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1888 Noah Webster: Quote in support of the 2nd Amendment
« on: December 20, 2008, 12:11:40 AM »
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"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. 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 bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States." - Noah Webster, "An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution," 1787, in Paul Ford, ed., Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States, p. 56 (New York, 1888).

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« Last Edit: December 20, 2008, 12:20:33 AM by Dr. Prepper »
Never forget, even for an instant, that the one and only reason anybody has for taking your gun away is to make you weaker than he is, so he can do something to you that you wouldn't let him do if you were equipped to prevent it. This goes for burglars, and rapists, and even more so for politicians.

Just because you're not out looking for a fight doesn't mean a fight isn't out looking for you.

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Re: 1888 Noah Webster: Quote in support of the 2nd Amendment
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2008, 12:26:07 AM »
"Appleseed is an American Heritage program that has a very good Traditional, rifle marksmanship course!"

sorry Funfaler .....I was a little late on the uptake of your most recent and well-explained memo.
Never forget, even for an instant, that the one and only reason anybody has for taking your gun away is to make you weaker than he is, so he can do something to you that you wouldn't let him do if you were equipped to prevent it. This goes for burglars, and rapists, and even more so for politicians.

Just because you're not out looking for a fight doesn't mean a fight isn't out looking for you.

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Re: 1888 Noah Webster: Quote in support of the 2nd Amendment
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2008, 12:35:25 AM »
"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence." C. A. Beard
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"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."
George Washington