Short Items on Liberty and Justice - Index 2
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Go To Rodgers Baptist Site --- Another Heroes List in War On Terrorism - US Military

 "Founders On Morality"  Strict Construction- Jefferson  Armed Citizens & Liberty
 "Truth On Income Tax Law"  Washington & Thanksgiving  Dumbing Down Schools
 "Liberty or Death"  English Expert on 2nd  Hanoi Jane - Honored?
 Short Patriotic Quotes  America, The Beautiful  Aussie Gun Control Failure!
 Correct "Political Speech"  Subjects or Citizens?  Pertinent Patriotic Quotes
 Right to Bear Arms -Jefferson  Doctors versus Guns  Commentator in 1789
 A. Lincoln and J. Kennedy  Advantage of Armed Citizens  Short But Good!
 Washington on Honesty  Forms of Control  Ballad of the Unborn
 Jefferson on Tyranny  Jefferson on Corruption  Limiting Courts & Government

Go To Index for Complete Text of "John Foxe's Book of Christian Martyrs"

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Founding Fathers About Need For Morality

Long ago one of our nations founders expressed a great wisdom when he said: And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. (George Washington)

And: Religion and morality...are the foundations of all governments. Without these restraints no free government could long exist. ** *Carroll, Charles. November 4, 1800, in a letter to James McHenry. Bernard C. Steiner, The Life and Correspondence of James McHenry (Cleveland: The Burrows Brothers, 1907)

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Thomas 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 debates, 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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About Liberty and Armed Citizenry

"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States" -- Noah Webster, "An Examination into the Leading Principals of the Federal Constitution.", in Paul Ford, ed., Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States, at 56 (New York, 1888).

"if raised, whether they could subdue a Nation of freemen, who know how to prize liberty, and who have arms in their hands?" -- Delegate Sedgwick, during the Massachusetts Convention, rhetorically asking if an oppressive standing army could prevail ... Johnathan Elliot, ed., Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Vol. 2 at 97 (2d ed., 1888).

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Predictions In 1910 About Income Tax Results - ALL True!

"A hand from Washington will be stretched out and placed upon every man's business; the eye of the federal inspector will be in every man's counting house . . . . The law will of necessity have inquisical features, it will provide penalties, it will create complicated machinery. Under it, men will be hauled into courts distant from their homes. Heavy fines imposed by distant and unfamiliar tribunals will constantly menace the taxpayer. An army of federal inspectors, spies, and detectives will descend upon the state." ------- Virginia House Speaker Richard E. Byrd, 1910, predicting what would happen if a federal income tax became law. (Well, it did, and he was right in every prediction! --- Webmaster)

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President Washington On Prayer & Thanksgiving!
Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation

By the President of the United States of America: a Proclamation.

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 signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.'

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be--That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks--for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation--for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed--for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted--for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions--to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually--to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed--to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness onto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord--To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us--and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789. ---- George Washington

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Teacher of the Year (1991) On Dumbing Down At Public Schools

Teaching means different things in different places, but seven lessons are universally taught from Harlem to Hollywood Hills. They constitute a national curriculum you pay for in more ways than you can imagine, so you might as well know what it is:

    1. Confusion.
    2. Class Position.
    3. Indifference.
    4. Emotional Dependency.
    5. Intellectual Dependency.
    6. Provisional Self-Esteem.
    7. One Can't Hide. . . .

It is the great triumph of compulsory government monopoly mass-schooling that among even the best of my fellow teachers, and among even the best of my students' parents, only a small number can imagine a different way to do things. ----- John Taylor Gatto, speech on accepting 1991 New York State teacher of the year award, reprinted in Gatto's Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling (Philadelphia: New Society Publishers, 1992), pages 1-12.

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"I call the present system "Post-Constitutional America." As I sometimes put it, the U. S. Constitution poses no serious threat to our form of government." -----Joseph Sobran, "How Tyranny Came To America."


