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A Quote by St. George Tucker on army, colors, defense, destruction, government, laws, liberty, limits, nature, people, and study

In the appendix to the Commentaries, Tucker elaborates: This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty. . . . The right of self-defense is the first law of nature; in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Whenever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.

St. George Tucker (1751 - 1827)

Source: St. George Tucker in Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1803)

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A Quote by St. George Tucker on army, colors, defense, destruction, government, laws, liberty, limits, nature, people, and study

Of the Second Amendment: The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, and this without any qualification as to their condition or degree, as is the case in the British government. In the appendix to the Commentaries, Tucker elaborates further: This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty... The right of self-defense is the first law of nature; in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Whenever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.

St. George Tucker (1751 - 1827)

Source: St. George Tucker in Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1803)

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on defense and weapons

Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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A Quote by Rush H. Limbaugh III on christmas, communism, day, defense, evil, liberals, rhetoric, and speech

National Defense A strong USA defense brought down the Soviet Union. It was Ronald Reagan - first in a speech at Notre Dame University in May 1981, then his 'Evil Empire' speech of March 1983 - who most eloquently declared communism's imminent demise. Reagan was right. And even Soviet officials attribute Ronald Reagan's rhetoric and foreign policy to bringing down that 'evil empire.' By Christmas Day, 1990, the Soviet Union ceased to exist. Liberals wished it were other things.

Rush Limbaugh (1951 -)

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A Quote by Rush H. Limbaugh III on defense

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The Strategic Defense Initiative was a decisive factor in bringing down the Soviet Union. Former Soviet Foreign Minister Aleksandr Bessmertnykh claimed that SDI helped speed up the fall of the Soviet Union. A strong USA defense brought down the Soviet Union.

Rush Limbaugh (1951 -)

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A Quote by Ross Baker on achievement, agreement, defense, ethics, good, justice, laws, needs, obligation, principles, and truth

It is evident that most attorneys and legal scholars feel that their ethical obligation to put forth their best defense of a client is the highest principle in law. Agreed, it is a high principle. However, should it be a higher principle than what the system is supposed to achieve - namely, justice? Of course not. If the ethic of a good defense insists on obscuring or hiding truth, it needs to be re-evaluated, because it is then immoral.

Ross Baker

Source: Letter to The Wall Street Journal

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A Quote by Robert Herrick on abstinence, defense, disease, and virtue

Against diseases the strongest fence is the defensive virtue, abstinence.

Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)

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A Quote by Percy Williams Bridgman on defense, ideas, and stupidity

There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea.

Percy Bridgman (1882 - 1961)

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A Quote by Paul Elmer More on defense, god, good, humility, ignorance, indifference, laws, learning, men, reward, and virtue

We are born knowing nothing and with much striving we learn but a little; yet all the while we are bound by laws that hearken to no plea of ignorance, and measure out their rewards and punishments with calm indifference. In such a state, humility is the virtue of men, and their only defense; to walk humbly with God, never doubting, whatever befall, that His will is good, and that His law is right.

Paul Elmer More (1864 - 1937)

Source: Pages from an Oxford Diary

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on accidents, automobiles, consequences, defense, driving, fatherhood, gifts, god, mercy, mortality, pain, parenthood, principles, sons, suffering, teenage, and time

Some mistakenly misread the mercy and graciousness of God. For instance, some partial believers are always scolding God, or disregarding Him, because of the observable and lamentable consequences of our misuse of God's gift to us of moral agency. It is as if a teenage son, given his first car, promptly had an accident with resulting pain, suffering, and expense, and the errant son then railed at his father for permitting the suffering resulting from the son's misuse of the gift of the automobile. Granted, in defense of the analogy, mortal parents ought not to give youngsters automobiles too soon, and then only when they have provided wise counsel, driver training, and so on. But there still comes a time when, if they are ever to drive alone, trained teenagers must be left alone at the wheel. The principle is the same with us in the second estate.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Sermons Not Spoken, p.20-21, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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