"The Swiss are well armed and enjoy great freedom."
Niccolo Machiavelli
(1469-1527) Italian Statesman and Political Philosopher
The Prince (1513)
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Every free and civilized society in history has been an armed society. There's a reason for that.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    This quote just about says it all.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    Obama, Holder, Clinton and the UN are trying to do the same thing to the United States. It is rather frightening when you consider the UN membership is predominately made up of countries run by Socialists, Communists or Dictators. Once you disarm America we will become one or all of the above.
     -- Ken, Spokane     
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    There is a correlation.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Ray Benton, Kerrville, Tx.      
    Niccolo Machiavelli and his father were both Republicans. just a note. 
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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    As would be Iran and Syria if they were well armed... The US and its despotic allies only attack countries with no or very little defense in the name of democracy, when in reality these countries are invaded for their resources and for their intent to drop the petrodollar dollar; leaving these countries with a warring bunch of terrorists, which are then used as Western proxy mercenaries. Sorry about, I thought it was time you know the reality. Look on old maps and you will see Palestine not Israel. Israel, through its genocidal mania has nearly obliterated Palestine off the map and in the process killing thousands of innocent women and children.

     -- RBE, somewhere in the USA     
     -- RBE, somewhere in the USA      
     -- Mary, MI      
    "The ___ are disarmed and enjoy great freedom."
    Fill in the blank ... if you can.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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