Quote of the Day

If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers, may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual state. In a single state, if the persons intrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair.

Alexander Hamilton — Writing in Federalist 28, he explained that the chief reason for being sure the people are armed is so they have the power to repel a tyranny

About vonMesser

Retired from the US Navy (21 years) and state (20 years). Recently remarried after being widowed for 5 years. 2 daughters, and a step-daughter, all functioning adults). Graduated from college after the Navy with BA in Education, psychology, Economics, History and Political Science. Teach Hunter Safety for Washington (since 1991) and do historical reenactments for Civil War, WW-1and WW-2.
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5 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. I.R. Wayright says:

    Is it tyranny Sir, when the school districts can tax you out of your home and the County Sheriff seizes your property for failure to pay exorbitant fees?
    When the teachers and other government employees have a strong union that negotiates fabulous pension packages with the Governor directly, with no input from the legislatures, where is our representation? How do we get redress of our grievances. There is none!
    What shall we resort to in the defense of our private property?

  2. Uriel says:

    considering ATF, EPA, and other agency land grabs in the past few years I seiously doubt much of any for those with little money to fight to the Supreme Court

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