Barton Holtz: Paranoia runs rampant

January 18, 2013 

Paranoia runs rampant

Recently I listened to a man talking very loudly on his cell phone as he was buying boxes of hollow-point ammunition about how the Second Amendment protects us from “internal” anarchy.

It occurred to me that this guy and others like him may actually be the very anarchists he was talking about. How did this country, which hasn’t been invaded in countless wars since the 1700s, become so paranoid?

Barton Holtz


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