is completely missing the point.

Government schools will always be dangerous. The government is the enemy of the people. Don't want your kid shot in a school shooting? Don't send them to a government school! Don't want your kid brainwashed by bureaucrats while sitting in "cemetery seating?" Don't send them to a government school! Don't want your kid propagandized by military recruiters trying to convince them to kill for politicians? Don't send them to a government school!

Government schools kill creativity and free thought. They stifle entrepreneurship and initiative. They teach obedience, collectivism, and subservience. Your government school honor student will be lucky to get a job with the company started by my unschooled kid. Or as Malcolm X said, "Only a fool would let his enemy teach his children."

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Trump is a businessman in the first place, we're living in capitalism ideology, that's why it's hard to ban a gun from the seller. That's the result of democracy, we have free will and there's positive and negative result in the environment we created, unless you are living in communist country where everything is being controlled. :)

Parents should take the greater part to educate their kids. Computer games such as war related must be strickly banned on children - this I think one of the reason why there is mass shooting in schools.

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I had a family business which closed down because of the crisis and that was the only thing I knew what to do. So it's not working if it's limited and your parents aren't exactly the smartest people around.

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I really hope you're joking. I played Red Alert and Command and Conquer 24/7 growing up and I am a pacifist.

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Some people might react differently to the games. I think the life-like killing games with a lack of faith creates people who aren't scared to kill.
If you don't fear eternal damnation afterlife for these acts then how is anyone surprised by the results? It's a Godless, gun carrying, violent video game playing new generation.
I don't understand having the nerve to take another persons life.

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I don't think war related video games have much to do with this.

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We play video games in Australia to, but we don't go shooting up schools.

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Banned by who? I hope you don't mean the government. Because if you do, you completely missed the boat on this one. Cheers to you if you meant by the parents!

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Why do parents let their children get brain washed with all the violence in the video games?

Having been raised on a hippie commune, without the government indoctrination, I am able to see the wisdom of keeping your children out of the school to jail pipeline, and the disadvantage to teaching your child to mindlessly listen to the person at the head of the class speaking.

We need new schools which teach critical thought, we need new teachers who will instill into children the ability to think critically and make best guesses without regret, knowing that intuition is strong and often right.

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This is inspiring and educative

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from experience, the smarter you are, the less you want to do manual labor
because you consider yourself too smart for that
unless you find a way to earn money without labor (steemit, yo) then brains are counter-productive

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That's not true. Manual labor (especially working the land) is essential to the maintenance of a healthy soul.

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I think you're right that we need alternatives to government schools. Do you have any resources you could share to provide good examples?

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Montessori, Waldorf, home-schooling, other private schools, a combination of public schooling and supplementary home schooling.

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Thank you for the examples. I'll check out Waldorf.

I went to a Montessori for a few years and I wouldn't highly recommend it. I feel like certain expensive private schools can be more elitist than educational.

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I went to a Montessori school between kindergarten and 2nd grade, and I believe it served me well in comparison to what I would have gotten out of public schools. In NY state public schools in the U.S., at least the Montessori education I received between those grades left me about a year ahead of where public schools were in 3rd grade. This is purely anecdotal of course, and vague memories at that. It may be that there is a good deal of variability between the quality of different Montessori schools, or that my experience was the exception to the rule, but I wouldn't write off Montessori schools so quickly.

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I've been taught in secondary schools in the UK and France and the differences in teaching were interesting. This is a few years back. While questions weren't discouraged at any point, there was definitely a hint of attitude from the teachers of "How dare you question what i'm teaching you, we only have an hour and I need to rush through the syllabus because we're already way behind because I've lost 20 minutes trying to get you little shits to sit still and pay attention".

In the UK it was particularly brutal for teachers at times where teachers would have breakdowns on a daily basis trying to do their jobs. The French school had a lot more control over its students, however the conditions that we were working in was nothing short of anti-social and led me to depression.

Once I reached A Level and Undergrad things were entirely different because teachers actually could teach without having to deal with disruptions constantly so there was much more one to one time and encouragement for questioning. Especially in university, I was constantly being told that in order to achieve the highest marks one would have to not just cite others research but to explore it and give their own opinions and reasons and even carry out your own primary research.

Going from that university environment back to an environment such as at home or the workplace where you have people who have been taught and living by the code of ranks and eldership to which if you dare ask a question it is treated as a personal attack on the individual is frustrating to say the least.

That's my own experience, but from hearing from teachers teaching at the moment I hear that the attitudes of students has changed. If you weren't actively causing mayhem for the teacher then you were considered odd. But from I hear that has now changed to where students are way more polite and respectful and this is more acceptable to fit in, but kids are still very socially reserved and afraid of sounding stupid to their peers.

I only finished uni last year and it's one of the main things I noticed was so many students lack of confidence to even engage in a dialogue. In any lecture, workshop, seminar it would always be the same few students who would take advantage of asking questions. There were plenty of students asking other students how to do things, but professors would have to work really hard to make them feel comfortable enough to ask a question. You're paying hundreds by the hour for a seminar yet because everyone is too afraid to sound stupid the seminar is an hour of silence.

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My daughter got her education through the Waldorf Schools, I am somewhat uncomfortable with the religious portion of their education, by and large it is good, they put an emphasis on time outside, and teaching to the child where they are.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldorf_education

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Waldorf and Montessori schools are good alternative sources of 3rd party schooling. My girlfriend was Waldorf/home-school educated, and while I haven't personally observed the process, I can attest to the results. Those systems seem to be highly effective at creating people with a strong moral/ethical foundation, and an appreciation for nature and being.

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But there’s a reason. There’s a reason. There’s a reason for this, there’s a reason education SUCKS, and it’s the same reason it will never, ever, EVER be fixed...They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. Thats against their interests.

Thats right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. They don’t want that!

You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shitty jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it... It's a big club, and you ain’t in it! You, and I, are not in the big club. ~George Carlin

Right to the point. Upvoted and resteemed.

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You are overlooking the drug connection that is rampant in the gooberment skewl cistern because of the prescriptions being dished out to these kids altering their sense of reality.

Keeping kids out of the state-indoctrination centres known as schools is the best way to keep them safe. The biggest lessons taught in school are to obey authority and mindlessly regurgitate information, with little to no emphasis on critical thinking or free thought. The worst part? Obeying authority is instilled as a virtue and mindlessly regurgitating information is perceived as intelligence. Kids should be taught how to think, not what to think.

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I wish I could have home schooled my daughter.

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Unless you are a single parent you COULD have. The unit study programs available got my wife through four sons over a 20 year period. We sacrificed over $1,000,000 by keeping her home and having her be a MOTHER instead of going out and being an RN. 20 years x an average of $50,000 a year. You figure.
But we don't drive new cars. We buy them 6 years old and drive them until they fall apart. We don't own a fancy new house like so many of my neighbors that send their kids to the place where their brains are removed and replaced with state worshiping BORG brains. Reason and LOGIC are long gone in the gooberment skewl cisterns.

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I was a single parent. My daughter is now an adult. You made a great sacrifice, and in my opinion totally worth it. I live in the UK and to be honest at the time I did not know you could home school, but have since learned it is totally possible; but as you say easier if you are not a single parent. I

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Let's not overlook how they at least help children to socialize. Specialized education runs the feal of making them secluded snobs.

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Yes, they do help them socialize don't they. SOCIALize. Turn them into good functioning communists while they come home pregnant, get exposed to drugs and if they don't fit in with the in crowd they are bullied and treated like pariah. Great place for kids to socialize. Try homeschooling and find a HOME SCHOOL group to socialize with. My four sons were actually interacting with kids 5-10 years older then they were as they home schooled. They didn't get bullied and they didn't get scorned because they weren't jocks or drug pushers. Plus if you have values? Forget them. The pubic skewl cistern is going to rot them right out of their brains. You won't know your kids when they are done. And if you're really lucky they will bring in a recruiter and con them into joining Uncle Scams military to go off to far away distant places, meet strange unusual people and kill them, then come home and blow their own heads off because they can't live with what they did. Great place. Just for some socialization.

cops don't have guns to protect you, they have guns to protect themselves.

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Thanks right. And they protect and serve "THE STATE". (whatever that is)

Disarming the public and increasing the arming of government is social suicide.....another great post. Again I shall resteem. Peace.

Good old wise Malcolm X, the only problem is money. Not going to a public government school is ridiculously expensive.

