"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the teeth of liberty." George Washington
He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty
The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us....There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! ...The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, Sir, let it come …………. PATRICK HENRY speech 1776
Washington had no problem with theft and violence against people doing nobody any harm. He was a thief and tyrant. Look up the whiskey rebellion.
But, in the end, I live and therefore I am. I don’t need any other person’s permission to live or defend myself. I don’t need anyone’s vetting of my intentions or sanity, nor approval for the self defense tool I choose or how I carry it.
I don’t NEED to explain myself. I don’t NEED any reasons at all.
But, welcome to the forum, nonetheless!!
Last edited by Citizen; 10-15-2010 at 05:57 PM.
I prefer:So I was shocked and dismayed to learn it was part of the fake 'liberty's teeth' statement. I am sad now.Originally Posted by George Washington
ETA, I think this thread belongs in the Social Lounge...
Last edited by Brimstone Baritone; 10-17-2010 at 12:04 AM.
I prefer Jefferson, though Washington has his admirable qualities.
That's ok. Our Founding Fathers made enough other statements supporting our right to keep and bear arms.
Only through a warped and subjective lens might one find in this thread the suggestion that the FF did not lay the foundations of the RKABA. The point here is to responsible use of secondary sources and honest hermeneutics.