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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Obama, Fellow Gun Nuts Have No Care For A Free People

Bringing this point home is blog fav George Jonas:
Strictly speaking, no one "needs" anything but a breath of air, a cup of water and a bowl of rice. The rest are individual choices we make as free human beings, if that's what we are, instead of wards of the state. Liberty means not having to answer, explain, or justify, any of our choices to anyone.

Why does anyone need a military assault rifle? I've no idea. I certainly don't, but at one time I owned six motorcycles (and knew people who owned 20). I would have had no trouble explaining why I needed them, but would have highly resented having to do so. Just yesterday, I heard of a person who owns nine cats. She keeps them in her apartment, and doesn't have to justify to me why she needs them. And if city hall thinks she does, city hall is wrong.

Whether people collect cats, rifles, motorcycles, travel experiences or books, in a free country their "need" is fully justified by their "want." End of story.

But in fact guns are easier to justify than motorcycles or cats.

Guns protect. We buy them as taxpayers for our politicians' bodyguards. As long as we don't buy them for our own protection, few politicians object.

The basic hypocricy is Biden wants to be protected, and he has people around him with guns to protect him. The president wants to be protected. Even comedian and former celebrity Rosie O'Donnell wants to be protected. They all want guns for their own protection. I have no problem with that. They desire to be protected and they should be protected. But they don't trust you to protect yourself or your loved ones.

Well, this is about as eloquent as I can make it: To hell with those a-holes.

4 comments:

  1. During a "family evaluation" I was asked to explain to the evaluator why I had six pairs of snow skis. It was advanced by the opposing party that the skis were evidence of a mind that fixates and cannot act rationally, in essence it was evidence of mental instability. The evaluator was not a snow skier, and whatever talents he may have had, he managed to buy into the notion that this was in fact a troubling sign of mental instability.

    A pair of powder skis,
    A pair of hard pack/ice skis
    A pair of all condition skis

    Now those were the three pair I would expect to have for any given season of downhill skiing. That's just basic. If you think that's a lot you should see my Dad's.

    A pair of cross country skis

    I know, I'm not really into the granola thing, but it's kind of like hiking, and can be good fun.

    A pair of 1972 Fischer 'Softs'

    Those are classics. How could you sell those?

    A pair of all around skis that I used four seasons ago.

    Yeah, I should get rid of them, but I couldn't get much, and sometimes a friend joins up that doesn't have a pair of skiis with him, so I felt they had more value to me stored than sold.

    So what? Well, Dr. Wise just spent fifteen minutes of our time in the evaluation talking about snow skiis, and he still is unconvinced that the skis don't represent illness of some sort. And the person that raised the claim? You could hardly walk through their 2,000 sq ft garage from all the junk brought home from this garage sale and that garage sale. Incredible. But of course, I would not have brought that up as a criticism. Obviously it was irrelevent to the questions at hand. But that choice, that use of judgment, it did not stand in my favor.

    The person on offense sets the parameters on which the discussion is conducted.


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  2. Here's hoping that the judge has seven pairs of skis in his garage.

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  3. How many pairs of shoes do you own? Compare that total with your ex or even her paid hitman.

    When a person that doesn't do their own work sees my tool collection in my garage, they always ask why I have so many. When a person that works with tools sees my garage, they know that all the test equipment, precision tools, and power tools (inclusing cordless) must be in my basement.

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