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    "There are four characteristics among people: One who says, "Mine is mine and yours is yours," that is the mark of the average person; some say that is the mark [of the people] of Sodom. [One who says,] "Mine is yours and yours is mine," [that is the mark of] an ignorant person. [He who says,] "Mine is yours and yours is yours," [that is the mark of] a godly [person]. [One who says,] "Yours is mine and mine is mine," [that is the mark of] an evil person."

    - Talmud, Ethics of the Fathers, Chapter 5, Mishnah 10

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    I have made bold the libertarian credo.  I can't call your description libertarianism because at its core libertarianism is a ideology that desires to return to feudal misrule.  Under feudalism only nobles and their lackeys had arms.  

    Compare to Orwell:  Even as it stands, the Home Guard could only exist in a country where men feel themselves free. The totalitarian states can do great things, but there is one thing they cannot do: they cannot give the factory-worker a rifle and tell him to take it home and keep it in his bedroom. That the rifle hanging on the wall of the working-class flat or labourer's cottage , is the symbol of democracy.  It is out job to see that it stays there.  

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    Emphasis in the original.. Orwell correctly notes that the core of democracy is trust between the elites and the people.  Take that away, and the rest of our rights follow.  I cannot see how promoting gun control is anything beyond failing to trust the people.  

    I'm a 4 Freedoms Democrat.

    by DavidMS on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 07:31:10 PM PST

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