Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Krissy, you live in a very small country.
Trying to register, legislate, and regulate livestock in a country as large as the U.S. would be nothing short of a logistical nightmare.
If you're not aware of the fact, U.S. citizens can travel to all 48 contiguous states without once having to pull out a passport or ID. That's 5,000 miles of land east to west from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, and 3,000 miles from our northernmost contiguous state to our southernmost.
We can also travel to Alaska and Hawaii without a passport, since they're a part of the U.S.
That's a whole lot of land mass in which to try and regulate livestock. Plus, states have their own laws, and Federal statutes can't be at odds with states and their rights.
It's a lot more complicated than one small country, not to mention that the U.S. was founded on the idea of individual rights for its citizens. Which we very jealously defend.
The right to bear arms is a big one with U.S. citizens. For me, gun control means being able to hit at what I'm aiming!
Last edited by Speed Racer; 07-19-2010 at 05:07 PM.