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No tyrant should ever be allowed to die a natural death. - Standing Wolf

Ammunition beats persuasion when you are looking for freedom. - Will Rogers

Most governments are designed to protect the government from the people, whereas the United States government was organized to protect the people from the government. - Jeff Cooper

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is  its natural manure. - Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, 1787. ME 6:373, Papers 12:356

The rifle is God's gift to the rifleman. - Fred

Man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts. - Ronald Reagan

The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail... the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation. - Jeff Cooper

I much prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery. - Thomas Jefferson

"Guns aren't toys. They're for family protection, hunting dangerous or delicious animals, and keeping the King of England out of your face." - Krusty the Klown

"Did you really think we want those laws observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We WANT them to be broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted -- and you create a nation of law-breakers -- and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system Mr. Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with. - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. - Edward R. Murrow

A golf course is the willful and deliberate misuse of a perfectly good rifle range. - Bill O'Connor

Metal and wood were the means by which we won our freedom. Metal and wood were the means by which we kept our freedom. Metal and wood may be the means by which we regain our freedom. Metal and wood are the final power of the people. Take away the metal and wood and the people become powerless - they can only beg, they supplicate for favors. - Dennis Bateman

A ship in harbor is safe.  But that is not what ships are for. - John A. Shedd, Salt from My Attic

Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. It's not entitlement. An entitlement is what people on welfare get, and how free are they? It's not an endlessly expanding list of rights -- the 'right' to education, the 'right' to health care, the 'right' to food and housing. That's not freedom, that's dependency. Those aren't rights, those are the rations of slavery -- hay and a barn for human cattle. There's only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences. - P.J. O'Rourke

...for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom -- for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself. - from the Declaration of Arbroath, Scotland, 1320

Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can. - Samuel Adams

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. - Thomas Jefferson

He who lives in fear will never, in my judgment, be a free man.  --  Virgil - "Epistulae" (c. 19 B.C.)

Man must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator.  This will of his Maker is called the Law of Nature.  This Law of Nature is superior to any other.  No human laws are of any validity if contrary to this. - Sir William Blackstone

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.  As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters. - Benjamin Franklin

Those who give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin

What if Thomas Paine had an AR-15, or if Patrick Henry went to Thunder Ranch?  THEY COULDN'T, BUT YOU CAN!  They had the soul, but needed better gear.  We have the gear, but need stronger soul. - From Boston's Gun Bible by Boston T. Party (Common Law Copyright 1997-1998, 2000, Javelin Press.  www.javelinpress.com).

 
God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. - Daniel Webster
 
"Necessity" is the plea of every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves. - William Pitt, 1783
 
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! - Patrick Henry
 
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
 
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. - Martin Luther King Jr., June 23, 1963. Speech in Detroit.
 
Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles. - Patrick Henry
 
A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares about more than he does his own personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. - John Stuart Mill
 
Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. - The Declaration of Independence
 
Anti-gun laws are enforced at gunpoint.
 
All Men are created equal, [and] they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness... - In Congress, July 4, 1776.  A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, In General Congress Assembled.
 
Better a sovereign in squalor than a slave in splendor. - Dresden James
 
Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws.  On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place. - Frederic Bastiat
 
History teaches us that man learns nothing from history.  - Henry David Thoreau
 
All men are, by nature, free and independent, and have certain inalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and seeking and obtaining happiness and safety.  - The Constitution of the State of Ohio, Article I, Bill of Rights, 1 Inalienable Rights
 
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. - John Adams
 
An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it. - Col. Jeff Cooper
 
The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God. - John F. Kennedy
 
Government's function is to obey orders, not orginate them. - Mark Twain
 
Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those who don't. - Anonymous
 
Virtue, morality, and religion.  This is the armor, my friend, and this alone that renders us invincible.  These are the tactics we should study.  If we lose these, we are conquered. - Patrick Henry