Monday, March 19, 2012

Freedom to Bear Arms

Here is an excellent video on The Battle of Athens, Tennessee in 1946.  I would like to thank Gorges Smythe for bringing this to my attention.

Keep Your Powder Dry


The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:

"A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."


"Remembering the words of Nehemiah the Prophet: 'The trowel in hand and the gun rather loose in the holster.'"

--T.S. Eliot


"I have a very strict gun control policy:  if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it."

--Clint Eastwood


"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

--Adolf Hitler, 1935

Quotes from Thomas Jefferson
Constituting America
More Guns, Less Crime
Well Regulated Militia Being Necessary to the Security of a Free State
A Revolutionary People at War
Ann Coulter
Selective Outrage
You Could Hear a Pin Drop
Gun Control--or People Control?
Every one of the mass murderers was a Democrat
Black conservative leaders discus how the NRA was created to protect freed slaves
Civil war battle lines are being drawn as . . .gun manufacturers relocate to pro-Constitution states
Molon Labe
US income tax unlawful
The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre
Regulation Migration:  Gun Companies Continue to Move Operations to Southern States
Esther and the Second Amendment
A Dream about Donald Trump
Some Gun Control History

Live Free or Die


  1. Gorges: I believe that video about The Battle of Athens, Tennessee says more about the importance of the freedom to bear arms than all the great pro-2nd Amendment speeches ever given. It is a truly inspiring video.

    Our greatest defense against tyranny is the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the power of prayer. It is also essential to stay well-informed, the freedom of speech and to vote. And what gives the freedom of speech some real teeth, is the freedom to bear arms.

    "Give me liberty or give me death."

    --Patrick Henry

    I would much rather be dead than be a slave of tyranny.

  2. Let me rephrase myself. Our greatest OFFENSE is the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the power of prayer.


    "Vicarious Intercession"

    "Two Emails (Intercession)"

  3. I’ve been following and enjoying your blog for a while now and would like to invite you to visit and perhaps follow me back. Sorry I took so long for the invitation.
    I'd also like to see you put a follow wedgit up so I could follow you publicly.

  4. Thanks, for your comment, Stan. I put the follow widget on my blog today. I am also following your blog.

  5. Thanks, Randy. That video about the Battle of Athens, Tennessee was very inspiring.

    I remember reading this NRA magazine and they interviewed this Japanese soldier from World War II. They asked him why didn't Japan invade the coast of California after the Pearl Harbor attack (because we had virtually no navy to protect the west coast). The Japanese soldier said that the Japanese knew that most American civilians had their own weapons.

    Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!

  6. Randy: I noticed that you used the name "Sawman" in your comment.

    When I dropped out of high school the first time (when I was 17), I got a job at a lumber yard in Ames, Iowa. I was too young to legally drive the delivery trucks, so they put me in the sawshop. That's when everybody at the lumber yard started calling me "Sawman".

    Later on, this contractor confessed to me: he said that the first two years that I had been working at the lumber yard, he didn't know my real name, but he knew that I was Sawman.

  7. A problem with America today is that often people complain about their rights and they rely on outside sources to tell them what their rights ought to be. In my profession, I tell people all the time: Get educated on what you want before you talk to anyone. Only in an educated state can you make an educated decision. That's what the founding fathers did - that's what everyone should do (before they get run over by those who seek to eliminate their rights).

  8. Mrlibrarian: Thank you for your comment. To be well-informed is important; to be well-informed is essential in keeping our freedoms.

  9. Guns don't kill people. Violent Hollywood films and violent computer games inspire certain sick people to kill people.

  10. The Americans who protested against British encroachments on colonial liberties wanted to preserve their traditional rights. They were not revolutionaries seeking the radical restructuring of society... They used the word 'innovation' pejoratively... "no freeman should be subject to any tax to which he has not given his own consent" [-John Adams]... From the American point of view, such taxation without consent was an intolerable novelty... They protested that their ancient chartered rights were being violated... The Americans defended their traditional rights. The French revolutionaries despised French traditions and sought to make everything anew: new governing structures, new provincial boundaries, a new “religion,” a new calendar—and the guillotine awaited those who objected...

    In a certain sense, there was no American Revolution at all. There was, instead, an American War for Independence in which Americans threw off British authority in order to retain their liberties and self-government. In the 1760s, the colonies had, for the most part, been left alone in their internal affairs... [The] colonists did not seek the total transformation of society that we associate with other revolutions, such as the Industrial Revolution, the French Revolution, or the Russian Revolution. They simply wished to go on enjoying self-rule when it came to their internal matters and living as they always had for so many decades before British encroachments began. The American “revolutionaries” were conservative, in the very best sense of that word...

    When modern-day liberals justify extremely broad readings of the Constitution on the grounds that we need a "living, breathing Constitution" that "changes with the times", they are actually recommending the very system the colonists sought to escape. The British constitution was very flexible indeed -- too flexible for the colonists, who were inflexibly committed to upholding their traditional rights. The "living, breathing" British constitution was no safeguard of American liberties.

    Everything (Well, Almost Everything)
    You Know About American History Is Wrong"
    by Thomas E. Woods, Jr., Ph.d.

    (from Chapter 2: