59 Shares By Kyle Becker 1 year ago
Breitbart editor-at-large and author of “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans” Ben Shapiro took on the nearly deported British expat Piers Morgan on the issue of Sandy Hook. The verbal fisticuffs commenced after Shapiro accused Piers Morgan of being a “bully” who was “standing on the graves” of Sandy Hook shooting victims with the aim of demonizing gun control opponents as ‘unfeeling.’
Shapiro makes a broader and very important point about how the left mistakes passion for reason when it comes to policy. Those on the left believe that because they (purportedly) feel more, then that means they are inherently on the side of right, while those who disagree with them are wrong. Rationality and evidence thus don’t enter into the equation.
And neither does history. As Shapiro drove home, the left dismisses the entire notion that citizens should have guns to defend themselves from tyranny. As Judge Napolitano echoed in his Washington Times article, the Second Amendment acknowledges that citizens’ have “the right to shoot tyrants, not deer.”
At one point, Shapiro pulled out a Constitution, which Piers once referred to as “your little book,” and made the salient argument that the Founders put the Second Amendment in the Constitution not for purposes of protecting hunting and game shooting, but so citizens are legally allowed to defend themselves from government tyranny. He then made the haunting remark that “the fact that my grandparents in Europe didn’t fear (tyranny) is why they’re ashes.”
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