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    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. — Winston Churchill

    Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and inalienable rights of man. — Thomas Jefferson

    We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. — Hillary Clinton (D/Fascist-NY), 28 June 2004

    Whoever claims the right to redistribute the wealth produced by others is claiming the right to treat human beings as chattel. — Ayn Rand

    Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe. — Dianne Feinstein (D/Fascist-CA), concealed weapons permit holder, 1993

    We’re going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy! We’re going to beat guns into submission! — Charles Schumer (D/Fascist-NY), holder of NYC unrestricted handgun permit, 1993

    “Do you pray for the senators, Dr. Hale?” “No, I look at the senators and pray for the country.” — Edward Everett Hale, U.S. author and clergyman

    The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind. — Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason (1795)

    What luck for the rulers that men do not think. — Adolf Hitler, progenitor of GCA-68

    Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA — ordinary citizens don’t need guns, as their having guns doesn’t serve the state. — Heinrich Himmler

    If we are ready to violate the Constitution we have sworn to defend, will the people submit to our unauthorized acts? Sir, they ought not to submit. They would deserve the chains that our measures are forging for them, if they did not resist. — Edward Livingston, 2 July 1798

    A man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on. — Winston Churchill
     
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    He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. — Jesus the Nazarene, at Luke 22:36

    Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of its arms as the blackest. — Mohandas Gandhi, 1927

    The price of freedom is the willingness to do sudden battle, anywhere, any time and with utter recklessness. — Robert A. Heinlein, 1951

    To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them. — Richard Henry Lee, 1788

    If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves. — Winston Churchill

    We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. — George Orwell

    It is not in the nature of politics that the best men be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellow men, and, anyhow, there are not enough of them to fill the offices. — George E. Macdonald

    Today we need a nation of Minute Men. Citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life... — John F. Kennedy

    Tis really astonishing that the same people, who have just emerged from a long and cruel war in defense of liberty, should now agree to fix an elective despotism upon themselves and their posterity. — Richard Henry Lee, 1788, opposing ratification of the U.S. Constitution

    To say that a government that serves the people is allowed to disarm the people is a simple contradiction in terms and a legal impossibility. — Donald M. Smith

    A gun in the hands of a free man frightens and angers the autocrat, not because he fears the power of the gun, but, rather, the spirit of the man who holds it. — Anonymous

    The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. — Thomas Jefferson
     
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    “I start to feel like I can’t maintain the facade any longer, that I may just start to show through. And I wish I knew what was wrong. Maybe something about how stupid my whole life is. I don’t know. Why does the rest of the world put up with the hypocrisy, the need to put a happy face on sorrow, the need to keep on keeping on?... I don’t know the answer, I know only that I can’t. I don't want any more vicissitudes, I don't want any more of this try, try again stuff. I just want out. I’ve had it. I am so tired. I am twenty and I am already exhausted.” - Elizabeth Wurtzel


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    In a civilized society, force may be used only in retaliation and only against those who initiate its use. All the reasons which make the initiation of physical force an evil, make the retaliatory use of physical force a moral imperative. — Ayn Rand, “The Nature of Government”

    The whole of the Bill [of Rights] is a declaration of the rights of the people at large ... It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of. — Albert Gallatin, 7 October 1789

    “The last thing that’s going to happen is for the government to take any type of offensive action here. It’s just not going to happen. You know, we don’t hurt babies. You know, we don’t hurt women. We don’t do those types of things.” — FBI negotiator speaking to the Branch Davidians, 7 March 1993, five weeks before the massacre of over eighty men, women, and children

    A man’s natural rights are his own, against the whole world; and any infringement of them is equally a crime, whether committed by one man, or by millions; whether committed by one man, calling himself a robber, (or any other name indicating his true character,) or by millions, calling themselves a government. — Lysander Spooner, No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority (1867)

    Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. — Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776)

    Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound. — L. Neil Smith

    He had every quality that morons esteem in their heroes. — H.L. Mencken’s epitaph for FDR

    Those who sell their liberty for security are understandable, if pitiable, creatures. Those who sell the liberty of others for wealth, power, or even a moment’s respite, deserve only the end of a rope... America’s historic misfortune is that her people have seldom been equal to the ideals upon which their nation was established. — L. Neil Smith, The American Zone (2001)

    The Founding Fathers undoubtedly recognized that an armed citizenry is the hallmark of a free society. — Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, Constitutional Chaos (2004)

    Faced with the pain of freedom, man begs for his shackles. — Gerry Spence
     
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  8. Skytrooper

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    The liberty of one man cannot be limited or diminished by one or any number of men, and none can give away the right of another. — Algernon Sidney, English statesman and philosopher

    Mere possession of a weapon is no crime, no matter what local laws assert, nor is carrying it without asking anyone’s permission. It’s a sacred right protected by the highest law of the land. — Aaron Zelman and L. Neil Smith, Hope (2001)

    Besides, when a government is once in operation, it acquires strength by habit, and stability by exercise... It steals, by insensible degrees, one right from the people after another, until it rivets its powers so as to put it beyond the ability of the community to restrict or limit it. — Melancton Smith, New York representative to the Continental Congress

