19 October 2012

Quote of the Day

Found in comments at Oleg Volk's blog:

“My excellent colleagues have forgotten these bitter lessons of history. The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime routinely do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed—where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.”

~ Chief Justice Alex Kozinski of the 9th Circuit


Old NFO said...

Oh man, isn't THAT the truth!

Rev. Paul said...

NFO, I believe it's gospel.

Cassie said...

Just when we were wondering what happened to all the wise men.

Rev. Paul said...

Cassie, I'll grant you it's hard to find such wisdom these days, but oh-so-worth it when it does turn up.