The “general welfare” is every tyrant’s excuse, going back to Robespierre and the guillotine. Free people are not in the habit of providing reasons why they “need” something simply because the government wants to ban it. That’s true of anything — but especially something the government is constitutionally prohibited from banning, like guns.
The question isn’t whether we “need” guns. It’s whether the government should have a monopoly on force.
In liberals’ ideal world, no one will even know you don’t have to wait 22 minutes for the police when someone breaks into your home, there are toilets that can get the job done on one flush, food tastes better with salt, and you can drive over 55 mph and get there faster.
Meanwhile, we’re all required to subsidize their hobbies — recycling, abortion, the “arts,” bicycling, illegal alien workers, etc.
Liberals ought to think about acquiring a new hobby: leaving people alone.
February 27, 2013
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[The one thing I would add is that the “question” as to whether the government should have a monopoly on force has been answered. The answer is not just “No”, but “HELL NO!” There are about 100 million reasons (bodies) that answered that question in the 20th Century alone.
But then Liberals know they can’t implement “justice” without a monopoly on force. Force is part of their nature.—Joe]