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A quote to live by

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Porcupine, Mar 25, 2010.

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  1. Porcupine

    Porcupine Active Member

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    Liberties are not given, they are taken. (Aldous Huxley)

    Freedoms are not bestowed, they are defended. (Me, if nodody else claims it)
     
  2. Ahab

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    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

    Thomas Jefferson
     
  3. Fritzboy

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    If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's probably electrical.
     
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    Pigs get fed...hogs get slaughtered. Farmer Brown
     
  5. glenn mcleod

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    Bears make money, Bulls make money but Pigs get slaughtered. Glenn
     
  6. Cowboy1

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    LIVE FREE OR DIE. - Official motto of state of New Hampshire.
     
  7. Anti-Fed

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    Thomas Jefferson: "Adore God. Reverence and cherish your parents. Love your neighbor as yourself, and your country more than yourself. Be just. Be true. Murmur not at the ways of Providence. So shall the life into which you have entered be the portal to one of eternal and ineffable bliss."
     
  8. Anti-Fed

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    “[A] wise and frugal government … shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.” Thomas Jefferson
     
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    •“[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, – who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia.” –George Mason, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

    •“[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them.” –Zacharia Johnson, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

    •“Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of.” –James Madison, Federalist No. 46

    •“If a well-regulated militia be the most natural defense of a free country, it ought certainly to be under the regulation and at the disposal of that body which is constituted the guardian of the national security. If standing armies are dangerous to liberty, an efficacious power over the militia in the same body ought, as far as possible, to take away the inducement and the pretext to such unfriendly institutions. If the federal government can command the aid of the militia in those emergencies which call for the military arm in support of the civil magistrate, it can the better dispense with the employment of a different kind of force. If it cannot avail itself of the former, it will be obliged to recur to the latter. To render an army unnecessary will be a more certain method of preventing its existence than a thousand prohibitions upon paper.” –Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 29


    Okay...I'll let it rest for a bit.
     
  10. oskerspap12

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    These were great men,that did great deeds............. damn shame people these days forget why this country was founded in the first place!!
    D.P.Reynolds
     
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    If a Lamb is a Ram and a Donkey is an Ass, how come a Ram in the Ass is a Goose? Sure glad I got that off my chest!
     
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    Rule # 1: Don't sweat the small stuff. Rule #2: It's ALL small stuff.
     
  13. LFT687

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    When you come to a fork in the road...take it--Yogi Berra
     
  14. Setterman

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    That Jefferson guy was pretty smart......is he still alive....we need a President.
     
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    If you have not visited the Jefferson Memorial in DC you really should. It is an impressive tribute to a most impressive mind/man.

    Is there a philosophical question reised by the juxtaposition of the following meaningful quotes??? "It is better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you the fool then to open it and prove it." "The only thing necessary for democracy to fail is for a few good men to do nothing".

    Even though this is an off topic thread, we must not only think through the issues raised, but remember them in November.

    Break em all.

    JON
     
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    The hardest people to wake up are those pretending to be asleep. J. Rizal
     
  17. Setterman

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    I have a nephew who is 32 years old. Married a "young lady" who had 2 kids from another man. They then had 3 more kids. He lost his job a year ago. She got pissed, left him. He gets unemployment money for 2 years, maybe 3, She gets all her Doctor bills paid and the kids bills paid. Plus $700 a month for food. Also gets rent money. Falls under Medicare. Neither of them are Einstens.
    Both are lazy MF's and have no intention of going back to work soon.

    That's whats wrong with this country. Go to work you lazy SOB's!

    Hers's my quote: "No worky, NO bennies!"
     
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    177 of them.
     
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    Give me Liberty or give me head-- Ron Jeremy
     
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    "its better to get pissed off, than pissed on..." - Spitter

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