|Feed'n the Deer|
A good part of what is wrong here in America is the result of the same thing that motivated the NIMBY people. Those people that won't change or won't allow drilling or windmills in their back yard are the problem. That "Not in My Backyard" mentality is what caused the Congress to have an approval rating of 8% and yet we re-elected the majority of the congress in this last election. Stupid is as stupid does.
Midnight last night, Pot and Gay Marriage went into effect in Washington (The State). I applaud the testing of the rules to see if it will take us to hell directly or start fixing some of the problems. I wonder if the Government will turn loose those incarcerated for sale and possession of pot and increase the Taxation side of the enforcement. This is the decrease costs and increase revenue side that will start fixing some of our problems.
In the 1950's, Harry Truman said what was really known but opposed by a lot of the world knows. He integrated the Military and I served proudly in an organization that was staffed by soldiers of all races. We are now on the cusp of the change that allows men and women in uniform to join in a marriage and I wonder how soon the old guys will retire and the soldiers of the 2010's who don't care will change the attitudes. I love the fact that the Chapel at West Point held its first gay marriage. I am disappointed that the couple had to ask an Air Force Chaplain to come there and perform the wedding. That will change but not today.
I will continue to shout into the darkness that we need to change. I will refuse to believe that we cannot change.
In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king.