Re: Hooray for the 10th Amendment ???

Abraham Moses Genen (
Tue, 1 Jul 1997 20:03:16 -0400

From: Michael M. Butler <butler@comp*>
Subject: Re: Hooray for the 10th Amendment ???
Date: Tuesday, July 01, 1997 1:40 AM

>The arguements as to the need for self-defense against predators in our
>society is best answered by having professionally trained law enforcement
>officials in each community.

No doubt Marshal Petain would agree with you.
Certainly Pol Pot would find your answer a winning one.
I manage to entertain some doubts.
Each community is different.
Feel free to live wherever you are comfortable.
When respect for one's fellow man is strong, arms are an utter non-issue.
Absent that respect, what remains?


Dear fellow extropians and michael,

It seems there is always someone who chooses to miss the point.
Possibly, it's out of a simple need to act as devils advocate.
I somehow doubt that either Petain or Pol Pot would agree with me on most,
if not all, political issues.
It seems that they both advocated conformity of mind and action and could
not tolerate dissent.
The open mind indicates open discussion and debate of all issues in order
to increase human understanding.
Shooting or otherwise killing someone does not get them to think.
In fact, the reverse is true.

A.M. Genen