"No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms [within his own lands]."
by:
Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Source:
Proposed Virginia Constituion, Ford Ed, ii, 27. Ref: Jefferson Cycolpedia, pg 51 (1900)
http://books.google.com/books?id=ZTIoAAAAYAAJ&lpg=PA141&ots=v9ldi_dcN3&pg=PA51#v=onepage&q=&f=true
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Freemen own arms, slaves don't.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    If the nut cases in the Brady bunch and Obama have their way, the people in the U.S. will be disarmed.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    Mike, your comment in yesterdays quotes about democracy being two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner was really good. Sorry that I didn't have a chance to reply yesterday.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    We hold this truth to be absolute, and self evident. Only slaves and otherwise mentally / morally deficient patrons of the statist theocracy would disagree.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    A self-evident truth indeed.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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