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Hence our Second Amendment

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Billster, Aug 26, 2007.

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  1. Billster

    Billster TS Member

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    And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

    ~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago
     
  2. buzzgun

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    Will the delegate from Oregon please address the floor?
     
  3. Paladin

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    And then we have the ACLU which has as a policy of; "the possession of weapons by individuals is not constitutionally protected".
     
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    This post doesn't make sense. Was there an original post that was deleted?
     
  5. Billster

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    bigdogtx:

    I ran across the quote in a blog i visit often and it immediately reminded me of why we've got the 2nd Amendment. Provides a civilian 'militia' to protect from military coup. Hitler recognized it - he delved into Poland's gun ownership registry prior to invading and disarmed the citizenry....allowing the storm troopers to march in basically unopposed.

    I posted the Sozhenitsyn's (why couldn't he be named Smith?) quote here because I thought it was pertinent.

    cheers
    bill
     
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