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Old February 1, 2013, 06:34 PM   #76
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Why does Morgan need to wear a $1000+ suit when a $200 or $300 suit from Men's Warehouse or S&K will work just as well?
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Old February 2, 2013, 12:35 PM   #77
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I'd refer him to this article. http://www.forbes.com/sites/frankmin...about-america/
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Old February 2, 2013, 02:21 PM   #78
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There is a very good article addressing this by David Mamet at the Daily Beast. Essentially, he says that defining "need" is not any business of the government, and that any attempt to do so leads to repression and violation of rights.

Carried to its logical extreme, legislation of "needs" leads to "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs." We don't want to go there.
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Old February 2, 2013, 04:46 PM   #79
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I shoot with a guy who's a former cop, and who now runs a shooting school. He wrote a great piece that focused on the "resisting tyranny" aspect of the argument, and when confronted with the "assault weapons are only for killing", his unapologetic response is, "Exactly, and that's why we need them!"
Another shooting buddy is a liberal high school teacher, and he is much less likely to be preaching to the choir when discussing gun control with friends and co-workers.
He warns that the resisting-tyranny argument holds no water with libs, as they think of the government as a benevolent nanny, so why would anyone oppose it?
His pragmatic argument is based more on the lack of justification for the government's restricting the ownership of something that has almost no impact on pursuit of life, liberty and happiness of anyone, whether they own the object or not.
Ask a lib if they'd spend cubic millions of dollars enforcing enforcing any law that addresses an object that is almost never used in crime? What reasonable response can they offer?
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Old February 2, 2013, 07:57 PM   #80
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He warns that the resisting-tyranny argument holds no water with libs, as they think of the government as a benevolent nanny, so why would anyone oppose it?
The point I make to unreasonable liberals, and I make that distinction to separate them from rational liberals with brains, is that John Ashcroft started warrentless wiretaps under Dick Cheney using George Bush as his dupe. That brings them around quick.

Don't try that with people who can think. Won't work. But with the second group you can have a rational discussion.
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Old February 2, 2013, 07:59 PM   #81
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He warns that the resisting-tyranny argument holds no water with libs, as they think of the government as a benevolent nanny, so why would anyone oppose it?
The point I make to unreasonable liberals, and I make that distinction to separate them from rational liberals with brains, is that John Ashcroft started warrentless wiretaps under Dick Cheney using George Bush as his dupe. Those kind will get elected again one day, and if the pathway is clear they'll just march right through to dictatorship. That brings them around quick.

Don't try that with people who can think. Won't work. But with the second group you can have a rational discussion.
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Old February 2, 2013, 08:01 PM   #82
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Nighty - nighty for the dreaded liberal/conservative debate.

One can find liberals who agree with the defense against tyranny and conservatives who find it ridiculous.

Thus, we are closed.
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