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Any good patriotic quotes you all can post?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by el44vaquero, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. el44vaquero

    el44vaquero Active Member

    Jun 6, 2005
    NE Oklahoma
    One of the two I have as my signature is by far my favorite.

    I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death. -- Patrick Henry

  2. Ralph

    Ralph New Member

    Sep 24, 2005
    The gun gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Let your gun, therefore, be the constant companion of your walks. — Thomas Jefferson

    No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session. — Mark Twain
  3. Waitone

    Waitone Mentor

    Dec 25, 2002
    The Land of Broccoli and Fingernails
    Judge Alex Kosinski--Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Silveira v Lockyer May 2003
  4. McCall911

    McCall911 Participating Member

    Feb 21, 2004
    It just so happens that a relative of mine sent me this just the other day.

    P.S. The origin of the quote as being from an "Australian dentist" is open to question.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2006
  5. Stevie-Ray

    Stevie-Ray Senior Member

    Feb 22, 2003
    Mitchi-gun, the Sunrise Side
    The right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against the tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible...............Hubert H. Humphrey
  6. Unisaw

    Unisaw Active Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Pacific NW
    I fought in three wars and three more would not be too many to defend my country. I love America and as she has weaknesses or ills I’ll hold her hand.
    --General Daniel “Chappie” James
  7. Molon Labe

    Molon Labe Participating Member

    Jun 17, 2003
    SW Ohio
    I would probably classify these as freedom quotes, not patriotic quotes. But there are some good ones in here:

    Ammunition beats persuasion when you are looking for freedom. - Will Rogers

    Most governments are designed to protect the government from the people, whereas the United States government was organized to protect the people from the government. - Jeff Cooper

    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure. - Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, 1787. ME 6:373, Papers 12:356

    The rifle is God's gift to the rifleman. - Fred

    Man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts. - Ronald Reagan

    The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail... the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation. - Jeff Cooper

    I much prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery. - Thomas Jefferson

    Guns aren't toys. They're for family protection, hunting dangerous or delicious animals, and keeping the King of England out of your face. - Krusty the Klown

    "Did you really think we want those laws observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We WANT them to be broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted -- and you create a nation of law-breakers -- and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system Mr. Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with." - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

    We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. - Edward R. Murrow

    A golf course is the willful and deliberate misuse of a perfectly good rifle range. - Bill O'Connor

    Metal and wood were the means by which we won our freedom. Metal and wood were the means by which we kept our freedom. Metal and wood may be the means by which we regain our freedom. Metal and wood are the final power of the people. Take away the metal and wood and the people become powerless - they can only beg, they supplicate for favors. - Dennis Bateman

    A ship in harbor is safe. But that is not what ships are for. - John A. Shedd, Salt from My Attic

    Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. It's not entitlement. An entitlement is what people on welfare get, and how free are they? It's not an endlessly expanding list of rights -- the 'right' to education, the 'right' to health care, the 'right' to food and housing. That's not freedom, that's dependency. Those aren't rights, those are the rations of slavery -- hay and a barn for human cattle. There's only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences. - P.J. O'Rourke

    ...for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom -- for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself. - from the Declaration of Arbroath, Scotland, 1320

    Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can. - Samuel Adams

    Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

    Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. - Thomas Jefferson

    He who lives in fear will never, in my judgment, be a free man. -- Virgil - "Epistulae" (c. 19 B.C.)

    Man must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator. This will of his Maker is called the Law of Nature. This Law of Nature is superior to any other. No human laws are of any validity if contrary to this. - Sir William Blackstone

    Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters. - Benjamin Franklin

    Those who give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin

    What if Thomas Paine had an AR-15, or if Patrick Henry went to Thunder Ranch? THEY COULDN'T, BUT YOU CAN! They had the soul, but needed better gear. We have the gear, but need stronger soul. - From Boston's Gun Bible by Boston T. Party (Common Law Copyright 1997-1998, 2000, Javelin Press. www.javelinpress.com).

    God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. - Daniel Webster

    "Necessity" is the plea of every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves. - William Pitt, 1783

    Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! - Patrick Henry

    Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined. - Patrick Henry

    If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. - Martin Luther King Jr., June 23, 1963. Speech in Detroit.

    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

    A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares about more than he does his own personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. - John Stuart Mill

    Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. - The Declaration of Independence

    Anti-gun laws are enforced at gunpoint.

    All Men are created equal, [and] they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness... - In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, In General Congress Assembled.

