The New Mykotronix phones...
Serrzna Penvt Cerffba
cp at jido.b30.ingr.com
Mon May 24 12:20:01 PDT 1993
In <9305231707.AA12544 at IMSI.COM>, Jordan Hayes writes:
|> From mbriceno at aol.com Sat May 22 03:56:25 1993
|> If everybody would be armend, we would no longer look at the
|> government as the sole provider of protectios from violent
|> crimes, rape, or muggings.
|> I'm sure lots of people could give examples of areas where "everyone"
|> *is* armed, and while they certainly don't rely on "the government"
|> (i.e., local police forces) for protection, most would agree the
|> situation is not desirable ...
"Most would agree"? What a silly statement. You're in a big virtual
room with lots of different people, but a lot of them are "card-carrying"
libertarians who most certainly don't agree with that.
However, Marc also said, "I am glad that someone is finally mentioning
[the parallel between crypto and arms]." which is vacuous in light of
the _endless_ discussion on this very point on Usenet (sci.crypt and
elsewhere) in the beginnings of the wiretap chip flap.
Which leads me to my main point: please take this off-list before it
turns into the same flamewar that currently rages on
talk.politics.guns and for whatever weird reason, sci.skeptic.
------/---- cp at jido.b30.ingr.com (Freeman Craig Presson)
Gun Control: The belief that the government, with its great wisdom and
moral superiority, can be trusted with a monopoly on deadly force.
-- Clayton E. Cramer
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