I think I have the answers that Tim Sampson is seeking.
The comedian Louis CK does a bit on this called The Miracle of Flight. He makes the point that it now takes four hours to travel a distance that used to require six months by Conestoga wagon, and what a miracle that is. Yet our modern society is so spoiled as to have the audacity to complain that our flight was an hour late or the pretzels were too salty. “Dude, you are flying through the air at supersonic speeds in a chair in the sky! Shut the f--- up!”
Can’t help you here. My knowledge of their claim to fame includes three phrases: Nude photos. Bruce Jenner. Reality show. That’s it. That’s all I got.
If you are a flaming liberal, you won’t understand or appreciate an advocate of the Libertarian/Objectivist movement who thinks people ought to stand on their own two feet rather than living off government entitlements. You’d have to be willing to try a new paradigm where people help one another of their own free will rather than through government coercion (i.e. taxation). You’d have to believe that charitable foundations and private enterprises work better than government-run programs. Not a huge stretch there.
Snails and Raccoons
They were here first. We should respect that and try to peacefully coexist rather than exterminate. (See Native Americans.)
Our country was founded on the basis of forming a republic of loosely bound states, each maintaining its own set of laws. Presumably, the citizens of that state – by majority rule – vote on the laws that will be enforced in that state. When you become a resident of that state, you agree to abide by its laws. If you don’t like the laws of that state, you go live somewhere else. It’s an imperfect system, but it works pretty well. And certainly Tennessee has had its fair share of ridicule for many of the laws it has passed. (See Scopes Monkey Trial, gun laws, liquor laws, etc.)
Glad I could clear all that up for you.
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