The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature.
They disarm those only who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.
Meanwhile, the thing to do is for good guys to take over, at which point they can announce that the Constitution is working again.
Then, they can summarily silence anyone who says it isn't." -- Andy Barniskis, Epistle to the Delusionoids (1995) "Do not under any circumstances ever take both a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night." "As Americans we must always remember that we all have a common enemy, an enemy that is dangerous, powerful, and relentless.
"We see around us now an ever more apparent loss of vigor of American society: increasing fixity of the power structure and bureaucratization of all levels of society; impotence of political institutions to carry off great projects; the cancerous proliferation of regulations affecting all aspects of public, private and commercial life; the spread of irrationalism; the balkanization of popular culture; the loss of willingness by individuals to take risks, to fend or think for themselves; economic stagnation and decline; the deceleration of the rate of technological innovation and a loss of belief in the idea of progress itself. The defiance of power, especially great or overwhelming power, exhalts and glorifies the rebel." "The tragedy of modern war is not so much that young men die but that they die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals." "How to Overthrow the System: brew your own beer; kick in your Tee Vee; build your own cabin and piss off the front porch whenever you bloody well feel like it." "If you refuse to pay unjust taxes, your property will be confiscated.
Everywhere you look, the writing is on the wall." --Robert Zubrin "Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others." "A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government." "Society is like a stew. If you attempt to defend your property, you will be arrested. If you defend yourself against clubbing, you will be shot dead. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.They're courting disaster by encouraging others to use the same means to eliminate portions of the Constitution they don't like." --Alan Dershowitz, As quoted in Dan Gifford, The Conceptual Foundations of Anglo-American Jurisprudence in Religion and Reason, 62 Tenn. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air--however slight--lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness." --Justice William O.Douglas "Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its waters. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both.Can it be supposed that those who have the courage to violate the most sacred laws of humanity, the most important of the code, will respect the less important and arbitrary ones, which can be violated with ease and impunity, and which, if strictly obeyed, would put an end to personal liberty -- so dear to men, so dear to the enlightened legislator -- and subject innocent persons to all the vexations that the quality alone ought to suffer?Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.All liberty is individual liberty." "There is no justification for public interference with purely private concerns." "Ultimately, property rights and personal rights are the same thing." "When once the right of the individual to liberty and equality is admitted, there is no escape from the conclusion that he alone is entitled to the rewards of his own industry.Any other conclusion would necessarily imply either privilege or servitude." "A government which requires of the people the contribution of the bulk of their substance and rewards cannot be classed as a free government..." "The Constitution is the sole source and guaranty of national freedom." "Civilization and profits go hand in hand." "That tax is theoretically best which interferes least with business." "No matter what any one may say about making the rich and the corporations pay the taxes, in the end they come out of the people who toil.If you don't do it for love, or because you think it needs doing, get out and let somebody else do it.If nobody else does it, maybe that means it shouldn't be done." --Emma Bull, Bone Dance "The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.", speech, Buckinghamshire, 1784 "People crushed by law have no hope but from power.If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws; and those who have much to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous..." "Civilization, as we know it today, owes it's existence to the engineers.These are the men who, down the long centuries, have learned to exploit the properties of matter and the sources of power for the benefit of mankind." --L.