"Do not attribute your own motivations to those of others. At
best, it will break your heart, and at worst, get you dead."
“America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”
~ Claire Wolfe "101 Things To Do ’til The Revolution"
"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it."
"I have pledged unto myself that of which I dare not speak ere the opportunity to honor it be denied me."
Look at your rights and freedoms as what would be required to survive and be free as if there were no government. Governments come and go, but your rights live on. If you wish to survive government, you must protect with jealous resolve all the powers that come with your rights - especially with the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Without the power of those arms, you will perish with that government - or at its hand.
"One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is, by disarming the people, and making it an offence to keep arms, and by substituting a regular army in the stead of a resort to the militia. The friends of a free government cannot be too watchful, to overcome the dangerous tendency of the public mind to sacrifice, for the sake of mere private convenience, this powerful check upon the designs of ambitious men."
~ ~ Justice Joseph Story, 1833
"Personally, I have a clear and uncomplicated attitude to the whole business. The white man took North America from the Indians, by means frequently foul. As a result, we have a civilized nation here, with laws and legislatures, with libraries and hospitals, with colleges and police departments and TV talk shows and orthodontists and supermarkets and second-hand bookstores and gun clubs and lawns and swimming pools. If the thing had not happened, North America would be vegetating in barbarism, as it did for the previous several millennia, with none of the above. I like the above, all of them. I don’t want to live in a society with no law but blood revenge, with no medicine or sanitation, with no books or computers, with a 30-something median lifespan, with a famine every five years, with ritual public torture, human sacrifice and chronic tribal warfare. Far as I am concerned, civilization is the bee’s knees, and barbarism stinks. Yes, I know how it was done, and I can’t say I altogether approve. But it was done, and I am glad it was done."
~ John Derbyshire
It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and it will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics. This is equally true whether the faith is Communism or Holy-Rollerism; indeed it is the bounden duty of the faithful to do so. The custodians of the True Faith cannot logically admit tolerance of heresy to be a virtue.
~ Robert A. Heinlein 1954
“Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy.”
~ John Derbyshire
"So let us be judgmental, for Heaven's sake! That equipment up between your ears, which was provided you by God, is there to make judgments. There are such things as good and evil. Think about them. There are such things as right and wrong. Think about them. If you do not make judgments about such matters, you are a moral blob, fit only for jobs which are better handled by robots."
~ Col. Jeff Cooper
"Even the basest and most common of whores can claim to have given something in return for the money that they’ve taken, which puts them several leagues above politicians."
~ "Darth Mischa" - The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler
"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons."
"You cannot educate the willingly stupid."
"Be not intimidated, nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery, and cowardice."
"One of the notable aspects of the democratic process is that one need not know anything about a subject in order to pass laws about it."
~Col. Jeff Cooper
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves."
~William Pitt 1781
"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws."
"No one is going to help us. We've got to do it ourselves."
"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it."
~H. L. Mencken
"We stand here on the only island of freedom that is left in the whole world. There is no place left to flee to ... no place to escape to. We defend freedom here or it is gone. There is no place for us to run, only to make a stand. And if we fail, I think we face telling our children, and our children's children, what it was we found more precious than freedom. Because I am sure someday -- if we fail in this -- there will be a generation that will ask."
There are only two means by which men can deal with one another: guns or logic. Those who know that they cannot win by means of logic, have always resorted to guns.
You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters.
Alex Kozinski, a federal appeals judge and an immigrant from Eastern Europe, warned in 2003, "The simple truth -- born of experience -- is that tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people."
"The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime routinely do," Judge Kozinski noted. "But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed -- where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once."
"I don't want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.
-- Grover Norquist