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Criminals Are Never Disarmed — Robert Heinlein


Criminals are never materially handicapped by such rules; the only effect is to disarm the peaceful citizen and put him fully at the mercy of the lawless. Such rules look very pretty on paper; in practice they are as foolish and footless as the attempt of the mice to bell the cat. Such is my thesis, that the licensing of weapons is subversive of liberty and self-defeating in its pious purpose. — Robert Anson Heinlein, The Dean of Science Fiction
Criminals are never materially handicapped by such rules;
the only effect is to disarm the peaceful citizen and put him fully at the mercy of the lawless.

Such rules look very pretty on paper; in practice they are as foolish and footless as the attempt of the mice to bell the cat.

Such is my thesis, that the licensing of weapons is subversive of liberty and self-defeating in its pious purpose.
Robert Anson HeinleinLetter to Alice Dalgliesh, the editor who was censoring his manuscript for Red Planet, regarding gun control registration and control

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Posted by on September 19, 2016 in Politics

 

Power Attracts the Corrupt — Frank Herbert


All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts, but that it is magnetic to the corruptible — Frank Herbert, Dune All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts, but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.
Frank Herbert, Dune

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2016 in Politics

 
 
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