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Freedom to Bear Arms   7 comments

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Here is an excellent video on The Battle of Athens, Tennessee in 1946.  I would like to thank Gorges Smythe for bringing this to my attention.

Keep Your Powder Dry

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The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:

“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.”

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“Remembering the words of Nehemiah the Prophet: ‘The trowel in hand and the gun rather loose in the holster.'”

–T.S. Eliot

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“I have a very strict gun control policy:  if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.”

–Clint Eastwood

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“This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized
nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our
police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the
future.”

–Adolf Hitler, 1935

Quotes from Thomas Jefferson
Constituting America
More Guns, Less Crime
Well Regulated Militia Being Necessary to the Security of a Free State
A Revolutionary People at War
Ann Coulter
Selective Outrage
Gun Control–or People Control?
Everyone of the mass murderers was a Democrat
Black conservative leaders discus how the NRA was created to protect freed slaves
A Slave’s Response to His Former Owner
A Valentine for Frederick Douglass
Civil war battle lines being drawn as. . . gun manufacturers relocate to pro-Constitution states
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US income tax unlawful
The St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre
Hand on the Helm
Regulation Migration:  Guns Companies Continue to Move Operations to Southern States
Esther and the Second Amendment
The Future in Hindsight
Ben Carson is Right:  Yes, Jews should have had guns in the Holocaust
Magistrate’s Protection of the Innocent
A Dream about Donald Trump
Some Gun Control History
St. George Tucker:  “the right of the people to keep and bear arms”

Live Free or Die

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“In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, Make us your slaves, but feed us.”

–Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”

–George Washington

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A Laconic Answer   Leave a comment

This story, another famous anecdote about the Spartans’ bravery, is from the time of Philip of Macedon (382-336 B.C.), who forcibly unified most of Greece’s cities.

“Long ago the people of Greece were not united, as they are today. Instead there were several cities and states, each with its own leader. King Philip of Macedon, a land in the northern part of Greece, wanted to bring all of Greece together under his rule. So he raised a great army and made war upon the other states, until nearly all were forced to call him their king. Sparta, however, resisted.

“The Spartans lived in the southern part of Greece, an area called Laconia, and so they were sometimes called Lacons. They were noted for their simple habits and their bravery. They were also known as a people who used few words and chose them carefully; even today a short answer is often described as being ‘laconic.’

“Philip knew he must subdue the Spartans if all of Greece was to be his. So he brought his great army to the borders of Laconia, and sent a message to the Spartans.

“‘If you do not submit at once,’ he threatened them, ‘I will invade your country. And if I invade, I will pillage and burn everything you hold dear. If I march into Laconia, I will level your great city to the ground.’

“In a few days, Philip received an answer. When he opened the letter, he found only one word written there.

“That word was ‘IF.'”

The Book of Virtues
Edited, with Commentary, by William J. Bennett

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This story reminds me of the 101st Division (U.S. Army) in Bastogne, Belgium in December 1944. The 101st Division was surrounded by the German Army and the Germans asked for their surrender. General McAuliffe sent them a written reply: “NUTS!”

Bastogne: The First Eight Days
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