30 March 2010
A Thought From Thomas Jefferson
"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
Thomas Jefferson never ceases to amaze me. I was thinking about this quote by him and I can't even imagine what his thinking was to even come up with a statement such as this. Imagine that, retaining the right to keep and bear arms to protect ourselves against the tyranny found in our government. Who would have thought? Here are are, hundreds of years later and you can almost "taste" the truth of what he spoke.
He goes on to say~~"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 prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one." Link HERE