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    Filed at 2:48 am under by dcobranchi

    Michael Peach, the Home Educating House Dad, is back and blogging again. I found this post, in particular, interesting. And not for the obvious reason. I was just bloghopping and ended up at Kim Du Toit’s essay on why he’s a gun nut (yes, Kim’s a guy).

    Even the British used to have the right idea (they don’t nowadays):

    “No kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people. The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave. He, who has nothing, and who himself belongs to another, must be defended by him, whose property he is, and needs no arms. But he, who thinks he is his own master, and has what he can call his own, ought to have arms to defend himself, and what he possesses; else he lives precariously, and at discretion.”

    James Burgh (Political Disquisitions: Or, an Enquiry into Public Errors, Defects, and Abuses) [London, 1774-1775]

    I literally clicked directly from the paragraph above to Michael’s email with his new URL.

    It gets stranger, yet. Scrolling down, Mike links to a rant on … drumroll, please… Kim Du Toit’s blog. It’s all very circular and, perhaps, inside blogball, but I wonder if God might not be trying to warn me about something.

    One Response to “HEHD”

    Comment by
    Kim du Toit
    September 21st, 2003
    at 1:54 am

    Not surprising. The Mrs. and I homeschool our 3 kids, as well as being keen shooters. So the coincidence may not be that surprising.

    Now get yourself a damn gun.

    Oh, and if you haven’t before, try Finding Mark Twain.