"Oh, my countrymen! What will our children say, when they read the history of these times? Should they find we tamely gave away without one noble struggle, the most invaluable of earthly blessings? As they drag the galling chain, will they not execrate us? If we have any respect for things sacred; any regard to the dearest treasures on earth; if we have one tender sentiment for posterity; if we would not be despised by the whole world - let us in the most open, solemn manner, and with determined fortitude, swear we will die, if we cannot live free men!" -----Josiah Quincy, Jr., 1788, published in the Boston Gazette.


"The whole of the Bill of Rights is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals. It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of." -----Albert Gallatin of the New York Historical Society, October 7, 1789.


"Aware of the tendency of power to degenerate into abuse, the worthies of our country have secured its independence by the establishment of a Constitution and form of government for our nation, calculated to prevent as well as to correct abuse." -----Thomas Jefferson to Washington Tammany Society, 1809.


"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to the unjust and oppressive." -----Noah Webster, "An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution" -- October 17, 1787.

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Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty?

Are we disposed to be of the numbers of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it. ---- Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775.

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Poem By Judge Who Defended Ten Commandments

This poem was written by Judge Roy Moore. Judge Moore was recently sued by the ACLU for displaying the Ten Commandments in his courtroom. After a lengthy appeal process the case has been dismissed and the Ten Commandments remain on display.


by Judge Roy Moore

America the Beautiful, or so you used to be.
Land of the Pilgrims' pride, I'm glad they'll never see
Babies piled in dumpsters, Abortion on demand,
Oh, sweet land of liberty, your house is built on sand.

Our children wander aimlessly, poisoned by cocaine,
Choosing to indulge their lusts, when God has said abstain.
From sea to shining sea, our Nation turns away
From the teaching of God's love and a need to always pray.

So many worldly pastors tell lies about our Rock,
Saying God is going broke so they can fleece the flock.
We've kept God in our temples, how callous we have grown,
When earth is but His footstool and Heaven is His throne.

We've voted in a government that's rotting at the core,
Appointing Godless Judges who throw reason out the door,
Too soft to place a killer in a well deserved tomb,
But brave enough to kill a baby before he leaves the womb.

You think that God's not angry that our land's a moral slum?
How much longer will He wait before His judgment comes?
How are we to face our God from Whom we cannot hide?
What then is left for us to do, but stem this evil tide?

If we who are His children will humbly turn and pray,
Seek His holy face and mend our evil way,
Then God will hear from Heaven and forgive us of our sins,
He'll heal our sickly land and those who live within.

But America the Beautiful if you don't, then you will see,
A sad but Holy God withdraw His hand from thee. AMEN!

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It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed, a program costing the government more than $500 million dollars.

And now the results are in: Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent; Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent;Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent). In the state of Victoria, homicides with firearms are up 300 percent. Figures over the previous 25 years show a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms (changed drastically in the past 12 months). There has been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the elderly. Australian politicians are on the spot and at a loss to explain how no improvement in "safety" has been observed after such monumental effort and expense was successfully expended in "ridding society of guns."

Bet you won't see this data on the evening news or hear your governor or members of the state Assembly disseminating this information. It's time to state it plainly: Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws only affect the law abiding citizens.

Take note, Californians and other Americans, before it's too late! (Submitted by Captain Dan Bridges, USCG)


"It is a false idea of utility to sacrifice a thousand real advantages for the sake of one disadvantage which is either imaginary or of little consequence; this would take fire away from men because it burns and water because it drowns people; this is to have no remedy for evils except destruction. Laws forbidding people to bear arms are of this nature; they only disarm those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes." --- (Unknown Author)

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by J. Neil Schulman, July 17, 1991, California Libertarian Party

I just had a conversation with Mr. A.C. Brocki, Editorial Coordinator for the Office of Instruction of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Mr. Brocki taught Advanced Placement English for several years at Van Nuys High School, as well as having been a senior editor for Houghton Mifflin.

