Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Rob Morse: Guerrilla Tactics in the Culture War- Part 4

We are in a cultural conflict where freedom is under attack on many fronts.  I chose to talk about self-defense.  This is the final part of a four part series.  Parts onetwo and three are here.  Thank you for your comments.
Self-defense is more than a right we reluctantly tolerate.  It is more than a private choice.  In this culture war, people who love liberty should advocate for a better culture rather than watch as they lose their rights one by one.  Self-defense is a virtue we want to actively support across our culture.
What would we do if we really valued self-sufficiency and self-defense?
  • The United States is fragmenting into separate cultures. Entrepreneurs in pro-liberty states would open businesses to temporarily rent firearm to qualified visitors from blue states.  That way, the non-residents can go armed when they visit “free America”.
  • Movies would tell stories of heroic self-defense. Examples include-
    • Passengers gang-tackling a terrorist on an airplane.. or on a French train.
    • A woman successfully defends herself from a criminal. That night she goes to dinner and is complemented by everyone in the restaurant.
    • A couple defends each other from an armed attack by relying on their church marriage training that taught them how to work as an armed team.
  • U-Hunt/ we-clean-and-cook restaurants would spread across the US.
  • Insurance companies would offer lower rates to families with firearms and training.
  • Couples going out on a date would decide which of them will carry that night.
  • One reader suggested to carry openly rather than concealed. “I shouldn’t hide a virtue,” he said.
  • Another reader wanted to carry in his hospital.  “They trust me to save patient’s lives.. but disarm me in the parking lot.”
What would local politicians do tomorrow if they really valued self-defense?

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