"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are
the American people's liberty teeth and the keystone under independence.
The rifle and pistol are equally indispensable. The very atmosphere of
firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference -- they
deserve a place of honor with all that is good."
"We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power
of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political
institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government upon the capacity
of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain
ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."
"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the
government of any other."
"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as
well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and
prefer Christians for their rulers."
The first Chief Justice of the
United States Supreme Court
"We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, for we
intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans."
"The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to
form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. All the miseries
and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice,
oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting
the precepts contained in the Bible."
"You are not to inquire how your trade may be increased nor how you are to
become a great and powerful people but how your liberties may be secured,
for liberty ought to be the direct end of your government."
"The United Nations is the greatest fraud in all History. Its purpose is
to destroy the United States."
"If every Jewish and anti-nazi family in Germany had owned a Mauser rifle
and twenty rounds of ammunition and the will to use it, Adolf Hitler would
be a little-known footnote to the history of the Weimar Republic."
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
"The right to bear arms is essential to freedom. For it is the policy of
governments to disarm the people, that they may have the opportunity to
"I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself."
"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.
The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun."
"In a world of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
"A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to
take it all away."
"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when
the government's purposes are beneficent."
"The germ of destruction of our nation is in the power of the judiciary,
an irresponsible body - working like gravity by night and by day, gaining
a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like
a thief over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall render powerless
the checks of one branch over the other and will become as venal and
oppressive as the government from which we separated."
"If we are to adopt socialism, it should be presented to the people of this
country as socialism and not under the guise of a law to collect revenue."
"Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a
species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason
in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a
crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a
blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded."
"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably
by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect
for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot
be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of
crime in this country is closely connected with this."
"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul."
"You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it
will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs
it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered."
"An America that is militarily and economically strong is not enough. The
world must see an America that is morally strong."
"Today's hard liner on law and order is yesterday's liberal who was mugged last night."
"Republicans believe that everyday is the 4th of July, while the Democrats wish everyday was April 15th."
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what
never was and never will be."
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of
their money [the
Federal Reserve is a
private bank], first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks
and corporations that will grow up around them [around the banks], will deprive the
people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the
continent their fathers conquered."
"All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing."
"You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot
strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage
earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot further the brotherhood
of many by encouraging class hatred. You cannot help the poor by destroying
the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You
cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and
independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what
they could and should do for themselves."
"The Roman Republic fell, not because of the ambition of Caesar or Augustus, but
because it had already long ceased to be in any real sense a republic at all. When
the sturdy Roman plebeian, who lived by his own labor, who voted without reward
according to his own convictions, and who with his fellows formed in war the
terrible Roman legion, had been changed into an idle creature who craved nothing
in life save the gratification of a thirst for vapid excitement, who was fed by
the state, and who directly or indirectly sold his vote to the highest bidder,
then the end of the republic was at hand, and nothing could save it. The laws
were the same as they had been, but the people behind the laws had changed,
and so the laws counted for nothing."
"Quemadmoeum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est."
(A sword is never a killer, it's a tool in the killer's hands.)
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