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New WFP Video: Goodbye, Piers Morgan…and Yes, We Get to Own Tanks!

Posted: February 26, 2014 at 7:35 am   /   by

Check out our farewell message to Piers Morgan!


If one has the right to life, one has the right to survive—to continue that life.

If one has the right to survive, one has the right to do the things necessary to survive: to acquire food, shelter, tools, property. To labor to better one’s condition. To protect oneself from harm.

If one has the right to self-protection, one has the right to the means of self-protection.

Can anyone see any logical reason to limit those means?

Now . . .

If a people have the right to form a government via a social contract, they have a right to consent to, control, alter, or abolish that government.

If that government refuses to submit to that control, or worse, if it directly oppresses the people, the people have the right to resist.

If the people have the right to resist, they have the right to the means required to resist effectively.

Can anyone see a logical reason to limit those means?

I could see an argument that private citizens should not be able to own weapons designed purely for foreign combat, such as nuclear warheads. But it’s hard to see a logical reason to deny private people the means required to resist tyranny, should it ever come to tyranny.

I fully recognize that there are difficulties here. Foreign powers could secretly arm private citizens with the means for an effective 5th column attack (think jihadis or communists). That’s something about which to be concerned. That said, though, I am still struggling to find a logical justification for denying a free people the means necessary to retain, by force of arms if necessary, that freedom.

I’d love to hear reasoned opinions on the subject!

Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
Christopher Cook


  1. AngiBenghaziBryan says:

    I agree 100% but Piers is so thick and smug he still won’t get it.. or agree!

    1. AngiBenghaziBryan Oh golly, we don’t need him to agree. His rights-denying attitudes and smug approach drove his ratings into the ground, and good riddance. As long as the rest of us get it :-)

  2. Bruce M Wayne says:

    Yes as was said we have this right and we should be vigilant because if there was ever an American governing Party wanting to take all this away from us and the President think he has the right to kill Americans abroad and just need watch the news regularly ,because you have a tyrant sitting in Our House.So having the right to bare arms should never be taken away from the American people,and this would mean any arms that lend us the ability to ward off those who tend to do us harm in any manner.In the Twentieth Century alone 26 million people lost there lives because the governments implemented gun control and took away there ability to at minimum to fight for there inalienable rights but much more took away there lives to which they had no way to fend off or fight a corrupt government. Look around you because there trying to take yours away and there preparing for the day,just look at your local police and ask yourself why they wear military garb and have bomb proof vehicles given to them by the Department of Defense .And ever if there was a time that this House needed its inhabitants evicted it is now.You as an American have a duty to be your neighborhoods Paul Revere ,and ride and wake up those who don,t get it or just don,t wanna pay attention.You will wake up one day and all you ever knew will be gone,unless you keep your eye on the Ball.good day and good luck

    1. Bruce M Wayne Don’t you get so frustrated when ignorant people say that “religion has caused more wars and killed more people than anything else”? – – –  when we know the truth—that it was government that did that, and in just one century!

  3. mva1985 says:

    I’ve always been of the opinion people can own tanks… See ya Piers… don’t let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya!

  4. Mike Holden says:

    You should have been gone a long time ago Piers Morgan.  You’re a big mouth liberal who ask a question and them won’t shut up long enough for the person to answer.  Our 2nd Amendment gives Americans the right to own whatever is necessary to protect their lives!

    1. Mike Holden Yeah, good riddance. 

      Better way to word the 2nd amendment thing, though, might be to say that the 2nd amendment “recognizes” or “codifies in law” our right to own whatever weapon we want. The 2nd amendment could be repealed tomorrow and we would still have the right. The law would be against us, and the law might seek to punish us, but the right would still be ours. The right can never be taken away—-we can be alienated from the exercise of the right, but the right is always ours!

New WFP Video: Goodbye, Piers Morgan...and Yes, We Get to Own Tanks!