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the SECOND AMENDMENT

 

1. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

-Thomas Jefferson

 

2. God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.

-Daniel Webster (1834)

 

3. Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself.   Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?

-Thomas Jefferson (1801)

 

4. Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

-Mao Zedong

 

5. The saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished liberty is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while yet there was time.

-George Sutherland (1938)

 

6. It is sobering to 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 the struggle for independence.

-Charles A. Beard

 

7. A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.

-Edward R. Murrow

 

8. Can our form of government, our system of justice, survive if one can be denied a freedom because he might abuse it?

-Harlon Carter

 

9. American have the right and advantage of being armed—unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.

-James Madison

 

10. 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

 

11. First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out-- because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out-- because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out-- because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me-- and there was no one left to speak out for me.
-Pastor Niemoller

 

12. Tyranny is always better organized than freedom.

-Charles Pe guy

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