Lawlessness or Armed CitizenSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 15:08
Lawlessness or Armed Citizen
January 23, 2013
"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity."
~ Sigmund Freud
Danny Glover’s recent statement to a Texas A&M audiences that: "The Second Amendment comes from the right to protect themselves (meaning the founding fathers) from slave revolts, and from uprisings by Native Americans…" is nothing short of liberal tripe. Of all people Glover should know better because the historical facts say just the opposite.
Don Kates a leading authority on the 2nd Amendment counters Glover with the well established foundation for the people’s right to keep and bear arms. "The Founders views," Kates reminds us, "on the value of the right to arms began with Aristotle whom they revered as the font of liberal political thought. [For instance, Aristotle, POLITICS 218 (J. Sinclair trans., 1962)]: free government exalts an armed people, but oligarchies and tyrants ‘mistrust the people and therefore deprive them of their arms.’" (Emphasis mine)
We would do well to remember the statement in italics above because the history of firearm laws in U.S. history is less than laudable. In many ways the misuse of firearm laws to deny American citizens, of all races, the ownership of arms is uncomfortably sad and vehemently repugnant.
Read more: http://lewrockwell.com/case/case46.1.html