"The use of force alone is but temporary.  It may subdue for a moment; but it does not remove the necessity of subduing again; and a nation is not governed, which is perpetually to be conquered."
Edmund Burke
(1729-1797) Irish-born British statesman, parliamentary orator, and political thinker
speaking of the American Revolution
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Keeping Tyranny, Fascism,Socialism and Communism going as a form of social order is a full time job for the Regime's that wish to enforce these systems. Because they are unnatural to the existence of any living being which inevitably leads to popular dissent and even open revolution. Thank God for the Second Amendment, the way things are going, Americans are going to need it. 5 starts for an accurate observation by Burke who understood that you can't keep what you take by force...
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    J Carlton, thank you, said well. The use of force in violating the being (compelled compliance, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity, etc.), along with the mind washing of wars (on drugs, individual rights, etc.) in perpetuity has reduce a once land of the free and home of the brave to a nation of servile helots, serfs, and otherwise slaves. An implementation of the Second Amendment, along with other eternal principles, laws and actions would be a great start to the return of the sovereign individual and unconquerable noble being.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Can't add much to what J and Mike have said.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    Hear, hear!!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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