posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 04:21 PM
It irks me that the gun-grabbers never address the real reason we have arms. They seem to believe that sin and corruption have been conquered, that
leaders do not lust for more power, and that tyranny is an outdated concept. Words of wisdom from those who knew better:
“When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:”
- Luke 11:21
"The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in
Laws that forbid the carrying of arms..disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the
assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater
confidence than an armed one."
- Thomas Jefferson quoting Cesare Beccaria, Criminologist in 1764.
"The constitutions of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by
themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of
property and freedom of the press."
- Thomas Jefferson
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the Peoples' Liberty's Teeth."
- George Washington
“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright
force: Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.”
- Patrick Henry
"Must men alone be debarred the common privilege of opposing force with force, which nature allows so freely to all other creatures for their
preservation from injury? I answer: self defence is a part of the law of nature, nor can it be denied the community, even against the king
- John Locke, Two Treatises of Government, 1689
"Self defence is justly called the primary law of nature, so it is not, either can it be in fact, taken away by the laws of society."
- Sir William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws
"The militia is the natural defense of a free country against sudden foreign invasions, domestic insurrections, and domestic usurpation of power by
rulers. The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of the republic; since it offers
a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally ... enable the people to resist and triumph over them."
--Joseph Story, Supreme Court Justice