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    A quote from our greatest president.

    "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the teeth of liberty." George Washington

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    Quote Originally Posted by crash06778 View Post
    "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the teeth of liberty." George Washington
    Washington was a Federalist. Why do you think that he was our greatest president?
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundar View Post
    Washington was a Federalist. Why do you think that he was our greatest president?
    Cognitive dissonance!

    Being a Federalist is a good first step toward greatness. Lincoln destroyed the union to save the Union.

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    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.
    I will not knowingly initiate force. I am a self owner.

    Let the record show that I did not consent to be governed. I did not consent to any constitution. I did not consent to any president. I did not consent to any law except the natural law of "mala en se." I did not consent to the police. Nor any tax. Nor any prohibition of anything. Nor any regulation or licensing of any kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaLiberty View Post
    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.
    no just a human. he also kept his army from killing congress and probably starting a military government when there was no money to pay with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crash06778 View Post
    "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the teeth of liberty." George Washington
    This one has been debunked. There is a pro-gun website that keeps up with this sort of thing--false quotes--to keep us on the truthful path. And, that is something you will never see out of the anti-gunners: debunking their own falsehoods.

    http://www.guncite.com/gc2ndbog.html

    But, welcome to the forum, nonetheless!!
    Last edited by Citizen; 10-15-2010 at 06:57 PM.

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    A bit harsher judgement http://stason.org/TULARC/society/pro...oo-Good-T.html

    We are sooo pious here.

    Quote Originally Posted by talk.politics.guns Official Pro-gun FAQ
    This quotation, sometimes called the "liberty teeth" quote,
    appears nowhere in Washington's papers or speeches, and contains several historical anachronisms: the reference to "prarie wagon" in an America which had yet to even begin settling the Great Plains (which were owned by France at the time), the reference to "the Pilgrims" which implies a modern historical perspective, and
    particularly the attempt by "Washington" to defend the utility of firearms (by_use_of_statistics!) to an audience which would have used firearms in their daily lives to obtain food, defend against hostile Indians, and which had only recently won a war for independence. The "99 99/100 percent" is also an odd phrase for 18th century America, which tended not to use fractional percentages. It's clear that "Washington" is addressing "gun control" arguments which wouldn't exist for another couple of centuries, not to mention doing so in a style that is uncharacteristic of the period, and uncharacteristic of Washington's addresses to Congress, both of which exhibited a high degree of formality. This is a false quote, but bits and pieces of it still continue to crop up from time to time. Most recently, this quote has been seen circulated on flyers at gun shows attributed to Neil Knox's Firearms Coalition, but Knox isn't the original source of this "speech," and even national publications, such as_Playboy_magazine, have been snared by it. ("Playboy_published the "quote" in December 1995 as part of an article entitled "Once and for All: What the Founding Fathers Said About Guns". After consulting with an assistant editor of the George Washington Papers at the University of Virginia,"Playboy_published a lengthy correction in March 1996.)

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    I prefer:
    Quote Originally Posted by George Washington
    "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."
    So I was shocked and dismayed to learn it was part of the fake 'liberty's teeth' statement. I am sad now.

    ETA, I think this thread belongs in the Social Lounge...
    Last edited by Brimstone Baritone; 10-17-2010 at 01:04 AM.

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    I prefer Jefferson, though Washington has his admirable qualities.

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    That's ok. Our Founding Fathers made enough other statements supporting our right to keep and bear arms.
    The First protects the Second, and the Second protects the First. Together, they protect the rest of our Bill of Rights and our United States Constitution, and help We the People protect ourselves in the spirit of our Declaration of Independence.

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    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.

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