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Polimath (and others) are feeling the same oppressive weight of the government boot on their necks that America’s gun owners have been feeling ever since the introduction of the Sullivan Act.

“Just give up a little bit of your rights, and you’ll make the rest of us feel safer” has been the motto of the gun control movement since day one. Now that same logic, (if you want to equate emotion of feeling safe as logic) is being applied to public health as a whole, and people aren’t liking what they’re hearing.

Stephen Kruiser once said that firearms are the gateway drug to freedom. In this case, however, firearms ownership is the canary in the coal mine. What big government and runaway political corruption have been doing to our freedoms under the Second Amendment, they’re now doing to every other civil right as well.

Welcome to the party, everyone. Don’t say we never tried to warn you.

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  1. Postmodern Hoplite Coolidge
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    The challenge is, of course, how to claw back the rights that have been compromised by the government once they have been lost?

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  2. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Postmodern Hoplite (View Comment):

    The challenge is, of course, how to claw back the rights that have been compromised by the government once they have been lost?

    I think Guns are going to be needed for that :(

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  3. Postmodern Hoplite Coolidge
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Postmodern Hoplite (View Comment):

    The challenge is, of course, how to claw back the rights that have been compromised by the government once they have been lost?

    I think Guns are going to be needed for that :(

    Ultimately, yes.

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  4. Norm McDonald Bought The Farm Coolidge
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  5. JoelB Member
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    Back in the beginning of the Covid debacle, they told us that masks were not effective. Then they told us that they lied to us for our own good – that they were just trying to prevent hoarding that would make it impossible for medical personnel to get masks. Was the first stand taken in a rare moment of honesty that would have reduced the control narrative that they were trying to implement?

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  6. carcat74 Member
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    Postmodern Hoplite (View Comment):

    The challenge is, of course, how to claw back the rights that have been compromised by the government once they have been lost?

    There is a thirsty tree out there…

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  7. Stad Coolidge
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    Kevin Creighton: firearms ownership is the canary in the coal mine.

    Exactly.  Government already doesn’t trust ordinary citizens to make decisions concerning their lives (vaccines being the latest).  So how can government trust citizens to own firearms?  To teach their children (home schooling)?  To pray (to a God other than government)?

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  8. hoowitts Coolidge
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    JoelB (View Comment):

    Back in the beginning of the Covid debacle, they told us that masks were not effective. Then they told us that they lied to us for our own good – that they were just trying to prevent hoarding that would make it impossible for medical personnel to get masks. Was the first stand taken in a rare moment of honesty that would have reduced the control narrative that they were trying to implement?

    The whole masking bait-and-switcheroo presents a syllogism with no positive conclusions respecting the health/science/medical community:

    1. If medical professionals and scientists insist universal masking policies are effective reducing aerosolized viral loads today, without any new science or conclusive set of studies mind you, then it begs the question: why sit silently by watching tens of thousands of  deaths every year from respiratory viral infections over the last 30 years? If this is so impactful why did you not feel compelled to share this knowledge in the face of such suffering over the last decades?
    2. If we accept #1 as true, then how do we trust opinions from health professionals willing to accept this level of malfeasance for decades?
    3. OR, most likely, these universal masking policies can be attributed to some level of political/cultural pressure, then refusing to just admit ‘we got it wrong’ on the whole masking thing. Again, adding to the distrust of this ‘professional class’

    The hardest three words for humans, much less unquestionable experts in their fields, to say is “I was wrong”. The second hardest is “I am sorry”.

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  9. BDB Coolidge
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    Wait until parents figure out that they have lost their kids one grade at a time.

    Parents should be entitled to show up at school as silent observers whenevr they want.  Let there always be a chair in the back of the room.  No disruptions, no comments.  Just observe.  This is so reasonable that it should be beyond debate.  Instead, it is beneath discussion.

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