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Losing Freedom - guns, george washington, rights, politics, freedom
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emma999
Posted by emma999 on 04/26/21 at 04:14 AM
Well said DD. It matters little who said what. In the end, its about what's been said that matters. Even if the text was altered by say someone like Thomas Dobson who had such strong sentiments and political convictions, he was not wrong in what he said. The alternative is for one to give your rights to others, then watch what happens next. This has happened to far too many nations on this planet already.

In communistic regimes people consent to dictum that they have no such rights. They have elected the body of men who will make decisions for them on practically anything, so they feel they don't need arms. In ideal world it may even work but humans are not perfect, they succumb to greed. With all that power rolled on to them, they also may forget what justice is especially when all belief in God is replaced by the words of few imperfect men like Marx, Engels, Lenin or, Mao.

So, the very idea of one abdicating their responsibility to decision making to a government which is elected for a life is what creates problems. A noble goal of one serving the needs of the nation where your personal needs are forgotten is contrary to the human nature. Every man knows instinctively that he is born free. He is to learn, work and make something out of his life. He also knows that he is one of many so, he can not just think of benefiting himself and his family but should also do whatever is possible to help those in need. When a man is enslaved under another men, that right is abused. When people sign up to relocate decision making to a few at the top and to a one party only, they consent to a slavery of their own free will and that is unforgivable.

Democracy is far better arrangement with all it's ills for the very reason that it protects its citizens freedoms.
TheDoubleD
Posted by TheDoubleD on 04/25/21 at 04:54 PM
FIGHT TO PROTECT THE 2ND AMENDMENT! This quote (whether said by George Washington or not) is more applicable today than in the time it may have been said. The only way a government can totally control its citizens it to take away their right to bear arms since that will make the citizens completely defenseless against whatever the government may decide to do.
emma999
Posted by emma999 on 04/24/21 at 09:33 AM
"A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."
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Digital Encyclopedia:

"This quote is partially accurate as the beginning section is taken from Washington's First Annual Message to Congress on the State of the Union. However, the quote is then manipulated into a differing context and the remaining text is inaccurate. Here is the actual text from Washington's speech:

"A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies."
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.... an interesting point on this is that 'digital encyclopedia' after saying that the quote was only partially true, did not provide the source of the quote they claim is the correct one...

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"It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it."

'The library "verified" that this quote was not from George Washington, though has not be able to trace its actual origins.

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No information on how they arrived to this conclusion, either. So, are we to conclude as some obviously had, that historians spanning over two centuries made this unthinkable error. How can you say something like that if you can not verify the source of your claim??? 'or, provide any credible authority on which you have based your claim? If it can not be verified, then it has no validity... which leaves me with a suspicion that this misinformation is based on political biasness of its authors.

Even if, for the argument sake, this was true, which we don't know for sure as authorities on historical rhetoric may disagree from one body to the next, and re-interpret intentions from available content and its source... the simple truth of this message/quote remains; unless you agree with the attempt of your government to change your world, you will automatically feel obliged to engage in some kind of action to prevent that change... no brainer... and you will organize yourselves in a disciplined way... and not not act like a mob.

"A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined..."
emma999
Posted by emma999 on 04/24/21 at 01:29 AM
Foundation for Economic Education

"Three years after the Russian Revolution, an Austrian economist, Ludwig von Mises, argued that Communism would fail and explained why. Communism, or socialism, couldn’t succeed, Mises wrote in 1920, because it had abolished free markets so that officials had no market prices to guide them in planning production. Mises was relatively unknown when he made his controversial forecast, but he acquired some international renown later as the leading spokesman of the Austrian (free market) school of economics. Since his death in 1973, his theories have gained new adherents, some now even in Eastern Europe.

The Soviet Union was launched with high hopes. Planning was to be done by a central committee, insuring plenty for everyone. The state was to wither away. But things didn’t work out that way. The Soviet state soon became one of the most oppressive in the world. Millions of Russians starved in the 1920s and 1930s.

As Mises pointed out, the raw materials, labor, tools, and machines used in socialist production are outside the market. They are owned by government and controlled by government planners. No one can buy or sell them. No market prices can develop for them because they aren’t exchangeable.

Modern production is time-consuming and complicated. Producers must consider alternatives when deciding what to produce. And they must consider various means of production when deciding how to produce. Raw materials, tools, and machines must be devoted to the most urgent projects and not wasted on less urgent ones.

Consider, for instance, the planning of a new railroad. Should it be built at all? If so, where? And how? Is building the railroad more urgent than constructing a bridge, building a dam to produce electricity, developing oil fields, or cultivating more land? No central planner, even with a staff of statisticians, could master the countless possibilities. Machines might be substituted to some extent for labor; wood, aluminum, or new synthetic materials might be substituted for iron. But how will the planners decide?

To make these decisions, planners must know the relative values—the exchange ratios or market prices—of the countless factors of production involved. But when these factors are government-owned, there are no trades, and thus, no market prices. Without market prices, the planners have no clues as to the relative values of iron, aluminum, lumber, the new synthetics, or of railroads, oil fields, farm land, power plants, bridges, or housing. Without market prices for the factors of production, the planners are at a loss as to how to coordinate and channel production to satisfy the most urgent needs of consumers.

More than 70 years have passed since the Russian Revolution and 45 years since the end of World War n. Why then do the Russian people still lack adequate housing and many everyday items? Why does agricultural produce rot in the fields for lack of equipment to harvest and transport it? Why are factories and oil fields so poorly maintained that production declines? Because the raw materials, tools, machines, factories, and farms are not privately owned. Without the bids and offers of private owners, prices reflecting their relative market values cannot develop. And without market prices, it is impossible to coordinate production activities so that the goods and services consumers need will be available. That is why Communism fails."
emma999
Posted by emma999 on 04/24/21 at 01:20 AM
“The less you eat, drink and read books; the less you go to the theatre, the dance hall, the public house; the less you think, love, theorize, sing, paint, fence, etc., the more you save-the greater becomes your treasure which neither moths nor dust will devour-your capital. The less you are, the more you have; the less you express your own life, the greater is your alienated life-the greater is the store of your estranged being.”
― Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Fathers of communism... good luck to all... the less you eat, the more you become unwell, the less you drink... Russia never gave up on vodka... and read books??? you become dumber... the less you go to the theatre... works for some people but not for all...the less you think... hmm, what's this coon pushing?... the less you think, the more you become compliant to the rule of a few... less you love, theorize, sing, paint... what ??? 'The less you are, the more you have; the less you express your own life, the greater is your alienated life-the greater is the store of your estranged being.”?????? is that what you want, dream of, hope for???
Chumpy
Posted by Chumpy on 04/23/21 at 06:21 PM
Scotman makes a valid point, but it doesn't matter because WASHINGTON NEVER SAID THIS. Some NRA wingnut most likely came up with the words then falsely attributed them to George Washington to give the statement "credibility". Source: the Mount Vernon website at h**ps://www.mountvernon.org/library/digitalhistory
/digital-encyclopedia/article/spurious-quotations/ (replace "**" with "tt" )
Scotman
Posted by Scotman on 04/23/21 at 05:54 PM
Think about when this was said you imbecile. This doesn't apply to nowadays. Idiot.
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