"[T]here is a difference between lions and asses;
and he is a fool who knows not that swords were given to men,
that none might be slaves, but such as know not how to use them."
by:
Algernon Sidney
(1622-1683) English statesman, republican political theorist, colonel, and opponent of King Charles II of England, who was charged with plotting against the King and was executed for treason.
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Discourses Concerning Government 270 (1763)
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A well regulated (armed) militia needs be sufficient in the tools of their trade
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    "That none might be slaves" No unarmed society has ever been a free society. Know guns, know freedom. No guns, no freedom.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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     -- jim k, Austin, Tx      
     -- Mary - MI      
    We have updated the quote to put it in context, as the previous version was grammatically incorrect. Thanks.
     -- Editor, Liberty Quotes     
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    Slaves are never permitted the means to defend themselves against their masters.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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