In the wake of the atrocity last week at Sandy Hook elementary school, we are, once again, beng lectured by statist utopians that the problem is guns, that America is steeped in a culture of violence, that free citizens need to hand over more control to government agencies.
The truths are simple and stark:
1. Evil is real. Cain killed Abel, and murder has been with us ever since. Only the tools change: from sticks and stones to spears and swords, bows and arrows, cannons, guns, machine guns, and now annihilating atomic weapons.
2. America is not a particularly violent culture. Head on over to Gaza, Libya, Tunisia, Sudan, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Mali, Egypt, Syria, or any other Muslim paradise on earth and you will see what a violent culture really looks like — if you live long enough.
3. Both Hitler and Stalin banned the private ownership of weapons. These human monsters understood that a free and armed people are the greatest threat to the power of the state.
Meanwhile, in Israel, a free and civil society in a swamp of genocidal theocrats, even female citizens are armed and ready to fight evil — and then get a manicure when the job is done.
H/T Elder of Ziyon
Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a happy and joyous last day of Chanukah, a holiday that celebrates armed Jewish soldiers.