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Actually, you have it backwards. How much is your child's body and mind worth? Sacrificing them at a government school is very expensive!

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Very True

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The Amish where I live have their own schools. It's the public schools that take millions in taxes for that olympic swimming pool that is completely unnecessary.

Yes, definitly agree but how can we socialise our children without school. We must get united and create more accurate learning system and method that gives our children chance to socialise. Without that how we build a future without our enemy.

"Only a fool would let his enemy teach his children."

But the govern-cement is our friend.
I learned this in school.
They know best.
They will protect us.

If only reality wasn't such a bitch, and kept showing that things were the complete opposite!

Putting guns in the hands of government or people will bring about temporary solution to problems whereas seeking and embracing peace will result in permanent solution to problems.

I see what your saying, and I can't say I disagree, but what about the parents who can't afford the time off work for homeschooling, or the money for an alternate education program? What do they do? Maybe there are options in some places for good free education that isn't government run and funded, but not most places. At least not in the U.S.

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"Good education for free" Nothing in life is free. You pay for it one way or another. They are your kids, so only you can answer that. The only thing is to do the best you can, considering your own circumstances. Just remember that the best education they can have comes from their own parents.

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But it sounds so simple doesn't it?

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Free? Try budgeting. We did. My wife and I home schooled FOUR sons over a 20 year period at the estimated loss of over ONE MILLION Dollars because she was a registered nurse. But we don't buy new cars or have a new house either. My car is 12 years old that I drive and hers is seven. Our home is a 1970's ranch style that is always being worked on. Unless you are a single parent...there really is no excuse.

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How about if you don't even own a home at all? Also, you guys are focusing on a very specific part of my comment that wasn't intended to be the main point. What I said about the free education is that MAYBE it exists somewhere else but not where I am from and not where I live now in the U.S. My main point is that some parents, including single parents, do not have the luxury of homeschooling their kids. The economy is forcing a lot of parents to choose between having their kids home schooled, or having food on the table or a roof over their heads. Forget I said anything about"free education", nothing in life is free, that part is correct, except for when I do free volunteer work to help people that won't pay for hired labor. That IS FREE.

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I thought only in my country government schools are dangerous too bad we are now 18 years after the 2000 and we are at the same point since 1900 maybe
Thank u @adamkokesh for the great post

This was well spoke.
Propaganda's no joke!
Adam pass me a toke.
Steemit, stay woke.

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Hello @adamkokesh. What you actually posted is correct to an extent. I agreed with @motherearthist. It is somewhat difficult not to allow the kids to go to school. However, I think there should be a follow up post regarding on how to proffer lasting solution to the issue raised. It should be a debate for another day. I am looking forward to that. Thanks for the post. I wish you the best. Cheers!!

Someone wiser said:

"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."

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It's really good point. Sir!!! It's true.

Straight to the point! Thanks for this @adamkokesh!
Upped and follow :)

To be frank this is just the whole truth,sending your kids to government schools has a way of making the kids have low self-esteem,it has a way of hoarding the kids capabilities and make them have little or no confidence to approach life.

This is enlightening.

Thanks @adamkokesh

I just did a video about the failings of state police and why they should be abolished in favor of private security!

https://d.tube/#!/v/roofcore/7zdt3pju

Great analysis

We love home schooling. We've learned a lot along side our boys. We post our BIBLE studies right here on $teemit.com. Taking our boys out of the government indoctrination system was the best thing for us parents as well as our children.

Great quote by Malcolm x.

It saddens me to say that this is indeed the reality. But it not only the education. It's also the healthcare system poisoning us and killing us and keeping the majority on drugs. They don't see it until it's all too late. Thanks for bringing up the subject. Hope one day soon in the future we can see some difference happening.
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    Questions that confused the world..
    You will find their answers only in Islam! :cherry_blossom:
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I find the answers in myself. I don't need any religion to bring me closer to God. God is everywhere I look.

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If one says that they do not have the right to judge other’s beliefs or actions, they are, in fact, contradicting themselves. If you were to ask many of these people whether killing infants or suicide is correct and acceptable, they will naturally answer that it is not. But when we look into certain societies, such as some religions found in Central America, infanticide was seen to be a way to draw near to their gods. Also today, in Hindu religion, it is praiseworthy for a wife to kill herself after the death of her husband. If they truly believe that religion is something left to the individual and that none have the right to interfere or judge them, then this would necessitate allowing that killing babies is something which is correct to those who believe it is praiseworthy, and that people have no right to judge them.