    The conflict we face today [the war on gun owners] is once again based on culture, and once again, the central issue is freedom. This time, however, it is the so-called rebels who are championing freedom, and the government that is chilling the people’s rights. When the United States government suspects a citizen has failed to pay a five dollar federal tax and then spends more manpower and more money spying on that citizen than it spent on surveillance before the invasion of Haiti, there is something wrong. When government tax agents carry guns and wear black ski masks to hide their faces, the evil has become institutionalized. And when those government agents shoot nursing mothers and burn women and children alive over $200 tax matters, then you have a government that is out of control. — John Ross, Unintended Consequences (1996)

    [W]hoever would be obliged to obey a constitutional law, is justified in refusing to obey an unconstitutional act of the legislature... — James Wilson, 1791

    The right to possess arms is a fundamental human right... The right has two purposes: It allows individuals to protect themselves from criminals when the government is unable to protect them. Even more importantly, the right exists so that individuals can protect themselves from the government when it unjustly attacks them. — Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, Constitutional Chaos (2004)

    Government, today, has grown too strong to be safe. There are no longer any citizens in the world; there are only subjects. They work day in and day out for their masters; they are bound to die for their masters at call. Out of this working and dying they tend to get less and less. On some bright morning tomorrow, a geological epoch or two hence, they will come to the end of their endurance, and then such newspapers as survive will have a first-page story well worth its black headlines. — H. L. Mencken, journalist and author, 1925

    It is sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. — Charles A. Beard, historian and author

    All we ask is to be left alone. — President Jefferson Davis, CSA, March 1861
     
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    “Man is the cruelest animal. At tragedies, bullfights, and crucifixions he has so far felt best on earth; and when he invented hell for himself, behold, that was his very heaven.”

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    “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”

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    “Hope in reality is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of man”

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    “Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.”

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    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”

    (Friedrich Nietzsche)

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    “Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket--safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”


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    “Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.”


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    “Animal-rights advocates remind us of this admonition: The ways in which people treat animals will be reflected in how people relate to one another.”


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    The Founders weren’t hardhearted or cruel. They were realistic men who were wise enough to know that government by its very nature was incapable of performing the functions we now demand of it. And they knew that government could attempt such functions only by destroying the liberty that they fought so hard for. They deliberately and severely limited the role of government on principle because they recognized that government itself is the greatest danger to the rights of man. — Edmund Contoski

    If the Fourth and Fifth Amendments were enforced, every last judge and prosecutor in America would be in jail — and America would be a cleaner, healthier place for it. — Aaron Zelman and L. Neil Smith, Hope (2001)

    We have an illegitimate Congress and Supreme Court. Both have massive government might to impose their will, but they have little or no moral authority. If people sworn to uphold the Constitution don’t obey it, why should we the people obey their edicts? The only answers I find are ignorance and/or fear of death. — Walter E. Williams, More Liberty Means Less Government (1999)

    It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do, but what humanity, reason, and justice tells me I ought to do. — Edmund Burke, British statesman and philosopher

    Today in America, honest, successful, talented, productive, motivated people are once again being stripped of their freedom and dignity and having their noses rubbed in it. The conflict [the war on gun owners] has been building for over half a century, and once again warning flags are frantically waving while the instigators rush headlong towards the abyss, and their doom. It is my hope these people will stop and reverse their course before they reach the point where such reversal is no longer possible. — John Ross, Unintended Consequences (1996)

    We shall tax and tax, spend and spend, and elect and elect. — Harry Hopkins, close advisor to President Franklin Roosevelt, 1933

    No society in which these liberties are not, on the whole, respected, is free, whatever may be its form of government; and none is completely free in which they do not exist absolutely and unqualified. The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, as long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. — John Stuart Mill, Essay on Liberty (1859)

    The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. — Samuel Adams

    The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed — and thus clamorous to be led to safety — by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. — H. L. Mencken
     
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    Thank you for your support!!

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    Nah!! If WW III is fought w/nuclear weapons then the cockroaches will have won!
     
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    It all began with Ruby Ridge. Back in the mid-1990s, Director Louis Freeh personally deemed HRT SWAT sniper Lon Horiuchi’s second shot (which struck Vicki Weaver in the face and killed her) as “unconstitutional” but did not censure him. It would have greatly dampened HRT morale. No, the FBI must stand by its own. If it didn’t, who would?

