Quote of the day–Edward Abbey

No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets.

Edward Abbey
[I’m not so sure about the electromechanical gadgets but the other stuff strikes a nerve with me.

I’m reminded of this by the ammo sale restriction bill just signed into law in California. It’s more than just irksome, but it isn’t so dangerous or infuriating that it’s worth starting a civil war over.–Joe]

5 thoughts on “Quote of the day–Edward Abbey

  1. It’s more than just irksome, but it isn’t so dangerous or infuriating that it’s worth starting a civil war over.–Joe]

    Too late, things like this are already the prelude to it. It isn’t our choice. We will have nothing to say about whether or not there is a civil war. The only people who can do what it takes to avoid it are intent upon achieving it. They erroneously believe they will win it and thus increase their power.

  2. Top of the Chain,

    It’s easy and apparently legal to get around the ammo registration. Ammo is consumed. It is impossible for them to know if you used it up or stockpiled it. I’m pretty sure California does register some guns already. But beyond that it is a different law to register all guns. What “stops them” is voters kicking the bums out.

  3. Thus it goes, bite by bite, nibble by nibble, our right and freedoms eaten away. Until one of two things happen: we end up totally consumed by tyranny; or we fight back against the tyrannic consumers.

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