America is a dysfunctional country. Deranged individuals with deep-seated resentments walk around with lethal weapons committing mass murder whilst others accumulate as much as 70 billion dollars in a country with large numbers of people hard-pressed to survive, This is not normal. The richest 400 Americans are worth as much as the GDP of Russia and you can buy any kind of semiautomatic gun with thirty rounds.
The Constitution is not a suicide pact, in the words of Alexander Bickel. The Second Amendment is not sacrosanct and can be repealed, which it should be. The guns should be banned with severe punishment for those who keep them. This will shut down the gangs that plague America and render harmless the violent lunatics that dwell amongst us.
Further, the unconscionable disparity of wealth must end. CEO pay must be returned to the levels they were in Eisenhower years and
workers’ pay increased. There must be a negative income tax so that there is a guaranteed annual income to assure that no one lives below the poverty line. Not only must income taxes on the wealthy be at the levels they were during the Eisenhower years but there must be a substantial wealth tax as well with a billion dollar maximum allowed. Anything over that should be confiscated.
Aristotle called for the equitable distribution of the benefits and burdens of society. These measures will accomplish this and produce a non-violent country in which people are safe. The time has come for action.