(1946-2010) Columnist, former editor of National Review
Source: The Economics of Liberty (1990)
The federal government has donated nearly 12,000 bayonets to domestic law enforcement agencies. A bayonet is a long swordlike blade attached to the muzzle of a rifle used for disemboweling people.
Ask yourself what you as an American citizen could possibly do to justify one of your hometown police officers ripping your belly open with a bayonet.
For them, the Islamic State is to be destroyed by the Americans. Then the Assad regime is to be brought down by the Americans. Then Iran is to be smashed by the Americans. Everyone in the Middle East seems to have in mind some new war for the Americans to fight.
How many such wars are in our vital interests?
Be careful who you tell these opinions to. Large, loud parts of tumblr and several large lobbying groups would disagree.
The case for Romney in 2016 is rather like the case for Romney in 2012: Romney, who was in the GOP primary fray in 2008 as well, would still like to be president, there are some party bigwigs who see him as their best shot, and some campaign professionals would like to cash in on yet another sure-to-be-pricey run. That’s not an argument for why Romney should run. It’s an argument for why he shouldn’t.
Why we have the Second Amendment…
John A. Allison
President and CEO, Cato Institute