Flawless victory!

Why in the world would we want to wait till the government does it to protest? It’s way to late by that point, so lets stop it while it’s still at the “opinion makers” stage, and go after it aggressively before it gets to the yellow stars.

In comments here.  Backstory: Joanna disagrees some of the rhetoric and hyperbole that’s been used during this whole kerfluffle with the Indy news establishment getting their database on.  She’s right in that to some people comparing this to printing a list of Jews or Muslims may seem hysterical, however at the same time is quite the apt comparison.

The Constitution makes no differentiation between freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to keep and bear arms.  They are all equal rights, equally enshrined in the bill of rights.  So printing a database that infringes on any of those rights is equivalently bad, regardless of which right it infringes upon.  However, the quote from Anonymous above really hits it for me – right now, the government isn’t doing this.  It’s the media, it’s private parties.  So we should protest it loudly now, because when the government starts printing lists of gun owners, we are already screwed.

2 thoughts on “Flawless victory!”

  1. Just to point out, based on the wording in the Constitution, it seems to me that the Right to Keep and Bear arms was considered more important. The 2nd Amendment uses much stronger language than the 1st Amendment: “…shall not be infringed.” Rather than “Congress shall make no law…”

    But that’s just my opinion on the matter…

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