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Posted: 9/20/2001 12:10:26 PM EST
You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once. Robert Heinlein
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:10:49 PM EST
War is the only sport which is genuinely amusing. And it is the only sport which has any intelligible use. H.L. Mencken
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:11:10 PM EST
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile -- hoping it will eat him last. Winston Churchill
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:11:35 PM EST
If you want to know when a war might be coming, you just watch the U.S. and see when it starts cutting down on its defenses. It's the surest barometer in the world. Will Rogers
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:12:27 PM EST
Those who beat their swords into plowshares, usually end up plowing for those who don't.
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:12:34 PM EST
History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools. Ambrose Bierce
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:14:06 PM EST
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." -- Robert A. Heinlein
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:14:11 PM EST
France believes in armed intervention by America only when the intervention is in France to rescue France from occupation by other powers. William F. Buckley Jr.
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:15:07 PM EST
We can export terrorism. We can assassinate and set fires inside the territory of the United States as it did to all of us. Muammar Qadhadfi, Libyan dictator
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:15:26 PM EST
Those that would give up essential liberty for a little safety deserve neither liberty nor safety Ben Franklin
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:16:06 PM EST
I love the smell of napalm in the morning...It smells like victory! Robert Duvall,
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:17:04 PM EST
Go pick bananas, we'll run the canal. Meldrim Thomson
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:17:42 PM EST
gun in the hand is worth any number being tested. Malcolm Forbes
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:19:17 PM EST
Before all else, be armed. Niccolo Machiavelli
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:19:34 PM EST
It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved. Niccolo Machiavelli A battle that you win cancels all your mistakes. Niccolo Machiavelli
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:19:52 PM EST
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Boys, it is just like the Alamo. Somebody should have by God helped those Texans. I'm going to Vietnam. Lyndon Johnson
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:21:36 PM EST
We believe that Americans should have the right to own guns because traditionally justice has always come from the ballot box, the jury box, but, if these failed, the cartridge box. Rep. Steve Symms
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:22:30 PM EST
“A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares about more than he does about his 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 “Men trained in arms from their infancy, and animated by the love of liberty, will afford neither a cheap nor easy conquest.” --The Declaration of the Continental Congress, July 1775 “Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings; they did it by killing all those who opposed them.” --Unknown “The mission of the Marine rifle squad is to locate, close with and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver or to repel the enemy’s assault by fire and close combat.” --Guidebook for Marines “Happiness is interlocking fields of fire.” --Jarhead_22 "I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery." --Jean-Jacques Rousseau "Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.” --Helen Keller "Laddy, without war we'd all be swinging in the fucking trees. It's God's own university and anyone who says different is a self-deluding fairy." --Doc McLeod, “In Pharoah’s Army,” by Tobias Wolff "We must remember that one man is much the same as another, and that he is best who is trained in the severest school." --Thucydides “Yes, makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep Is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're starvation cheap; An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit. Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, 'ow's yer soul?" But it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll, The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll, O it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll.” --Rudyard Kipling, “Tommy”
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:23:45 PM EST
Actions speak louder than words. -Unknown The mightiest of men are all humbled by the dentists drill. -GWIGG
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:26:37 PM EST
Is that your vehickle in ma parkin' space?! --Satcong
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:28:35 PM EST
The trophy is in the thrill of the hunt; not what you wear on your person or hang on a wall. (me)
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 1:45:16 PM EST
"There is nothing so permanent as a temporary government program" -milton freidman
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 2:14:03 PM EST
Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. ... The right of citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safegaurd against the tyranny which now appears remote in America but which historically has proven to be possible. Hubert H Humprey, United States Senator (D-Minnesota) 1960
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 3:15:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2001 3:16:39 PM EST by warlord]
From our compatriots at www.HK91.com from their QUOTE LIBRARY: "Ideas are more dangerous than guns. We wouldn't let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas?" -Josef Stalin "If the [politcal] opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves." -Josef Stalin "The United States should get rid of its militias." -Josef Stalin, 1933 “The thing the sets the American Christian apart from all other people in the world, is ‘he will die on his feet, before he will live on his knees.’” -George Washington "Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves." -Sir Winston Churchill, The Gathering Storm,1948 "Every good Communist should know that political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. The Communist party must control the guns" -Mao Tse Tung
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 3:23:56 PM EST
"The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage." --Lord Alexander Tyler on the fall of the Athenian republic
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If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. SUN TZU ON THE ART OF WAR
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 3:40:33 PM EST
"FREEDOM ISN'T FREE" (thats on my arm as a tattoo! barbed wire broken by those words) COZ
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 4:04:31 PM EST
"Ni!" John Cleese Sorry, had to lighten the mood; I've been in too many too serious military briefings lately.
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 4:06:25 PM EST
"The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A.E. Van Vogt "The Weapon Shops of Isher", ASF, December 1942
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 4:59:29 PM EST
Can anyone say "compromise?" When we give in, we lose. When we give in a little more, we lose some more. We've compromised on licensing, mandated safety courses, registration, NICS, "assault weapons," "junk gun" regs., mag. capacity, etc. If compromise is the way to win this war, then soon we'll be compromising away our right to buy guns from dealers, then private sales, then carry, then ownership. We will eventually compromise our rights all the way to confiscation. No more compromises. It's time we take back our rights. - --ED DUBE
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:03:07 PM EST
Sticker seen on a motorcycle helmet at work: "FREEDOM means we are FREE to kick your towel-headed ASS!" [beer]
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:09:54 PM EST
"For de little stealin' dey gits you in jail soon or late. For de big stealin' dey makes you Emperor and puts you in de Hall o' Fame when you croaks." - --EUGENE O'NEILL, The Emperor Jones (1920)
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:11:39 PM EST
Under Capitalism, most property is owned and controlled by the individual owners. Under Communism it is owned and controlled by the state. Under the "Third Way" of Fascism, (including Labour Party Britain and increasingly so in the US) it is owned by individuals, but strictly controlled by the state. - --KEN MAURER
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:13:47 PM EST
Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay - and claims a halo for his dishonesty. Robert Heinlein
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:15:02 PM EST
"We will cut off its head, then we will kill it" Colin Powell toaster
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:23:58 PM EST
"A woman is just a woman, but a cigar is a smoke."
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:26:32 PM EST
"All warfare is based on deception" Sun Tzu
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:27:28 PM EST
"Gun bans don't disarm criminals, gun bans attract them." Walter Mondale, U.S. Ambassador to Japan April 20, 1994
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:27:38 PM EST
"It is a doctrine of war not to assume the enemy will not come, but rather to rely on one's readiness to meet him; not to presume that he will not attack, but rather to make one's self invincible." Sun Tzu
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:28:33 PM EST
"True refinement seeks simplicity." -Unknown
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:29:23 PM EST
"Life is a road that starts without your consent at birth and ends without your consent at death." Darrel Max Craig
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:30:44 PM EST
"One must learn by doing the thing; for though you think you know it you have no certainty , until you try." Sophocles, c. 496-406 B.C.E
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:31:06 PM EST
...billions and billions of fried terrorists... Billy Porter (stolen from Carl Sagan)BP
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:31:17 PM EST
"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest." Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi, An Autobiography, M. K. Gandhi, page 446
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:32:25 PM EST
"If I miss practice one day I will know it. If I miss practice two days my colleagues will know it. If I miss practice three days the whole world will see." -Old martial arts saying. Unkown origin.
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:33:18 PM EST
"He who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe." Milton
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:33:57 PM EST
"All sunshine make a desert." -Anonymous Arabic saying
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"LET'S ROLL" From the heros of the flight that crashed in Penn Sept 11, 2001
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