Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My Rights are not Subject to a Vote.

Thomas Sowell writes
Many people who are opposed to gun laws that place severe restrictions on ordinary citizens owning firearms have based them on the Second Amendment to the Constitution. But, while the Supreme Court must make the Second Amendment the basis of its rulings on gun control laws, there is no reason why the Second Amendment should be the last word for the voting public.

I wonder of Mr. Sowell -- for whom I have a great respect -- would be so calm and intellectual if it was the Thirteenth Amendment under fire.

The Second Amendment simply codifies rights that exist in nature. Even if there were no governments or constitutions, every man, woman and responsible child would still have a right to own (keep) and carry (bear) arms for personal protection. They would also still have the right to organize into groups (militias) in order to better defend their homes and community (hopefully a free state).

I never thought I'd have to say this about Thomas Sowell but, "Grow up, guy."

H/T to David Codrea

1 comment:

  1. Tyranny of majority anyone?

    What was it Spider Jerusalem tells us about democracy?

    "You want to know about voting. I'm here to tell you about voting.
    Imagine you're locked in a huge underground nightclub filled with sinners, whores, freaks and unnameable things that rape pit bulls for fun. And you ain't allowed out until you all vote on what you're going to do tonight.
    You like to put your feet up and watch "Republican Party Reservation". They like to have sex with normal people using knives, guns and brand-new sexual organs that you did not know existed.
    So you vote for television, and everyone else, as far as the eye can see, votes to fuck you with switchblades.
    That's voting.
    You're welcome."


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