The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
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Monday, May 20, 2013

Future's so bright we have to wear shades: Column

But as Bennett and Lotus note, the problems of America 2.0 are all soluble, and, in what they call America 3.0, they will be solved. The solutions will be as different from America 2.0 as America 2.0 was from America 1.0. We'll see a focus on smaller government, nimbler organization, and living within our means -- because, frankly, we'll have no choice. Something that can't go on forever, won't. If America 2.0 was a fit for the world of giant steel mills and monolithic corporations, America 3.0 will be fit for the world of consumer choice and Internet speed.


Glenn is such an optimist. Me, only sometimes. --ts

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Of particular interest is how technology dooms the very IDEA of so-called "gun control." Picture Captain Picard walking up to the niche on his spaceship and commanding, "Computer, Pistol. Glock. .40 Caliber." Bzzzzz-z-z-z-z-- out comes the gun. We are not there yet, but Moore's law promises the end of gun control as we know it.

The gun control war is over. Guns won. The only thing which can help now is BAD GUY control: mandatory minimums, and three-strikes laws. lifetime parole to restricted communities--internal penal colonies. Law and order, 3.0.

Posted by: Lou Gots | May 21, 2013 4:35:43 PM