Sunday, December 07, 2008

Arming the People at Large

"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
~Alexander Hamilton

ST. LOUIS — A city alderman frustrated with the police response to rising crime called Tuesday on residents to arm themselves to protect their lives and property. ~AP

Charles Troupe is a breath of fresh air to the lungs of our people; a government official that wants the people armed. A civil servant that doesn't want absolute authority, and one that gives heed to the Constitution and its framers' advice.

The state of affairs in St. Louis is appalling; the police have all but given up. They've put 911 on an automated answering-machine. Now, that's bad.

"The community has to be ready to defend itself, because it's clear the economy is going to get worse, and criminals are getting more bold." ~Troupe

The legislatures of our local governments should understand the principles here; normally, the opposite is done.

Of course, Troupe has found opposition, amongst whom is St. Louis criminologist Richard Rosenfeld.

"Much of the problem is free and easy access to guns. This hope that by putting guns in the right hands will have an influence on criminals is a false hope. There's no evidence for that."
~Rosenfeld

Mr. Rosenfeld, you might want to explain your opinion to the Holocaust survivors, violent crime victims, and the families of hostages that are taken and killed everyday all over the world.

Any man, woman, or child that espouses such un-American sentiments about disarming American citizens should be bitterly ashamed.

2 comments:

Stephen Boyd said...

Great post!

Nice new header, btw.

Merry Christmas!

Son3 said...

Thanks!

Did you notice the new song on my playlist?

My brother accidentally ran onto it the other day, and we all agreed that I had to put it on my blog! ;)

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