Quote of the day—Henry C. Wright

The moment a man claims a right to control the will of a fellow being by physical force, he is at heart a slaveholder.

Henry C. Wright
April 7, 1837
The Liberator
[Irony alert.

I found this on The Virginia Center for Public Safety (an anti-gun group) web site. Apparently they don’t research or think through the content of their web site any more than they do their policies.

When they advocate for restrictions on firearms ownership they themselves are advocating to “control the will of a fellow being by physical force” via the government.

Furthermore Henry C. Write claimed:

That it is the right and duty of the slaves to resist their masters, and the right and duty of the people of the North to incite them to resistance, and to aid them in it.

Isn’t it better for the people to posses arms and never be slaves than to become slaves and require arms from others to free yourself?

There is a reason no one ever accuses anti-gun people of being too consistent or too smart for their own good.—Joe]

2 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Henry C. Wright

  1. It’s a waste of breath to complain about the gun haters. Without the help of the men and women of congress, that think they have the right to legislate personal behavior, they would be powerless.

    If you wish to expand only marginally, the argument becomes much larger and more inclusive of most of the problems in the USA. Without the power of income tax, congress would have less power to effect changes of the lives of the American people. I know this seems like non sequitur, but before income tax, the intended line of power was still mostly intact. With the power of income tax the intended direction of power was turned upside down, and the federal government gained the resources to dispense bread and circus beyond anything previously thought possible. With that power it became necessary to control the power of the people that might find this change, in constitutional power, unacceptable. That is the real reason that the gun haters in congress continue to try to take the power of last resort from the people of the USA, and turn citizens of the USA into subjects of the Federal Government of the USA.

  2. The power to tax is the power to destroy. Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes Jr.
    The power to destroy is the power to compel by force. Windy Wilson
    Therefore the power to tax is the power to compel by force.
    Panama Red is correct, the tax code is intended to bend behavior in specific ways.

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