"The right of the citizen to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium [guarantee] of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them."
-- Justice Joseph Story, 3 Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, 1890, p. 746-747.
Oh, and for lack of a better place for now I thought I'd try to describe my political philosophy. I sort of used to be a conservative Republican, but of late --and since the Republican party of late has demonstrated a distinct lack of spine on issues of principle-- I'm more small "L" libertarian, although that's not quite it either. I guess in the end I am closer to a "Jeffersonian Constitutionalist." And if you know what that is, or what TANSTAAFL means, then you know my politics.
Law Enforcement Alliance of America
Vietnam Security Police Association
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Red Badge of Courage
The Federalist Papers
The Campaigns of Napoleon
With Musket, Cannon, and Sword
Art of Warfare in The Age of Napoleon
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