Sunday, December 16, 2012

NM's reps Chavez and Gray deserve some credit

I'll assume you own and carry a gun.  So, why haven't you started murdering people yet?  What's your problem?  What are you waiting for?  You're just letting your gun go to waste!

That's the sort of "logic" being used against a couple of New Mexico legislators, Rep. Ernest H. Chavez (D - Albuquerque) and Rep. William "Bill" Gray (R - Artesia), who didn't initiate force against anyone in the past year by proposing new violations of liberty or property.

KRQE asks "What do you call a lawmaker who doesn't propose any laws?"

I'd say "A good first step!"

KRQE's reporting on this "crisis" shows just how perverted "thinking" has become in America.

To propose, or pass, a new "law" means you are a failure.  Personally and professionally.  Even if that is supposedly your "job".  It means that instead of convincing people to do what you want them to do, you have decided to cheat by using governmental power to force them to go along- under threat of coercive violence.

I'm sure Chavez and Gray still voted for plenty of "laws", so they aren't completely unstained by the blood of innocents, but if every legislator followed their example there would be no new "laws" out there harming people.

There has been no need for any new "law" for thousands of years.  Since the first person "got it" and realized that murder is wrong, that attacking someone who isn't attacking or stealing is wrong, and that taking other people's stuff is wrong, all the necessary laws have been in existence.  And those never even needed to be written down.

So, if Gray or Chavez read this (yeah, right...) I'd like to encourage them to not bend to peer pressure.  Just because you carry a gun- or can propose "laws"- it doesn't mean it's a good thing to use that power to harm your innocent neighbors.  In fact, quite the opposite.  You will have then become part of the problem.  Live to a higher standard.