GUN Post some good Pro-gun/freedom/pro-constitution/etc quotes

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  1. P-chan

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    Saw this one in a sig on THR :


    “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.- Bovard 1994
     
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  2. I guess you could consider this pro-freedom from a political realist standpoint:

     
  3. Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition. -Thomas Jefferson
     
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    An open mind is like a fortress with is gate unbarred and un-guarded.- Varro Tigurius
     
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    "Guns are for home protection, hunting dangerous or tasty animals, and keeping the king of England out of your face."-Krusty the clown
     
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    Gun control is like fighting drunk driving by making it harder for sober people to buy cars.
     
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    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.
    - The Constitution of the United States, Amendment II, proposed 25 Sep 1789; ratified 15 Dec 1791 ​

    "The said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms..." Samuel Adams

    "By calling attention to 'a well regulated militia', the 'security' of the nation, and the right of each citizen 'to keep and bear arms', our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fears of governmental tyranny which gave rise to the Second Amendment will ever be a major danger to our nation, the Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason, I believe the Second Amendment will always be important." - Senator John F. Kennedy, 1960

    "In recent years it has been suggested that the Second Amendment protects the "collective" right of states to maintain militias, while it does not protect the right of "the people" to keep and bear arms... The phrase "the people" meant the same thing in the Second Amendment as it did in the First, Fourth, Ninth and Tenth Amendments-- that is, each and every free person. A select militia defined as only the privileged class entitled to keep and bear arms was considered an anathema to a free society, in the same way that Americans denounced select spokesmen approved by the government as the only class entitled to the freedom of the press." If anyone entertained this notion in the period during which the Constitution and Bill of Rights were debated and ratified, it remains one of the most closely guarded secrets of the 18th century, for no known writing surviving from the period between 1787 and 1791 states such a thesis." - Stephen P. Holbrook, That Every Man Be Armed: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right

    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." - John Stuart Mill

    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

    "When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson

    "No free man shall ever be de-barred the use of arms. 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 government." - Thomas Jefferson

    "A little rebellion now and then is a good thing." - Thomas Jefferson

    "If gun laws in fact worked, the sponsors of this type legislation should have no difficulties drawing upon long lists of crime rates reduced by such legislation. That they cannot do so after a century and a half of trying--that they must sweep under the rug the southern attempts at gun control in the 1870-1910 period, the northeastern attempts in the 1920-1939 period, the attempts at both Federal and State levels in 1965-1976 - establishes the repeated, complete and inevitable failure of gun laws to control serious crime." - Sen Orrin G. Hatch, Chairman, Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution

    "In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...

    There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

    --Theodore Roosevelt, 1919

    Pacifists have the right to be pacifists through the sacrifice of others.
    Freud, from "Why War?" letters between Einstein and Freud
     
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    Those who expect to reap the benefits of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of
    supporting it. – Thomas Paine
     
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    Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. – James Madison
     
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    This country is a one-party country. Half of it is called Republican and half is called Democrat. It doesn’t make any difference. All the really good ideas belong to the Libertarians. – Hugh Downs (1997)
     
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    Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. – Mao Zedong (1938)
     
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    Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in
    freedom. – Albert Einstein
     
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    The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an
    instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives
    and interests. – Patrick Henry
     
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    The Constitution is a written instrument. As such, its meaning does not alter. That which it meant when it was adopted, it means now. – South Carolina v. United States, 199 U.S. 437, 448 (1905)
     
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    The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance
    of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments
    must be reduced. If the nation doesn’t want to go bankrupt, people must again learn to
    work, instead of living on public assistance. – Marcus Tullius Cicero, 55 BC
     
  18. Jake!

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    If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a
    different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far
    away. – Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)
     
  19. Jake!

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    America’s abundance was not created by public sacrifices to the common good, but by
    the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the
    making of their own private fortunes. – Ayn Rand
     
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    Every individual necessarily labors to render the annual revenue of society as great as
    he can. He generally neither intends to promote the public interest, nor knows how much
    he is promoting it. He intends only his own gain, and he is, in this, as in many other cases,
    led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was not part of his intention. – Adam
    Smith, Wealth of Nations
     
  21. Jake!

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    The conclusion is thus inescapable that the history, concept, and wording of the Second
    Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as well as its interpretation by every
    major commentator and court in the first half-century after its ratification, indicates that
    what is protected is an individual right of a private citizen to own and carry firearms in a
    peaceful manner. – Report of the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on
    the Judiciary, United States Senate, 97th Congress, Second Session (February 1982)
     
  22. The founders of our country must be fucking spinning in their graves.
     
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    They have gun control in Cuba. They have universal health care in Cuba. So why do
    they want to come here? – Paul Harvey 8/31/94
     
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    Jake has a few posts in here :hsugh: :o
     
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