Re: Self Defense: Yea or Nay
So if I see men with guns outside my house, I should assume "that they are cops at the wrong address"? You feel free to pursue that angle; I will continue to live in the real world.
Originally Posted by John Drake
In the real world, "the Seventh Marine Division and the entire Red Army", will never be outside my home, either.
The difference is that you would die without a fight because you are afraid of guns, and you refuse to take responsibility for the safety of yourself and your family. Go ahead and run away while the bad men rape your entire family; I will shoot the bastards.
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add "within the limits of the law" because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Isaac H Tiffany (1819)