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Freedom of the Press-Control

Reginald10 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 11:10 PM
Since the printing press in Benjamin Franklin's day could only produce a couple of pages a minute, suppose we restrict "freedom of the press" to printing presses of similar capacity? And a good speaker back then could maybe reach a few thousand ears, so let's restrict public address systems and electronic media with higher capacities. Sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander. Right?

While teaching on Aristotle in my ethics class last week, I noted that he was a “teleologist.” A teleologist is simply one who thinks that everything in the world has an essential purpose that makes it the kind of thing that it is. This is what most people held up until the advent of modern science.

An astute student then attempted to tie Aristotle’s analysis into the current debate over the Second Amendment. He observed that those who favor ever more oppressive restrictions on the Second Amendment—the proponents of “gun control”—sound very much like teleologists when it comes to guns. Guns...