This [Second Amendment] may be considered as the true palladium of liberty.

“This [Second Amendment] 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. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of…

Some princes, so as to hold securely the state, have disarmed their subjects…

Some princes, so as to hold securely the state, have disarmed their subjects … But when you disarm them, you at once offend them by showing that you distrust them, either for cowardice or lack of confidence, and both these opinions generate hatred against you. And because you cannot remain unarmed, it follows that you…

Government Has Three Primary Functions

“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government– in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost come in inefficiency, lack…

By cheering on counterproductive attitudes, making excuses for self-defeating behavior, and promoting the belief that ‘racism’ accounts for most of blacks’ problems, white intellectuals …

By cheering on counterproductive attitudes, making excuses for self-defeating behavior, and promoting the belief that ‘racism’ accounts for most of blacks’ problems, white intellectuals serve their own psychic, ideological, and political interests. They are the kinds of friends who can do more harm than enemies. — Thomas Sowell