Those brainy kids up at Harvard! Man, I tell ya, $31,500 per year tuition sure is worth the high-quality education they get. Just look at their take on the Second Amendment:
…the Second Amendment is neither relevant nor useful. Rather, it has become an impediment to vital public policy, and it should be repealed and replaced with nuanced federal legislation.
Are. You. Kidding. Me.
You have to read the full article to fully appreciate the naivité of these kids of privilege who have never had to drive through — much less live in — a bad neighborhood. As the saying goes, “When seconds count, the police are just minutes away.” The courts have ruled time and again that the police are under no obligation to protect any individual.
Further, when the author(s) mentioned that certainly the founders’ intent wasn’t an individual right, these kids must have missed some of these quotes from the Founding Fathers when doing their research. They did do research, right?
“Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property . . . Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.” — Thomas Paine
“No free man shall ever be de-barred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” — Thomas Jefferson
“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” — George Mason, Co-author of the Second Amendment during Virginia’s Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788
What the article suggests, sounds reminiscent of this founding father of another country:
“Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA. Ordinary citizens don’t need guns, as their having guns doesn’t serve the State” — Heinrich Himmler
The full article is here: The Harvard Crimson :: Opinion :: Pulling the Trigger.
Mad yet? Be sure to mail the editor.