[ExI] ccp struggles
johnkclark at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 12:43:26 UTC 2020
On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 5:56 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
*> Stathis, without the right to bear arms, the people have no rights at
And that's why today life in New Zealand, Canada and Denmark is
indistinguishable from what life was like under Stalin in the USSR or in
Nazi Germany,..... oh wait...
> *> but rather only a list of grudging permissions which may be taken away
> at the government’s whim.*
But things are very different in America because the US army knows that an
angry redneck with a shotgun could easily destroy a M1 Abrams battle tank
or a F-22 jet fighter. Because of this 19,510 Americans had the freedom to
get murdered last year (6 per 100,000) but only 660 Canadians had that
privilege (1.6 per 100,000).
I said it before I'll say it again, regardless of how beautiful a theory is
if it doesn't fit the facts it must be abandoned.
*> There are Americans who will argue Americans’ civil rights can be
> rescinded at the government’s whim,*
That is true. I've even heard of an American who I believe happens to be
the head of the government's executive branch say "*I have the right to do
anything*" and "*I have the right to do a lot of things that people don’t
even know about*" and "*The federal government has absolute power*" and "*When
somebody is the president of the United States their authority is total*."
But we have rednecks with shotguns so we have no need to worry.
John K Clark
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