The 2d Amendment Isn’t There To Protect You From Gov

by | Aug 18, 2018

The gun rights discussion often misses a point, which I feel is the most important.  Government isn’t the only entity in society that can threaten people’s safety with violence.  The Second Amendment exists to give people the means to protect themselves from the spectrum of threats to personal safety.

The idea is that a person doesn’t have to depend on government to protect themselves.  Imagine what would happen if you had to rely on government when a lynch mob showed up, and the cops chose not to come?

That’s the purpose of the Second Amendment.

Rights aren’t just about protecting people from government, they also are meant to empower individuals so that they aren’t rendered dependent on government.  Which, by the way, is what’s so offensive about contemporary healthcare paradigms.

About Zack Sorenson

Zachary Sorenson was a captain in the United States Air Force before quitting because of a principled opposition to war. He received a MBA from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan as class valedictorian. He also has a BA in Economics and a BS in Computer Science.

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