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Linus and his Merry Men (aka H4)

Vermeer Flawed. Read first. (63 comments)

The analogy between the government maintaining armed forces and police, and professional programmers taking care of software, is flawed. The government is elected by the people (well, sort of).

It would be more accurate to compare Microsoft with, e.g., Mussolini (yes, he did make the trains run on time).

And about the Constitution, please read it first (Art. II of the Bill of Rights):

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

This simply gives the states of the US the right to keep up their own militia. That's all. No right to arm bears!

Time for another tea party, I guess.

more than 15 years ago

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