boils on the neck of society that prevent it from turning its head and moving its arms…”- Aleksandr I. Solzhentisyn, The Gulag Archipelago p 391.

later, thinking; what would things have been like if every Security operative when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly setup in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?  After all, you knew ahead of time that those bluecaps (read TSA) were out at night for no good purpose.  And you could be sure ahead of time that you’d be cracking the skull of a cutthroat.  Or what about the Black Maria (read Obama) sitting out there on the street with one lonely chauffeur – what if it had been driven off or its tires spiked?  The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt.

If…if..We didn’t love freedom enough.” – Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, “The Gulag Archipelago” p. 13, footnote 5.

well known for thousands of years.  If only no one were ever to acquire material power of others!  But to the human being who has faith in some force that holds dominion over all of us, and who is therefore conscious of his own limitations, power is not necessarily fatal.  For those however, who are unaware of any higher sphere, it is a deadly poison.  For them there is no antidote.”  – Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, “The Gulag Archipelago” p. 147.

Watch this video and decide for yourself.

“Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American… [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” -The Pennsylvanian (Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.)

Guns are good if they protect Obama and his kids.  But you and your kids are not worth protecting.

“Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American… [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” -The Pennsylvanian (Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.)

From CBS Baltimore:

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A court document indicates Frederick County sheriff’s deputies fired at least 18 shots at a Mount Airy teenager who was killed after police say he refused to drop a shotgun.

The Frederick News-Post reported Tuesday on court documents stemming from the raid last week at 19-year-old Daniel Vail’s apartment.

A Vail family attorney gave the newspaper an inventory of evidence gathered by investigators after the shooting.

The inventory included 18 9mm shell casings. It also included a 12-gauge shotgun loaded with seven slugs. More slugs were found next to Vail’s bed.

A police spokeswoman said injuries were found on Vail’s hands and damage was found on the shotgun’s pump action.

The sheriff’s office says deputies Charles Zang and Kevin Riffle found Vail in his bedroom, pointing a shotgun toward them. [WHY WERE THEY IN HIS BEDROOM?]

“Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American… [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” -The Pennsylvanian (Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.)

From KENS 5 San Antonio.

A man is dead and another is recovering in the hospital after police say they were shot while trying to steal an SUV from outside a home in an affluent neighborhood.

San Antonio police said the shooter, who was visiting family at a home in the 600 block of Lightstone Drive in Stone Oak, heard the men breaking into his Toyota 4Runner around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The 25-year-old man stepped outside with a gun, confronted the men who were rifling through his vehicle and opened fire, according to a police report.

He later told police that he thought one of the men also had a gun.

Neighbors reported hearing five to eight gunshots, although the number of gunshots was taken out of the police report.

Officers said the shooter is not expected to face any charges since he was protecting his property.

One of the suspects, who was standing by the getaway car, drove off after getting shot but crashed into a parked car about a block away. He then rolled out into the lawn.

A homeowner near the crash said he went outside and tried to get the wounded man’s name, but all the man could say was “I feel like I’m dying.”

Officers and emergency responders tried to revive the 32-year-old man but could not.

The other man was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center.

Later Tuesday morning, a neighbor condoned the actions that were taken to stop the suspected thieves.

“I fully agree with it. I spent 30 years in military; I’m familiar with firearms,” said David Oliver. “I think they have a right to intervene.”

“Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American… [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” -The Pennsylvanian (Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.)