There was a great article in today's paper by local opinion columnist, Scott Maxwell of the Orlando Sentinel. In the article he elaborates how the state government is fighting the federal courts to be allowed to ban a Doctor from advising his or her patients on the dangers of guns. The column was very effective in communicating the question; "Are they all just plain dumb?". First of all, I have never had a Doctor mention anything remotely close to how I handle guns in my home. That would be, in my humble opinion, a very odd conversation;
"So, Mr. Marshall are you careful with guns in your house at this point because I see you have younger children that might be inclined to grab your guns and fire them in an inappropriate way- like towards each other or themselves ?" "Well, Doc... I am very careful with my guns, thank you very much, but thanks for advising on that point. I'm also very careful to look both ways before crossing the street when my little ones are in tow and I have forbid them from playing in traffic".
That's just weird. So, anyway, our genius state government wants it to be illegal for such an oddball conversation. They have already made fools of themselves regarding the law which was shot down by the courts as totally unconstitutional, but now they've gone so far as to spend $97,000 in legal fees to fight the federal courts over this same issue. Our local schools are not busing students that live closer to their school than 2 miles because of budget cuts, but our wonderful leaders in Tallahassee make sure the citizens of Florida are solidly behind banning personal conversations between Doctors and their patients.
In a previous blog I elaborated on what our times might be called, and I think I've decided. I vote for "The Age of Incompetence" or say it in French and it sounds even better "L'âge de l'incompétence". Say it with scorn and arrogance the way a Frenchman would and just as our leaders deserve. One for the history books, folks.
In My Humble Opinion.