A picture of a painting the USA founding fathers signing the Declaration of Independence

Liberty, and The Purpose For The Second Amendment

This is why the founders of our nation added the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  It was never for hunting nor sport.  It was to make sure the citizens could prevent tyranny.

In 1946, returned veterans from World War II found their local government of McMinn Tennessee was a corrupt and entrenched political machine.  The rule of law was absent, and all of the mechanisms in place designed to prevent such a thing from happening were ignoring the people’s pleas for help.  Finally, when the tyrants in control boldly broke the law to commit voter fraud to guarantee their “election,” the people of the town did all they had left to do.  They exercised their second amendment rights and took back control of their town from corruption and tyrants determined to remain in power against the people’s wishes.

The following story is absolutely true, and Progressives have carefully edited it out of historical studies in our schools.  I wonder why?

The Battle of Athens

  • “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. ” — Thomas Jefferson (U.S. Declaration of Independence)
  • “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. ” — Thomas Jefferson
  • “There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty. ” — John Adams
  • “Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth. ” — George Washington
  • “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground. ” — Thomas Jefferson
  • “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ” — Benjamin Franklin (The TSA anyone?)
  • “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” — Thomas Jefferson
  • “I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it. ” — Thomas Jefferson
  • “It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own. ” — Thomas Jefferson
  • “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. ” — Ronald Reagan
  • “God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. ” — Daniel Webster
  • “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. ” — John F. Kennedy
  • “I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. ” — John Adams
  • “To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body; it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body. ” — Mahatma Gandhi
  • “It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it. ” — George Washington (an excellent retort against Obamacare)
  • “The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty. ” — James Madison
  • “The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.” — W.E.B. Du Bois
  • “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined. ” — Patrick Henry
  • “Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty. ” — Ronald Reagan
  • “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. ” — Ronald Reagan
  • “Where the law ends tyranny begins” — Henry Fielding
  • “Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem. ” — Ronald Reagan
  • “When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.” — Thomas Jefferson
A picture of a painting the USA founding fathers signing the Declaration of Independence

Our Founding Fathers Signing The U.S. Declaration of Independence

US Constitution and Bill of Rights


3 Responses to “Liberty, and The Purpose For The Second Amendment”

  1. Insights and comments from very wise men indeed. P.S. Boy do I miss Reagan! We need him now more than ever.

    • As much as I liked Reagan, and Calvin Coolidge, Reagan’s hero, I say we need a George Washington. This is far beyond Reagan and Coolidge to fix. This requires a man such as Washington. The man had impeccable integrity and faith in God that a leader needs to help pull off a miracle such as he was part of.

      I guarantee you that if our founding fathers were to return today, they would be saying “what the hell are you doing?!”


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