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Benjamin Franklin

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are."

George Mason:

"What is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."

Elbridge Gerry

"What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. . . Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins."

Thomas Paine

"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government."

"We should not forget that the spark which ignited the American Revolution was caused by the British attempt to confiscate the firearms of the colonists."

"Those who expect to reap the blessing of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."

"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

"Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one."

Samuel Adams

"The said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States who are peacable citizens from keeping their own arms."

Theodore Roosevelt

"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the President or any other public official."

"The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything."

"Speak softly and carry a big stick."

"Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage."

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public."

"When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty'."

"The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer."

Abraham Lincoln

"Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth."

"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."

Ronald Reagan

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."

"Government isn't the solution to our problems, government is the problem."

General Quotes

"What Christian kings call peace is the little time necessarily spent in reloading their guns". - Robert G Ingersoll

"He who has lost freedom has nothing left to lose." - Unknown

"The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant." - Maximilien Robespierre

"Find out just what the 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, civil rights activist, Aug. 4, 1857

"When Hitler came for the Jews... I was not a Jew, therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the unions and the industrialists, I was not a member of the unions and I was not concerned. Then, Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church — and there was nobody left to be concerned." - Pastor Martin Niemoller, Congressional Record, October 14, 1968, vol. 114, p. 31636.

"We have four boxes with which to defend our freedom: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box." - Unknown.

"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." - George Bernard Shaw

"Allow the orderly citizen to carry the weapon he needs for his self-defense, but severely punish the person who actually misuses a weapon" - Dr Flegel, Senior Court-Martial Judge for the German Navy, Aug 1931

"Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American...[T]he 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." - Tenche Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.