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Guns: Quotes from the Framers (And One Other Guy)

Bear Arms

“Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.”
– George Washington

“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”
– George Mason

“The great object is that every man be armed.” and “Everyone who is able may have a gun.”
– Patrick Henry

“Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?”
– Patrick Henry

“The best we can help for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.”
– Alexander Hamilton

“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States”
– Noah Webster

“The supposed quietude of a good mans allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms like laws discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside…Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them…”
– Thomas Paine

“This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!”
– Adolph Hitler

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NBC: No Executive Criticism Allowed

NBC just isn’t interested in someone who is critical of someone inhabiting the Oval Office. That would just be wrong.

I’m not joking.

Ann Coulter

Okay, so he doesn’t occupy the Oval Office just yet, but criticism of President-Elect Barack Obama is apparently out of the question! After eight years of heavy criticism of George W. Bush, the hypocritical executives of NBC have banned perennial best-seller Ann Coulter for life. Why? Because she dared to be critical of Obama. From this soon-to-be-updated report:

But one network insider claims it was the book’s theme — a brutal examination of liberal bias in the new era — that got executives to dis-invite the controversialist.

We are just not interested in anyone so highly critical of President-elect Obama, right now,” a TODAY insider reveals. “It’s such a downer. It’s just not the time, and it’s not what our audience wants, either.”

It’s such a downer? It’s not the time? The audience doesn’t want it?

So incessantly reporting only the worst news (Abu Graib, roadside bombs, death toll…) from Iraq isn’t a downer? The years immediately following the worst attack on this nation’s soil, perpetrated by the very Islamic extremist types that we’ve gone after is the “right time” to be heavily critical? The audience isn’t interested in the truth?

Yes, Coulter is polarizing. Yes, she’s opinionated. And she is most definitely highly critical of anyone touting liberalistic views, but she’s also incredibly popular with a certain (evidently large) segment of society. But none of that is the issue, apparently. The issue is that she has the audacity to be critical of President-Elect Obama (I’m saying this with the smarmiest voice possible).

But, folks…she has a point. One of the main complaints filed against Obama in her new book, Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America, is that Obama is a hypocrite to label is family “off limits” in the presidential election while he has shown in the past to benefit off of personal attacks.

And I’m not even referring to Sarah Palin’s daughter’s out-of-wedlock pregnancy and the barbs that following from the supposedly objective media. I’m speaking of the smashing of Blair Hull, who was defeated for the Illinois Senate seat primarily because of the public embarrassment that resulted after his divorce records were wrongfully unsealed, revealing that their were allegations of Hull threatening his wife (no charges were ever filed). Who pressured Hull to unseal the records? His opponents (one of them, a Barack H. Obama, Mr. “family off-limits” himself).

So evidently NBC has decided that what the country needs is a “positive note” to start off the next four years. This takes place after eight years of derision, slander, and mockery, all said through their vain, smirking expressions.

The fact that they banned Coulter is not a big deal to me; she’s an inflammatory figure (as are Bill Maher, Michael Moore, Alec Baldwin, Rosie O’Donnell, Ariana Huffington…) who is bound to get banned from quite a few places. The problem is that NBC is apparently not going to allow anyone who is intensely critical of Obama to appear on some of their shows after eight years of making Bush-bashing popular.

No media bias? If you truly believe that, then you might want to consider just how deeply your partisanship has become embedded into your brain cells, because it’s apparently taking them over.

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