"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one."
Common Sense, 1776
by Thomas Paine
"They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed...?"
Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775
"...The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed ... However
improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.”
Judge Alex Kozinski , 2003