Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Hell yeah!!!

The Right to Bear Arms and Popular Sovereignty
By Charles C. W. Cooke

Brutally put, it makes little philosophical sense for the elected representatives of a government that is subordinate to the people to be able to disarm those people.  As an enlightened state may by no means act as the arbiter of its critics’ words, it may not remove from the people the basic rights that are recognized in the very document to which it owes its existence.  “Shall not be infringed” and “shall make no law” are clear enough even for the postmodern age.  To ask, “Why do you need an AR-15?” is to invert the relationship.  A better question: “Why don’t you want me to have one?”

Thanks to Russ III for the heads up on the link.