Time To Register Books And Put Reasonable Restrictions On The 1st Amendment

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President Obama and his progressive allies have recently told us that even the most draconian of gun laws must be passed because “If we save even one life from gun violence, it’s worth it.” While that’s an amazingly ignorant, infantile, and even downright silly statement, it does neatly sum up a nanny-state philosophy that is fueling a nationwide assault on the second “shall not be infringed” amendment as well as law-abiding gun owners across the nation.

By such simplistic liberal logic, the printed word is far too dangerous to be allowed outside the hands of a privileged few or the auspices of government control. In fact, entire cultures, nations, and peoples have been persuaded to commit atrocious acts of aggression and even genocide by simple concepts spread by the printed word and other mass message distribution devices. If you are going to start banning guns, then you better start banning ideas and the ways they are disseminated. And remember, if only one life is saved by such extreme actions “at least we did something.”

Simple words printed on pieces of paper have indeed shown themselves to be far more dangerous than the mere possession of firearms by a certain percentage of a population.

The advent of the printing press, and the technologies that evolved from it, facilitated the widespread distribution of controversial, violent, and often hateful concepts and ideologies. In the last century alone approximately 170 million people were killed because of the ideas outlined within just three books.* The contents of Mao’s “Little Red Book,” Hitler’s Mein Kamph, and Marx and Engel’s The Communist Manifesto have been responsible for more repression, massacres, genocide, and cataclysmic warfare than all other theologies and ideologies from the beginning of time until now.

In addition to the poison spread by the likes of Marx and Hitler, many other books and writings have also contributed to the deaths of countless human beings and to the rise of myriads of twisted cults and movements. The plethora of gullible, uneducated, mentally ill, opportunistic, and extremists among the general population has shown us that average citizens cannot be trusted with the often dangerous ideas that a book can provide without strict government regulation and control.

One has to wonder if the time has come to call for the registration of books deemed potentially dangerous and perhaps even the banning of exceptional powerful ones like the Bible that, when misused, could theoretically cause harm to innocents. Book buybacks, book-free zones, waiting periods, restrictions on internet book purchases, and requiring doctors to report to authorities the existence of such possibly mind-damaging materials in the home should all be explored.  The safety of the public at large, no matter what the cost, must trump any outdated notions of personal liberty or constitutional “rights.”

Book registration and book-free zones make about as much sense as gun registration and gun-free zones. Both are equally ineffective deterrents when it comes to stopping psychopaths, violent criminals, and mass murderers. But such policies have shown themselves to be powerful weapons for governments to use against civilian populations. Especially when a government decides to start massively increasing its own power and control while at the same time restricting previously protected natural and constitutional rights. Registration inevitably leads to confiscation and that formula has been played out time after time in nation after nation. To pretend otherwise is mere historical ignorance or purposeful misdirection.

For, in the end, if it’s truly just about “saving lives” with no consideration for liberty and individual rights then you might as well start by banning books as well as guns. For the 1st and 2nd amendments go hand in hand. The contents of each are equally potentially dangerous, and at the same time equally precious and important. And each relies upon the other for its existence in a truly free society. Such was the design incorporated into the foundation of our nation by the Founding Fathers.

It is absolutely no business of the government what constitutionally protected rights a citizen chooses to engage in. That’s part of the beauty of being a free and sovereign citizen in a Constitutional Republic. You have the right to be left alone and to live your life free from undue government interference and regulation. Infringing on those rights is not the proper role of government. Instead, it is the government’s role to protect and preserve those rights.

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.” -Noah Webster

*source: http://www.scottmanning.com/content/communist-body-count/

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Categories: American Values, Books, Constitution, Culture, Decline of America, Domestic Policy, Founding Fathers, Gun Control, Guns, History, Ideology, Idiots, Liberal Fascism, Liberals, Obama Regime, Politics, Progressives, Western Civilization

20 replies

  1. I really enjoyed how you compared these two subjects. By placing the books in the arguments against guns (and the multitudinous regulations already placed on the sale and ownership of weapons), you’ve shown them to be absolutely ridiculous. Great article!

  2. If Burning Books can Save ONE LIFE, then Banning Books would be Worth It. Bull Shiza

  3. Very good – taking Progressive “reasoning” to its logical conclusion.

    The terrible thing is that the Progressives will not draw the conclusion “gun control is absurd” they (people like Cass Sustein and co) are more likely to draw the conclusion that there should be “reasonable limits” on free speech. Totalitarianism by the installment plan (the Progressive agenda) will continue.

  4. It’s probably best to prohibit reading all together. Let’s start by conditioning our children to the dangers of books before they are out of diapers. Then, we’ll have every mass media and “educational” outlet ridicule those who read, emphasizing how easy their lives would be if only they chose to turn away from knowledge. Before long, people will beg the government to ban books to keep them safe, comfortable, and uneducated! This is truly a horrifying expose on the very sad state of affairs in this nation.

  5. Fahrenheit 451! Burn the Books! A great put-down of the Left’s gun debate position…if you are a conservative. I’m afraid that if you’re a Progressive, it will appear as a damn good idea!

    And let me know when ANY administration stops trying to control the Internet…

  6. Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    Time To Register Books And Put Reasonable Restrictions On The 1st Amendment

  7. Excellent analogy. Keep going it’s very easy to use deductive logic or inductive logic to disprove every aspect of the “liberal” or “progressive” agendas.

  8. day is the good somehow

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