Quote of the day–Ben Franklin

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

Ben Franklin
Also attributed to a motto found among Thomas Jefferson’s papers.
[You would think that with all the data supporting the concept of the right to keep and bear arms as a legitimate method of last resort to overthrow a tyrannical government the anti-gun people would give up trying to scare people into giving up that specific enumerated right. It didn’t work when the Democrats in the deep south tried to “scare the white folks” about all the terrible things that would happen if people with dark colored skin weren’t closely controlled after the civil war. So why would they think it would work when Democrats from the west coast and the Northeast try to scare people about the exercise of rights that have existed since before this country was created? —Joe]


3 thoughts on “Quote of the day–Ben Franklin

  1. I wonder if the origin of that quotge might be George Whitfield or a member of the “The Black Robe Regiment”.

    It wouldn’t surprise me in the least to learn that this was a “commonplace” in their time.

    It may be that they were both quoting a common source or it was simply a common shorthand for this from the Declaration of Independence:

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

  2. The operative word is “Think”. Properly Indoctrinated Good Commies don’t need to think, they just need to OBEY.

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