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Democrat of the Year (so far)

Posted on 02/19/2018 10:10:03 AM PST by GOP Congress

Here we go. This isn't about gun control alone. It never is.

TOPICS: History; Local News; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: democrat; nra; shooting

1 posted on 02/19/2018 10:10:03 AM PST by GOP Congress
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To: GOP Congress
SOME writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness POSITIVELY by uniting our affections, the latter NEGATIVELY by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher.

Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil - Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776)

American conservatism is not cynical. In that it concedes the necessity of government, it is skeptical of society - while being skeptical of government as, dangerous to liberty and, at best, “a necessary evil.”

Socialism, OTOH, is cynicism towards society and concomitant naiveté towards government. From that perspective, advocacy of “gun control” is an obvious expression of the socialist mindset. It dismisses any good done by society, and demands government action against evil with no consideration of collateral damage to society. Least of all of the threat to liberty.

2 posted on 02/19/2018 12:24:08 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (Presses can be 'associated,' or presses can be independent. Demand independent presses.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

Hence, my postulate posted in this thread:

3 posted on 02/19/2018 2:55:49 PM PST by GOP Congress
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