"Self-defence is a part of the law of nature;
nor can it be denied the community,
even against the king himself..."
John Locke
(1632-1704) English philosopher and political theorist
Second Treatise on Civil Government, 390 . 233 (1690)
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A needful reminder to us - the oppressed citizenery of the Democratic-Dictators of the Day !
 -- vedapushpa, Bangalore - India     
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    vedapushpa, well said. The American jurisprucence was to be based on the law of nature and of nature's God. Now that, that has been totally abandon, we are suffering the consequences.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    When man ignores Nature, Nature takes hold of man.
    "When a deed is done for Freedom,
    and the slave, where'er he cowers,
    feels the soul within him climb
    And glad Truth's mightier man-child leaps beneath
    the Future's heart."
    Exerts from " The Present Crisis" James Russell Lowell
    Liberty is a merciful gift, a king without mercy, nothing more than a tyrant.

     -- Ronw13, OR     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
    The entire premise for the need of government is founded upon our inherent right to self-defense. We have organized a common defense of our liberties foremost. All the rest is gravy.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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