No euphemizing, no punch-pulling around these parts, folks. Not ever. That’s my pledge to you.
Any man who seeks to deny essential liberty to another without cause is an evil son of a bitch. He cannot be a “Good Man”. It is irrelevant if his family likes him or if he is kind to animals, sends his mother in-law flowers or makes the trains run on time. It is irrelevant if you served with him or if he has done brave things in the past. No amount of desire to “protect” or to “secure” or “prevent” will improve him. Declarations of his desire to apply “common sense” and be “reasonable” cannot redeem him. His desire to deny essential liberty to one, based on the actions of others, reveals the monster that abides in the soul of that man. If he seeks this, stating that the loss of liberty is necessary for the health of the society, he is the philosophical twin of every tyrant and mass murdering butcher in history. If American society is to survive, the decent, honest citizens must band together to drive these evil people from our society. They must suppress their innate “live and let live” philosophy and face the unpleasant fact that the man who seeks to deny an individual or a society those essential liberties is a potential killer whose bloody solutions will be incrementally revealed as he gains power.
— Bob Wright, email to Mike Vanderboegh, 28 March 2013
One hundred percent correct, and well said. Nothing to add, really, except: Know thy enemy–which first requires that you know and acknowledge that he IS your enemy. Failing–actually, stubbornly refusing, in obeisance to PC dogma–to do so is how we lost the WoT, against enemies foreign. Against enemies domestic, with our backs against our own walls, we can’t afford to make the same mistake.