Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Student with Samurai Sword Slays Intruder
I hope the left won’t react to this story with a call for a samurai sword ban to combat the “climate of sword violence” in Baltimore. We can’t know the details with certainty, but for me, all political and economic thinking basically starts with whether you recognize our right to fight intruders. That’s a right not only older than modern political philosophy but arguably a right that pre-existed homo sapiens. Dogs intuitively grasped and defended that right for us millennia before anti-gun types started concocting arguments against it. And dogs are often right.