Monday, February 25, 2013

Ron Paul on Who Should be Disarmed

Ron Paul always has a good quip along with his straight-shooting talk, and it's no different in regard to gun control. Surprisingly (or not surprisingly), Paul says he opposes all attempts to regulate firearms with the exception of one: federal agents.

Paul says this on The Free Foundation:
While I oppose most gun control proposals, there is one group of Americans I do believe should be disarmed: federal agents. The use of force by federal agents to enforce unjust and unconstitutional laws is one of the major, albeit overlooked, threats to liberty. Too often Americans are victimized by government force simply for engaging in commercial transactions disproved of by Congress and the federal bureaucracy.
For example, the offices of Rawesome Foods in Venice, California, have been repeatedly raided by armed federal and state agents, and Rawesome’s founder, 65-year old James Stewart, has been imprisoned. What heinous crime justified this action? Rawesome sold unpasteurized (raw) milk and cheese to willing customers – in a state where raw milk is legal! You cannot even drink milk from a cow without a federal permit!
Other reasons for disarming Federal agents in Paul's view is from their draconian attack on raw milk producers, alternative health providers, and gold coin dealers

He concludes his thoughts with a quote from C.S. Lewis, where he state that the worst kind of tyranny is that which is "exercised for the good of its victims.”

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