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Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
Ronald Reagan – From a speech given on October 27, 1964
Samuel Adams – In a letter to James Warren written on February 12, 1779
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, Ratified in December 1791
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
George Washington – Address to Congress on January 8, 1790
Marquis de Lafayette – From a speech given on January 3, 1834
John Adams – In a letter to Abigail Adams written on April 26, 1777
Ronald Reagan – From his Farewell Address to the Nation given on January 11, 1989
The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.
Samuel Adams – During the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention in 1788
No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
Thomas Jefferson – First Draft of The Virginia Constitution, 1776