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Americans MUST Remain Armed Because

Americans MUST Remain Armed Because _________________________.

This question was posed to listeners on The Power Hour *today and they were asked to call in to see how they would answer. It was an interesting show and thought it'd be fun to see how DP'ers would answer the question.

*Aired Thursday, 1-10-13 during the last half of show number 3.
http://podcast.gcnlive.com/podcast/power_hr/0110133.mp3




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Arms

Americans MUST remain armed because they MUST remain free!

A well armed and regulated (lawful and organized) militia is CRITICAL to the preservation of freedom. Slaves and subjects are prohibited from owning arms, while free people are *required* to own them (as in Switzerland which still has a militia system).

My favorite......

I don't know how to top this one.

"Because some animals are more equal than other animals....."

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

Because

Because guns keep bullies from being ___________ .

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

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we have the right to self defense.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
-Thomas Paine

because an armed society is a polite society.

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/r/robertahe100989.html

An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Robert A. Heinlein
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The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with...

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

"I do not know whether it is to yourself or Mr. Adams I am to give my thanks for the copy of the new constitution. I beg leave through you to place them where due. It will be yet three weeks before I shall receive them from America. There are very good articles in it: and very bad. I do not know which preponderate. What we have lately read in the history of Holland, in the chapter on the Stadtholder, would have sufficed to set me against a Chief magistrate eligible for a long duration, if I had ever been disposed towards one: and what we have always read of the elections of Polish kings should have forever excluded the idea of one continuable for life. Wonderful is the effect of impudent and persevering lying. The British ministry have so long hired their gazetteers to repeat and model into every form lies about our being in anarchy, that the world has at length believed them, the English nation has believed them, the ministers themselves have come to believe them, and what is more wonderful, we have believed them ourselves. Yet where does this anarchy exist? Where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusets? And can history produce an instance of a rebellion so honourably conducted? I say nothing of it's motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness. God forbid we should ever be 20. years without such a rebellion.[1] The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independant 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure. Our Convention has been too much impressed by the insurrection of Massachusets: and in the spur of the moment they are setting up a kite to keep the hen yard in order. I hope in god this article will be rectified before the new constitution is accepted."

- Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, Paris, 13 Nov. 1787

http://wiki.monticello.org/mediawiki/index.php/The_tree_of_liberty...(Quotation)

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because....

...because both private and public criminals are armed.