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"No free man shall ever be de|barred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

[ This includes any U.S. government that would try to impose such an abomination as the U.S.A. Patriot Act upon the people!  C.M.M. ]

Thomas Jefferson America, Politics, Justice, Democracy

"God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ...  What country before ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."

Thomas Jefferson Democracy, Justice

"We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a feather bed."

Thomas Jefferson Democracy, Justice, Power

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."

Samuel Langhorne Clemens Politics

"Socialism doesn't mean taking wealth from those who work hard and give it to those who don't. You're thinking of Capitalism."

Unknown Capitalism

"The trouble with drinkin' is it ain't no trouble at all."

Unknown Advice

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."

Goethe Politics

"Trouble is, with trouble, it starts out as fun"

Unknown Advice

Texas governor, Miriam "Ma" Ferguson, barred the teaching of foreign languages about 80 years ago, saying,

"If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it's good enough for us."

N/A Politics, America