Self-defense, like privacy, freedom of association, freedom of conscience and freedom of thought [and expression], is an inherent human right. The only people who think it is a matter for debate are those who do not recognize that right -- and they are no better than book-burners, witch-burners and cross-burners.
I don't debate commies, klansmen, nazis or anti-gunners, 'cos there is no debate: they're wrong and I don't give a fig how many trains -- or sheep -- they make run on time.
Wrote that in reply to a commenter in an earlier post. Decided I'd be happy to put it on the front page.
Joe Huffman finds debating an anti less than productive for another reason. Although on second thought, his reasons aren't all that different after all; what was witch-burning or herding people off to concentration camps but the practice of irrationality? Who fears ideas and their free exchange more than those whose power and self-image is based on illogical thinking, unquestioned beliefs?
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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