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Alexander Solzhenitsyn Explains the Importance of the Second Amendment

 

 

 

(Whenever the usual suspects are in full cry for gun confiscation control, as they are now, I am going to repost this.)

 

 

 The amendment, like most other provisions in the Constitution, has a history.  It was adopted with some modification and enlargement from the English Bill of Rights of 1688, where it stood as a protest against arbitrary action of the overturned dynasty in disarming the people, and as a pledge of the new rulers that this tyrannical action should cease.  The right declared was meant to be a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers, and as a necessary and efficient means of regaining rights when temporarily overturned by usurpation.

Thomas Cooley, Principles of Constitutional Law (1898)

 

 

Hattip to Babalu Blog.

 

And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?

Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?

After all, you knew ahead of time that those bluecaps were out at night for no good purpose. And you could be sure ahead of time that you’d be cracking the skull of a cutthroat. Or what about the Black Maria [Government limo] sitting out there on the street with one lonely chauffeur — what if it had been driven off or its tires spiked.

The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!

–Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The GULAG Archipelago

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

3 Comments

  1. The bodies were not yet cold when they commenced the sordid (and irrational) emotional bullying.

    Ban liberals.

    I am the NRA. The 5,000,000 of us vote.

  2. Cet article contient quelques idées intéressantes (quelques vérités politiques mais aussi des erreurs), mais n’est ni bon, ni correct, car l’auteur fait la confusion entre Juif et sioniste et se base sur l’imposture de ce renégat de S. Sand. Ce pseudo-historien, « post-sioniste », hérétique, se disant ex-Juif, nie la Révélation en faisant de l’histoire du Peuple Juif un mythe ! Toutefois, il y a moyen d’être antisioniste (politique) tout en étant Juif respectant la Thora (spirituel) pour arriver à la conclusion que l’entité sioniste basée sur l’hérésie, le mensonge, l’usurpation de terres habitées, disparaitra.

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