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

Monday, December 20, 2004

Here's What Can Happen When You Stand Up for Your Rights

Jason of Fish or Man has been arrested for exercising his right to carry. His court date is Dec. 23. He needs some help with the legal fees or a 2nd Amendment-friendly lawyer willing to work pro-bono.

Read his story.

Do it now.

UPDATE: Reader Sam comments:
Stupid question here, but doesn't he just need a copy of the state laws saying he's allowed open carry?
To which reader Markm replied:
It sounds like they are also trying to pile on bogus non-gun charges - and once he beats those, he should also sue the PD or they'll just keep on doing this shit.
Which reminded me (again) of the quotation from Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged:
There is no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is to crack down on criminals. When there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking the law. Create a nation of lawbreakers and then you can cash in on the guilt. Now that’s the system!
I'm sure Jason will be charged with a myriad of offenses, and the prosecutor will offer him a deal to drop everything if he'll just plead to one charge.

That charge, of course, will be sufficient to strip him of his right to arms. Remember, if you've ever been convicted of any crime for which you might have received a sentence of more than one year, or if you've been convicted of any felony, you lose your right to arms.

Can't have the citizens getting uppity, now.

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