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Ban Guns, Exploit Tragedy, Produce More Tragedies

As usual, the long knives are out for guns again.

Whenever things like this happen, I am reminded of a leisurely walk through Napoleon’s wife’s garden in Strasbourg, France, I once made at midnight with some fine fellows, one of them a young Frenchman.  I was impressed by the high amount of activity in the park and how safe it seemed.  I remarked that there were few parks in America where we could do such a thing.  The young Frenchman asked why, and I explained that getting mugged–or worse–was a real possibility.   He said, “Oh!  We have laws against that … continue reading...

Lincoln on Opposition to Mob Rule

I posted an essay referring to this essay by Abraham Lincoln so I thought I may as well post the whole thing somewhere.


OPPOSITION TO MOB-RULE

ADDRESS BEFORE THE YOUNG MEN’ S LYCEUM OF SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS.

January 27, 1837.

As a subject for the remarks of the evening, “The Perpetuation of our Political Institutions “is selected.

In the great journal of things happening under the sun, we, the American people, find our account running under date of the nineteenth century of the Christian era. We find ourselves in the peaceful possession of the fairest portion of the earth as regards … continue reading...