“The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed — where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.”
Judge Alex Kozinski
Silveira v. Lockyer, 328 F. 3d 567 – Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit 2003, Dissent by Judge KOZINSKI
My son came to visit yesterday. Historically, he has been disinterested in politics. That is beginning to change.
He was fussing about “What are we going to do?” In that, he’s like a lot of folks these days. No one wants to sell themselves cheaply or wastefully. No one wants to be portrayed as “yet another right-wing whacko” on the news. Whatever it is we do, we understand that it needs to count for something, and all the things we do need to be additive, working toward the goal of ridding ourselves of our oligarchic elite.
So I read him this. So far, we’re at one of three. There is still time to prepare.