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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
What else but "Police State" describes the Left’s desire of a State armed to the teeth, with a disarmed and defenseless civilian population?
The first census was conducted in 1790, but it only collected information on the number of people in each household, divided into 5 categories: free white males of 16 and upward (for purposes of assessing the country’s military and industrial potential), free white males under 16, free white females, all other free persons, and slaves.
Another Milestone for Big Government in America. The U.S. National Debt is now over $20,000,000,000,000.00
“For those of us who work in marbled halls, guarded constantly by a vigilant and dedicated police force, the guarantees of the Second Amendment might seem antiquated and superfluous. But the Framers made a clear choice: They reserved to all Americans the right to bear arms for self-defense. I do not think we should stand by idly while a State denies its citizens that right, particularly when their very lives may depend on it.”
---Justice Clarence Thomas
"Without question the most deplorable event in the history of American ornithology was the introduction of the English Sparrow."
---W.L. Dawson, The Birds of Ohio, 1903
Definition of wedding: funeral where you can smell your own flowers.
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
“This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can.”
---Lt Commander Robert W. Copeland to crew of DE USS Samuel B. Roberts on the morning of October 25, 1944
“The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.”
My definition of Social Justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. If you disagree, tell me how much of what I earn belongs to you, and why.
---Walter E. Williams
"Change comes at the dinner table when you take time to inform your kids."
"In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit."
To take a law abiding citizen, and say he can't gave a gun because there are criminals killing people, seems the most skewed kind of logic I can imagine
---Charlton Heston 1997
When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
"Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state government, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people"
---Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788
"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials."
---George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426
"The Constitution shall never be construed....to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms"
---Samuel Adams, Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 86-87
"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence ... From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that is good"
“It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government," "In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”
---James Madison, Federalist #51
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."
---Declaration of Independence
Participating in a gun “buy-back” program because you think criminals have too many guns, is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.
"The power to tax involves the power to destroy,"
--–Chief Justice John Marshall, 1819
"I ask, who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers."
--–George Mason, Virginia's U.S. Constitution Ratification Convention, 1788
"That the people have a right to keep and bear arms; that a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state."
--–George Mason, Virginia ratification convention, 1788
"What plan for the regulation of the militia may be pursued by the national government is impossible to be foreseen...Little more can reasonably be aimed at with the respect to the people at large than to have them properly armed and equipped."
--–James Madison, Federalist No. 29
"The said Constitution [shall] 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."
--–Samuel Adams, Massachusetts' U.S. Constitution ratification convention, 1788
"Militias, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves and include all men capable of bearing arms."
--–Richard Henry Lee, Letters from The Federal Farmer, 1788
"Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright 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."
--–Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789
“Without Congressional action or a strong judicial precedent, I would strongly recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a company with physical ties to the United States.”
---Ladar Levison (founder of Lavabit)
“The constitution is an imperfect document, and I think it is a document that reflects some deep flaws in American culture…”
--–Barack Hussein Obama, September 2001
I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on.
John Bernard Books in The Shootist
"There is no such thing as public money, there is only TAXPAYERS' money"
The art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of citizens to give to the other.
"Anytime a right, becomes another person's obligation, we need to question whether that's truly a legitimate right in the Constitution"
---Alieta Eck, MD, @Eck4Senate
"Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper."
"Whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it."
They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power.
No suspicion necessary: DHS can still seize belongings without reason. The Fourth Amendment no longer means what it once did
“I’ve always felt that anyone who has his head screwed on right should be conservative when he is young and, as he gets older, become more and more conservative.”
"One man with a gun can control 100 without one."
U.S. Constitution - Amendment 10 - Powers of the States and People
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
As long as we continue to promote prolonged adolescence, we can expect more of it.
Sept. 4th, 2012, Another Historic Day America. The U.S. national debt is now over $16,000,000,000,000.00.
From Vattel's time (The Law of Nations) through 2005 natural-born still meant more than just "citizen", right?
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking...is freedom."
---Dwight D. Eisenhower
The U.S. national debt is now over $15,748,000,000,000.00.
"When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic."
"Truth isn’t mean. It’s truth." "I do what I do because the mainstream media chooses not to do it" "The game of the left controlling the narrative ... is ending."
The federal income tax was first enacted in 1862 to support the Union's Civil War effort. It was eliminated in 1872, revived in 1894, then declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court the following year. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution made the income tax a permanent fixture in the U.S. tax system.
When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred.
"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."
