Thursday, October 8, 2015

Standing Together

Ben Carson has nothing to apologize for, once again.

He's the one being called all sorts of names, being attacked by supposed "non-profit organizations" linked to terrorist organizations, but he is the one being called upon to apologize for his comments yet again.

Ben Carson said Thursday that Adolf Hitler’s mass murder of Jews “would have been greatly diminished” if German citizens had not been disarmed by the Nazi regime.

He is 100% right that if the German citizen's had been armed, the abuse by their Government would never have nearly been as bad.  It's a fact that has happened not just in Germany, but in many countries when Dictators took complete control. The Nazi government wouldn't have continued, and enhanced, it's gun control regime if it wasn't for that purpose.

The issue too, in general, was that the German people, and the Jewish people in particular, were not armed much to begin with.  Many of the Jews were utterly destitute, living in stettles.  And even if they were given a gun, probably wouldn't have known what to do with it.  They may not have even lifted a finger.

That is why we can't also ignore the most important thing in all this - the will to fight.

We, as conservatives, love to point out the absurdity that guns cause crimes.  They obviously don't - but neither do they cause heroics.   You still would have needed enough people to stand up, and take those risks. 

And it would be daunting.  Taking on a government, such as the Nazi's, would have been.  So to be effective in any sense, they would have been to be well armed.

That is why we must fight to make sure there are no restrictions on the right of self defense for law abiding citizens.  We must make sure that no tyrannical regime ever decides to put us in boxcars without significant cost to them. 

That's why it's important, as Carson said, to get this out there. We need to be ready to work together to make the best of the situation.  To understand where we are, and take on these challenges.  Particularly if more innocent lives are going to be taken as a result.