Quote of the day—Charles C.W. Cooke

There is little comfort—and there ought to be little comfort—in being told that your own death is worth the benefits that accrue to other people. In the sixth century, the Emperor Justinian presided over the compilation of the Digest of Roman Law, a core precept of which was, “that which someone does for the safety of his body, let it be regarded as having been done legally.” This notion was echoed by a host of British philosophers and legal scholars of the 17th and 18th centuries. In his Treatise, John Locke cast self-defense as a “part of the law of nature,” and insisted that it must not be “denied the community, even against the king himself.” William Blackstone concurred, holding that the right to protect one’s life and person was “justly called the primary law of nature” and cannot be “taken away by the law of society.” In most cases, Blackstone submitted, the courts were sufficient to resolve disputes between citizens. In the case of physical violence, however, he argued that it was tyrannical to deprive a man of the means “immediately to oppose one violence with another.”

Charles C.W. Cooke
August 9, 2017
Brits Vs. Guns
[I am of the opinion that a society which does not recognize the right of self-defense is in the process of committing suicide. They are mentally ill and a threat to themselves and others.—Joe]

4 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Charles C.W. Cooke

  1. to argue that one should not have the right to defend ones self is idiocy, and immoral. it is idiocy because it ignores the motives and habits of an attacker, who intends no good by his attack. it is immoral because not to defend ones self merely encourages the attacker to attack another, thereby exposing another to attack which may be lethal. not to defend an attack to ones self therefore simply transfers the duty to defend to another.

  2. I’ve long pointed out that self defense is not just a human right, it’s a natural right. Even mushrooms understand self defense. Which tells you something about the intelligence level of victim disarmers.

  3. “There is little comfort—and there ought to be little comfort—in being told that your own death is worth the benefits that accrue to other people.”

    Here we touch upon the ages-old concept of human sacrifice, and the much newer concept of Jesus giving up his flesh and blood willingly.

    The Leftists will use this stuff in subtle, clever ways against us, so you’d best endeavor to understand it better than they do.

    “..justly called the primary law of nature” and cannot be “taken away by the law of society.”

    Ah, and so we, even the atheists among us, appeal to a higher power. The laws of nature made the Earth and Sun, and who are we to oppose them? It seem unavoidable doesn’t it? Yet, to a leftist/Progressive authoritarian, whose mind is a jealous one, there can be, there must be, no higher power than his Earthly alliance of authority. “WE will determine right from wrong”, they say, “not your ‘laws of nature’ which you made up for your own benefit.”

    “That which someone does for the safety of his body, let it be regarded as having been done legally.”

    Just a little leftist Progressive role-playing here. Please forgive me;
    So you’re saying that genocide and totalitarianism, for the purpose of reducing and controlling the population to mitigate Global Warming and create a better society, is acceptable so long as it’s to ensure the survival and racial hygiene of the human race.

    The point is that anything can be turned on its head and used by the criminally insane against the truth. For your excellent points to be considered and understood in the way intended, the listener must already be open to them. If the listener’s allegiance is already to the wrong side, you have a whole different sort of problem to solve.

  4. A great example of national suicide by disarming the population and essentially forbidding self-defense is the (former) Great Britain. Specific examples include their unwillingness to declare terrorist attacks for what they are, the public beheading of a soldier, and the prosecution/persecution of the farmer who killed an invading thief.

    I see a day in the not too distant future where the muslims seize control of England and we are compelled to neutralize their nuclear weapons with a preemptive strike.

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