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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
212

"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
213

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


Thomas Jefferson Democracy, Justice, Power
214

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


Samuel Langhorne Clemens Politics
215

"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
216

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


Unknown Advice
302

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


Goethe Politics
303

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


Unknown Advice
304

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

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