January 8, 2012
After CNN ejected Alex Jones following his impassioned defense of the Second Amendment on the Piers Morgan Show last night, Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz said Jones is “a piece of evidence” for the disarmament case made by the gun grabbers.
“We lawyers refer to people like that not as witnesses, but as exhibits,” Dershowitz told Morgan. “He was an exhibit, like a piece of evidence. You just see him speaking and you say to yourself, ‘I don’t want that man to have a gun.’ I wouldn’t feel comfortable having an argument with him in his home where he had access to his 50 weapons, and if he got really mad at something I said, or I disputed his contentions, or I told him he was lying about the FBI statistics, and that he was lying about the claim more guns equal less crime, I would be worried he would grab for his semi-automatic and try to resolve it.”
Alan Dershowitz’s comments epitomize the effete East Coast intellectual response to the so-called gun culture in America – that Americans in Texas or Oklahoma or the backwoods of Michigan who are not victims of government disarmament like they are in New York are homicidal maniacs who will murder people when they disagree with them.
Piers Morgan and Dershowitz are dedicated to pushing the government and establishment media manufactured meme that those of us who exercise the Second Amendment and possess firearms for self-defense or – the primary purpose of the Second Amendment, to defend against government tyranny – are irrational and dangerous yahoos who need to be disarmed and restrained.
Morgan voiced his concern over the growing influence of Jones and millions of Americans who listen to him and watch his television show. “He foments this fear of a tyrannical regime,” Morgan said, “and that is why everyone in America needs to be armed with AR15s, and it’s the stuff of nonsense, isn’t it?”
In other words, for Morgan and the establishment, warnings about tyranny expressed by the founders were little more than nonsense and Thomas Jefferson was a fool when he said, “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
Jefferson’s admonition about government tyranny is as relevant today as it was when he spoke it more than two hundred years ago.
Sam Adams said the “liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards” and “it is our duty to defend them against all attacks” and the “artifices of designing men,” such as Piers Morgan and the establishment lawyer Alan Dershowitz.