Historic Quotes

Quotes From Our Founders and Other Key World Leaders

“A private central bank issuing the public currency is a greater menace to the liberties of the people than a standing army.  We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.”  –  Thomas Jefferson

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”  – Patrick Henry

“The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants”  – Thomas Jefferson

“Those who would give up an essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety” – Benjamin Franklin

“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.”  –  Thomas Jefferson

“Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God” – Thomas Jefferson

“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from his government.”  – Thomas Paine

“A free people ought to be armed.” – George Washington

“When government fear the people, there is liberty.  When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.  The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against the tyranny in government.”  – Thomas Jefferson

“To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them.” George Mason

“Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with the view of confiscating them and leaving the population defenseless.”  – Vladimir Lenin

“Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step.  The prohibition of private firearms is the goal.”  – Janet Reno, former US Attn. General

“This year will go down in history.  For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration.  Our streets will be safe, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead.”  – Adolph  Hitler

“We must brainwash people on guns. We just have to be repetitive about this.  It is not enough to have a catchy ad on Monday and then do it every Monday.  We have to do this everyday of the week and just brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.” – Eric Holder, US Attn. Gen

“If the opposition disarms, well and good.  If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.”  – Joseph Stalin

“All political power comes from the barrel of a gun.  The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.” – Mao Tse Tung

Quotes From Other Historical Figures

“In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.”  – Voltaire (1764)

“No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.” – Mark Twain (1866)

“Just because you don’t take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you!”  – Pericles (430 B.C.)

“If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free!”  –  P. J. O’Rourke

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