    Freeh put great pressure on the Justice Department to kill the manslaughter charge filed by the state of Idaho. It worked. The matter was moved to federal court against Idaho’s wishes, where it died by judicial decree. Federal agents have “sovereign immunity” while enforcing federal law and cannot be held responsible by the states or the people. All who were paying attention got the message. The Republic is dead. The gloves are off.
    — Boston T. Party, Molon Labe! (2004)

    The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. — Edmund Burke, 1784

    Human rights aren’t derived from government; they’re derived from life. Government can recognize rights or deny them; it can protect them or violate them, but it can’t invent or alter them because they depend on the physical process of cause and effect. They’re as absolute and uncompromising as any other aspect of reality. — Edmund Contoski

    The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. — Thomas Jefferson, letter to Abigail Adams, 22 February 1787

    The Highest art in the world cannot guild socialism. It is impossible to make beautiful the denial of liberty. — Auberon Herbert

    Should we obey laws? It all depends; some laws aren’t worthy of obedience... Morality can be a contentious issue but there are some broad guides for deciding what laws and government actions have moral sanction. Lysander S. Spooner, one of America’s great nineteenth-century thinkers, put it this way: No person or group of persons can “authorize government to destroy or take away from men their natural rights; for natural rights are inalienable, and can no more be surrendered to government — which is but an association of individuals — than to a single individual.” — Walter E. Williams, More Liberty Means Less Government (1999)

    Restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression of opinion, including freedom of the press; on the rights of assembly and associations; and violations of the privacy of postal, telegraphic, and telephonic communications and warrants for house searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed. — Adolf Hitler, 1933 speech calling for “an Enabling Act” for “the protection of the People and the State” (predecessor to the USA PATRIOT Act)

    When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence. — Gary Lloyd
     
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    It all boils down to "Rights and Obligations"!!

    While everyone should have the "Right" to free speech......you are obligated to not holler "FIRE" in a crowded movie theater (when there is no fire) etc.

    Can't we all just get along, big ed
     
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    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. — Edmund Burke

    The evil of the world is made possible by the sanction you give it. — Ayn Rand

    He who cannot protect himself or his nearest and dearest or their honor by non-violently facing death, may and ought to do so by violently dealing with the oppressor. He who can do neither of the two is a burden. — Mohandas K. Gandhi

    Never forget, even for an instant, that the one and only reason anybody has for taking your gun away is to make you weaker than he is, so he can do something to you that you wouldn’t let him do if you were equipped to prevent it. This goes for burglars, muggers, and rapists, and even more so for policemen, bureaucrats, and politicians. — Aaron Zelman and L. Neil Smith, Hope (2001)

    Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them.Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436, 491 (1966)

    The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts. — Edmund Burke, letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol, 3 April 1777

    Question: Did the camp inmates ever bring up the topic, “If only we were armed before, we would not be here now?”

    Answer: Many, many times. Before Adolf Hitler came to power, there was a black market in firearms, but the German people had been so conditioned to be law abiding that they would never consider buying an unregistered gun. The German people really believed that only hoodlums owned such guns. What fools we were.
    — Theodore Haas, Dachau concentration camp survivor, quoted in Send in the Waco Killers (1999) by Vin Suprynowicz

    “Resistance! Why didn’t you resist?” Today those who have continued to live on in comfort scold those who suffered. Yes, resistance should have begun right there, at the moment of the arrest itself. But it did not begin... Every man always has handy a dozen glib little reasons why he is right not to sacrifice himself... And how we burned in the camps after, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make his arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? — Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago (1973)

    I aim to misbehave. — Malcolm Reynolds, “Serenity"
     
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    (Charles M. Schulz)

    “Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.”

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    “I love mankind; it's people I can't stand.”

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    “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.”

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    “It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.”

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    “An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.”


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    A Part Of One's Soul Remains Unawakened."

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    A child asks a question to get an immediate answer!
    A student asks a question to learn!
    An academic asks a question to learn/dissect/discuss/argue the answer!
    A Professor asks a question to teach students!
    A wise person never asks a question to which he/she does not know the answer!
    [It's usually a PARENT]

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    When evil wins in the world, it is only by the default of the good. That is why one man of reason and moral stature is more important, actually and potentially, than a million fools. — Ayn Rand, 31 March 1961

    Certain forms of government are better calculated than others to protect individuals in the free exercise of their natural rights, and are at the same time themselves better guarded against degeneracy, yet experience hath shown that even under the best forms, those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny. — Thomas Jefferson

    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

    Those who would rule have mastered the time-proven technique that if you dehumanize a segment of society you wish to eliminate, you can treat them inhumanely without a general outcry. — David Codrea

    The frustration is reaching the cracking point. We work and work and work for freedom. And not only do we not move forward, we are pushed eternally and brutally backward — gun registration, federal agents committing blatant murder and walking away with medals in their pockets, one new federal database after another, more regulations, more laws, more ordinary activities turned into crimes, more doors kicked in in the middle of the night, more random roadblocks, more property seized. — Claire Wolfe, Don’t Shoot The Bastards (Yet) (1999)

    The great object is that every man be armed... Everyone who is able may have a gun. — Patrick Henry, 1788

    Those who won our independence ... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. — Justice Louis Brandeis

    No clause in the constitution could by any rule of construction be conceived to give congress a power to disarm the people. — William Rawle, A View of the Constitution of the United States of America (1829)

    If I were to select a jackbooted group of fascists who are perhaps as large a danger to American society as I could pick today, I would pick BATF. — Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), 1983

    There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice. — Baron de Montesquieu
     
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    In an effort to keep this great thread going, I ask that no more politically orientated posts be made.
    If this request cannot be followed, all political posts will be removed and the thread closed.
     
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