Quotes of the Week

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”
— Benjamin Franklin

“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”
— George Mason

“No free government was ever founded, or ever preserved its liberty, without uniting the characters of the citizen and soldier in those destined for the defense of the state…such area well-regulated militia, composed of the freeholders, citizen and husbandman, who take up arms to preserve their property, as individuals, and their rights as freemen.”
— Richard Henry Lee

“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.”
— Thomas Jefferson

“A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent on others for essential, particularly for military, supplies.”
— George Washington

“An armed person is a citizen, and unarmed person is a subject”
— Allen B. 

5 comments:

Old NFO said...

Good ones as always, thanks!

Brigid said...

Those were superb selections. Thank you.

Jim Cosgrove said...

Amen to all of them.

Jim Cosgrove said...

Amen to all of them.

Jim Cosgrove said...

Amen to all of them.