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    at least, I'm not.

    But the essential point is that every sovereign nation must be allowed to define its own rules. Even if other nations, even most other nations, disagree.

    We in America are somewhat unique in that we do not, in our basic law, subscribe to the idea that the State should have a monopoly on the means of force.

    Our answer is, in fact, quite the opposite. What we say, (until such time as our structuring document is changed... and good luck with that,) is that an essential limit to our consent for our government to exist at all is that it not remove from the citizens the means of force.

    Lots of other countries, even democratic ones, restrict quite severely the ability of their citizens (I would rather call them "subjects", but that's a deeper discussion) to own the tools of violence.

    I see no reason for that to create any obligation, or even any pressure, on our government to do the same.

    They have their laws, we have ours... and that's OK.

    --Shannon

    "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
    "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

    by Leftie Gunner on Tue May 25, 2010 at 04:10:34 PM PDT

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