Friday, February 26, 2016

Defenders of democracy?

I believe Americans demonstrate their ultimate power through ballots, not bullets, and our national genius was found in the free and open exchange of public discourse and debate, not in disparaging our institutions of government or taking up arms to fight duly elected representatives, should you disagree with them.

The most undemocratic or anti-democratic proposition yet put forward by the Gun Empire is that citizens of the United States should be stockpiling guns to protect their freedom from a tyrannical government. That does not make us safe. That does not enhance our security. That does not keep us free. That is not democracy. That is insurrection.—America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose, page 143

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