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About mr_hammer:

Divorced, Father of Two Great Children, Life Long Catholic, 20 year NRA Memeber, 20 year Aopa Member

Favorite Quote!

Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. - George Orwell

Favortive Religous Quotes;

Before you were formed in the womb, I knew you"

Favortive Economic Quotes:

Gold is the money of kings; silver is the money of gentlemen; barter is the money of peasants; but debt is the money of slaves.

Something cannot go on forever it will stop. - Herb Stein

If you need a machine and don't buy it, then you will ultimately find you have paid for it, but don't have it.” - Henry Ford

Gold makes liers out of all governments. (Author Unknown)

There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as a result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.” -—Ludwig Von Mises

The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance....Cicero 50 BC

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. (Author; Thomas Jefferson)

There is no universal agreement about the effect of the tariff. According to the U.S. Statistical Abstract, the effective tariff rate was 13.5% in 1929 and 19.8% in 1933 with 63% of all imports being duty-free. From 1821 through 1900 the United States averaged 29.7% effective tariff rates and peaked in 1830 at 57.3% with only 8% of all imports being duty-free, dwarfing the Smoot-Hawley rate. In addition, imports in 1929 were only 4.2% of the United States’ GNP and exports were only 5.0%. Smoot-Hawley’s effect on the entire U.S. economy may have been small, compared to the monetary policy of the Federal Reserve System. By 1937 the effective tariff rate was reduced to 15.6% when the reaction of 1937-1938 occurred, demonstrating no statistical correlation between this economic downturn and tariff levels. Senator Robert L. Owen testified at the hearings on HR 7230, the bill to make the Federal Reserve banks a national property, that; “In 1937, when the Federal Reserve Board called upon the banks to raise their reserves to twice what they had been before, there was a contraction of credit of two billion dollars.- org.whodat

“President Obama must get behind a policy to reverse the trade imbalance with China, or preside over the wholesale destruction of many more U.S. manufacturing jobs. These losses have little to do with free trade based on comparative advantage. Instead, they derive primarily from currency practices that make Chinese products artificially cheap in U.S. and other markets and Chinese restrictions on imports. These Chinese policies deprive Americans of jobs in industries where they are truly internationally competitive.”- Prof. Morici

Favortive Second Amendment Quotes:

SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM - If you seek peace, prepare for war.

Being necessary to the security of a free State - Patrick Henry: "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 ruined...The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun.

The right of the people to keep and bear Arms - Samuel Adams: "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

Shall not be infringed - Thomas Jefferson: "The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms."

" Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood. ... A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty , once lost, is lost forever. Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives." --John Adams

"There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men." - Edmund Burke

Checking the breeze and barking at things that go bump in the night

Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither. (Author; Ben Franklin)

History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid. - Dwight D. Eisenhower)

The Right to Bear Arms In a nation governed by the people themselves, the possession of arms to defend their nation against usurpers within and without was deemed absolutely necessary. This right was protected by the 2nd Amendment. "The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed." --Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 1824. "

"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials." — George Mason, in Debates in Virginia Convention on Ratification of the Constitution, Elliot, Vol. 3, June 16, 1788;

One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them." --Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 1796.

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives a moderate exercise to the Body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind . . . Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks." --Thomas Jefferson, Letter to his nephew Peter Carr, August 19, 1785. "

No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms (within his own lands or tenements)." --Thomas Jefferson: Draft Virginia Constitution with (his note added), 1776. Papers, 1:353 "

Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . 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." --Thomas Jefferson, quoting Cesare Beccaria in On Crimes and Punishment (1764).

Favortive Tag Lines:

A sheepdog is always sniffing around out on the perimeter, checking the breeze, barking at things that go bump in the night, and yearning for a righteous battle. (

Pro-Mainstreet, Pro-life, Pro-2nd Amendment, Pro-military, Pro-borders, Limited Govn't will always win!

A free society is not necessarily safe all the time. (Author; mr_hammer))

When hopelessness replaces hope, it opens the door to evil.(Author; mr_hammer)

Show me just what liberalism brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman.

Life Wishes:

I wish only to preserve the opportunities for our nations youth that I have had during my life!

President Ronald Reagan, rest in our Lords eternal peace.

Why "they" do not really teach our kids about our Founding Fathers intent for our country. Quotes from our Founding Father Thomas Jefferson Food for thought as relevant today as 200 years ago.... "When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe . "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world." "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." "To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood patriots and tyrants." "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered