Friday, August 31, 2007

I Propose A Ban on Bans

Can we stop with the banning craze? When and where will it end? There's a ban on just about everything.

Ban on kids playing tag at school.

Ban on kids taking toy soldiers to school. Zero tolerance on "No Weapons" means not even little plastic ones connected to a two inch plastic soldier.

Ban on perfume.

Ban on having a Bible in your work locker.

I could go on and on. Those are just off the top of my head, things I heard this week.

It hit me hard when presidential candidate John Edwards wants a federal ban on smoking. Is he kidding?

Can we just grow up? Can we let people be people, kids be kids. If I want to eat McDonalds every day, what's it to you?

Anyway, we are banning every thing in this country except what is immoral, indecent (see recent picture of Britney Spears outfit,) dishonest and absurd.

I'm calling for a ban on bans. What are we so afraid of? Really, all this stuff is driven by fear. Fear of death, fear of fear, fear of losing, fear of the unknown, fear of rejection, fear of criticism.

Making a kid cut off the tip of a teeny, weeny plasit army gun? What is that about? Fear. Fear of death, war, who knows.

But I fear loss of liberty and freedom. Loss of my culture, my heritage, my security and future.

I'm flabbergasted by stuff I hear in the news. All that to say, I'm banning bans.

Take that, you, you...


Mom of 5 said...

AMEN Rachel - it is REALLY getting ridiculous!! Kids can't do anything that is fun and innocent. These people should have grown up in my era, they would have cut off my finger because it was my gun when I played cowboys and Indians!! It is SO frustrating. Thank you Lord for my salvation and ability to pray to a living God.

Love Mom

Rebekah said...

Totally agree! I thought we were supposed to be a free nation.

Rel said...

I'm with you Rach and i'm a lawyer - if you believe the propaganda we are the reason for all these thing!!!!

Raquel said...

How about a ban on lame bans? Some bans are note worthy... (like the attempt at banning China from holding the next Olympics because of their funding the janjaweed both financially and with weapons). However I agree with you as far as people making bizarre attempts at babysitting adults with needless regulations ... makes me feel a little claustrophobic, ya know?