More astute observations and fore site from people that paid attention to history and lessons learned from history. M.S.
1. George S. Patton: ” Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.”
2. James Madison:“If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”
3.John Adams:“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence”.
4. Samuel Adams: “A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy”.
5. Thomas Jefferson: “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms“.
6. Douglas MacArthur: “I am concerened for the security of our great nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within”.
7. James Madison: “A popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or both.”
8. Daniel Webster: “A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures“.
NOTE; I think these men had a very deep concern and commitment to the United States, and it has appeared, as time goes by, to be justified. M. Shean www.mafirearmsafety.com