February 13, 2011

Quote of the Day

Matt Yglesias on the Tea Party's "I'm taking up arms to defend against my government" nonsense:

It would have been overwhelmingly counterproductive for Egyptian protestors to take up arms and start trying to go head to head with the state’s security forces. Everyone would have gotten killed and the chances for a happy outcome would be much bleaker than they are today.

The fact of the matter is that tyranny is a serious problem, and it calls for serious solutions and serious responses. The idea that the common man is going to use small arms to fight off a modern, 21st century military organization is ridiculous.

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 13, 2011 11:42 PM
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