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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
Molon Labe
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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Quotes from Thomas Jefferson   9 comments

Thomas Jefferson

[20 May 2010]

These are some quotes from Thomas Jefferson. It looks like Jefferson is describing the United States in 2010:

“When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.”

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.”

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”

Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property–until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

The International (2009 film)

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The motto on New Hampshire license plates reads: “Live Free or Die.” I wish we all had New Hampshire license plates.

Shays’ Rebellion and the U.S. Constitution
Keep Your Powder Dry
The Battle of Athens, Tennessee
Born Fighting:  How the Scots-Irish Shaped America by James Webb
The Mystery of the “Stranger” at the Signing of the Declaration
Quote of the Day
The Future in Hindsight
Does a Spiritual Yet Political Trend link the USA with Britain?
Is Capitalism Moral?
A Dream about Donald Trump

Has Trump surrendered or conceived the most brilliant trap against the New World Order?