Re: Hooray for the 10th Amendment ???

Michael Lorrey (
Thu, 03 Jul 1997 19:33:02 -0400

Abraham Moses Genen wrote:
> Dear Michael and other fellow Extropians,
> This dialogue, although quite enjoyable, seems to be going off on tangents
> of the hypothetical extremes. This is not that bad, nor is it that good.

What tangents? Every argument you have made without substantiation has
been countered with statistical evidence, which you continue to ignore
or constest. Is this an admittance of error or merely an aversion to

> I suspect, however, that some of us -- myself included -- might be getting
> too emotionally involved and loosing our objectivity on the issue of gun
> control by becoming involved in somewhat questionable exegesis.

I'm always completely objective when it comes to free exercise of my 2nd
amendment rights.

> Possibly, we should further consider what is in the best interest of the
> continuing evolution of humankind and its cultures. We should consider in
> this context the need for greater altruism in an enhanced humanistic
> environment.

In an enhanced humanistic environment, the sanctity of the individual
would be of paramount importance. Violation of this sanctity should be
met with deadly force to ensure a proper level of memetic and
psychological deterrence against further encroachment by individuals,
groups, and nations with little respect for the sanctity of the

> The political context of our dialogue as well should be strongly
> considered if we are to believe that we are all capable of care and
> concern for our fellow humans and respectful of their their right to seek
> individual freedoms without the imposition of their personal constraints
> and and other emotional burdens on other members of society.

Exactly. The irrational fears of emotionally undeveloped individuals
should not justify the imposition of constraints upon my or anyone elses
freedoms, including, most importantly, the right to defend oneself
against the constraints or impositions of others.

			Michael Lorrey
------------------------------------------------------------		Inventor of the Lorrey Drive

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