A Black Female Harvard Professor Reconsiders the Second Amendment

A Black Female Harvard Professor Reconsiders the Second Amendment

Gun Rights

“The ultimate authority … resides in the people alone. … The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any…” —James Madison (1788) A New York Times op/ed by Harvard history professor Tiya Miles has received some questionable praise and promotion from a few conservative commentators this week. Miles, who describes herself as “an African-American historian and, on most issues, decidedly liberal,” asks an introspective question: “Could I rethink my anti-gun stance?” Apparently, the answer is “yes,” because what follows is an essay titled “ The Black Gun Owner Next Door .” Now I have to admit, when I first read that title, I thought the black gun reference might be to what the Times and other Leftmedia elitists often describe incorrectly as “assault riles.” (For the record, I am proud to live next to “black gun” owners irrespective of their race or ethnicity.) But alas, I was mistaken. Miles’s opinion provided a case study of an academician who started off in the right direction trying to discover the significance of the Second Amendment only to become lost in her own cultural delusions. Despite her reconsiderations, Miles fails to grasp the most rudimentary understanding of the Liberty and Rule of Law enshrined in our Constitution, as assured by its Second Amendment enumeration of our First Civil Right : “To Keep and Bear Arms.” As I’ve made clear in many […]

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