Sunday, August 14, 2011

Rahe on Yesterday's Events among the Republicans; and On the Right to Defend One's Self.

Professor Rahe's take on what happened yesterday in Iowa.

Here's another good column by Professor Rahe, this one on the London riots and the right, now largely lost in Britain, to defend one's person and property. He conludes his column with this:

In times like these, it is useful to remember the immortal words of John Adams: “We talk of liberty and property, but, if we cut up the law of self-defence, we cut up the foundation of both. . . . If a robber meets me in the street, and commands me to surrender my purse, I have a right to kill him without asking questions.”

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