12 May 15
Same Old Line!
Yesterday, I watched a televised debate (as long as my gag-reflex could hold-out) on the subject of American citizens, once again, voluntarily arming themselves in response to current terrorist threats, and those same Americans applying for, and being issued in record numbers, CCW permits for the same reason.
The requiem leftist on the other side of the issue made the same weary, predicable two-part contention they’ve been making for decades:
1 You’re too stupid to own a gun.
Enforced helplessness is the only future to which you should ever aspire. Gun ownership smacks of personal independence and self-reliance, and is therefore unthinkable. When bearing arms, you might get the crazy idea you don’t need us!
2 Resistance is futile!
As a proud American, and veteran, this is what makes me most angry! We’re told that terrorists and other violent criminals are so sophisticated, so well-armed, so smart, so superior that we have no chance against them and need to therefore always surrender meekly and just hope they don’t murder us. Volunteering to be a willing victim is thus our solemn civic duty!
Again, the thought of successfully defending yourself and family from criminals, employing precision gunfire from privately-owned weapons, is “subject non-grata” for leftists. How can helpless slaves and peons even think of such a thing?
Universal “victimhood,” the mother’s milk of Socialists, is simultaneously the kiss of death for The Republic.
There is no substitute for individual freedom and personal independence. “Comfortable” slavery is still slavery!
At TR reminded us:
“The Roman Republic fell, not because of the ambition of Caesar, but because it had already long ceased to be a republic at all. When the sturdy Roman Plebeian, who lived by his own labor, who voted without reward according to his own convictions, and who formed in war the terrible Roman Legion had been changed into an idle creature who craved nothing in life save the gratification of a thirst for vapid excitement, who was fed by the state, and who sold his vote to the highest bidder, then the end of the Republic was at hand, and nothing could save it.”