Quote of the day–Rev. Jesse Jackson

The fact that it is legal does not make it moral. Jim Crow was legal, but it was not moral. Denying women the right to vote was legal, but it was not moral. Denying workers the right to organize was legal, but not moral.

Rev. Jesse Jackson
President of Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
July 12, 2007
Anti-gun activists building momentum
[This is from the same article as the QOTD from yesterday where Father Michael Pfleger used this same theme to push for more restrictions on gun owners. Another thing that strikes me about this line of thinking is that they are comparing the lack of restrictions on firearms to excessive restrictions on people in years past. They are whining about excessive freedom yet invoking memories of repression. Do they even have a glimpse of the irony? I sometimes think they are incredibly stupid to use such crude attempts at emotional trickery. But I keep hearing the voice of Sean Flynn telling me otherwise.–Joe]

2 thoughts on “Quote of the day–Rev. Jesse Jackson

  1. In common with your wondering about their sense of irony, it took me until your notes at the bottom yesterday’s quote to know that that man and I were not on the same side of the discussion. Today, what with a name I recognize, I was able to guess more easily.

    What a mindset these individuals have to be in to think like this.

  2. Translation: The Bill of Rights may be the Supreme Law of The Land, and legislators may in fact be sworn to uphold it, but the Bill of Rights, and the thinking behind it, is wrong. You Americans and your silly, old-fashioned adherence to the concept of “rights” are hindering our collectivist plans.

    Same song, different verse. It’s been said a thousand different ways. This is especially sickening coming from Jackson, who lived through some of the Jim Crow idiocy. Doesn’t he remember that some of the black leaders urged people to arm themselves and to join the NRA, and that it actually worked to reduce violence?

    The American Principles of Liberty have never been widely understood, nor are they old. They are still the newest, most radical, and most successful concept in Human Society.

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