I read something recently - in the last week or few days I believe, and I believe it was on here. The words and source are what I cannot find.

The idea being discussed was how every man was responsible for their own safety, and one should not rely on the government to come to their aid, as that isn't the government's responsibility. Or something very much like those words. It had to deal with why early settlers had guns as well I think. I also thought that it was attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, though I could be mistaken. Any help rediscovering this would be greatly appreciated. I've been looking for 2 hours and can't place my finger on it.