"The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun."
R. Buckminster Fuller
[Richard Buckminster Fuller] (1895-1983) American visionary, designer, architect, poet, author, and inventor
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 -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
 -- Anonymous      
An eminently true statement, even if you don't like it. It is merely a restatement Clausewitz's description of war as a "continuation of politics by other means" and an irrefutable historical fact. Fuller was a smart man and scientist.
 -- helorat, Milton     
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    Hence the 2nd Amendment...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    I absolutely agree with Archer here, the thumbs down is because of the need.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Civilization is a fragile thing. Most people don't realize that society is a house of cards that is always on the verge of collapse. When push comes to shove, we all behave like savages. That is human nature.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    Focus here folks, focus. END move. When ALL else has failed, and there are no other acceptable solutions available. Our liberal friends may say that there is always a compromise available. I say tell that to my grandmother's family, exterminated by the Nazis in Lithuania. You may not like the idea, but you will never do away with it's needfulness in maintaining civilization. To NOT pick up the gun is to surrender to tyranny and slavery. This is why any and all attempts to disarm US citizens will be met with the fullest force that can be brought to bear, including the last one of picking up a gun and using it.
     -- Eric, Wichita, KS     
    History does show that this quote is one of credibility made by a wise man .
     -- dad4justice, NEW ZEALAND     
    Yeah, having guns to shoot down the Nazis bombs, tanks and planes(or any bombs, tanks and planes) seems like sound logic to me. High Five for your face.
     -- Justin, San Bernardino     
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