Reynolds: A Brief Lesson & Thoughts on Revolution
From Instapundit comes this brief lesson, stemming from the UK's ban on permitting Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders to enter Great Britain:
The lesson to me is that if you want freedom of speech, then, like the Muslims in Britain, you must make the authorities afraid to bother you. If you seem harmless, you will be silenced at the demand of those whom the authorities fear. Once again, I note that this is an incentive structure that the British authorities will likely come to regret.
Reynolds also posts this editorial from 1995 on revolution and the Second Amendment.
Quaint essay, Professor.
But what is a despised minority supposed to do when a majoritarian mob, incited by statist demagogues, decides that it wants to use its electoral dominance to eviscerate basic human rights?
Liz Michael has a suggestion.
Sic semper tyrannis.