"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority ... the Constitution was made to guard against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." - Noah Webster

"There is no worse tyranny than forcing a man to pay for what he does not want just because you think it would be good for him."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

Saturday, October 30, 2010

They Admit It

Those of us who have been defending the Second Amendment for all these years have always said it wasn't about hunting, and it was more than just self defense.  It is about defending against a tyrannical government that wants to control every aspect of your life in the name of "Progress."   Progressive, Socialist, Democrat; it's all the same thing.  And every once in a while, like Obama did with Joe the plumber, they slip up and tell you what they really believe.

Hat tip to Eternity Road and the Curmudgeon Emeritus for this delicious tidbit:

There's a new slander in town, and it's likely to find favor among the enemies of freedom:
Recognize Insurrectionism as a threat to the entire progressive movement. Too many political progressives assume that the gun rights movement can be co-opted or simply ignored. Progressives fail to understand that the Insurrectionist idea is part and parcel of a broader reactionary worldview. Unless progressives recognize that the Insurrectionist premise of the modern gun rights movement is fundamentally hostile to the progressive project and its values, the "conservative" movement will use gun rights as a building block for organizing and propagandizing.
Applause to the esteemed PolyKahr for the citation. He comments as follows:
So, finally, after eight decades of this stuff, they finally admit it. Gun control has been framed as a crime control method. When that didn't work, we were told that we needed more of it. When that didn't work, we were told that it was because other States hadn't implemented sufficiently restrictive laws. When some States passed shall issue concealed carry, and crime rates went down, they fought similar laws in other States tooth and nail. Now the gun grabbers are left with no real arguments, their ideas having been defeated on both principled and practical grounds. Now, the truth finally comes out-our guns do help us prevent tyranny from taking hold, thus interfering with the Progressive agenda.
Indeed. The Founding Fathers knew that full well. It's one of the pitiful few of their insights that a large majority of Americans have managed to retain.
But don't misunderstand your Curmudgeon: That a leftist author should have admitted it in print is ammunition for us, and not merely in arguing for the retention of our right to keep and bear arms. It makes plain the root of their hostility to an armed -- and therefore self-sufficient and free -- populace.
Please spread this around...and keep your powder dry.        

Thank you, Professor Poretto

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