It's about freakin time!

Discussion in '2nd Amendment' started by Outlaw, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. Outlaw

    Outlaw Supporting Member

    So far this is the only Governor of this great country that has the intestinal fortitude to arm stateside military personnel. We can blame slick willy for banning it on military bases. A certain Major Hassan proved that to be a poor decision. Too bad the current occupant of our big white house doesn't possess such fortitude. The word "Incompetence" comes to mind. :(. It simply is what it is. ;)
  2. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

    So someone thinks it might be good to arm the military? What a freakin' novel idea.

    Gun Free Bases has to be the most asinine idea ever.

  3. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

    If the truth were known, and followed, the "feds" actually
    have much less power than a Governor, in their own state!

    I say States need to say "screw the Fe'd tax dollar$" and handle more stuff in house...
  4. Outlaw

    Outlaw Supporting Member

    So far, only a couple have exercised it :rolleyes:
  5. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Never going to happen. Voters won't let it. The power to redistribute is too much. Who in their right mind is going to allow to feds to siphon money OUT of the state and then not use every excuse to pull it BACK IN?

    Peace favor your sword,
  6. tallbump

    tallbump Supporting Member

    Seeing as how PA elected a Dem Governor last fall, I don't expect to see it happen here...:rolleyes:
  7. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

    This actually illustrates why the federal government needs to be smaller. They have taken on so many roles that states should fill that they siphon tax dollars away from the states to pay (sort of) for those roles.

    If states handled those matters, there would be no reason for tax dollars to go to D.C. other than to pay for the military, interstate highways, and a few other things. There is no reason for federal dollars to pay for non-federal infrastructure in a state, including houses (HUD), or schools.

    Quite frankly, states should have to compete harder for residents. Federal dollars not only rob them of independence, they take away the motivation to improve through establishing business-friendly climates that maximise economic growth, thereby funding better state-level institutional capacity.