Defense of self is a basic, natural right; I hold that as Christ ordered us to love our neighbor as ourselves, that right is an obligation, when we have a chance to exercise it.
Needless to say, it doesn’t feel as good as feeding someone.
Your most basic right is the ability to defend yourself. The ability in fact, to preserve your life.
Every animal fights to preserve itself. And every human does too, whether it’s legal or illegal.
Any society that violates that right is prioritizing savagery over civilization, and lawlessness over law.
Why? Because criminals don’t obey the law. So while it’s illegal to attack you, the criminal will still do it, and if you don’t have the right to defend yourself (as is true in many places in Europe) then you’re devolving to the criminals having power of life and death over law abiding citizens. This is a recipe for the law to become dead letter and for everyone ignoring it.
I know this is not the reason that the founders gave us the second amendment. Or it mostly isn’t. So much of the Constitution is defined as “protecting yourself from the…
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