Two Kinds of Resistance to Tyranny
by Gary North: The
Case for the Non-Revolutionary Ownership of Guns
rather wind up like David
Koresh or Barack Obama?
sound like a silly question? It isnt.
he could kill federal officers and get away with it. He got killed,
taking a lot of naive, trusting, and armed adults with him . .
. and unarmed children.
to follow the tactics of Saul Alinsky, a non-violent revolutionary
who adopted the tactics of resistance used by Gandhi. A successful
revolution avoids violence.
Who has been
more successful in pursuing his agenda?
before Koresh died and 19
years before Obama worked with ACORN, an Alinsky-inspired
political organization (R.I.P.), I edited two volumes:
I discussed Alinskys tactics. I recommended them, though
of course modified so as not to pursue the strengthening of the
state. I opposed armed resistance.
recommends taking up arms against the government is a Koresh-minded
person. Stay as far away from him as you can.
I say this,
because the Tea Party movement has attracted Koresh-minded people.
I know this, because a few of them have expressed displeasure
with my previous
article on the use of arms.
It is better
to be elected President than it is to die in a hail of bullets
or a fire. It is better to appoint the Attorney General than it
it is to die under the armed forces commanded by the Attorney
be obvious. It is not obvious to wanne-be Koreshes.
remains are buried in Tyler, Texas. I lived there at the time.
I lived there when I edited those two volumes. If he had read
them and followed them, he would probably still be alive. But
he was not a Christian. He was a cult leader. Sadly for those
around him, his cult was armed.
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is the author of Mises
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He is also the author of a free 20-volume series, An
Economic Commentary on the Bible.
2012 Gary North
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