No man who refuses to bear arms in defense of his nation can give a sound reason why he should be allowed to live in a free country" T. Roosevelt
Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the
peoples' liberty's teeth.- George Washington
"History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
"The people are the rightful master of both congress and the courts. Not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it." - Abraham Lincoln
"It is The Duty of the Patriot to protect his country from his government." - Thomas Paine
The natural strength of the people in a large community, in
proportion to the artificial strength of the government, is greater
than in a small, and of course more competent to a struggle with
the attempts of the government to establish a tyranny ... the
people, without exaggeration, may be said to be entirely the
masters of their own fate.
-- Alexander Hamilton
"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." - Sigmund Freud, General Introduction to Psychoanalysis
"Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." - Thomas Jefferson
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain
occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any
government, and to protect its free expression should be
our first object.
We in America do not have government by the majority.
We have government by the majority who participate.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good
conscience to remain silent.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of
the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of
principle, stand like a rock.
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.
As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now
let us show them we can fight like men also.
Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the
Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will
delineate and define you.
I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied
corporations which dare already to challenge our government to
a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our
liberties than standing armies.
Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours
his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey
of the rich on the poor.
Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms of government
those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations,
perverted it into tyranny.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take away everything you have..The course of history shows that as Government grows,liberty decreases.
-- All from Thomas Jefferson