More wisdom and fore site from the past that we should consider. M.S.
1. John Quincy Adams: “Posterity; you will never know how much it cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it”.
2. Thomas Jefferson: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants“.
3. James Madison:“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation’s“.
4. Ronald Reagan:“If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under”.
5. Abraham Lincoln:“I care not much for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it”.
6. Theodore Roosevelt:“Walk softly and carry a big stick”.
7. John Adams:“Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion….in private self defense”
8. Daniel Webster:”An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy”.
NOTE; Abe Lincoln makes a very good point, someone who would mistreat helpless pets, is a hypocrite, and will have made himself an enemy of mine. M. Shean- www.mafirearmsafety.com