The massacre here in Connecticut points to an important truth. Our common good, our common property, and our common interests are more important than the demands or requirements of the selfish. We have a higher priority for safety and security than they might claim for ever more powerful, ever more deadly, and plain more and more guns whose only purpose is to kill us.
We ought to push these people aside when making public policy and laws. The people I have in mind are the irrational and mentally un-well, those who suffer from a fetish for guns, and the need for more and more and more (powerful, deadly, effective, and just plain more) that such a fetish brings with it. Our sane and reasonable requirements are simply more important than their irrational and crazy demands.
This same dynamic is evident, too, in our present discussions about our common economy. There are many who claim some kind of special privilege to plunder our economy and society without limits and without consequences. As with the gun issue, our common welfare is more important their their private demands.
Likewise with the subjects of democracy and freedom. We, the people, have a common good in a vibrant democracy. The demands of a few for power without opposition and without accountability are subservient to the common good here, too.
This is a general trend. We, the people, are awakening to this truth: we do not exist as a nation to cater to the selfish needs of the few. Our common good, our common property, our common property is more important than the needs of any individual. This is especially true when those individuals can be shown to have bad intentions for our economy, democracy, freedom, and safety.