Quote of the day …

“Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily lives, and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom.”

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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6 Responses to Quote of the day …

  1. stella says:

    From President Kennedy’s Commemorative Message on Roosevelt Day, January 29, 1961

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    In my own native state of Massachusetts, the battle for American freedom was begun by the thousands of farmers and tradesmen who made up the Minute Men — citizens who were ready to defend their liberty at a moment’s notice. Today we need a nation of minute men; citizens who are not only prepared to take up arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as a basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom. The cause of liberty, the cause of America, cannot succeed with any lesser effort.

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  2. stella says:

    Sen. John F. Kennedy’s statement, Know Your Lawmakers, Guns, April 1960, p. 4 (1960):

    By calling attention to ‘a well regulated militia,’ the ‘security’ of the nation, and the right of each citizen ‘to keep and bear arms,’ our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fears of governmental tyranny which gave rise to the Second Amendment will ever be a major danger to our nation, the Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the Second Amendment will always be important.

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    • Lucille says:

      What a great quote, Stella. Thanks! I’ll keep it on file for the next time some leftie gives out with the “let’s get rid of the 2nd Amendment” blather when he’s exploiting Parkland.

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  3. czarowniczy says:

    Aside from the irony of his statement it appears his fears my be well founded.

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