Urbin Report

Monday, September 04, 2006

Early afternoon quotes

"Where the choice is between only violence and cowardice, I would advise violence." -- Mohandas Gandhi

"It's not the gun that's being controlled - it's the civil rights of the law-abiding." -- Robert G. Heinritz, Jr., Attorney & managment consultant

"The right of a citizen to bear arms, in lawful defense of himself or the State, is absolute. He does not derive it from the State government. It is one of the 'High Powers' delegated directly to the citizen by the United States Constitution, Amendment II....A law cannot be passed to infringe upon it or impair it, because it is above the law, and independent of the law-making power." - Texas Supreme Court Decision, Cockrum vs State of Texas, ---- 1859

"That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms ..." -- Samuel Adams in arguing for a Bill of Rights, from the book "Massachusetts," published by Pierce & Hale, Boston, 1850, pg. 86-87.

"Tell the American people never to lose their guns. As long as they keep their guns in their hands, what happened here will never happen there." -- 1990, a student from Beijing, China, describes the last words of her parents, killed at Tiananmen Square

If you believe in so-called "Gun Control", then you believe that private citizens shouldn't have handguns because they are not "military weapons," but private citizens shouldn't have assault "rifles" because they are military weapons.

"Aikido is not a defensive martial art. Being defensive is a terrible way to go through life." -quote on a dojo wall. This means be proactive. It does not mean hit first.

"Killing with the point lacks artistry, but don't let that hold your hand when the opening presents itself." -- Dune

"When soldiers from any other army, even our allies, entered a town, the people hid in the cellars. When Americans came in, even into German towns, it meant smiles, chocolate bars and C-rations." -- Stephen Ambrose