I was referred to Mr. Brocki by Sherryl Broyles of the Office of Instruction of the LA Unified School District, who described Mr. Brocki as the foremost expert in grammar in the Los Angeles Unified School District -- the person she and others go to when they need a definitive answer on English grammar.

I gave Mr. Brocki my name, told him Sherryl Broyles referred me, then asked him to parse the following sentence:

"A well-schooled electorate, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and read Books, shall not be infringed."

Mr. Brocki informed me that the sentence was overpunctuated, but that the meaning could be extracted anyway.

"A well-schooled electorate" is a nominative absolute.

"being necessary to the security of a free State" is a participial phrase modifying "electorate"

The subject (a compound subject) of the sentence is "the right of the people"

"shall not be infringed" is a verb phrase, with "not" as an adverb modifying the verb phrase "shall be infringed"

"to keep and read books" is an infinitive phrase modifying "right"

I then asked him if he could rephrase the sentence to make it clearer. Mr. Brocki said, "Because a well-schooled electorate is necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and read books shall not be infringed."

I asked: can the sentence be interpreted to restrict the right to keep and read books to a well-schooled electorate -- say, registered voters with a high-school diploma?" He said, "No."

I then identified my purpose in calling him, and read him the Second Amendment in full:

"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."

He said he thought the sentence had sounded familiar, but that he hadn't recognized it.

I asked, "Is the structure and meaning of this sentence the same as the sentence I first quoted you?" He said, "yes." I asked him to rephrase this sentence to make it clearer. He transformed it the same way as the first sentence: "Because a well-regulated militia is necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

I asked him whether the meaning could have changed in two hundred years. He said, "No."

I asked him whether this sentence could be interpreted to restrict the right to keep and bear arms to "a well-regulated militia." He said, "no."

According to Mr. Brocki, the sentence means that the people ARE the militia, and that the people have the right which is mentioned.

I asked him again to make sure:

Schulman: "Can the sentence be interpreted to mean that the right can be restricted to "a well-regulated militia?"

Brocki: "No, I can't see that."

Schulman: "Could another, professional in English grammar or linguistics interpret the sentence to mean otherwise?"

Brocki: "I can't see any grounds for another interpretation."

I asked Mr. Brocki if he would be willing to stake his professional reputation on this opinion, and be quoted on this. He said, "Yes."

At no point in the conversation did I ask Mr. Brocki his opinion on the Second Amendment, gun control, or the right to keep and bear arms.

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Interesting viewpoint on "Women of the Century" --- (Webmaster's Note: The information here about "Hanoi Jane" has been collected and compiled, and modified, from several sources. It is common knowledge, however, that incidents of the kind described here did occur during Fonda's visits to North Vietnam).

The Fonda-Hayden trip (in July of 1972) became unforgettable because it infuriated most Americans, especially Americans in uniform, many of whom still regard her as a traitor.

She praised the North Vietnamese, posed for a photo at a Communist anti-aircraft gun emplacement, (a photo I personally remember having seen, which appeared as if she were trying to shoot down American planes - Webmaster) and made several radio broadcasts for the Communist North Vietnamese in which she called American military leaders "war criminals".

Then when some of the POWs returned home and described mistreatment by the North Vietnamese, she said Americans should ". . . not hail the POWs as heroes, because they are hypocrites and liars." There is no dispute that her visit took place, that her words and actions were in support of the enemy, and that her conduct caused considerable harm to the war effort and to some of the prisoners of war.

Many of us over 50 remember that during the Vietnam war Jane Fonda opposed the war, as many others, but she went to Vietnam and embarrassed the U.S. Government and the prisoners of war by her actions. Some of these actions are spelled out above and below. It is appalling that her actions have been forgotten and that she may be honored as one of the "100 Women of the Century."

Looks like Hanoi Jane may be honored as one of the "100 Women of the Century". JANE FONDA remembered?

