A Few Quotes for You to Enjoy

Thomas Jefferson:  "No man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." 

"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." 

"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. " 

"And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. ... The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

George Washington:
  "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence."

James Madison:  "The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation ... (where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." 

Alexander Hamilton:   "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." 

Richard Henry Lee:  "To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them." 

Tench Coxe:  "Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American. ... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people." 

George Mason:  "Who are the militia? They consist of the whole people, except a few public officers." 

Noah Webster:   "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." 

John Adams:  "Resistance to sudden violence, for the preservation not only of my person, my limbs, and life, but of my property, is an indisputable right of nature which I have never surrendered to the public by the compact of society, and which perhaps, I could not surrender if I would."

Samuel Adams:  "And that the said Constitution be never 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."  

Benjamin Franklin:  "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." 

David Houle:  Today, 100 million American gun owners, killed no one. 

according to Luke:22:36: Then said he unto them, ,,,,,, and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

--My Father always said, "It's better to have a gun and not need one than to need a gun and not have one."


Pumice said...

Good quotes. Based on your political philosophy I can trust you but my skeptical side would like to know the location of the quotes. My quest for truth would like them also. My blogger side might like to use them but I want them verified. Get the drift.

I know it takes time but knowing the actual source would help me.

But then, I guess an unsourced quote might be better than no quote at all.

Thanks, I enjoyed them.

JB Miller said...