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Ahab Gets it Right

On correcting stupid college kids:

You know, I actually believe that the pen is mightier than the sword…but the pen needs the sword as well.  You see, there are people who don’t like the pen, and they have lots of swords, so when they come to silence the pen you’re going to need a sword of your own.

Pretty much.   I wonder if people in Burma think the pen is mightier than the sword?   Or China for that matter.  Rights don’t mean a thing without the ability and will to protect them, violently if it comes to that.

2 Responses to “Ahab Gets it Right”

  1. Jadegold says:

    Again, Iraq pretty much demolishes the case that a society full o’ guns is a safe and free society. During Saddam’s regime, you could buy any firearm you desired. Yet, Saddam was in power for over three decades.

    WRT Burma, guns weren’t outlawed with the exception of automatic weapons and explosives.

  2. straightarrow says:

    It also takes a commitment to manliness and liberty and principles of liberty. All things you lack, JG. So it is no wonder you impugn your betters.

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