Fw: Refresher Course

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient  arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." ~ George Washington 


1. "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."  ~ Thomas Jefferson

 2.  Those who trade liberty for security have neither. ~ John Adams

3.  Free men do not ask permission to bear arms. 

4.  An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.          

5.  Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.

  Gun control is not about guns; it's about control. 
7.  You only have the rights you are willing to fight for. 

8.  Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.

9.  You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive. 
10.  Assault is a behavior, not a device. 
11.  64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday. 
12.  The  United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved. 
13.  The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others. 
14.  What part of 'shall not be infringed' do you NOT understand?  
15.  Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.     
16.  When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.
17.  The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.


Anonymous said...

You know, George Washington signed a law into effect requiring that all citizens had to buy a gun and equip themselves to be in the state militia.

What an outrage! The government REQUIRING you to purchase a product? The nerve of those people! Obviously they knew nothing of the Constitution and its intent.

But seriously wingnuts, where is it? Where has Obama tried to take your guns? What laws has he passed to that effect? Of all the many things he's talked about on his policy agenda, when did he mention infringing on the 2nd Amendment?

Anonymous said...

hose who trade liberty for security have neither. ~ John Adams

Actually I believe it was Franklin who is credited with this quote. Whatever the case, how exactly does this mesh with conservative support for illegal wiretapping?

What part of 'shall not be infringed' do you NOT understand?

I don't know, what part of "shall make no law regarding the establishment of a religion" don't you understand? Or "probably cause"? Or "due process"?

ferschitz said...

Just like some fundie teabaggers cherry-pick Bible verses - often way out of context - to prove some amazing point (usually pointing out how horrible libruls are) that they have (but has no factual basis in the Bible, if you read the surrounding verses). Or just like cherry-picking statistics - again usually out of context - to prove the point that you want to make (not sticking with the facts).

This is the same for these purported quotes from our zombie founding fathers, which are being used to "prove" something - ??? what I don't know - about 2d amendment "rights," which as Anon has pointed out - no one, including BHO, is attempting to take away. Nutty.

So let's all party like it's 1776! Everything was so much better then, I'm sure.

Thx 4 Fish said...

Ha they start off with quotes from founding fathers and end up with quotes inspired by Ted Nugent.

Did you hear? Glenn Beck declared the Constitution to have been divinely inspired. And that makes owning a gun a religious experience. Don't tell Jesus tho.

Anonymous said...

If the Constitution says we have a right, the government cannot put any restrictions on it, right?


NONE of our Constitutional rights are absolute, and never have been.

"Freedom of speech" does not extend to yelling "fire" in a crowded theater when there is no fire, or to certain forms of slander and libel, or selling state secrets to spies, or inciting revolution, or producing child pornography (not even simulated child porn), or blasting a radio in a public library, or false advertising, or any number of other "speech" behaviors.

"Freedom of religion" does not extend to human sacrifice (no matter how badly you think your god wants offerings of still-beating human hearts). Nor does it extend to child abuse or suicide cults, or extend without restriction to withholding life-saving medical treatment from minors.

"Freedom of assembly" is limited by fire codes, permits, and other restrictions.

Protections from "search and seizure" are essentially suspended when you choose to ride an airplane or enter certain high-security venues. Property rights can be infringed upon by eminent domain, not to mention zoning restrictions. Even the 3rd amendment protections against "quartering" can be violated short-term, if you get evacuated and your property gets commandeered by emergency-service personnel during a crisis.

We accept limitations on ALL of our Constitutional freedoms to some extent, for the sake of living together in a society under the rule of law.

The "right to bear arms" is no different - except for the fact that all the extremist crazies obsess about it.

Hooray4US said...

Hey Anon: er, like: stop making sense!! Facts have a well-known liberal bias. You're being too logical, plus: yikes! You're upsetting the founding fathers and the teapartiers with your facts 'n stuff!

Marc with a C said...

1) Thomas Jefferson was opposed to a professional, federal military.

2) The founding father you're looking for there is actually Ben Franklin.

3) In that case, Somalia is the freest place on earth.

4) They have citizenship in places where private gun ownership is illegal actually. You know, like Japan.

8) Jesus?

12) If only. You'd be making some old white dudes really rich about now.

14) What part of "a well-regulated militia" do you not understand?

16) Because when Spartacus defeated the Romans, he was toting an M-16.

17) And when next you chose to overthrow your government, you may use the weapons available to the colonists at the time. That's the purest definition of "original intent" I can think of!

gruaud said...

Free dumb isn't free.

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