I have trouble finding the right words for the biggest issue I have with people, like the one I quoted:
On one hand they love talking about how much they love FREEEDOM and how free everyone in USA is, usually attributing all forms of oppression or limitations of freedom to the groups they hate (the list varies) ...But then they go on and declare that no one is allowed to question the president, or police or any other authority.
...And they don't see any conflict in this line of thinking.
Also, more than his support for police officers shooting at people who don't obey orders I am apalled at his claim that a person who dies as the result of not listening to authorities is the guilty part. Like they really claim that a protester who refused to move from the way of the bulldozer is the one to blame but the person who drove a bulldozer over them is free from any blame because they are simply following orders or otherwise doing what the law requires.
I hate bringing up the Hitler card as much as the next person* but this kind of thinking does lead to "if the government orders the killing of [insert group of people] then it is legal and perfectly ok" incidents. I mean maybe this person would suddenly draw the line there and refuse to support a Holocaust but if he is consistent with his logic then he would be ok with it as long as it is done "legally."
Because most Europe is anti gun, has vastly less rights than the USA, and most European nations populations could fit in California.
Google any European country, check their population. Now check California's population, how far off are they?.
There's a reason USA stats are far higher than say the UK.
But if you adjust crime rate stats to population you'll notice these countries actually have more crime.
Take the UK. They have 64.1 million. The USA has 318.9 million.
318.9÷64.1=4.91 lets say 5 to round
The UK, for example, has a homicide rate of one person per 100,000 population per year, while the US has a rate of 4.7
But if we adjust the UK population to match USA we multiply 1/100,000 X 5
So if the UK had equal population as the US the would have 5/100,000 murder rate while the USA has 4.7/100,000.
Without rounding it would be 4.9/100,000 to the USA's 4.7/100,000
...What? ...How? ...Why? But he alread- [Askold's brain now refuses to work with this stupid world.]
*assuming that the next person thought that Hitler comparisons are really, really fun.