I want to share a review of FPF Training with you. This was written by a Virginia blogger who recently took a class with John. Unfortunately, I was not scheduled to work, so I missed seeing him. I actually thought about popping down on Sunday, but decided it would just be a distraction. Reading his review made me wish I would have. David took a course from FPF Training a few years back before I knew him or John. As I have said before John has a very high rate of return customers and there is a reason. He offers high quality training based on real world scenarios and he does it in colorful fashion.
This morning I was reading an article that I wish I hadn’t. It’s old and there really isn’t anything new in terms of understanding how the left thinks, but the way this guy twists information is quite impressive, if you know, it wasn’t so disgusting and dangerous. The author’s point is basically the standard idea that people can not control themselves and not only need government to intercede on their behalf, but that we actually want them to. It is long and the real gem doesn’t come until the 3rd page, but here is a taste…
“The natural extension of this type of self-binding is what the economist Richard Thaler and the legal scholar Cass Sunstein describe as “libertarian paternalism”—a movement to engineer situations so that people retain their choices (the libertarian part), but in such a way that these choices are biased to favor people’s better selves (the paternalism part). For instance, many people fail to save enough money for the future; they find it too confusing or onerous to choose a retirement plan. Thaler and Sunstein suggest that the default be switched so that employees would automatically be enrolled in a savings plan, and would have to take action to opt out. A second example concerns the process of organ donation. When asked, most Americans say that they would wish to donate their organs if they were to become brain-dead from an accident—but only about half actually have their driver’s license marked for donation, or carry an organ-donor card. Thaler and Sunstein have discussed a different idea: people could easily opt out of being a donor, but if they do nothing, they are assumed to consent. Such proposals are not merely academic musings; they are starting to influence law and policy, and might do so increasingly in the future. Both Thaler and Sunstein act as advisers to politicians and policy makers, most notably Barack Obama.”
No, no, no, NO!
On that note if you, like me, feel better taking care of yourself and your making your own choices and you think maybe having some guns around might be useful go read this and then go here to find out how to get your own.