Rights and Felonies

Caught part of the questioning yesterday, on the radio– and I can’t figure out how on earth the questioner is that jacked up.

It had to do with the second amendment vs voting rights, and the removal of one vs the other.  Judge Barrett wrote an opinion against removing gun rights from non-violent felons, and the questioner wanted to compare that to suspension of voting rights until restitution had been made.

The question assumed that the only relevant consideration was how “important” the rights were– and didn’t even do a good job of that, looking at the purpose of the rights.  Second Amendment: self defense and, in extreme instances, bear arms to defend and restore the Republic.  Voting rights: guide the path of the republic.

Nope, all a stupid status game, so not dying is less important than voting, and you don’t have a right to not be killed but gosh you sure can cast that vote!

… seriously?

No wonder they aren’t worried about vote fraud.  Nevermind if the right is rendered useless because Mickey Mouse’s vote was counted more times than yours, gosh, you got to vote!  Your right has been given its respect!  Meanwhile, of course, dang near nobody is supposed to have access to the single biggest leveler when facing violent threat, firearms. That’s only for professionals.  Being beaten to death by psychotic, arson-drunk mob is totally not a violation of your rights….

Author: Foxfier

Former sailor, current geek, conservative, mother and practicing Catholic. Refugee from the Seattle blob. (No, we DIDN'T vote for those taxes!) Elf is my husband, our kids are Princess, Duchess, Baron, Empress, Chief, and Contessa.

8 thoughts on “Rights and Felonies”

  1. In their “defense”, based on what I survived in grade school, they probably believe exactly that. Defend yourself and commit icky gun violence, “staining” your soul forever? They’ll save you from that if it kills you!

    1. I’m afraid you’re right– with additional layers of frankly not really grasping the idea that harm is possible.

      …which I just connected with the “a liberal that has been mugged” sayings. Their philosophy hit new information that was not covered by prior understanding of reality.

      1. *Nod* A lot of these people have never, really, experienced physical violence themselves. They’ve seen people be hit, sure, but those were all the ones who “deserved it, they’re so weird, you know? They’re not like Us.”

        It’s a thing that commonly comes up on the raised by narcissists reddit – that people who grew up in normal families often can’t grasp that yes, someone related to you may be out to destroy your soul.

        1. It’s a thing that commonly comes up on the raised by narcissists reddit – that people who grew up in normal families often can’t grasp that yes, someone related to you may be out to destroy your soul.

          *shudder* I can’t imagine doing such a massive disservice to kids.
          My kids know of Uruk-hai, and two-legged wolves, and other predators that are no less a threat for being people.
          We work to make sure they don’t learn it the hard way, not so they don’t learn it at all!

            1. *grin* Appreciated, a lot of your recent stories of gaslighting/folks dodging their duty and dumping it on you are very easy to work into a framework of “looking fairer, feeling fouler”.

  2. Aristos get very unhappy at serfs being able to defend ourselves from them. And they appreciate giving us the means to prevent their ouster.

    So ++CriminalClass votes and Boo!Hiss! Self defense. No ideology needed.

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