Why an Armed Populace is Essential to Freedom

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Why an Armed Populace is Essential to Freedom

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Post by Excaliber » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:25 am

Sometimes it's difficult to find the right words when discussing the right to bear arms with those who oppose it.

This article by Bill Federer has a terrific collection of what some of the brightest lights in history and philosophy have to say about it. Their words may come in handy.
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Post by RoyGBiv » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:34 am

Thanks for posting. Good stuff. :patriot:
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Post by joe817 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:58 am

Excellent read EXcaliber! Thanks for posting. :tiphat:
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Post by bblhd672 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:36 am

Excellent. Thanks for posting it.
The left lies about everything. Truth is a liberal value, and truth is a conservative value, but it has never been a left-wing value. People on the left say whatever advances their immediate agenda. Power is their moral lodestar; therefore, truth is always subservient to it. - Dennis Prager

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Post by bblhd672 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:52 am

FYI...I clicked on the "print" button in the linked article and got a pop over window saying my computer had been taken over by a virus. I had to power it down to get the message to go away, could not close the window or the browser. Upon restarting computer I cleared my computer and browser cache to get rid of anything that may have been left behind by the malicious entity.

Exercise due caution on the WND.com site.
The left lies about everything. Truth is a liberal value, and truth is a conservative value, but it has never been a left-wing value. People on the left say whatever advances their immediate agenda. Power is their moral lodestar; therefore, truth is always subservient to it. - Dennis Prager

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Post by oljames3 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:57 am

It is good to have the words. It is better to have the words and an understanding of the history. I've been reading That Every Man Be Armed: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right, by Stephen P. Halbrook. Halbrook covers most of the quotes in the article above and does so in great detail. This book traces the right to bear arms from ancient Greece and Rome through English and American history to modern times. About $20 on Amazon and worth the read.
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Post by DynamicDan » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:24 pm

Another good book is Ain't Nobodys Business If You Do by Peter McWilliams.

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