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"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb denying enforcement of the vote." - Benjamin Franklin

Annoy a Fascist: Just Say No to Gun Control!
Annoy a Liberal: Think! --- from The Republican

"Now, however, the educational system has become the weapon of choice for modern liberals in their project of dismantling American culture." ----Judge Robert Bork in "Slouching Toward Gomorrah."

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By: Professor Alexander Fraser Tytler
Taken from: Freeman Magazine
A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of Government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that Democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy, always to be followed by a Dictatorship.

(Written by Professor Alexander Fraser Tytler, over two centuries ago while our thirteen original states were still colonies of Great Britain. At the time he was writing of the decline and fall of the Athenian Republic over two thousand years before.)

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Strict Construction of US Constitution
"The Constitution is either a superior, paramount law, unchangeable by ordinary means, or it is on a level with ordinary legislative acts and, like other acts, is alterable when the legislature shall please to alter it. If the former part of the alternative be true, then a legislative act contrary to the Constitution is not law; if the latter part be true, then written constitutions are absurd attempts, on the part of the people, to limit a power in its own nature illimitable.

"Thus, the Constitution is either The Supreme Law of the Land, superceding all other laws, or the Constitution is a worthless piece of paper. If the latter, government can do as it pleases. If the former, tyrants have seized sovereignty illegally, it is the duty of the people to put them in their proper place in history."

---- Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Marshall-1803

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America's Spiritual Roots
"Two basic reasons underlie the attempt to separate America from its spiritual roots. First, the liberal goal of state socialism is incompatible with a citizenry who look to themselves and to God, rather than the state, for the satisfaction of their needs. Socialism requires that citizens do obeisance to the state as the Source from which all blessings flow. The supreme State can have no other God before it. The second reason for outlawing religion derives from the lobbying of those who wish their sins declared virtues. They seek the validation of the law, in the futile belief that the legal right to be wrong makes wrong right."

---- Linda Bowles

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Religion and Human Liberty
Thomas Jefferson asked the question, "Can the liberties of a nation be sure when we remove their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God?"

John Adams put it this way: "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

In Volume 1 of Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville observed that "... liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith."

Will and Ariel Durant, in their classic book, "The Lessons of History," asked themselves this question: "Does history warrant the conclusion that religion is necessary to morality -- that a natural ethic is too weak to withstand the savagery that lurks under civilization and emerges in our dreams, crimes and wars?"

This was their answer: "There is no significant example in history, before our time, of a society successfully maintaining moral life without the aid of religion."

If religious principles are so fundamentally a part of our heritage, why are they under such violent attack?

Two basic reasons underlie the attempt to separate America from its spiritual roots. First, the liberal goal of state socialism is incompatible with a citizenry who look to themselves and to God, rather than the state, for the satisfaction of their needs. Socialism requires that citizens do obeisance to the state as the Source from which all blessings flow. The supreme State can have no other God before it. ---- forwarded from Tony Pritchard, "The Republican" list.

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"In Switzerland, all males are issued assault rifles for militia service and keep them at home, yet little crime exists there. You see shooting ranges everywhere. If there is a shooting festival in town, you will find rifles slung on hat racks in restaurants. Tourists -- especially those from Japan, where guns are banned to all but police -- think it's a revolution, but shooting is the national sport, and the backbone of the national defense as well. More per-capita firepower exists in Switzerland than in any other place in the world, yet it is one of the safest places to be. [It] has a lower murder and robbery rate than England, where most guns are banned." ---- (Current Thoughts & Trends, February 2000)

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Our Precious Liberty and It's Protection
"The very purpose of a Bill of Rights is to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts." ---- West Virginia State Bd. of Ed. v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624, 638 (1943).

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Benefits of Right-to-Carry for Citizens

"[] we find that allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons deters violent crimes and it appears to produce no increase in accidental deaths. If those states which did not have right-to-carry concealed gun provisions had adopted them in 1992, approximately 1,570 murders; 4,177 rapes; and over 60,000 aggravated assaults would have been avoided yearly.

[] The estimated annual gain from allowing concealed handguns is at least $6.214 billion."

---- From - John R. Lott, Jr. and David B. Mustard, "Crime, Deterrence, and Right-to-Carry
Concealed Handguns", v. 26, no. 1, pp. 1-68, Journal of Legal Studies, (January 1997)

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The New England Journal of Medicine has another "study" from rabidly anti-gun Dr. Garen Wintemute of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California (Davis). Now he has found that gun buyers, especially women, are more likely to kill themselves than are people in the general population, and especially during the first week after the purchase.