Unfortunately many have forgotten and still countless others have never known how Ms. Fonda betrayed not only the idea of our "country" but the men who served and sacrificed during Vietnam. There are few things I have strong visceral reactions to, but Jane Fonda's participation in what I believe to be blatant treason, is one of them.

Take a look at the following from one who was a prisoner of the Vietnamese. (The following part of this item is from what Michael Benge wrote. He was a civilian captured by the North Vietnamese in 1968. In his statement, he also makes reference to a missionary nurse who died in captivity. That was Betty Olsen, a Christian Missionary Alliance nurse from New York).

"To whom it may concern: I was a civilian economic development advisor in Vietnam, and was captured by the North Vietnamese communists in South Vietnam in 1968, and held for over 5 years. I spent 27 months in solitary confinement, one year in a cage in Cambodia, and one year in a "black box" in Hanoi. My North Vietnamese captors deliberately poisoned and murdered a female missionary, a nurse in a leprosarium in Ban me Thuot, South Vietnam, whom I buried in the jungle near the Cambodian border".

"At one time, I was weighing approximately 90 lbs. (My normal weight is 170 lbs.) We were Jane Fonda's "war criminals."

When Jane Fonda was in Hanoi, I was asked by the camp communist political officer if I would be willing to meet with Jane Fonda. I said yes, for I would like to tell her about the real treatment we POWs were receiving, which was far different from the treatment purported by the North Vietnamese, and parroted by Jane Fonda, as "humane and lenient."

"Because of this, I spent three days on a rocky floor on my knees with outstretched arms with a piece of steel placed on my hands, and beaten with a bamboo cane every time my arms dipped. I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fonda for a couple of hours after I was released. I asked her if she would be willing to debate me on TV. She did not answer me, her former husband, Tom Hayden, answered for her."

This does not exemplify someone who should be honored as "100 Years of Great Women." Please take the time to read and forward this to as many people as you possibly can. It will eventually end up on her computer and she needs to know that "we will never forget".

Lest we forget... "100 years of great women!"

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[From the Conservative Newsletter]


Equal: Proportional outcome, not freedom of opportunity.
Family: Any group of people who call themselves a family.
Economic justice: Redistribution of wealth.
Comparable worth: Government dictation of wages and salaries.
Violence: Suffered by women, not men.
Peacemaking: Appeasement.
Empowerment for women: Political domination by radical feminist agenda.


Loophole: A remaining freedom yet to be eliminated.
Objective: A socialistic perspective.
Bipartisan: Multi-party support for a socialistic cause.
Truth: Any belief that furthers the cause of socialism.
Fact: Any belief commonly held by socialists.
Idealogue: Someone who believes in something other than socialism.
Narrow-minded: Basing opinions on facts, without regard to "feelings" or consensus.
Extremist: One who will not compromise on everything.
Fiasco: Any murderous act committed by a government agency (e.g. "Waco and Ruby Ridge were 'fiascos.'")
Terrorist: One who will shoot back during a "fiasco".
Assault Weapon: Any weapon which might be effective in defending oneself against a "fiasco".
Hate: Conveyance of "inconvenient" facts that could impede the progress of socialism.
Peace: The absence of resistance to socialism.
Freedom: The ability to live in any manner approved by those in power.
Slavery: The inability to live off the labor of others.
Sensible: Socialist.
Reasonable: Socialist.
Liberal: Socialist.
Progressive: Socialist.
Moderate: Tentative Socialist.
Democracy: Socialism via majority (mob) rule.
Crime: A violation of law committed by a patriot.
Mistake: A violation of law committed by a socialist.
Murderer: A private citizen who takes the life of an innocent(s).
Hostage Rescuer: A federal agent who takes the life of an innocent(s).
Fishing Expedition: A criminal investigation of a socialist.
Liberal Intellectual: Mythical figure (akin to "intelligent chicken").
Moving forward: Proceeding toward socialism.

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In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Germany established gun control in 1938, and from 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million "educated" people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th century because of gun control: 56 million. The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, ask him or her, "When do you want to be rounded up and exterminated?"

