New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg is a dangerous man, but there’s a beauty in his stupidity. He’s a moron of big bold colors, which makes it easier for men concerned with freedom to identify and describe him. In a weird way, his existence gives rise to liberty-loving individuals. Take, for instance, his desire for cops to hold citizens hostage over 2nd Amendment disputes:
“I don’t understand why police officers across this country don’t stand up collectively and say we’re going to go on strike, we’re not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what’s required to keep us safe,’’ he told CNN’s Piers Morgan.
Notice how Mayor Bloomberg never thinks beyond stage one. The man never thinks of the unintended consequences (the “what now?” of public policy) of his actions. It never occurs to him that leaving a population high and dry might actually reenforce the desire for the very thing he opposes — in this case, more guns.
The Second Amendment is a bulwark against tyranny. How so, you ask? Well, imagine a completely unarmed civilian population governed by men like Michael Bloomberg. What would it look like? Chances are your mind’s eye has already seen a society that quickly spins out of control, into iron-fisted oppression.
If you don’t get it, it’s okay; someone very near and dear to me recently intimated that we could do away with certain classifications of rifles because “this is the United States.” My response was that people always say things like “this is the United States” without ever asking why this is the United States. They act as if it’s a foregone conclusion that America will be the freest nation on the face of the globe, and never take into consideration what role the 2nd Amendment played in creating such an exceptional country in the first place.
Governments don’t physically mess with heavily armed populations that know their rights. Foreign nations will think real hard before ever invading … Texas. Robbers and thieves would be wise not to invade my place of residence, as the men I rent a room from own enough (legal) firearms to survive the zombie apocalypse. And as a law abiding citizen, there is zero reason to deny me the ability to protect my right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
Want to know one reason why cops don’t “collectively” go on strike, Comrade Bloomberg? It’s because they know that decent, law abiding citizens should be able to protect themselves when an officer isn’t (or can’t) be around to save the day.
When idiots dream big, they dream of you, Mayor Bloomberg. Instead of a soda tax on New Yorkers, you might want to consider a stupidity tax on men like you. You’d raise big bucks in a short amount of time.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll drink 64 ounces of something caffeinated.