Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Quote du jour

Anyone who really hankers after a world without guns would do well to try the 12th Century which was not a nicer place for lack of guns. The same firepower that makes it possible for one homicidal maniac to kill a dozen unarmed people also makes it that much harder to recreate a world where a single family can rule over millions and one man in armor can terrify hundreds of peasants.

Putting miniature cannons in the hands of every peasant made the American Revolution possible. The ideals of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution would have meant very little without an army of ordinary men armed with weapons that made them a match for the superior organization and numbers of a world power.

Would Thomas Jefferson, the abiding figurehead of the Democratic Party, who famously wrote, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants”, really have shuddered at the idea of peasants with assault rifles, or would he have grinned at the playing field being leveled?
-Daniel Greenfield

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    "Anyone who really hankers after a world without guns would do well to try the 12th Century which was not a nicer place for lack of guns. "

    You do realize we live in a new millennia (2013)? (right? Right??) Trying to live by the pontifications of a dead old white man (Jefferson ( An absolutely GREAT man (for his times)) from way back when), makes about as much sense as following the gibberish from Leviticus (writings for uneducated backward desert tribes from the middle-east)..



    Ema Nymton
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    1. So, you disparage both the Bible and the writers of the Constitution, do you Ema? I suppose Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky are more to your liking?

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    1. Your most eloquent comment to date, Ema. You said absolutely nothing (as usual) but you managed to say it briefly. Bravo, Ema, bravo!

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  3. Ema - you should visit Daniel Greenfield's blog, Sultan Knish, and you can read the pontifications of a LIVING white man. But wait, he's Jewish, probably verboten for you.

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    1. Not sure the nurses in the home let her on line that long. She set a new record for her comments today.

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  4. Sounds like old Enema really trusts her government. I do not, nor do I like John Kerry selling his country to the UN for 30 pieces of silver.

    I'll trust our founders a lot further that I do the mob that is running Washington today. They were honest back then.

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