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No compromise? Go Totalitarian

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Ever since the Newtown tragedy ... OK, going all the way back to Aurora and even Columbine, both sides of the debate (pro and anti-gun nutters alike) have been spouting off their talking points on how best to deal with the latest shooting in the most amicable and feasible way possible.
The gun lobby wants to arm teachers and students alike in preparation for when the next gunman decides to take pot shots in our nation's schools.
They also want us to ban violent video games, movies, books, and all sorts of media that makes too much of an impression on our kids and makes them go out and shoot people in a blind rage.
The other side wants more focus on banning military assault-weapons that are prevalent and easily affordable in this gun-toting society of ours -- not too mention more access and funding for mental health services.
But unfortunately, neither side wants to compromise and come to some kind of an agreement on this matter.
So here's an idea: Instead of yelling at each other, making stuff up to suit our individual agendas, and calling people names to hear ourselves talk, petition our government to create a permanent police state where everything is tightly controlled, fully regulated, nothing gets by the censors, and everyone is monitored 24/7.
That way, both sides are satisfied and no one goes home disappointed.
Sound equitable enough?

Schuyler Thorpe

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