Dr. Paul Blackman of NRA-ILA, who is about as subtle as a meat cleaver, told the Los Angeles Times: "It's not clear that any conclusions can be drawn beyond the fact (California's) 15-day waiting period [for buying a gun] didn't stop suicides. ... It undermines the anti-gun argument that suicide is a spur-of-the moment thing that requires a waiting period," Blackman said.

Well said, Paul.

I couldn't have resisted asking the Times, which wants to emulate Japan by prohibiting private handguns, if it also wants to emulate Japan's suicide rate -- which is double that of the United States, none of over 32,000 last year were with guns. ----- From Tony Pritchard

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" ? Expert ? " Says American Children Mentally Ill
"During the 1973 International Education Seminar, Harvard psychiatrist Chester M. Pierce, speaking as an expert in public education, said:

"Every child in America entering school at the age of five is mentally ill because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our founding fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It's up to you as teachers to make all these sick children well by creating the international child of the future."
---- Chester M. Pierce, Harvard psychiatrist, speaking as an expert in public education at the 1973 International Education Seminar.

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Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. ---- William Pitt Speech to the House of Commons

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"The big pushes during Clinton's two terms in office were to: raise taxes, cover up the Travelgate scandal, increase government spending, diversify the sexes from two to five, transfer America's manufacturing base to needy foreign countries, legitimize sexual deviancy, sissify the military, cover up Whitewater, foster class warfare, cover up the massacres of American citizens at Waco and Ruby Ridge, keep as many members of the cabinet out of jail as possible, shred 12 tons of incriminating documents, defend racial discrimination against people of non-color, defend welfare as we know it, strip marriage of its meaning by extending its benefits to odd couples, defend and promote infanticide, register welfare recipients to vote, expand benefits for illegal aliens, blame school violence on inanimate objects, recruit illegal aliens to the Democrat Party, raise money to defend the president against a pants-dropping charge, put the Creator of the Universe under house arrest, confiscate private property, control the amount of water used in a toilet flush, deny parents the right to choose schools for their children, mainstream hustler Larry Flynt, subvert the Constitution with loophole-lawyering, return California and Texas to Mexico, foster anti-American multiculturalism, start Cold War II, promote the idea that oral sex is not sex, mangle the English language with legal babble, prove you can lie under oath and get away with it, establish the moral precedent that adultery is OK if the wife doesn't care, protect endangered weeds and kangaroo rats from farmers, keep Hillary out of jail, develop an affirmative-action program for a venereal disease, promote cigars as sex toys, rent out the Lincoln Bedroom, put degeneracy on a pedestal, socialize medicine, sell nuclear secrets to China, criminalize 'incorrect' thought, use the United Nations to teach Third World countries the joys of wholesale abortions, cover up the cover-ups, meddle in the internal affairs of other nations, wage illegal wars, and teach underage children how to have sex without consequences." (E-mail from Linda Bowles)

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Agitation Necessary Partner for Freedom
"Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle!

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress." ---- Frederick Douglass, August 4, 1857.

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Guns are used more frequently in the U.S. by law-abiding citizens to deter crimes than by criminals to commit crimes. Defensive uses of firearms by citizens total 2 to 2.5 million times per year and between 25 to 75 lives are saved by a gun for every life lost to a gun (11/22 New Amer.). Medical costs saved by guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens are 15 times greater than costs incurred by criminal uses of firearms. Knowledge that citizens in public could be armed would deter crimes. ---- From THE CALVARY CONTENDER, December 1, 1999)

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James Madison spoke for the Founders when he said, "The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the state governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects as war, peace, negotiation and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several states will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberty and prosperity of the state."

The Founders wanted it understood that people, not government, are the source of all such power. As Thomas Jefferson noted: "The way to have good and safe government is not to trust it all to one, but divide it among the many, distributing to everyone exactly the function he is competent to. Let the national government be entrusted with the defense of the nation and its foreign and federal relations; the state governments with the civil rights, laws, police and administration of what concerns the state generally; the counties with the local concerns of the counties; and each ward direct the interests within itself.

It is by dividing and subdividing these republics from the great national one down through all its subordinations until it ends in the administration of every man's farm by himself, by placing under everyone what his own eye may superintend, that all will be done for the best."

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"As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms." [Tench Coxe, an ally and correspondent of James Madison's. Originally published under the pseudonym "A Pennsylvanian," these "Remarks on the First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution" first appeared in the Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789.

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George Washington on Thanksgiving and Prayer
"Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God . . . ." -George Washington - First Thanksgiving proclamation, Oct. 3, 1789.

