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Sharron Angle Re: 2nd Amendment Rights

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What Sharron Angle said (as reported in The Las Vegas Sun):

“She said the purpose of the right to bear arms is to check the federal government. But she stopped short of saying that she would support an armed uprising.

“‘Our Founding Fathers, they put that Second Amendment in there for a good reason, and that was for the people to protect themselves against a tyrannical government,’ Angle told conservative talk show host Lars Larson in January. ‘In fact, Thomas Jefferson said it’s good for a country to have a revolution every 20 years. I hope that’s not where we’re going, but you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies.’

“Also that month, she told Reno conservative talk show host Bill Manders she hoped her opponent, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, would be defeated at the ballot box before the electorate resorted to more aggressive measures.

“’I’m hoping that we’re not getting to Second Amendment remedies,’ Angle said. ‘I hope that the vote will be the cure for the Harry Reid problems.’

“And last month she told the Reno Gazette-Journal ‘it’s almost an imperative’ that conservatives win.

“‘The nation is arming,’ she told the newspaper. ‘What are they arming for if it isn’t that they are so distrustful of their government? They’re afraid they’ll have to fight for their liberty in more Second Amendment kinds of ways. That’s why I look at this as almost an imperative. If we don’t win at the ballot box, what will be the next step?’”

What Thomas Jefferson said:

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

-“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort (emphasis mine), to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

-“What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?”

-“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

-“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” (Jefferson quoting Cesare Beccaria)

Chris Matthews, perhaps you’d like to “pull the scab off” Thomas Jefferson or some other Founding Father.  Maybe that would give you “a thrill up your leg”!

Come on, people! You have forgotten your history! What Sharron Angle said is MILD compared to some of Thomas Jefferson’s quotes. And that is only Thomas Jefferson.  If I added James Madison, George Mason, Noah Webster, Alexander Hamilton, William Rawle, Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, and George Washington, just to name a few, I could fill volumes.

But I shall end with a great one by George Washington:

“Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence (emphasis mine) … From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good (emphasis mine)”

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Written by moveonreid

July 15, 2010 at 10:41 pm

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  1. Well, stopping short of an uprising isn’t new to American history. All the ingredients are there for one (high taxes, tyranny of govt., mass govt. bureaucrats harassing the people, continual foreign wars, etc.).

    In fact, you should read that new book out about a small town that stands up to all of this & ends up starting the 2nd American Revolution. Hey, the same issues are there.

    I only recommend it cause it could our home town on day. Perfect timing for this book. It’s that good.
    http://www.booksbyoliver.com

    MorningStar

    July 16, 2010 at 12:22 pm

  2. I don’t mean to be disrespectful, but this type of thinking is really over the top.

    The idea that anyone believes that this government is even approaching being a tyranny is astounding. Taxes too high? Government Bureaucrats “harassing people”? This is tyranny? Put things into perspective – you may not like some of our laws, you may not like having to pay taxes, but you are free to vote, you are protected by the strongest military in the world, you are free to speak your mind, pray as you wish, travel where you like without “papers”, etc.

    I repeat, you are free to VOTE! If you don’t like things as they are, get involved in campaigning to change things. When they shut down the polls, tell me what church I can go to, etc, I’ll get my gun and join you. Until then, though, you’d be better served just trying to educate others to your point of view.

    Thanks for giving me my say.

    Ken

    October 24, 2010 at 6:43 pm

  3. Wasn’t it Malcom X who, back in the 60s, advocated to his ‘brothers’, if we can’t win with ballots we’ll win with bullets????? I believe he gave a famous speech saying exactly that!!! So what else is new???

    Charlotte Boyett

    January 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm

  4. Idon’t want it to come to a shooting reveloution but if it must be I am ready . Just bought another pistol yesterday. FOUNT

    fmstubb

    February 10, 2011 at 9:52 pm


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