Protecting the Guilty

Posted by Troy on 21st February 2012 in Current Events

Recently, a man was arrested for holding a would be robber at gunpoint.  The homeowner was 61 years old.  In Georgia, if you are 65 years old, you can shoot someone dead, and it will not go to court.  Great law.  The rest of the states should take notice.  This guy was very nice.  He fired into the floor to scare the guy rather than putting three in the chest.  In hindsight, perhaps he should have put three in the chest and made sure there was only one side of the story.

The fact of the matter is that this is just another case of the government protecting the guilty at the expense of honest citizens.  In particular, they have a real gripe against gun owners.  The Left has been unable to restrict gun ownership as they would like.  The recent Heller case has put their task of shadow/piecemeal gun bans at risk.  What they can do is make people afraid to defend themselves because they will be arrested.

Humans, like all animals, have the God given right to defend themselves.  In Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond discusses the formation of societies and governments.  One of the first steps taken by the ruling class is to exclusively reserve the right of force to themselves.  While there is some logic to this, it also explains why human history had been a history of tyranny until the birth of America.  Liberty, and governments centered around protecting Liberty, was unheard of until the American Revolution.  When the government is the only one with the capacity to use force, they also have unlimited coercive powers.  If anyone that claims that the Founding Fathers did not want citizens to have the right to bear arms to defend ourselves against a government run amok, please refer them to Federalist Papers 46 and 29.

If we aren’t careful, we are going to wind up like England.  In England, a farmer is facing life in prison for killing one intruder, and the surviving intruder has the right to sue him.  If you think that giving up guns wouldn’t be so bad, it gets worse.  One lady put barbed wire around her property after it had been broken into eleven times.  The cops forced her to remove the barbed wire because it might injure intruders.  Isn’t that the point?  Another person put chicken wire over his windows after his house had been broken into several times.  He too was forced to take down chicken wire from inside his own home because it might hurt intruders.

The fact of the matter is that the criminal element has somehow become a voting block.  A large portion of our population has spent time in jail.  These people, and their loved ones, have in some sick way become a voting block.  Politicians can actual promise not to enforce laws and to make self-defense more difficult for law abiding citizens and somehow be re-elected!  This has to change.  In particular, we must never give up the right to self-defense.  No other creature on God’s Earth can be denied the right to defend itself, and God gave each of them the ability to do so.  We should be no different.

Long Live the Constitution!

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