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Justice Brandeis on The Government as Lawbreaker
If the Government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that, in the administration of the criminal law, the end justifies the means ... would bring terrible retribution. Against that pernicious doctrine this Court should resolutely set its face."
United States Supreme Court Justice Loius Brandeis: Olmstead v. United States, (1928)

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Property Rights Necessary For Freedom - Adams
"The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence." ---- John Adams

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"If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all forms of positive government. . . The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
---- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist Papers #28 and #46)

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Constitution NOT Meant to Be "Flexible"
"Without independent study, Americans can easily become indoctrinated rather than educated. For example, if you know nothing of the history of the Constitution and the arguments pro and con that accompanied its ratification, then if someone tells you the Constitution was meant to be a "flexible" document, you would probably believe them. In fact, it was meant to be inflexible, as it was a contract between sovereign states and the federal government. The only way it was intended to be changed was by formal amendment, which requires assent from three-quarters of the states." ---- Charley Reese

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by Glenn Conjurske
It takes a village (so we're told), to raise a child today.
It takes a vilage (we reply), to steal his heart away.
To purge old-fashioned do's and don'ts from his enlightened mind
to leave old fashioned Ma and Pa, a hundred years behind.

It takes a village, verily, to teach some mother's son
To steal and gamble, smoke and swear, and vandalize for fun.
His mother didn't teach him that! His father? No, not he!
It takes a village to corrupt, a village verily.

It takes a village, this we know, to teach the maidens sweet,
To dress and act, to look and talk, like women of the street.
It takes a village, not a doubt, to teach a maiden mild,
To save the monkey's, owls, and whales, yet kill her unborn child.

It takes a village public school, some subtle class room chats,
To teach the little boys and girls to act like alley cats.
To teach them of the birds and bees, without morality,
To teach them what to do and how, and tell them they are free.

It takes a village, yes indeed, to brainwash all our youth,
With notions and with fallacies, in place of sense and truth.
Abortion rights! The right to die! the rights of animals!
Creative spelling! Unisex! the rights of criminals!

It takes a village, well we know, to turn their minds awry.
To stand for fancied "Children's rights," and parent's rights deny.
To honor human nature less, and trees and rivers more.
To sacrifice to Mother Earth, and Father God ignore.

"It takes a village," so they say, but something more they mean.
United Nations, Washington, The Liberal machine.
Society, the "Brave New World," the socialist scheme.
The global ideology; It's here.....The New World Order Dream!

It takes a village idiot to believe that a family needs instruction from the government to raise a child.

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The New School Prayer
Now I sit me down in school,
where praying is against the rule.

For this great nation under God,
finds mention of Him very odd.

If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.

And anytime my head I bow,
becomes a federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple or orange or green,
That's no offense, it's the freedom scene.

The law is specific, the law is precise,
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall,
might offend someone with no faith at all.

In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the State.

We're allowed to cuss & dress like freaks,
and pierce our noses, tongues & cheeks.

They've outlawed guns; but FIRST they outlawed the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
and the unwed daddy, our Senior King.

It's "inappropriate" to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such "judgments" do not belong.

We can get our condoms, & birth controls,
study witchcraft, vampires & totem poles.

But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
no Word of God must reach this crowd.

It's scary here I must confess,
when chaos reigns the school's a mess.

So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
should I be shot, my soul please take.

---- Author Unknown

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If we accept the view that the American people cannot be trusted with the material objects [firearms] necessary to defend their liberty, we will surely accept as well the view that the American people cannot be trusted with liberty itself. ---- Alan Keyes, The Armed Defense of Liberty, 7/30/1999 - WorldNetDaily

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Everett Koop on Pro-Abortion Lies About "Life of Mother"
"Protection of the life of the mother as an excuse for an abortion is a smoke screen. In my 36 years of pediatric surgery, I have never known of one instance where the child had to be aborted to save the mother's life. If toward the end of the pregnancy complications arise that threaten the mother's health, the doctor will induce labor or perform a Caesarean section. His intention is to save the life of both the mother and the baby. The baby's life is never willfully destroyed because the mother's life is in danger."---- C. Everett Koop, M.D., former U.S. Surgeon General

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Jefferson on "Strict" Construction of Constitution
"On every question of construction (of the constitution) let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the ebates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed." ---- Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, June 12, 1823, The Complete Jefferson, p.322.

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Patriots on Right to Bear Arms, and Militia
JAMES MADISON--"The right of the people to keep and bear...arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country..." ---- James Madison, Annals of Congress 434, June 8, 1789.

"Who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except for a few public officials." ---- George Mason, Framer of the Declaration of Rights, Virginia, 1776, which became the basis for the U.S. Bill of Rights.

