Posts Tagged ‘rights’

Quote of the Day

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Very nice:

There is only one natural right: to do as you will. There is only one natural duty: to accept the consequences. The rest of society is a negotiation

“Labrat” at Atomic Nerds

Public Parasite (Predictably, Pregnant) Portends Perpetrating ‘Plosion

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Ah, what our wonderful welfare state has wrought.

A New York woman, pregnant with her fourth child, is so sure of her inherent right to demand that others provide for her that she has threatened to blow up her local welfare office after they told her she was ineligible for more benefits.

Deep breath. Repeat after me:

You cannot call something a “right” if someone else has to give it to you.

Mayor Daley Vows to Fight Coming Plague of Law-Abiding Gun Owners

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Not much to add beyond the headline, except: why do so many people fear those who obey the law?

With leftist politicians, the answer is plain: They don’t like the “little people” having too much power, and they certainly don’t want them to be too self-reliant. Liberals’ er… socialists’ entire power base is built on people depending on government for what they need. The “public safety” claims are a sham, repudiated time and time again by real-world crime statistics anywhere gun control laws have been instituted or loosened. Ban guns, violent crime goes up. Allow concealed carry, violent crime goes down. Why? Criminals prefer disarmed victims, because they don’t like getting shot.

And to the Mayor of Washington, DC: Thank you for being a damned fool and pushing Keller all the way to the top.

Our Benevolent Overlords

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Our government, specifically the ATF, has released a request to vendors containing the following (emphasis mine):

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms requires the following items, Purchase Description Determined by Line Item, to the following:

LI 001, EXACT MATCH ONLY – Leatherman Micra Color: Blue – Part number 64340101K Engraved with:… “always think forfeiture”

A “Leatherman”, if you are not familiar, is a Leatherman multi-tool — similar to the once-ubiquitous Swiss Army Knife. The “Micra” requested is a small model suitable for a keychain, presumably to be given out to agents.

How nice of them to confirm where their priorities lie. Never forget — governments always want to tighten their control over their citizens, and it’s a lot easier to control an unarmed populace.

Hat Tip: TJICistan, who has nice idea for a t-shirt.