When two people share the same goals, they can disagree – even strongly disagree – and still have a productive discussion about how to reach those shared objectives. As comedian and author Owen Benjamin explains, the problem with America today is we no longer share the same goals, and that’s tearing us apart.
There is a problem in American Judaism. It is a problem of basic theology. Those of us who believe in Torah Judaism recognize that evil exists, and to combat evil requires common sense and weapons.
Secular American Jews—Democrats almost exclusively—believe in utopian solutions to, well, everything. Which means they advocate for gun free zones, an invitation to Jew-hating mass murderers.
My good friend Daniel Greenfield’s article which analyzes this theological split is both timely and accurate.
Today is the holiday of Purim.
It is no accident that in 2015, Benjamin Netanyahu referenced Purim when delivering his powerful address to the U.S. Senate in an unsuccessful bid to curb Obama’s legitimization of a nuclear Iran.
Purim is an old ( 5th century B.C.E.) but painfully familiar story: A Jew-hater named Haman hatches a plan to annihilate the Jewish people in the ancient kingdom of Persia.
In a speech that Jews recognize all too well, Haman tells the king, “There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your realm. Their laws are different from those of every other people’s, and they do not observe the king’s laws; therefore it is not befitting the king to tolerate them.” (Esther 3:8.)
The king places the fate of the Jews into the hands of Grand Vizier Haman.
I am republishing this entry, with some edits, because after the Parkland atrocity—a massive failure of local and federal government and law enforcement at every level—the antigun hysteria of the left, with their photogenic high school commissars in the vanguard, presents a danger to the Second Amendment.
Make no mistake about it; the left plans to do away with the Second Amendment through the anthropomorphism of weapons, a dangerous anti-intellectual intellectual trend.
If you think about it, all our rights are useless if the right to bear arms is nullified.
A final note: I was visiting a close friend who is a Holocaust survivor. We were talking about guns and the current antigun delirium which grips the left.
My friend said: “It was men with guns who liberated the camps.”
The after-shooting ritual is in full bloom. One side screams at the other—and no one hears anything.
Before getting to the article about Israel and the value of the armed citizen, I want to point out that asking the government to solve the problem of mass shootings is both impractical and dangerously utopian.
The problem is not weapons.
The problem is human evil.
And human evil cannot be legislated away.
The best that we can do is to defend against it.
Here are my suggestions: