Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A foot in the door

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin

Bruce McQuain writes at Questions and Observations that

Science and facts don't stand a chance against myth and ideology:

We’ve pointed out any number of times that deaths by rifle, any sort of rifle, are less than 500 a year. Less that blunt objects – clubs, baseball bats, etc.

But that’s not going to stop these people. Facts are inconvenient truths, to borrow from the biggest myth maker of all – Al Gore.

There’s a reason for the desire for this ban. It’s a foot in the door. And, once they declare it’s not enough, the precedent is already set. As I mentioned on the podcast, the left is into incrementalism. They will incrementally sneak up on every freedom we have left. And, if they have their way, take them away. In the name of “safety” and “security”.

Read more here: http://www.qando.net/?p=14885

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