February 4, 2009

Rights Debate

While the gun control debate rages on below, I’d like to point to another blog I’ve enjoyed reading. Jim Rongstad over at Preserving Freedom often has reasonable things to say regarding our liberties. His header contains a quote I feel relates to our debate.

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
-- C. S. Lewis



Rogue Medic said...

Of course, try getting these benevolent overlords to see it that way. When these benevolent overlords do something, they believe it is for noble reasons. When others, we poor pathetic weak minded people who need these benevolent overlords to think for us - we weak minded fools are completely unaware of what is good, or right. These benevolent overlords will go out of their way to educate us weak minded about what we weak minded fools really want, or need.

Jim Rongstad said...

Thank you for your kind words about my blog!