Whenever folk like me object to erosion of long-held rights, people often ask why we’re “obsessed” with that right, why it’s so important. Why we’re not more worried about whatever other thing they bring up as a distraction. It’s actually not hard to understand. There is a tale I heard told about the ancient Greek […]
So why is RKBA so important to us? Because you’re trying to take it from us. The only reason you want to dismiss its importance is to make it easier for you to take it.
Through most of our history, people never really thought much about RKBA. But when it comes down to it, of the three “unalienable rights” Jefferson called out in the Declaration of Independence–two of which are echoed again in the Fifth Amendment–every single one is meaningless without the right to defend them and without the right to effective means to defend them. To deny RKBA is to deny right to life and right to liberty.
I would love to go back to it not being “an obsession.” For it to just be “there” with no need to worry about it. Like air to the young man before Socrates took him to the sea.
But you won’t let me.Why are you so obsessed with… A Blast from the Past — The Writer in Black