Monday, September 07, 2015

Another sunken city found

Makes you wonder what all else is waiting out there.

Something that I think ought to be posted occasionally.  And on Bookface, just to annoy the right people:
My excellent colleagues have forgotten these bitter lessons of history.

The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime routinely do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late.

The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed – where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees.

However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.
Judge Alex Kozinski dissenting in Silveira v. Lockyer, 328 F.3d 567 (9th Circuit 2003)

Wonder if Obama will try to claim this as part of his success in Afghanistan?

1 comment:

Samuel Gonzalez said...

Hi my name is Sam and I think you have a really cool site. I run The Last Tradition blog
and I was wondering if you’d be interested in a blog roll exchange? Check me out and if you like what you see I hope you add me to your blog roll. I’ll gladly do likewise.