RICHARD HENRY LEE--"A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves... and include all men capable of bearing arms." ---- Richard Henry Lee, Senator, First Congress, Additional Letters from the Federal Farmer (1788).

JAMES MADISON--"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation. ... Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." ---- James Madison, author of the Bill of Rights, in Federalist Paper No. 46. at 243-244.

TENCH COXE--"Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American ... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state government, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people" -- Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.

GAZETTE OF US--"The right of the people to keep and bear arms has been recognized by the General Government; but the best security of that right after all is, the military spirit, that taste for martial exercises, which has always distinguished the free citizens of these states...Such men form the best barrier to the liberties of America." ---- Gazette of the United States, October 14, 1789.

TENCH COXE--"As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms." -- Tench Cox in "Remarks on the First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution." Under the pseudonym "A Pennsylvanian" in the Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789 at 2 col. 1

GEORGE WASHINGTON--"A free people be armed..." ---- George Washington, speech of January 7, 1790 in the Boston Independent Chronicle, January 14, 1790.

PATRICK HENRY--"The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun." -- Patrick Henry, in the Virginia Convention on the ratification of the Constitution ... Debates and other Proceedings of the Convention of Virginia, ...taken in shorthand by David Robertson of Petersburg, at 271, 275 (2d ed. Richmond, 1805). Also 3 Elliot, Debates at 386.

GEORGE MASON & PATRICK HENRY--"...the people have a right to keep and bear arms." ---- Patrick Henry and George Mason

PATRICK HENRY--"Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?" ---- Patrick Henry ... 3 J. Elliot, Debates in the Several State Conventions 45, 2d ed. Philadelphia, 1836

ALEXANDER HAMILTON--"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." -- Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-8

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Washington, Mason, Madison, Rawle, and
Others on Militia and Arms Rights
"That a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people trained to arms, is the proper, natural and safe defense of a free state; that standing armies in time of peace should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power." ---- George Mason, Article 13 of The Virginia Declaration of Rights of 1776

"The prohibition is general. No clause in the Constitution could by rule of construction be conceived to give the Congress the power to disarm the people. Such a flagitious attempt could only be made under some general pretense by a state legislature. But if in blind pursuit of inordinate power, either should attempt it, this amendment may be appealed to as a restraint on both." ---- William Rawle, 1825; considered academically to be an expert commentator on the Constitution. He was offered the position of the first Attorney General of the United States, by President Washington.

"Government is not reason. It is not eloquence. It is a force, like fire, a dangerous servant and a terrible master." ---- George Washington

"The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; a well armed, and well regulated militia being the best security of a free country: but no person religiously scrupulous of bearing arms shall be compelled to render military service in person." ---- James Madison, Annuals of Congress 434 (June 8, 1789) [This was Madison's original proposal for the "Second Amendment"]

"It is not certain that with this aid alone [possession of arms], they would not be able to shake off their yokes. But were the people to posses the additional advantages of local governments chosen by themselves, who could collect the national will, and direct the national force; and of officers appointed out of the militia, by these governments and attached both to them and to the militia, it may be affirmed with the greatest assurance, that the throne of every tyranny in Europe would be speedily overturned, in spite of the legions which surround it."---- James Madison "Federalist No. 46"

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Senator Hatch, Subcommittee on the Constitution, on
"The Right to Keep and Bear Arms"
"What the subcommittee on the Constitution uncovered was clear -- and long lost -- proof that the Second Amendment to our Constitution was intended as an individual right of the American citizen to keep and carry arms in a peaceful manner, for protection of himself, his family, and his freedoms." ---- Senator Orrin Hatch, Chairman, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Preface, "The Right To Keep And Bear Arms".

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Early Patriots on Right To Bear Arms
"They tell us, Sir, that we are weak -- unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power." ---- Patrick Henry (1736- 1799) in his famous "The War Inevitable" speech, March, 1775

"Three millions of People, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Beside, Sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of Nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us." ---- Patrick Henry (1736-1799) in his famous "The War Inevitable" speech, March, 1775

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Boston Colonial Paper
"Instances of the licentious and outrageous behavior of the military conservators still multiply upon us, some of which are of such nature, and have been carried to so great lengths, as must serve fully to evince that a late vote of this town, calling upon its inhabitants to provide themselves with arms for their defence, was a measure as it was legal natural right which the people have reserved to themselves, confirmed by the Bill of Rights, (the post-Cromwellian English bill of rights) to keep arms for their own defence; and as Mr. Blackstone observes, it is to be made use of when the sanctions of society and law are found insufficient to restrain the violence of oppression." ---- "A Journal of the Times" (1768-1769) colonial Boston newspaper article.

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