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To: Crapgame

Just found this from someone on Yahoo....

WHY DID THE FOUNDERS WRITE IN THE SECOND??
“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.” - Thomas Paine (1737-1809), American Revolutionary, US Founding Father and Author


4 posted on 01/08/2013 7:19:50 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: goodnesswins

http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2012/12/americas-founders-on-the-right-to-keep-and-bear-arms-2550436.html

“And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms....The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants” (Thomas Jefferson in a letter to William S. Smith in 1787. Taken from Jefferson, On Democracy 20, S. Padover ed., 1939)

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined” (Patrick Henry, 3 J. Elliot, Debates in the Several State Conventions 45, 2d ed. Philadelphia, 1836)

“The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” — (Thomas Jefferson)

Be sure to find more quotes from the Federalist Papers..


5 posted on 01/08/2013 7:32:07 PM PST by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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