Guns and obesity

According to the World Health Organization, 109 countries have 100 percent gun bans where murders exceed ours. We are 110th in this grouping where, so far, the Second Amendment has been partially honored, allowing us to possess guns. A couple of South American countries lead the murder rate with 70-90 per 100,000 citizens, and here in America, we are tied with Martinique at 4.2 per 100,000. Switzerland, which requires every home to have a gun, had no murders.

The Second Amendment was written to protect the citizenry from an oppressive government, not for hunters or recreational shooters. Of course, the current administration does not want you to know this as it push its all encompassing desire and plans to take care of you from cradle to grave. Not that they care what happens to you; their big plan is for more power. In the mind of most politicians, they have an egotistical mind-set that they know what is better for the people than the people themselves. Lust for power, not better health care, created "Obamacare.”

Now Washington (the administration) has plans to tell us what we are allowed to eat. We are too fat. When I was much younger, before welfare, unemployment, Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare had been fostered and fertilized, people were independent, proud, and worked for their sustenance.

I believe we would have much less obesity if we would revert to those days. Sitting on the porch, talking on a tax-paid cell phone, eating tax-paid food while living in a tax-paid house has led us to this unsustainable place. How can it last when only 50 percent of us (fewer each year) pay income tax to keep the remainder in this fashion?

Keith Crosby

Newnan



More Opinion

Georgia Says

The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia, on proposed Internet rules: Large corporations can't always be trusted to do the right thing. But n ... Read More


A note from the publisher

A lot has occurred at The Newnan Times-Herald over the last few months, and I believe it’s an appropriate time to let you know what we ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: REALLY?!?: Grantville has a new police chief, the third one in about as many yea ... Read More


Georgia Says

The Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle on the Affordable Care Act: A private foundation issued a report claiming 20 million Americans "gained cover ... Read More


‘Murder in Coweta’ has continual silver lining

The killing of farmhand William Turner in 1948 was a tragedy. Turner, who was using the name Wilson Turner, was a young husband and father. ... Read More

Rants, Raves & Really?!?

RAVE: To Alex Ogletree for giving back to his alma mater, Newnan High. Ogletree gave $5,000 to upgrade the NHS weight room. The NFL gave a m ... Read More