It is almost as difficult to make a man unlearn his errors as his knowledge. Malinformation is more hopeless than noninformation; for error is always more busy than ignorance. Ignorance is a blank sheet, on which we may write; but error is a scribbled one, from which we must first erase. Ignorance is content to stand still, with her back to the truth; but error is more presumptuous, and proceeds in the wrong direction. Ignorance has not light, but error follows a false one.
Charles Caleb Colton
[I was reminded of this by:
Sen. Adam Kline, D-Seattle, sponsor of the bill and chairman of the Judiciary Committee that was hearing it, said the bill includes descriptions of features on firearms such as pistol grips on rifles and barrel shrouds that make a gun “more lethal than your average deer rifle.” That prompted laughter in the hearing room…
I also considered the following as QOTD in response but I had already used them. Anti-gun people suck up my supply of ignorance quotes at a prodigious rate:
- Quote of the day–Ben Franklin
- Quote of the day–Mark Philip Alger
- Quote of the day–Robert Burton
- Quote of the day–Lord Acton
- Quote of the day–Peter McArthur
- Quote of the day–James Huffman-Scott
- Quote of the day–Akhenaton
I have news for Mr. Kline. The days of ignorance by the people at large is over. It’s not going to work this time.
The sponsors of this bill have, and spread, malinformation. It’s sometimes tough to deal with. But public laughter is a far more effective cure than anger and is better for your blood pressure too.–Joe]