Not being heard
My comments about flesh sensing technology seem to have stirred the pot.
Of course, it comes as no surprise and I always like to see a lot of comments. It shows that people are engaging. But I would like to clarify a couple of points. I think I was pretty clear in stating that I was not in favor of mandating such devices, simply accepting of the inevitability.
My comparison to auto insurance might not have been the best illustration of the point I was trying to make, which is that it is not good for the government to obligate us to buy anything that is sold for profit by a privately owned interest. This includes insurance and flesh detecting technology.
One of the biggest problems we face is how to depolarize our positions. There seems to be very little middle ground anymore and that is not conducive to constructive problem solving. I tend to lean toward what many like to call a liberal point of view. But I am not a liberal. Nor am I a conservative, socialist or fascist. I am perfectly willing to yield to the will of the majority which is, after all, the way a democracy is supposed to work. The problem as I see it is that the will of the majority is not being implemented.
I don’t know how many people like me there are but I do know that if people like me and people like you were being heard, we would not have nearly so many problems. While we conduct heated rhetorical arguments about irrelevant issues our system of government is being slipped out from under us by people who are neither liberal nor conservative but simply greedy and power hungry. It’s time to see the light.