“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.”
~ Sigmund Freud
Danny Glover’s recent statement to a Texas A&M audiences that: “The Second Amendment comes from the right to protect themselves (meaning the founding fathers) from slave revolts, and from uprisings by Native Americans…” is nothing short of liberal tripe. Of all people Glover should know better because the historical facts say just the opposite.
Don Kates a leading authority on the 2nd Amendment counters Glover with the well established foundation for the people’s right to keep and bear arms. “The Founders views,” Kates reminds us, “on the value of the right to arms began with Aristotle whom they revered as the font of liberal political thought. [For instance, Aristotle, POLITICS 218 (J. Sinclair trans., 1962)]: free government exalts an armed people, but oligarchies and tyrants ‘mistrust the people and therefore deprive them of their arms.’” (Emphasis mine)
We would do well to remember the statement in italics above because the history of firearm laws in U.S. history is less than laudable. In many ways the misuse of firearm laws to deny American citizens, of all races, the ownership of arms is uncomfortably sad and vehemently repugnant.
The sordid history of America’s gun control policies is the foundation of American oligarchies’ deliberate malicious bigotry, injustice, intolerance and deprivation of American citizen’s civil and natural rights. Those Americans which have been most affected have been the black community, American Indians, immigrants, and any minority that has been deemed “undesirable,” a threat to large industry, or “religiously inferior”.
At this juncture it must be understood that we are not talking about the common man or woman who in their delusional thinking accept that a utopian society can be achieved simply by the absences of firearms. Most if not all of today’s “liberals” would be horrified to learn that the “Jim Crow” laws they so routinely denounce are in fact the very product and made possible because of the anti-gun legislation they champion.