Quote of the day—David Carr

Mr. Morgan’s approach to gun regulation was more akin to King George III, peering down his nose at the unruly colonies and wondering how to bring the savages to heel. He might have wanted to recall that part of the reason the right to bear arms is codified in the Constitution is that Britain was trying to disarm the citizenry at the time.

David Carr
February 23, 2014
Piers Morgan and CNN Plan End to His Prime-Time Show
[Carr seems to get it even if he (reading the rest of his article) doesn’t agree with it. Morgan’s attitude and simply calling Alan Gottlieb and others “stupid” rather than having plausible argument made his position much, much worse.—Joe]


3 thoughts on “Quote of the day—David Carr

  1. As is so often the case, Oleg Volk captures this point perfectly in an image: http://www.olegvolk.net/gallery/technology/arms/revolution1793.jpg.html

    It helps to understand Mr. Morgan if you keep in mind that England never had a general right to bear arms, nor a real constitution. In fact, a constitution as a codification of human rights seems to be a uniquely American thing. While many other countries have something they call a “constitution”, they generally don’t constrain the government and don’t protect the rights of the people. That might explain why the “universal declaration of human rights” doesn’t, either.

    • Even the Soviet Union had “rights” in its constitution, like the right to a job, the right to housing, and all the other ridiculous kinds of “rights” (all of which are demands for state intervention) that FDR and other statists dreamed up out of thin air, and that all Democrats and most Republicans still embrace.

  2. Still, it seems like the left are hanging on to everything or every arguement they ever had.

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