With guns, we are citizens. Without them, we are subjects.

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"Increasingly, I wonder if there are any outrages that would be sufficiently ominous in their effects upon liberty and unequivocal in their moral perversity to awaken the American people to the tyrannical spirit that envelopes the Clinton White House." -----Alan Keyes

"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 ruined." -----Patrick Henry - in the Virginia ratifying convention

"We must remove the children from the crude influence of families," Soviet Communist Party educators were instructed at a conference in 1918. "We must take them over and, to speak frankly, nationalize them." -----The New American - Beware The Child Protectors

Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision. -----Dick Armey (R-Texas)

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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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"The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it." --John Hay, 1872

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"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." ------ Thomas Jefferson ---- In a Letter to William S. Smith, Paris, Nov. 13, 1787

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Number of physicians in the U.S. 700,000
Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year 120,000
Accidental deaths per physician 0.171
Number of gun owners in the U.S. 80,000,000
Number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups) 1,500
Accidental deaths per gun owner 0.0000188
Therefore, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
----- (Benton County News Tribune, November 17, 1999)

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"The whole of the Bill [of Rights] is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals . It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of." ----- Albert Gallatin of the New York Historical Society, October 7, 1789"


"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed -- and thus clamorous to be led to safety -- by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." -- H. L. Mencken

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Thousands of Real Advantages for Armed Citizenry

"It is a false idea of utility to sacrifice a thousand real advantages for the sake of one disadvantage which is either imaginary or of little consequence; this would take fire away from men because it burns, and water because it drowns people; this is to have no remedy for evils except destruction.

"Laws forbidding people to bear arms are of this nature; they only disarm those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes." --- Cesare Beccaria; "On Crimes and Punishment", 1764, (Chapter XL, "False Ideas of Utility") ----- translated by Jefferson and copied into his "Commonplace Book" of great quotations.

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"Previous to the execution of any official act of the President the Constitution requires an oath of office. This oath I am now about to take, and in your presence: That if it shall be found during my administration of the Government I have in any instance violated willingly or knowingly the injunctions thereof, I may (besides incurring constitutional punishment) be subject to the upbraidings of all who are now witnesses of the present solemn ceremony." ----- George Washington; Second Inaugural Address (March 4, 1793).


"Will a virtuous and sensible people choose villains or fools for their officers?" ----- John Dickinson; Delaware delegate to the Constitutional Convention, member of the Continental Congress 1774-1776

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"There are only two possible forms of control: one internal and the other external; religious control and political control. They are of such a nature that when the religious barometer rises, the barometer of [external, i.e., political control] falls and likewise, when the religious barometer falls, the political barometer, that is political control and tyranny, rises. That is the law of humanity, a law of history. If civilized man falls into disbelief and immorality, the way is prepared for some gigantic and colossal tyrant, universal and immense." ----- Juan Donoso-Cortes, Spanish philosopher, statesman, and writer.

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By: Fay Clayton

My shining feet will never run
On early morning lawn;
My feet were crushed before they had
A chance to greet the dawn.

My fingers now will never stretch
To touch the winning tape;
My race was done before I learned
The smallest steps to take.

My growing height will never be
Recorded on the wall;
My growth was stopped when I was still
Unseen, and very small.

My lips and tongue will never taste
The good fruits of the earth;
For I myself was judged to be
A fruit of little worth.

My eyes will never scan the sky
For my high-flying kite;
For when still blind, destroyed were they
In the black womb of night.

I'll never stand upon a hill
Spring's winds in my hair;
Aborted winds of thought closed in
On motherhood's despair.

I'll never walk the shores of life,
Or know the tides of time;
For I was coming, but unloved;
And that my only crime.

Nameless am I, a grain of sand,
One of the countless dead;
But the deed that made me ashen grey
Floats on on seas of red.

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"I do verily believe that..a single, consolidated government would become the most corrupt government on the earth." ----- Thomas Jefferson to Gideon Granger, 1800.

