David, that Richard Bach quote may be the high point of your postings on a2k.
His work is mostly metaphysical
and I tend not to discuss that indiscriminately, in public.
It's just too bad that you seem to need to pack heat to not live in fear all the time.
Well, I don't fear flat tires (get one every few years), but I carry a spare and a jack
in my trunk anyway. I don't expect to get a heart attack,
but I have health insurance, regardless
Its good to be prepared; not just me, but everyone.
Jack, my point has not been that I shoud be packing heat.
I 've had plenty of guns for many years n decades. I grew up
point is that EVERYONE ELSE
shoud be packing heat.
will generate an anti
that will grow progressively more pervasive, influencing many elections.
about that. I want America to return to being
"the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave"
MontereyJack wrote:Self reliance
I do wonder at your continual harping on violence.
is pivotal; it is supercritical qua
the difference between collectivism combined with authoritarianism,
from personal liberty, hedonism and Individualism and laissez faire
Thay r anathema
to one another. To me: freedom is CONSUMATELY
2nd Amendment freedom is antithetical to dependence upon
the collective for one's very existence. This is the most profound civil rights issue
Your chance of being terribly burned are probably considerably greater than of suffering a violent attakc,
I know people who have been robbed (or attempted
, including ME
), but with all respect,
I don t know anyone who has been "terribly burned".
yet I doubt you carry a fire extingusher with you.
I have one in my house.
It is less ideological
than my guns.
As Aristotle put it:
"The Commonwealth is theirs who hold the arms:
the sword and sovereignty
ever walk hand in hand" (On Politics)
or as Jesus put it:
"If you don 't have a sword, you better buy one." Luke 22:36
Too many of you guys seem to get fixated on one low probability thing and it starts to rule your life.
As I have posted b4,
I remember many times being in bed at night at age 3,
remembering, focusing on the revolvers I'd seen on the hips
of police and of bank guards. My mind was (kinda joyfully
) locked on them.
You lose your inner otterness.
Parenthetically, speaking of otterness, have you ever looked in on Roberta's Beautiful Animals thread? Thre's a daily otter there,
and otters are really the otters of the universe, but we can be second if we try. I recommend it.
Thanks; I 'll try it.