Bring the HEAT
XBradTC's thoughts… deep thoughts.
“A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies.”
From his first address to Congress. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=29431
Kinda like the difference between reading the NSRV version of the Bible and the King James version. Still, I read it to mean a person should be practicing and reload’in.
I also like this little bit at the end of his speech.
“Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.” “To the security of a free constitution it contributes in various ways – by convincing those who are intrusted with the public administration that every valuable end of government is best answered by the enlightened confidence of the people, and by teaching the people themselves to know and to value their own rights; to discern and provide against invasions of them; to distinguish between oppression and the necessary exercise of lawful authority; between burthens proceeding from a disregard to their convenience and those resulting from the inevitable exigencies of society; to discriminate the spirit of liberty from that of licentiousness – cherishing the first, avoiding the last – and uniting a speedy but temperate vigilance against encroachments, with an inviolable respect to the laws.”
Just such a shame that most of today’s “progressives” (as they NOW call themselves) consider the likes of George Washington, et al, “terrorists”. All that, and the current political “wind” in trying to re-define what the Second Amendment “really” meant. Also, please remember, it is that WE, THE PEOPLE, are The Law, not some one-sided edicts from a handful of self-ish bureaucrats who call themselves “our leaders”.
* * THUMBS UP! * *
Thank you, Mr. Washington!
A misquote from 1790. Not sure what lesson to learn here
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