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

Sunday, April 10, 2005

One Man's Misfortune is Another's Opportunity

I just had a fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable evening. Clayton Cramer noted on his blog that he was going to be in Tucson this weekend to contribute to David T. Hardy's Second Amendment Documentary. As soon as I saw that, I went to David Hardy's blog, Of Arms and the Law, and left an invitation to buy these men a beverage of their choice.

Well, Clayton's flight home today got cancelled due to snow in Denver, so I got to go one better. I had dinner with them both tonight. I also got Clayton to autograph my copy of For The Defense of Themselves and the State: The Original Intent and Judicial Interpretation of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. For almost two hours we got to discuss a wide variety of topics, including Prof. Saul Cornell, Originalism, Silveira v. Lockyer, 9th Circuit Justice Alex Kozinski, and a lot more. It was GREAT! And I have (bad) photographic evidence, taken with my el-cheapo camera:
That's David Hardy on the left, Clayton Cramer on the right. (They're much less blurry in person.)

Thank you, gentlemen. Thank you very much.

Update: Clayton's home and blogged about his trip.

Oh, and Clayton? The last name is Baker! ;-)

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