Consent or be shot

“The only idea they have ever manifested as to what is a government of consent, is this —  that it is one to which everybody must consent, or be shot.”

— Lysander Spooner
(1808-1887) Political theorist, activist, abolitionist

“The difference between a politician and a pickpocket is that the pickpocket doesn’t get indignant when you tell him to keep his hands to himself.”

— Joseph Sobran
(1946-2010) Columnist

“[T]his is why the tyrants are moving so quickly to take away our guns. Because they know in their hearts that if they continue the way they’ve been going, boxing Americans into smaller and smaller corners, leaving us no freedom to decide how to raise and school and discipline our kids, no freedom to purchase (or do without) the medical care we want on the open market, no freedom to withdraw $2,500 from our own bank accounts (let alone move it out of the country) without federal permission, no freedom even to arrange the dirt and trees on our own property to please ourselves … if they keep going down this road, there are going to be a lot more Carl Dregas, hundreds of them, thousands of them, fed up and not taking it any more, a lot more pools of blood drawing flies in the municipal parking lots, a lot more self-righteous government weasels who were “only doing their jobs” twitching their death-dances in the warm afternoon sun … and soon.”

— Vin Suprynowicz
(1950-) American columnist, author
Source: Live Free or Die: How Many More Carl Dregas?, September 21, 1997.

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One Response to Consent or be shot

  1. 1wanderingtruthseeker says:

    I love it this blog. If not now, when? When they take our guns away? When they take our freedom of the press? Oh wait, they already have. When they take our right to travel freely without search and seizure? To late, TSA. When they take our freedom of speech?, Oh yeah, that one too. So, again, I ask, if not now when?

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