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What is our motto?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PATH, Jan 5, 2003.

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  1. PATH

    PATH Member

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    Every group has a motto if it wants to be great. What do you suggest the motto of THR be?
     
  2. dave

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    Same as the three stooges, Eat, Drink, and Beat Larry.
     
  3. Blackhawk

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    The Beatles were a great group. What was their motto?
     
  4. WonderNine

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    "The Right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

    Something like that.
     
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    Welcome to the land of free roamin',sniperchick chasin',elephant skin wearin',tactical lovin' Skunks! :D
     
  6. chaim

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    Why not the same as TFL? Molon Labe
     
  7. Schuey2002

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    Chaim is right! ... It should be Molon Labe ! :)
     
  8. sm

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    Molon Labe

    Keep The High Road
     
  9. ed dixon

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    "Ohhh, :) you take the high road and... we'll take it back!" :fire:

    Nah, of course, Molon Labe.
     
  10. sm

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    High Road

    Actually thinking of Rich's challenge. Which was what his intentions were and TFL 's reflection proved that his Social Experiment worked. Keeping the High Road--not becoming less, but a better band of persons to carry on and teach.

    Kinda the reason why Molon Labe became so important in the first place.

    IMO
     
  11. Marshall

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    Heck, get redneck about it!

    "Yep, My Cold Dead Fingers"

    You would be surprised how many of those you still see in the south.


    I agree, Molon Labe!
     
  12. sasnofear

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    its a different forum , needs a different motto
     
  13. dave

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    All joking aside, while I aslo like the "molon labe" moto, perhaps it should be something a bit less "confrontational".

    Wait a minute now, I'm not saying we should give the image of a group of folks willing to "roll over" in reguards to our 2nd Admendment rights. It's just that if we want to make our views known to others, and we want those others to take us seriously, then perhaps we should be willing to seen as something other than a bunch of angry gun owners yelling "Come and Get Them!". If we truely wish to have a dialogue with others, the purpose of which is to open the minds of those who don't understand our views and to perhaps change the minds of those opposed to us, I don't think a moto that can be taken as an implied threat will serve that purpose. We all know that some on the other side will use anything they can against us.

    While we will never be able to sway the opinions of some people out there, there are those that will listen if we can make a well reasoned, logical, and factual presentation of our views. Those people may not, at first, be comfortable being thought of as a member of a group standing behind that "line in the sand" and telling those on the other side to "come and get them". We need to be able to recruit those who aren't quite sure why they should be on our side yet. And yes, we do need them.

    Having said that, I agree with "Molon Labe" and all it implies. And I'm ready to prove it, if need be. I'm just not sure that the people we would like to see take a stand with us are, at this point in their "opinon forming", ready to do the same. It, simply put, may make some others whom we could use on our side, see us as the "gun nuts" the other side makes us out to be. We don't need to help them do it.
     
  14. Nanook

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    Borrow the line from Heinlein

    An armed society is a polite society.

    Most here are armed and most here are polite, close enough.
     
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    "Bad to the bone"
     
  16. JohnBT

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    I'm going to take some time to think about this.

    The only thing that comes to mind, not having finished my morning coffee, is "Ask me about my gun."

    It is friendly and invites discussion.

    Okay, back to the coffee and the duck hunting show on tv.

    John
     
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    Actually...

    I like Molon Labe, too. But actually, doesn't our name contain our motto? :confused:
     
  18. Hk Paul

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    Im for Molon Labe all the way.

    Were are we going to put it? how about right under the logo in italics.
     
  19. Cougar

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    I went to our Northern Ohio TFL farewell shoot wearing my TFL/Molon Labe shirt and hat. I had at least three other shooters ask me what the significance was to Molon Labe. I tried to explain the historical meaning and that it was the new battle cry of our 2nd Amendment fight. I got a couple 'thumbs up' for that explanation.

    I think that we should continue to carry on in the spirit of TFL and adopt the 'Molon Labe' as our battle cry.
     
  20. dave

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    Thought about it for a while. Why don't we use the "sheepdog" approach? Something along those lines would be quickly understood by one who needed to. A few examples below, I'm sure others could come up with something better.


    "Sheepdog(s) (to) (of) the world"

    "Sheepdogs, watching over the flock"

    "Sheepdogs, (always) (ever) alert for wolves"

    "Sheepdogs vs the wolves"

    "Sheepdog(s), man's best friend(s)"


    Well, you get the idea. I'm sure there are many more. SHEEPDOG, I think it kind of sums most of us up.
     
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    " Same as the three stooges, Eat, Drink, and Beat Larry" Just remember Larry is likely to fight back with vigor. :)
    Also I was thinking many folks do NOT know what Molon Labe means/stands for.
    Who has a real good explanation of situation. I know the story but have forgotten the spacifics.
     
  22. riverdog

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    At the battle of Thermopylae Xerxes of Persia demanded that the Spartans lay down their arms. Leonidas, King of Sparta, told Xerxes "molon labe", or "come and get them."
    The 300 Spartans present then proceeded over the next 3 days to kill 20,000 Persians while fighting to the last man. They saved Greece.
     
  23. sm

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    Here ya go

    From TFL : http://www.thefiringline.com/Misc/library/TFL_Primer.htm

    MWLWN LABE!

    Molon labe

    (mo-lone lah-veh)

    Two little words. With these two words, two concepts were verbalized that have lived for nearly two and a half Millennia. They signify and characterize both the heart of the Warrior, and the indomitable spirit of mankind. From the ancient Greek, they are the reply of the Spartan General-King Leonidas to Xerxes, the Persian Emperor who came with 600,000 of the fiercest fighting troops in the world to conquer and invade little Greece, then the center and birthplace of civilization as we know it. When Xerxes offered to spare the lives of Leonidas, his 300 personal bodyguards and a handful of Thebans and others who volunteered to defend their country, if they would lay down their arms, Leonidas shouted these two words back.
    Molon Labe! (mo-lone lah-veh)

    They mean, “Come and get them!†They live on today as the most notable quote in military history. And so began the classic example of courage and valor in its dismissal of overwhelming superiority of numbers, wherein the heart and spirit of brave men overcame insuperable odds. Today, there lies a plaque dedicated to these heroes all at the site. It reads: “Go tell the Spartans, travelers passing by, that here, obedient to their laws we lie.â€

    We have adopted this defiant utterance as a battle cry in our war against oppression because it says so clearly and simply towards those who would take our arms.

    It signifies our determination to not strike the first blow, but also to not stand mute and allow our loved ones, and all that we believe in and stand for, to be trampled by men who would deprive us of our God-given – or natural, if you will – rights to suit their own ends.



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    Molon Labe

    quote:
    "It signifies our determination to not strike the first blow, but also to not stand mute and allow our loved ones, and all that we believe in and stand for, to be trampled by men who would deprive us of our God-given – or natural, if you will – rights to suit their own ends."

    Sounds like taking the High Road . Thats why I prefer Molon Labe, re-enforces our purpose of this forum. Just think its a good choice.

    Signifies, and goes hand in hand.
     
  25. Diesle

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    How about 'Pinko Power!'...?

    Oh, wait, I thought this was that other board....


    Ill throw one out there. Not nessisarily the exact words, but the thought....

    "I intend to protect my rights"

    Is there a more elegant way to say that?

    Diesle
     
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