If armed resistance to tyranny is 'un-American,' America has died
Stanley Fish, professor of (in?)humanities and law, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times Monday speculating that perhaps the NRA is “un-American.” Not all NRA members, mind you–not the recreational shooters, or those who believe that the Second Amendment protects the right of self-defense (although Fish describes himself as “deeply unpersuaded” by that argument). So to whom does he refer? Only the “militant” members, and most of the leadership. Let’s have him explain who the “militants” are:
I mean those who read the Second Amendment as proclaiming the right of citizens to resist the tyranny of their own government, that is, of the government that issued and ratified the Constitution in the first place.