"What has destroyed liberty and the rights of man in every government which has ever existed under the sun? The generalizing and concentrating all cares and powers into one body, no matter whether of the autocrats of Russia or France, or of the aristocrats of a Venetian Senate." ----- Thomas Jefferson to Joseph C. Cabell, 1816.

"[The purpose of a written constitution is] to bind up the several branches of government by certain laws, which, when they transgress, their acts shall become nullities; to render unnecessary an appeal to the people, or in other words a rebellion, on every infraction of their rights, on the peril that their acquiescence shall be construed into an intention to surrender those rights." ----- Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Virginia, 1782.

"Whenever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force." ----- Thomas Jefferson: Kentucky Resolutions, 1798.

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"It is a misnomer to call a government "republican" in which a branch of the supreme power is independent of the nation." ----- Thomas Jefferson to John Hampden Pleasants, 1821.

"Aware of the tendency of power to degenerate into abuse, the worthies of our country have secured its independence by the establishment of a Constitution and form of government for our nation, calculated to prevent as well as to correct abuse." ----- Thomas Jefferson to Washington Tammany Society, 1809.

"An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens . . . Power is not alluring to pure minds and is not with them the primary principle of contest." ----- Thomas Jefferson to John Melish, 1813.

"Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on [offices] a rottenness begins in his conduct." ----- Thomas Jefferson to Tench Coxe, 1799.

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"Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people." -----Thomas Jefferson to Isaac H. Tiffany, 1816.

"Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction." ----- Thomas Jefferson to Wilson Nicholas, 1803.

"The great object of my fear is the Federal Judiciary. That body, like gravity, ever acting with noiseless foot and unalarming advance, gaining ground step by step and holding what it gains, is engulfing insidiously the special governments into the jaws of that which feeds them." ----- Thomas Jefferson to Spencer Roane, 1821.

"The principles of our Constitution are wisely opposed to all perpetuations of power, and to every practice which may lead to hereditary establishments." --Thomas Jefferson: Reply to Address, 1809.

"[If] it [were] assumed that the general government has a right to exercise all powers which may be for the 'general welfare,' that [would include] all the legitimate powers of government, since no government has a legitimate right to do what is not for the welfare of the governed." ----- Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 1792.

"The States should be left to do whatever acts they can do as well as the General Government." -----Thomas Jefferson to John Harvie, 1790.

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"The true barriers of our liberty are our State governments; and the wisest conservative power ever contrived by man, is that of which our Revolution and present government found us possessed." ----- Thomas Jefferson to A. L. C. Destutt de Tracy, 1811.

"It is more honorable to repair a wrong than to persist in it." ----- Thomas Jefferson: Address to Cherokee Nation, 1806.

"By a declaration of rights, I mean one which shall stipulate freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of commerce against monopolies, trial by juries in all cases, no suspensions of the habeas corpus, no standing armies. These are fetters against doing evil which no honest government should decline." ----- Thomas Jefferson to Alexander Donald, 1788.

"Unless the mass retains sufficient control over those entrusted with the powers of their government, these will be perverted to their own oppression, and to the perpetuation of wealth and power in the individuals and their families selected for the trust. Whether our Constitution has hit on the exact degree of control necessary, is yet under experiment." ----- Thomas Jefferson to M. van der Kemp, 1812.

"I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground: That "all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States or to the people." [10th Amendment] To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specifically drawn around the powers of Congress is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible of any definition." ----- Thomas Jefferson: National Bank Opinion, 1791.

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Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.

Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.

Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners.
Both successors were named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Kennedy'.
Kennedy was shot in a car called 'Lincoln'.

Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse.
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

And here's the kicker...
A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

God Bless America - Land of the Free BECAUSE
God Made It The Home of the Brave!
We Shall Always Remember!

Pray For Victory Over Domestic and Foreign Jihadists Who Wish To Destroy Christianity
And All Other "Infidels," and subject the world to a MUSLIM "CALIPHATE"

We Remember

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