Authority and Irony


Lots of calls for more gun control this week. I find it all bitterly hilarious given what’s behind it all.

The root of the argument against armed citizens is the cynical view that the balance of people are bad, untrustworthy with liberty, and that the good, trustworthy people are working for the government.

What is the magical force that turns a man unerringly good when he seeks to attain authority over his fellow citizens? Obviously no one has ever abused their power to steal from the public  or kill out of anger  or betray the Bill of Rights and use an  illegal spying apparatus for personal gratification.

Are these people outliers? I want to think so. But so are criminals. And I refuse to believe that everyone in my country is just a murderer waiting for a means and motive. That’s the argument against an armed citizenry, and it is, frankly, bullshit.

So if that’s not the case, if people aren’t just ticking time bombs teetering on the edge of homicide, then there’s no justification for this never-ending campaign that seeks to incrementally de-quill all the porcupines because they can’t tell the difference between them and wolves.

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