Yes, I used an alternative spelling of “Americans” to make a point. We the People are changing. Well, to put a fine point on it, some are different. Thus, while you and I may be American, there is a new breed among us. Let's call them “Amerikans”. No, I'm not saying that they're bad and we're good. It's just that we're different, different enough that government “...of the people, by the people, and for the people...” will have to change. Amerikans demand that it change for them. That's why they're rioting in the streets, assaulting Americans, and taking offense at virtually everything
Limited government, as described in the Constitution, only works for people who are ready and able to accept responsibility for themselves, their words, and their actions. People who have lived with parents who gave them everything, need a government that will give them everything. People who have been protected from things that hurt their feelings (like losing a game or failing a test), need to be protected from having their feelings hurt by their government. People who fear responsibility cannot be granted freedom because every freedom comes with responsibility.
I do. I always did. Board games back in the day. Card games too. Then came electronic games. Hand held consoles like Nintendo. Computer-based games. On line games. It was keep up or kiss them goodbye.
I decided to keep up. Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO). Simulations. Adventure. Real Time Strategy (RTS). Action. Stealth Shooter. Combat. First Person Shooter (FPS). Sports. Role Playing (RPG). Educational. Well, I tried to keep up. The MMO's are beyond my dexterity (or lack of it). However, I have developed some skill with FPS.
To be completely honest, one of the Adventure games, Minecraft®, really got my attention. I am a frustrated architect and Minecraft allows me to build all types of structures. And, my granddaughters love them. (Secretly, I think they brag about the worlds their grandpa creates.)
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