Quotes of the Week

Thomas Jefferson on "No Gun Zones" 

"The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They 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."

- Thomas Jefferson 

You don't need a "high capacity" magazine for a theater shooting. This is the gun that killed President Lincoln
-- Emily Miller

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."


Politically popular speech has always been protected: even the Jews were free to say Heil Hitler.

- Isaac Asimov 

“We must be as stealthy as rats in the wainscoting of their society. It was easier in the old days, of course, and society had more rats when the rules were looser, just as old wooden buildings have more rats than concrete buildings. But there are rats in the building now as well. Now that society is all ferrocrete and stainless steel there are fewer gaps in the joints. It takes a very smart rat indeed to find these openings. Only a stainless steel rat can be at home in this environment...”

―Harry Harrison

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

All good ones, ESPECIALLY the one by Miller!