“Men trained in arms from their infancy, and animated by the love of liberty, will afford neither a cheap or easy conquest.”
– From the Declaration of the Continental Congress, July 1775.
“The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.”
– Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers
“One of the painful signs of years of dumbed-down education is how many people are unable to make a coherent argument. They can vent their emotions, question other people’s motives, make bold assertions, repeat slogans– anything except reason.”
— Thomas Sowell