Since Mar 3, 2006
YEAH...YOU'RE DAMNED RIGHT WE'RE EXCEPTIONAL.
III Percenter - Stand up Now, or Crawl later.
The Art Of The Rifle: Go here and learn. http://the-rifleman.blogspot.com/
The Second Amendment - Live, Eat, Breathe, Sleep it.
Without THAT, the rest of the Constitution is merely words on paper.
Self-defense is THE MOST BASIC HUMAN, CIVIL, AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT. REFUSE to give it up.
People DIED for this right. Many of us will NEVER give it up.
If the enemies of our liberty desire it's abolishment so badly,
let THEM prove how willing THEY are to die for what they believe in.
Strive to HELP them prove it.
To UPHOLD, PROTECT, AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION AGAINST ALL ENEMIES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, SO HELP ME GOD...
This, I have sworn; this, I WILL do.
Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeoning of chance, my head is bloodied, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate, or how charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
- William Ernest Henley
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met here on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense we can not dedicate - we can not consecrate - we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but can never forget what they did here.
It is for us, the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they have, thus far, so nobly carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. - Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address
I like the sound of the word.
It means people can live free, talk free, go or come,
buy or sell, be drunk or sober; however they choose.
Some words give you a feeling. Republic is one of those words
that makes me tight in the throat. The same tightness a man gets when
his baby takes his first step, or when his baby first shaves,
or makes his first sound like a man.
Some words can give you a feeling that makes your
heart warm. Republic is one of those words."
-John Wayne, "The Alamo"
"The rifle? Wouldn't go out naked without a rifle. When shoes and clothes and food, when even hope is gone,
we'll have the rifle." -John Steinbeck (1902-1968),"The Grapes of Wrath"
"What is a handgun for?
A handgun is for fighting your way BACK to your Battle Rifle,
which you shouldn't have left behind in the first place.
A handgun will defend your life; but only a Battle Rifle will defend your LIBERTY." -Boston T. Party
I was born an American; I live an American; I shall die an American;
and I intend to perform the duties incumbent upon me in that character
to the end of my career. I mean to do this with absolute disregard of
personal consequences. What are personal consequences?
What is the individual man, with all the good or evil that may betide him,
in comparison with the good or evil which may befall a great country,
and in the midst of great transactions which concern that country's fate?
Let the consequences be what they will, I am careless.
No man can suffer too much, and no man can fall too soon, if he suffer,
or if he falls, in the defense of the Liberties and Constitution of his country.
-Daniel Webster, "An American Without Reserve"
"Fight, and you may die... Run, and you'll live - at least a while.
And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing
to trade all the days, from this day to that for ONE chance,
just ONE chance to come back here and tell our enemies
that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our FREEDOM!"
Quotes from Some Great Americans
In our own native land, in defence of the freedom that is our birthright,
and which we ever enjoyed till the late violation of it - for the protection
of our property, acquired solely by the honest industry of our fore-fathers
and ourselves, against violence actually offered, we have taken up arms.
We shall lay them down when hostilities shall cease on the part of the
aggressors, and all danger of their being renewed shall be removed, and not before.
- Thomas Jefferson -"Declaration of the Causes and
Necessity of Taking up Arms", July 1776
"This is a party - this Republican party - is a party for free men.
Not for blind followers and not for conformists. Back in 1858 Abraham Lincoln
said this of the Republican party - and I quote him because he probably could
have said it during the last week or so - it was composed of strained,
discordant, and even hostile elements. End of the quote, in 1958 [sic].
Yet all of these elements agreed on paramount objective: to arrest the
progress of slavery, and place it in the course of ultimate extinction.
Today, as then, but more urgently and more broadly than then, the task of
preserving and enlarging freedom at home and safeguarding it from the forces
of tyranny abroad is great,enough to challenge all our resources and to
require all our strength. Anyone who joins us in all sincerity, we welcome.
Those, those who do not care for our cause, we don"t expect to enter
our ranks, in any case. And let our Republicanism so focused and so dedicated
not be made fuzzy and futile by unthinking and stupid labels.
I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!
“So it appears that the “home of the brave”
includes citizens who may be intimidated by the presence of a plastic knife!
One may only be terrorized if he allows himself to be.
“Terror” is a bad word and should be abandoned.
Apparently, we are living in an age when word usage may be
dictated by the timid, the cowardly and the dishonorable.
Let us turn that around and set up proper English usage to
suit people who are worthy of it. Just as you cannot be enslaved
against your will, you cannot be terrorized against your will.
We inherit a noble tradition. Let us now resolve to live up to it...”
-Col. Jeff Cooper (Rest in Peace, Colonel. Semper Fi)
I must study politics and war that my sons may have
liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought
to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history,
naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in
order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry,
music, architecture, statuary, tapestry,
Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen,
and then say ‘what should be the reward of such sacrifices?’
Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, supplicate the friendship and
plough, and sow, and reap, to glut the avarice of the men who have let
loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the
face of the earth? If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility
of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace.
We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which
feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget
that you were our countrymen!
“It can not be emphasized too strongly or too often
that this great nation was founded, not by religionists,
but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of
“Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people
forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state
of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with
freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty,
can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to
justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue;
and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.
- Patrick Henry
It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope.
We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen
to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts...
For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing
to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it.
There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around
the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we
Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference.
The Marines don’t have that problem.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either
aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long.
It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a
democracy that did not commit suicide.
Gun control organizations are to gun owners
like the Ku Klux Klan is to black people.
There’s really only one difference:
Where the KKK has generally been known to exert
its own violence against its victims, anti-gunners
get the police to do their dirty work.
-Angel Shamaya, KeepAndBearArms.com
“Rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are
inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes
the strong stronger, while a simple weapon
so long as there is no answer to it gives claws
to the weak.”
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
-Thomas Jefferson in a letter to William S. Smith in 1787.
Taken from Jefferson, On Democracy p. 20, S. Padover ed., 1939
I am tired of seeing people get attacked
for speaking the truth and the hecklers
not being able to prove their point other
than with scorn or ridicule. Liberals can’t
refute the truth so all liberals instead attempt
to make the truth bearer into a buffoon,
hoping to draw the public’s attention away
from the message! I will tell you a secret and I hope
that you learn from it! If I hear something being
debated pertaining to a subject that I am not cognizant
of, therefore impartial, I examine the manner of the
debate and conduct. I know who is telling the truth
and who is lying by the tactics employed - the liar
always attacks the opposing person and the truth teller
always attacks the opposing premise! What great person
or debater has ever proven their point by ridiculing
people? Did Jesus use this method? Who has ever used
ridicule other than those who can’t refute the truth,
such as what the Pharisees did to Jesus? Truth is never
defended with ridicule. Facts speak for themselves.
Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.