Thursday, December 27, 2012

On the 2nd Ammendment

‎"Democratic theorists tend to see open, rational public deliberation as a key element of a successful democratic order: it helps citizens make honest and informed choices about which policies and politicians are worth supporting, about which values they want to shape the system that’s supposed to represent them.

The move to cast every gun regulation as a threat to the Second Amendment is opposed to that democratic debate. It’s a stalking horse for the specter of tyranny, a fantastical conversation-ender rather than a point of view worth taking seriously."

- Zack Beauchamp, "Re-thinking the Right to Bear Arms" in The American Conservative

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