good read, thanks!
Found this on another forum, very good read:
Archived-Articles: Never Give Up Your Weapons
"NA BEAN DON CHAT GUN LAMHAINN"
Yup,, I now have a new phrase to use ,taken from that artical,,,, "if you want peace,, prepare for war." truer words were never spoken.
Do any of you remember the movie "Patton"?
This was the scene early in the movie, where he described the final siege and battles that ended Carthage.
Read his letters to the NRA, I will try to find them; that praise the work of the NRA instructors that trained the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps from the beginning to the end of WWII. My Grandfather, Charles William Bell was one of those.
H. Norman Schwartzkopf also knew.
I wonder if any of our other Generals know. I would like to think that we can still boast a few Marines, Sailors and Soldiers who know.
What is it that Patton knew?
"Peace, is fleeting. It must be earned, constantly. It must be defended, vigorously. It must be taught to our children, lovingly."
These words are Patton's, not mine. They come from a letter to his cousin where he explains his decision to remain in the Army after WWI.
Imagine whirled peas
Peace, Love, And Superior Firepower
The choice is clear, time to choose which one you can live with.
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"
-- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334
The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to permit the conquered Eastern peoples to have arms. History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so.
-- Hitler, April 11 1942