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Great Quote On Why Gov't Can't Do It All  
User currently offlineIronminds From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 556 posts, RR: 4
Posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

I just got my new copy of National Review in the mail, and while there isn't an online link to this piece, there's a great item by Mark Steyn on how, considering all the was government failed to prevent 9/11, more government isn't necessarily the answer:

"Th commercial airliner is an Al Gore dream. There is no smoking. THere is 100% gun control. You are obliged by law to do everything the cabin crew tells you to do, and if you don't there'll be officers waiting to arrest you when the plane lands. The justification for all this was the usual one - that in return for surrendering individual liberties, we'll all be collectively better off. On September 11, the FAA failed spectacularly to honor their end of the bargain -- as the terrorists know they would.

"And how's the FAA reacting? With more of the same kind of trivial, obtrusive, useless regulations that give you the comforting illusion that if they're regulating you, they must be regulating all the bad guys as well."

I thought this hit the nose on the head.

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User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

One would have to be spectacularly simple-minded to think that *LESS* government regulation of flying would have prevented 9/11, or provided better safety.

But then again, logic does not have to apply when one has an axe to grind, I suppose.

Or should the response for a hypothetical airliner bombing be to make it *easier* to put bombs on board?

User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2286 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

Nothing wrong with smoke-free, gun control environment.

Free-thinking, left-leaning secularist
User currently offlineHeavymetal From Ireland, joined May 2015, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

I've just sat through ten years of pontificating right-wingers playing the blame game. They proved precisely squat, except that they are brilliant examples of being part of the problem, not the solution. This article is no different.

User currently offlineBoeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

Thats a great quote, in your opinion.

User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 7454 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

I just got my new copy of National Review in the mail

THAT SAYS IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Nuts

I feel woozy....what did you put in that Pudding Pop?
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