Reconsidering the "Necessity" of Guns
That's something this weekends NiT Guest Blogger Trashley would like us to do.
To take a leaf from someone else's book:
People of the Left, I need you to explain something to me.
Many of you rail for day upon day about how the Bush administration is evil and corrupt. You insist that the government is creeping into fascism. You point to things like the suspension of Habeas Corpus as pure violations of civil rights. You are reeling about the torture bill.
And yet you still don't understand why we have that second amendment? You still don't get why there are those of us who think that the right to fight back against a corrupt state should be preserved above all else?
How can you look at all of the many missteps made by your government and not want to desperately cling to the security of a free state?
You want the right to abort fetuses because a woman's body is her own. Yet what happens when a government decides that no one has a right to their own body? How do you fight them off armed only with leaflets and good intentions?
Please tell me how you can look at a government that many of you have long ago decided is beyond redemption and still think that the right to own guns is not a necessity?