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That's true. But what evidence is that to show that your religion is the true one, or of the highest good? Just because some other people are depraved does not necessarily mean that we are virtuous.

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Some of the reasons given why people convert to Islam are the eloquence of the Quran’s language, its overwhelming scientific evidence and proofs, arguments rooted in intellectual reasoning, and the Divine wisdom behind various social issues. The uniqueness and beauty of the Quran’s text has been marveled by the best of Arab linguists and scholars, both Muslim and otherwise, from the days it was revealed until today. The more knowledgeable people are in the language, the more they appreciate the wonders of the textual fluency of the Quran. Revealed more than 1400 years ago, the Quran also has numerous scientific facts that are being validated by science only in this era. Furthermore, it is the only known religious text that challenges mankind to think, reflect and ponder over the creation at large, social issues, God’s existence, and more. The Quran, in many instances, challenges people to reflect and think on their own, rather than heeding the loose talk of those whose criticism is based on baseless foundations. Finally, the Quran provides a solution to numerous social issues, deviation from which has been known to cause societal chaos at all levels.

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I think all religious texts cause mankind to reflect and to ponder the big questions, not just the Quran. Also, I already have a loving relationship with god, and feel gratitude every day for the gifts good has given me. So what use is Islam to me? I already know and love god.

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Please explain ..
How do you define your love to god what's your evidence from your book?

I agree with you we absolutely are grateful to God every day every second ?

Do you worship one God ?

Peace
Thank you

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There is only one god, but from it infinite emanations and incarnation pour forth.

Also, I do not get my evidence for god from a book. I get my evidence for god from experience. And I am grateful to God for revealing itself to me, and loving me unconditionally.

I experience god by taking LSD and eating psilocybin mushrooms (Psilocybe cubensis). Psychedelic drugs are tools we can use to have an experience of the infinite love of God. They are also tools we can use to heal and learn.
I am grateful to God for every day, and like William Blake said— "gratitude is heaven in itself."

Blessings and peace to you

I don't find many points on which to agree with Malcolm X, but your logic here is flawless.

When I was at school, I always stared through the window. I always thought it is beautiful weather outside, I want to go outside but I am in prison. The big clocks in the class rooms shows us the wasted time. We have to give our children practical education, they have to learn to be independent and also work together. I was lucky that I was a dreamer, I am not brainwashed and I learned and still learn the most important things outside school.

I cant believe this topic even exists in 2018, its just so sad man

This article is really inspirational brother,
Keep it up,
I really like it,
if you would allow someone who against you to teach your kids, he might make your kids against you.

These quotes have plenty of knowledge and lesson for us to learn.
I like your post, upvoting and resteeming.

Malcom the 10th is not the greatest example of a human being, but his quote on public education is very wise. The modern day school system, including a lot of private schools, indoctrinates the youth into useful idiots or, at least, doesn’t let the children reach their full potential. Parents need to start taking responsibility for their children again!

one of the greatest heros in the american history, malcolm, really great hero. sorry for what just happend in the american school pray for those children that god protect them.

I am self-taught to the most part. School only taught me how to follow the herd and have the same answer everybody is using. But that way, you have the exact same chances to be chosen for something, as everyone else, which is a gamble not worth the risk.

These are very true words. Public schools are incubators for mental health issues. If the department of education was dismantled and education became entirely provided by markets, for profit, then school shootings would become a thing of the past.

Don't send your kid to a government school and lime 95% of Americans can't afford a private school? Have your kids taken by CPS.

Good advice. Unfortunately it's not that simple. Unfortunately people are forced to send their kids to Public Schools otherwise they will have their kids taken from them by the state.

And to top it off the real issue isn't being addressed. That being the administering of mind altering drugs to these kids to make them more effeminate. To do away with their boyishness. And I'm not talking about non prescription, but rather prescription drugs handed out like M&M's by the licensed drug pushing psychiatric psycho run industry.

