When was the last time we’ve had a POTUS speak so bluntly and affirmatively on these most fundamental matters? Have we ever?
We are commonly rebuffed with the commentary from the left that we (conservatives and libertarians) are willing to have dozens of our citizens–children even–murdered sporadically based on the whims of madmen. “We must stand by and allow our children to be murdered because of our precious Amendment??” they cry.
The sad truth of the matter is that yes, we must. Because the choice is not between “pain” and “no pain.” The choice is between “pain” and “more pain.” The human condition itself carries with it adversity, strife, struggle, turmoil and pain. Our goal is foolhardy when we seek to eliminate it. We must instead seek to minimize it. Allowing even the weakest of us to repel the ever-present strongmen is the best answer we have. The Second Amendment is the best and surest bulwark that people have against murders on a truly massive and horrific scale.
Food for thought: The 20th century has seen the largest scale mass-murders in the history of mankind. With population continuing to rise, who is to say that without proper care, we won’t see proportionally greater atrocities committed? 60 million to become the new 6 million?