Our Marines were disarmed for a Leon Panetta speech. Libs say they trust the Marines, but what if something happens?
That means they DON"T trust them. God help us all when our govt officials don't trust the US Marines.
The Failure of the 17th Amendment (direct Senate elections, May 1913)
3-13-2012 The U.S. national debt is now over $15,500,000,000,000.00.
Government is not reason. It is not eloquence. Government is force; like fire it is a dangerous servant – and a fearful master.
“If you like your plan and you like your doctor, you won’t have to do a thing, You keep your plan; you keep your doctor. If your employer’s providing you good health insurance, terrific. We’re not going to mess with it.”
---Obama, June 2009
Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.
Over half of Obama's 47 top fundraisers (minimum of $500,000) have been given jobs in the White House. Pay to Play? ---Fred Thompson
Gasoline averaged $1.84 per gallon when Obama got into office.
Elections should be held on April 16th- the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders.
--- Thomas Sowell
Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.
--- Thomas Sowell
Universities (should) exist to transmit knowledge and understanding of ideas and values to students not, to provide entertainment for spectators or employment for athletes.
--- Milton Friedman
"Nothing can enter the public treasury for the benefit of one citizen or one class unless other citizens and other classes have been forced to send it in."
---from The Law by Frédéric Bastiat
11-16-2011, another Historic day in America. The U.S. national debt is now over $15,000,000,000,000.00. The decline of America continues...
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."
"If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy."
---Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, 29 November 1802
The U.S. national debt is now over $14,716,000,000,000.00. Obama wants another $447,000,000,000.00 "Stimulus" to buy union votes.
“It’s hard for government planners, no matter how sophisticated, to ever substitute for millions of individuals working night and day to make their dreams come true."
Let me get this straight, we can't pay back the $14.5 trllion debt we already have, so the solution is to borrow almost $2.5 trillion more to spend now, with "promises" to cut the "growth" of government a little over the next 10 years? Government is growing at 8% per year. Does your income grow that fast?
Personally, I liked the university. They gave us money and facilities, we didn't have to produce anything! You've never been out of college! You don't know what it's like out there! I've *worked* in the private sector. They expect *results*.
---Dr Ray Stantz
"... whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that, whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them right."
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents. There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves; nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe."
Social Compact - an agreement, entered into by individuals, that results in the formation of the state or of organized society, the prime motive being the desire for protection, which entails the surrender of some or all personal liberties
“This debt and these deficits that we are incurring on an annual basis are like a cancer and they are truly going to destroy this country from within unless we have the common sense to do something about it”
Are you getting a sweatheart public union deal, or paying for those that are?
The U.S. national debt went over $14 trillion today.
Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an 'unlicensed pharmacist'
Socialism - the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.
Another $56 Billion to continue the extended Unemployment Benefits program for 13 more months? -> Who pays for that?
A government debt is a government claim against personal income and private property – an unpaid tax bill.
---Hans F. Sennholz
'Necessity' is the plea for every infringement of human liberty; it is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.
Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
Monetizing the debt (printing $600 Billion) has never worked to save an economy for any country in the history of the world. Every dollar you have is now worth a little less.
The Declaration of Independence actually says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
The radical expansion of the size and scope of government to change our nation into a socialist state is threatening the God-given liberty and freedom of every American.
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government, lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."
"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government."
"The most terrifying words in the English language are, I'm from the government and I am here to help."
The U.S. national debt hit $13 trillion today. With about 309 million people, the average citizen owns $42,000 of the debt, but there's only 110 million actual taxpayers!
"3,390,000 more jobs have been lost since the "stimulus" passed. $860 Billion went to...who?"
CLOWARD-PIVEN STRATEGY - "hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government"
Saul Alinsky - Rules for Radicals
Saul Alinsky - Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personalize It and Polarize It
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
"My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
"I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities."
---Gov. Sarah Palin
“For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country, because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback.”
---Michelle Obama, February 18, 2008.
"Life's tough......It's even tougher if you're stupid."
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
"The socialist system will eventually replace the capitalist system; this is an objective law independent of man's will. However much the reactionaries try to hold back the wheel of history, sooner or later revolution will take place and will inevitably triumph."
"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards."
--- Claire Wolfe
"The core of Obama’s medical-care plan is the promise of something for nothing."
--- Thomas Sowell
"A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in. And how many want out."
"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."
"Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem."
"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world, the Marines don't have that problem"
"A democracy can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves benefits from the public treasury. From that point on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy."
"The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience and by parts"
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
---Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759.