Quote(s) of the Day

From the comments to this post, the Geek with a .45 layeth the smack down:

And then I think of General Clark’s quote.

“If ordinary citizens want to carry assault weapons, then they can come and see me. I have a job for them.”

I’ll see your Genl. Clark quote, and raise you three:

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They {Obama and Biden} also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent.

-Whitehouse.gov

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There is no right to have access to the weapons of war in the streets of America.

For those who want to wield those weapons, we have a place for them. It is the U.S. military. And we welcome them.

-John Kerry, Senate Floor, 3/5/2004

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And Finally:
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“Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA — ordinary citizens don’t need guns, as their having guns doesn’t serve the state.”

— Heinrich Himmler, WWII

—But here’s the big whopper quote of them all:

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The problem I have with this one is not the guns…it’s Americans.

Markadelphia

And I’ll see you, Geek, and raise you one Rev. Donald Sensing:

More than anything else, big-government activism is the New Deal’s legacy, and IMO, has come to define the governing philosophy of both parties today. The rising tide of big government has swamped us, held only temporarily at bay by the levees of the Reagan years. (And not really even then, since non-defense spending rose during the Reagan administration.)

Because the present-day Republicans and Democrats are both big-government activists, they have a foundational philosophy that is the same:

America is a problem to be fixed, and Americans are a people to be managed.

There are a lot of great comments in that thread, but the Geek’s takes the prize.

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