    Better a sovereign in squalor than a slave in splendor. - Dresden James

    Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place. - Frederic Bastiat

    History teaches us that man learns nothing from history. - Henry David Thoreau

    All men are, by nature, free and independent, and have certain inalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and seeking and obtaining happiness and safety. - The Constitution of the State of Ohio, Article I, Bill of Rights, §1 Inalienable Rights

    Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. - John Adams

    An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it. - Col. Jeff Cooper

    The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God. - John F. Kennedy

    Government's function is to obey orders, not orginate them. - Mark Twain

    Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those who don't. - Anonymous

    Virtue, morality, and religion. This is the armor, my friend, and this alone that renders us invincible. These are the tactics we should study. If we lose these, we are conquered. - Patrick Henry

    BADUNAME4 Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Does a chicken have lips? I'll post'em later on.
  9. Gifted

    Gifted Participating Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    I like my sig line. Got it from someone on a thread like this.
  10. geekWithA.45

    geekWithA.45 Moderator Emeritus

    Jan 1, 2003
    SouthEast PA
    Those of us who DO study history seem doomed to watch those who don't repeat it.

  11. xd9fan

    xd9fan Participating Member

    Sep 8, 2005
    Under tyranny in Midwest
  12. Declaration Day

    Declaration Day Active Member

    Feb 25, 2004
    Redford, Michigan
    An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last

    -Winston Churchill
  13. Biker

    Biker Mentor

    Mar 10, 2005
    I have a Tat on my right shoulder. It says:

    'You Can't Enslave A Free Man
    You Can Only Kill Him'

    That about sums it up for me...
  14. KriegHund

    KriegHund Participating Member

    Feb 18, 2005
    Colorado, Broomfield
    Read my signature.

    BADUNAME4 Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    "The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the Constitutional Rights secure." Albert Einstein

    "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." Thomas Paine

    "Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." George Bernard Shaw

    "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." George Washington

    "A society of sheep must, in time, beget a government of wolves." Bertrand deJouvenal

    "A politician thinks of the next election - a statesman, of the next generation." James Freeman Clarke

    "Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote." George Jean Nathan

    "The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." Daniel Webster

    "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean that politics won't take an interest in you." Pericles

    They flatter the people so that they may betray them.

    Evil always comes to humanity disguised as good.

    "When a citizen gives his suffrage to a man of known immorality he abuses his trust; he sacrifices not only his neighbor, he betrays the interest of his country." Noah Webster

    "The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded." Charles Louis DeSecondat

    Political correctness is the oppression of the majority by a few.

    "You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves." Abraham Lincoln

    "If I knew a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life." Thoreau

    "Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything." Frank Dane

    "Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve." George Bernard Shaw

    "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." Plato

    "Few men have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder." George Washington

    "It is far better to be alone than to be in bad company." George Washington

    The government is run by those who show up.

    "The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." Plato

    A free society is one where it's safe to be unpopular.

    "The US Constitution poses no threat to our system of government." Joseph Sobran

    "Give light and The People will find their own way." Carl McGee

    One man with courage makes a majority.

    "Nothing just happens in politics. If something happens you can be sure it was planned that way." FDR

    "America is, essentially, a conservative nation on most issues. Liberalism is an attempt to change the nation's culture more than an attempt to accurately represent it." Mac Johnson

    "Any 20 year old who isn't a liberal doesn't have a heart and any 40 year old who isn't a conservative doesn't have a brain." Winston Churchill

    "It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." Samuel Adams

    "To live in the presence of great truths and eternal laws, to be led by permanent ideals - that is what keeps a man patient when the world ignores him and calm and unspoiled when the world praises him." Honore de Balzac

    "The death of Democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference and undernourishment." Robert M. Hutchins

    "Science may have found a cure for most evils, but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings." Helen Keller

    "Is it ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care." Jimmy Buffett.

    "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." George Bernard Shaw
  16. el44vaquero

    el44vaquero Active Member

    Jun 6, 2005
    NE Oklahoma
    Good one biker.

    It's better to die standing than to live kneeling. --unknown
  17. xd9fan

    xd9fan Participating Member

    Sep 8, 2005
    Under tyranny in Midwest
    oh very cool......
    The new U.S. nickel has the word "liberty" on the front, the signature style is the exact copy of Jefferson's handwriting.....how he wrote the word 'Liberty'.
    Ever since I saw that I knew that was the tat I was looking for. It will be on my Deltoid in a few months. :cool: (my first)
  18. Nitrogen

    Nitrogen Active Member

    Dec 21, 2005
    Sachse, Texas
    "You know why we have the Second Amendment? In case the goverment
    decides to ignore the first one."
    --Rush Limbaugh, 1993

    (and I *HATE* Rush Limbaugh.)
  19. sm

    sm member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Between black coffee, and shiftn' gears
  20. Solo

    Solo Active Member

    Sep 15, 2004
    Pancho Villa, I believe.

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