Posted January 30, 2020 2:06 pm by Comments

By John Farnam

Defense Training International, Inc

Opinion

Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “If we lived in a State where virtue were profitable, common sense would make us ‘good,’ and greed would make us ‘saints.’ And, we’d live like animals or angels in the happy land that needs no heroes. But since in fact, we see that avarice, anger, envy, pride, sloth, lust, and stupidity commonly profit far beyond humility, chastity, fortitude, justice and thought, we have to choose, to be human at all. We must stand-fast sometimes, even at the risk of being heroes.” ~ Sir Thomas More (played by Paul Scofield), from the 1966 film version of Robert Bolt’s book, “A Man for All Seasons #add”

In a state where “secrets of the heart,” or “thought crimes” were in force, that state could arrest you and eventually cut your head off, for “thinking non-government-approved thoughts”

Our Founders wisely rejected that dangerous path!

In our civilization, “crimes” are defined in statute as specific acts. All else, you are free to do, and “Secrets of your heart” remain so. Refrain from committing crimes, and the state will leave you alone.

At least, that’s the theory of it.

For example, in our …Read the Rest

Source:: AmmoLand

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