Quote of the day – me

“I don’t see it like that. The way I figure, the various anti libertarian government entities are violating my rights three times per day, and more. Don’t tell me I’M the felon, see. That puts the attention in the wrong place.”

Seen over at Uncle’s.

7 thoughts on “Quote of the day – me

  1. Yes and no. There are thousands of so-called “laws” designed to make normal citizens into felons, something Ayn Rand understood and wrote about in Atlas Shrugged. But those “laws” are obviously unconstitutional, which makes them not a law — at least not if the judicial branch is honest, which happens once in a blue moon.

      • The “no” part is that all those laws are on the books, and so long as most of the judicial branch is as dishonest as they are today, you may suffer the consequences. The fact that the Constitution is on your side is of no help when those in power hate and ignore the Constitution.

        • OK, yes, of course. I was refering to that, indicating that I (and gun owners in general) are not the issue– Those who make and enforce laws that violate basic rights are the issue. “Don’t look at me as the felon; I’m not the one violating other people’s rights! Look at the law-makers and enforcers as you bring up the subject of felonies here.”

          It’s a matter of First Principles, on which I must do some serious writing. You are being purely pragmatic of course – the laws are in fact the laws, be they constitutional or anti-constitutional, and my point is that there is a much higher standard. Second Principle verses First Principle, respectively.

          • Definitely, but knowing you’re right on first principles while sitting in a jail cell isn’t much consolation. I admire people who are willing to be test cases for the law; I’m too chicken to offer myself for that role.

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  3. “Definitely, but knowing you’re right on first principles while sitting in a jail cell isn’t much consolation. I admire people who are willing to be test cases for the law; I’m too chicken to offer myself for that role.”

    Yes I understand, but you’re talking about you or other peaceable gun owners going to jail when the point is that we should be talking about some politicians, and a few cops and judges, etc., going to jail. Again; focus on those who violate rights, and what should be done about them. It’s a subtle point, perhaps, in this day and age, but it’s a very important one.

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