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|12-16-2012, 12:20 AM||#29 (permalink)|
In truth lies victory
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*What's a "Red Dawn but versus America" fantasy, you ask? It's the conservative man's alternative to the stock "Zombie Apocalypse" fantasy, where the well-prepared man uses his knowledge of the terrain, some canned food, and his personal store of ARs to take on an over-reaching liberal government. Been a favorite amongst conservatives ever since the Clinton years, at least.
|12-16-2012, 12:23 AM||#30 (permalink)|
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It's a waste of time to debate this issue.
What's the one thing all great empires throughout history have in common? They've all eventually failed, usually because they didn't notice one or more of their perceived strengths had become their greatest weakness.
|12-16-2012, 12:29 AM||#31 (permalink)|
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Nevertheless are you or anyone else for that matter going to convince people who believe that that they are wrong?
The liberal government is heading towards tyranny argument, 2nd amendment argument etc are what I think make this "murky".
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|12-16-2012, 12:37 AM||#32 (permalink)|
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I am not sure if anyone thought that a bunch of farmer's with muskets were going to be able to take on the whole British army either. And I am pretty certain the right to bear arms did not protect the right for private citizens to own canons, warships, etc. The right just does not deal with the ability to withstand a frontal assault from a standing army.
The point of the right was always that a government does not have the right to prevent free men from defending themselves. This was one of the rights that free Birtish men assumed to be theirs by nature and custom. That right has and had practical limits, but then so does the government's right to limit self-defense.
|12-16-2012, 12:40 AM||#33 (permalink)|
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|12-16-2012, 12:48 AM||#34 (permalink)|
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Would you be ok with your neighbor owning biological warfare materials? What about him rigging his property with land mines? What if they felt that these were appropriate measures to protect themselves?
These are two exaggerated examples, but they prove the point that everyone has their personal limit on what they deem to be over the line of "self-defense". Assault Rifles and automatic weapons aren't on the same plane as the examples above, but I think its fair to have a national conversation on how to properly manage these rights in order to find a compromise between rights to bare arms and the unalienable right of Life, Liberty and Happiness that those arms can take away from the rest of us. Both are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence (respectively), but we find ourselves in days where they are conflicting with each other.
Yeah, Well, You know, thats like.... your opinion, man.
Terry Tate is at the top of my list...
|12-16-2012, 12:48 AM||#35 (permalink)|
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This has been making the rounds on facebook today. I'm not saying I agree or disagree with it. I'm just posting it as a conversation piece.
The Anarchist Soccer Mom: Thinking the Unthinkable
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