Monday, October 3

Miers on the Second Amendment


"How does a free society prevent" such crimes, she asked. She then explained:

The same liberties that ensure a free society make the innocent vulnerable to those who prevent rights and privileges and commit senseless and cruel acts. Those precious liberties include free speech, freedom to assemble, freedom of liberties, access to public places, the right to bear arms and freedom from constant surveillance. We are not willing to sacrifice these rights because of the acts of maniacs.

Miers, however, rejected the notion that "precious liberties", including "the right to bear arms," should be sacrificed in the name of crime prevention. Quite obviously, she was referring to the "right to bear arms" as an individual right.

I don't have much to add, other than that Gun Control tends to be a pretty reliable weather-vane for a person's underlying philosophy. You don't find many Nanny-State apologists who don't pay some form of lip service to that particular L┬│eftist deity.

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