I said this in a thread on FB when asked about arming teachers: "Ban public schools instead."

inspiration

One other thing...there were FOUR Sheriff deputies who apparently had read the supreme Court of idiots "opinion" on police protection saying that the public is not their concern.

Supreme Court Ruling: Police Have No Duty to Protect the General Public

Given the fact that the government is not responsible for protecting the general public from common criminals, rapists, mass murderers and terrorists, then why do so many government proposed solutions involve limiting the general public’s access to firearms? It’s a question that is worth considering as we move forward with this discussion.

The interesting fact is that the Declaration of Independence actually says the only legitimate REASON for government is to protect the people in their life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/28/politics/justices-rule-police-do-not-have-a-constitutional-duty-to-protect.html

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Bravo Adam Kokesh. If everyone understood Natural Law, we wouldn't have these issues. Because, we wouldn't have government school.

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Such a powerful quote. Wonder why they didn't have any lectures on Maclolm X in public school?

Adam while I agree that sending your children to what can only be compared to kid prison is wrong. I think it is important to recognize that we are a long way off from the reform necessary to abolish the public school system.

Not saying I have all the answers to this problem... Maybe if we brought the good men and women of our military home from fighting unconstitutional wars we could have them protect our children during the dissolution and restructuring process.

your post is good I wait for the next posting

Definitely more weapons is NOT the solution. If we observe that the government official who has a firearm did nothing, it is a sign that arming more people is NOT the solution.

Now imagine that the teachers also carry weapons, that is, a person trained to educate, not for weapons, and grant him that delicate activity. I think arming would not be the solution to this problem.

The thing with educational institutions (no coincidence that's also where they put crazy people).

There are two curricula.

•Curriculum A. Assignments in varying subjects.

Curriculum B. Training students to endure some horrible job where you must ask permissiom to speak, ask questions, use the restroom and eat. It's a prefect pavlonian meat grinder for factory slaves, cubicle bots and obedient soldiers.

Once you realize this, the "educational" system make total sense.

Vacate the system. Montessori, alternative, homeschooling, unschooling. Whatever works for you.

gun bans often precede genocide. We already have Democide

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the weapon is scary and also in need

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what is the best step you think @btotherdave about the rules of using weapons

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I am 65 yrs. old. I remember well fearing the draft and losing high school friends in Viet Nam. I saw John F Kennedy get assassinated. "We are being seized upon by a ruthless and monolithic conspiracy"(JFK ).
A gun ban would be all out war between the government and the people. There are over 357 million guns in the US. They would literally go door to door confiscating weapons until the inevitable happens and sides will be chosen govt. or people. Check my previous post about gun ban history.

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yes I understand, but I am afraid of being sly, because it is very deadly

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whether weapons are important to us

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@brotherdave weapons do not have to be scary

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Interesting thoughts in the quotes you had posted....

Malcolm also said that the right is not given to anyone who is silent about it, and that one has to make some noise to get what he wants
In my opinion, there should be very strict laws when buying weapons, especially when it comes to adolescents because they are reckless and are going through a difficult and difficult to control their behavior, I am very sorry for what happened to the 17 young people. It is truly terrifying and these abuses must be stopped

Interesantive post, saludos desde Venezuela.

Nowadays we must stop practicing antivalores and raise VALUES afloat; there is a lot of individualism, we turned them egoist, we stopped thinking about the neighbor. We forgot that the union is the strength, together we can overcome any obstacle.

I am the product of a mixed education. Until the middle of junior high, I was educated in a fairly exclusive American school for expatriate kids in South Asia. I went to school with the (corrupt) president's son, and that country's equivalent of the U.S. robber baron families, plus a bunch of diplomats' kids. When I returned to my own country (Australia), I went to a private school, where my inability to follow rules and be force-fed Christianity led to my quasi-expulsion (they invited me to withdraw from the school). From there I went to a state school where things ran quite differently. The onus was on us to do our work... if you didn't do it, the teachers didn't care, your grades would suck but that was on you. It was like being thrown out of a boat and forced to swim to shore. It taught me to be able to function on my own, without a boss telling me what to do. Weirdly, it was good preparation for what I do now.

The whole system is based on fake knowledge while the real one is being erased.
If I have kids one day, I'll be telling them the truth right from the birth. And the truth is, nobody cares, only you have the power to change it around, with everything you do and everything you say.