One of our local Objectivist friends (SV) pointed me towards this video entitled, “Why Switzerland Has The Lowest Crime Rate In The World“:
Just to be clear, I don’t endorse Swiss-style mandatory military service. Nor do I believe that a proper government should require that citizens own firearms.
But I do admire a culture in which the citizens value their freedom highly enough that they are willing to defend it, with force if necessary. Any other approach makes one a ripe target for aggressors and tyrants. As the video notes, the logical end of such an unwillingness to defend one’s freedom is the Holocaust.
The quiet, morally confident attitude towards armed self-defense expressed in the video by Mr. Heim used to also be fairly widespread amongst Americans, although it has declined in recent decades.
Let’s hope we reverse this decline. Otherwise, we won’t like the consequences…