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Garon’s lion’s den

By From page A5 | April 01, 2013

EDITOR:

Well here we have it, the umpteenth letter from Mr. Garon on how guns should be banned. It’s easy to understand Mr. Garon when you realize where he’s coming from. He has a Euro-socialist perspective. Unlike our Founding Fathers he doesn’t believe that the people can or should be trusted with rights such as the Second Amendment, which could prove to be dangerous — while the Founding Fathers viewed government as being there to provide just basic services like defense, roads, etc. as a servant of the people.

Mr. Garon has the Euro-socialist view that sees government as a parent that gives its children, the people, only those rights that it deems safe for them to possess. As good parents he sees government’s role to nurture and care for its children, keep them safe and deny them any rights that it believes the exercise of which could be dangerous. Just like at the time of the Revolution, European thinkers such as Mr. Garon view a free people as the Founding Fathers viewed freedom as a dangerous people. In fact I doubt that Mr. Garon could come up with what he considers a good reason for the American Revolution. He probably thinks that England was moving toward more automomy for the Colonies and that the other rights that motivated the patriots of the day, such as regarding arms, are ones that the people should never have been granted in the first place.

So if you want to be a child taken care of and kept from dangerous things by your governmental parent, Mr. Garon will gladly state your case. If, however, you would like to spend the one life you are given as captain of your own ship for better or worse, then Mr. Garon will not be your source of inspiration.

GEORGE ALGER
Placerville

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