Guns, Guns, Guns

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    Guns, Guns, Guns​



    By: Daniel Greenfield
    16 December 2012


    ...tragedies like the one that just happened take us back to the equally old question of whether individual liberty is a better defense against human evil than the entrenched organizations of government.

    Do we want a society run by the flower of chivalry, who commit atrocities according to a plan for a better society, or by peasants with machine guns? The flower of chivalry can promise us a utopian world without evil, but the peasant with a machine gun promises us that we can protect ourselves from evil when it comes calling.

    1795 Springfield Muskets 1801 1813 12 It isn't really guns that the gun controllers are afraid of, it's a country where individual agency is still superior to organized control, where things are unpredictable because the trains don't run on time and orders don't mean anything. But chivalry is dead. The longbow and the cannon killed it and no charge of the light brigade can bring it back. And we're better for it.

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    And yet would Thomas Jefferson, the abiding figurehead of the Democratic Party, who famously wrote, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants", really have shuddered at the idea of peasants with assault rifles, or would he have grinned at the playing field being leveled some more? [snip]
     
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    How about neither? Why must those be our only two choices?
     
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    "Do we want a society run by the flower of chivalry, who commit atrocities according to a plan for a better society, or by peasants with machine guns?"

    If you start with a False Dichotomy, what follows is very likely to be utter bullshit.

    Next.
     
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    It's called fearmongering. It worked until 2008....
     

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