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January 17, 2013 12:44 PM

“Are we at last brought to such a humiliating and debasing degradation that we cannot be trusted with arms for our own defense?”

by Roger Kimball, from Roger's Rules


As President Obama surrounds himself with children to further his campaign to relieve Americans of their Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms, some canny observers have recalled other political figures who have resorted to using children to sentimentalize their policies. Jim Robbins, the brilliant lead editorialist at the Washington Times, reminds us of [...]


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