Politicians who insist on despoiling the Constitution just a little bit for some greater good (gun control for “collective security”) are like a blackguard who lies to an innocent that she can yield to his advances, retain her virtue and risk getting only just a little bit pregnant—a seducer’s lie.
There is no amount of "wish I'd said that" that is sufficient to praise that image. Like the battered wife analogy describing Liberty's relationship to the State, it works on every level you care to pursue.
The whole article is excellent; a highly usable resource that can reach people who need to be reached. Again, I'd not have expected Forbes for this much principle over pragmatism, but if minds are going to change, it's got to start somewhere, and I'm happy to call it out where I see it.
Deep tip of the hat to Vanderboegh for this one. May Hunter's article successfully prepare many new people for the work of MBV, Codrea, Grigg...