Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Blame Socialism. Ban Socialism.

Dog-fighting is becoming more common in Britain as youths use the animals to assert their status on housing estates... "The ownership of "status symbol" dogs by teenagers on inner-city estates -- low income neighborhoods that usually feature state housing schemes -- which are used for anti-social behavior or dog-fighting, is rising at an alarming rate," the RSPCA said. It added the use of dogs as weapons or as status symbols had become a "real problem". Youths were using the dogs to replace knives or guns to defend their territory.

Socialism harms people. Socialism is a plague on humanity. Socialism harms dogs.

My solutions?

  • Make people responsible for taking care of themselves. The social safety net in these welfare states finances irresponsible living.
  • Get rid of the public housing.
  • Why don't these youths go looking for work? Because they are locked out of the workforce because of socialist employment policies and because it is easier for their parents to get money on the dole instead of working.
  • Enforce truancy laws. These kids should be in school.
  • Enforce laws that don't allow bums to be bums. Unemployment is always massively high in socialist countries, so these people have to find other ways to find importance in their lives and ways to make a buck.
  • Legalize gun ownership. Criminals don't go flashing around their weapons when citizens are armed and ready to protect themselves and their neighborhoods.

I have said all along that dog fighting is a people problem, not a dog breed problem. At some point, the public is going to realize that. We didn't have these kinds of problems 50 years ago. Ask yourselves why that was. What is causing people to do these types of things?

More dog laws aren't going to stop people from doing these kinds of things. You have to get at the root of why people act in anti-social ways, and what you need to do in order to turn that around. When you go to school and have to work, you don't have time or the energy to do all these horrible things. I contend the most dangerous thing on the planet is a young man without a wife, education, and a job. We need to focus on things that encourage people to want to raise a family and be a contributing member of society. You don't do this by coddling them. Heck, you will even wreck a dog by coddling it. The best thing you can do for a kid is to put them in a stable home, keep them in school, and make sure they can find a job. Socialist policies do just the opposite. Note that the highest rates of unwed mothers is in our modern socialist countries, and in neighborhoods where socialist policies reign. And the highest unemployment and highest crime rates are in neighborhoods where socialist policies reign.

Just so you know, Barack Obama is a socialist. And he supports animal rights. What do you think that is going to mean for your right to own a dog if he is elected President?

This country and world needs moral leaders. Because of this, I have a variety of problems with Barack Obama's candidacy. Here we have an extremely charismatic, likable personality, with a reprehensible set of values. As a dog blogger, I'm particularly worried about what a pro-animal rights President would do. Right down the line, on every issue, Barack Obama is a hard core socialist. That is quite alarming. Add to that a group of radical followers, and we have the potential for a very damaging Presidency. I've been fighting against radical, anti-dog legislation and policies for a long time. I can't, in good conscience, see how any animal lover could vote for a Presidential candidate that was pro-animal rights. I don't care how likable this guy is, national animal rights legislation would be a disaster. And his support of animal rights just further fits within the radical picture that is developing of this guy. I wonder why no one has followed up with him on this issue. What kind of legislation would he pursue as President that would affect my dog? What kinds of judges would he appoint? And would an Obama Presidency almost kill all our efforts at preserving our rights to own and train our dogs, and take them in public places?

Our Declaration of Independence states what I believe was the founding principle of our country:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

I can't support any candidate that doesn't believe in this. Socialists don't believe in this. They believe men aren't created equal, they don't believe in a Creator, they don't believe in a right to life, liberty, or your pursuit of happiness.

Here's how Barack Obama thinks:

“We can't drive our SUVs and, you know, eat as much as we want and keep our homes on, you know, 72 degrees at all times, whether we're living in the desert or we're living in the tundra, and then just expect every other country is going to say OK, you know, you guys go ahead keep on using 25 percent of the world's energy, even though you only account for 3 percent of the population, and we'll be fine. Don't worry about us.”

The implication is that we need laws to regulate what people eat, what they spend, where they live, and to conform with what other people think we should be doing. That's socialism. That's dangerous. It's not freedom. And it enables many evils in our lives.

And I don't know how anyone rational could vote for someone that was a socialist. I want leaders that are morally principled, not smooth talkers. I've tried and tried to find ways to like this very questionable candidate. But, everywhere I look, I see the mess that this guy is. His values are all wrong, wrapped up in a handsome and likable package.

I'm not giving up my freedom, and I'm not giving up my right to own a dog.

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