Here are some Excerpts from Running Amok
We ridicule the dinosaurs by referring to anything obsolete as a "dinosaur". However, the dinosaurs were able to rule the earth for 165 million years. Civilized humans have been on Planet Earth for only 10 thousand years, and we are well on our way toward destroying it. If we do not destroy the planet in some other manner sooner, we shall surely destroy it through overpopulation. Already, we are rapidly exhausting irreplaceable natural resources, destroying the rainforests, polluting the waterways and the atmosphere, and driving other species into extinction.
We were whacked between the eyes with this problem more than thirty five years ago when OPEC first got together and suddenly quadrupled the price of oil, creating economic chaos for us. A few years later, we where whacked again when the Ayatollah took over in Iran, and they doubled the price of oil again. All these years later, we have done nothing about it.
Does anyone really know how far in debt the United States of America can go before the world cuts us off, and we're all pushing our belongings in a shopping cart?
Nowhere does it (the Constitution) say that the purpose of government is to tell us what is morally right or wrong. The government that does that is the Taliban!
Narcotic Drugs & Other Victimless Crimes
For forty years now, we have been waging a "War on Drugs". We have spent unimaginable amounts of money, resources, and man power on this effort. We have imprisoned millions of people, with hundreds of thousands currently in prison. People guilty of no other crime than their addiction have had their lives devastated by being labeled a "felon", and spending years in prison. Those imprisonments have not in any way eliminated the problems of addiction to narcotic drugs.
It is highly unlikely that the Founding Fathers thought it a good idea that everyone should be packing heat so that in a fit of road rage they could go teach that m...f...er that cut them off and flipped them the bird, a lesson they would never forget.
You can not tell the pretty youg girl in the office that you can get her promoted if she will sleep with you -- you can't even look at her and comment "nice tits!" Yes, libel, slander, inciting a riot, conspiring to commit a felony, depriving a person of their civil rights, and sexual harrassment are all well accepted limitations on "free speech".
We have the best health care in the world that no one can afford!
Do we really want to direct public education to the least capable students who are most likely to be "left behind"? In fact, we are leaving many of their little behinds undereducated, unfulfilled, and unprepared for the world they live in.