reply to post by jsipprell
so you'll pardon me for not being as informed about your position as you would like
i can extend such gratutites to those who
demonstrate them ... in this case, that wouldn't be you.
it is customary when engaging someone in conversation BY NAME, that you have some understanding of their position before asking such an unapplicable
funny thing is, i read all of your posts in this thread BEFORE responding to such nonsense.
class isn't something that can be legislated either
if this is true ...
My interest is in exploring the boundaries (or lack-there-of) on limitations of the 2nd rather than extremes in armaments.
it might help your assertion if you understood the basic difference between the armaments, eh ??
nothing in or about the 2nd infers, codifies, states or implies that any restricitions are acceptable.
that decision is left to the people as is their choice to which arms they'd prefer.
however, equal force is absolute.
now, if you'd care to discuss removing all the nukes from the world, i'd be happy to oblige but i don't see that happening either.
in the meantime, whatever arms the oppressor has access to, shall be available to the public at large, as it has always been until 1934.
nukes are never defensive arms ... they weren't designed to be.
if you need more explanation than that, the search function can be your friend.
no, all arms cannot be 'defensive', who taught you that ?
a nuclear deterrent is not the same as utilizing defensive arms.
that is living under the threat
of offensive action, hence, the action of a despot/dictator/totalitarian.
during the days of the cold war, it was said tooooo many times that the acts of a despot must be met with similar force
... hence, the nuclear
arms race to be the bigger, badder despot
unfortunately, we've evoled to a point where the same analogy applies on the homefront .... the best defense against a despot is an equal offense ...
hence, equal force.
now, as i've stated in many threads, i am not against total disarmament ... i think it would be a fantastic evolutionary advance ... however, the
despots MUST put theirs down FIRST.
see, a compromise is easy