Friday, February 20, 2004

Timeless Quotes

"…all men are...endowed by their
Creator with certain unalienable Rights… whenever…Government becomes
destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the is their Duty,
to throw off such Government…"
--Declaration of Independence

"Guard...the public liberty.
...Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever
you give up that force, you are ruined
--Patrick Henry

"what country can preserve its
liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people
preserve the spirit of resistance
. Let them take arms... The tree of liberty
must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and
--Thomas Jefferson

"This Constitution...shall be the
supreme Law of the Land
; the Contrary notwithstanding... 
Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers...shall be bound by support this Constitution…"
--U.S. Constitution

"As civil rulers...may attempt to
tyrannize, and as the military forces...might pervert their power...the people
are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private
--Tenche Cox

"…the right of the people to keep and
bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
--Amendment II

"No State shall make or enforce
any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the
United States..."
--Amendment XIV

"An unconstitutional act is not law;
it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; affords no protection; it creates no
office; it is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been
--Norton v. Shelby County, 118 US 425

"We just enforce the laws. If you
don’t like the laws, lobby your representatives to change them."

--Sheriff of Kern County, California, after local & federal cops shot gun
dealer Darryl Howell to death in his store in a raid over "illegal"

"It was the law. We were just following
--War criminals on trial at Nuremberg

"Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience
to God."
--Thomas Jefferson

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