“When someone is ready to hand over the protection of his life to others, he’s also likely to have no interest in defending his ideas.”
Gun control advocates offer a lot to object to when facts and logic are what we’re focused on, but there are also matters of their attitudes and the values that they hold that raise more serious questions about their end goals. One reliable example of this is Mike Weisser of The Huffington Post. His latest article, “Sometimes The ‘Other Side’ Isn’t Worth Listening To,” illustrates the insufferable smugness of those who reject the idea that each person has basic rights not subject to the approval of the busybodies.
Weisser leads off by quoting the founder of the Million Mom March, Donna Dees-Thomases as saying, “I refuse to debate the other side,” referring to supporters of gun rights. Dees-Thomases has been demanding gun control since the end of the last millennium, along the way forming common cause with The Brady Campaign, Michael Bloomberg, and Moms Demand Action — all the usual players…
…The smug refusal to participate in the marketplace of ideas doesn’t sound like a principled stand against evil or foolishness. It bears a much stronger resemblance to cowardice, and that comes as no surprise. When someone is ready to hand over the protection of his life to others, he’s also likely to have no interest in defending his ideas.
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