December 20, 2012

Some days, It's Good to Have Libertarians

Jacob Sullum of Reason is pretty good here:

Hat-tip: Ann Althouse

Gun Rights Posted by John Kranz at December 20, 2012 7:35 PM

"There are a lot of things that are illegal that we don't actually search houses for, unless there's probable cause."

"I'd be happy for it to be a felony."

Posted by: johngalt at December 21, 2012 4:27 PM

To clarify, the preceding is brought to you as: Crazy shit that utopian state-control-worshipping Mirandians (Robert Wright) often say.

Posted by: johngalt at December 21, 2012 5:33 PM

I lost 14 centijoules/sec2 of hope last night.

Larry Kudlow had CNN's Piers Morgan on. He showed a brief clip of Morgan attacking Larry Pratt. And I settled in to watch Larry at least question his lack of civility if not his disregard for birthright liberty.

But it was not to be.

They agreed on everything. Kudlow served up softballs like "Why do they need these 100 round clips?" "What hunter needs an assault rifle?" and "Who says the DH obviates tactical managing?" (well, maybe not all of those....)

The traditional red-blue, Democrat-Republican alliances really break down in gun rights in favor of a more urban-rural, east-west, elite-plebian split. My buddies at the Wall Street Journal and Larry are of no use to me now.

Kudlow had zero guests who supported a rights-based interpretation of the Second Amendment. After Morgan's bit, he had a panel of Democrat pointy-headed, East coast elites debating GOP pointy-headed, East coast elites about --if I may borrow from Edna St. Vincent Millay -- "nothing, intricately drawn nowhere In shapes of shifting lineage."

Posted by: jk at December 22, 2012 11:55 AM | What do you think? [3]