Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Wednesday, January 14, 2004


And pleased about it! Esme of word gets around informs me in a comment that you can see individuals fighting crime in England.
Homeless heroine foils robbers

A BRAVE Big Issue seller foiled a bank robbery by wrestling one of the attackers to the ground.

Kerry Crank, 35, held the thug in a bear hug as he fled with £2,000 from Birmingham Midshire building society as terrified customers looked on.

A female student then leapt on the man and helped Kerry pin him to the pavement.

Other shoppers, including an elderly woman, joined in as police raced to the scene.

Kerry said today: "I saw the first man run off and then the other robber ran past me. I just grabbed him.

"He was struggling because he had the cash and was shouting at me. Another girl, a student who was American, was helping me keep him there and in the end there was me and a load of other women holding onto him."

He managed to break away but was trapped by two police who arrived at the scene.

Kerry, who has been homeless for around four years, said: "We were all really shocked afterwards but I just acted in a split second."
There's more to the story, but that's the heart of it. There is, of course, the obligatory "citizens shouldn't do this" warning, but still.

Ms. Kerry most probably need have no fear of a civil suit for use of excessive force.

It's nice to know they've still got it in them. At least the ladies do. (They tend to be more pragmatic and less likely to put up with idiocy, I've found.)

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