Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.— Noah Webster
Grateful Banned quotations
The Koran is a fascist book which incites violence.
That is why this book, just like [Adolf Hitler's] Mein Kampf, must be banned.
If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them... 'Mr. and Mrs. America, turn 'em all in,' I would have done it.
God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.
Many other countries have already banned human cloning, and there are efforts at the UN to make such a ban universal.
The bill would ban human cloning, and any attempts at human cloning, for both reproductive purposes and medical research. Also forbidden is the importing of cloned embryos or products made from them.
Don't join the book burners!
The Constitution be never 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.
I actually share her view and understand her frustration when any government attempts to ban secular symbols like Santa Claus or Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer or Christmas lights.
I am a Colorado native, and, no, I did not vote for the anti-gay amendment or the same-sex marriage ban, and I am not a member of a militia.
Basically, if reverse engineering is banned, then a lot of the open source community is doomed to fail.
Botox should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen.
Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?
Everything TSA does is reactionary - first they ban the box cutters, then of course you have to take your shoes off, then you have to take the liquids out, now we have to be patted down in our private areas because of the diaper bomber.
Gun bans disarm victims, putting them at the mercy of murderers or terrorists who think nothing of breaking the gun laws.
Our main agenda is to have all guns banned of course.
We must use whatever means possible. It doesn't matter if you have to distort facts or even lie. Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.
Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe.
Guns do not make you a killer. I think killing makes you a killer. You can kill someone with a baseball bat or a car, but no one is trying to ban you from driving to the ball game.
Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it.
The ban directly hampers the partys ability to spread its message and hamstrings voters seeking to inform themselves about the candidates and issues.
I sympathize with people who want to ban guns, but I can't agree with them.
We have to be careful in our zeal to abolish guns that we don't wind up with counter-productive legislation that will leave armed only the people most likely to do harm with them.
... immediately call on Congress to pass far-reaching industry regulation like the Firearms Safety and Consumer Protection Act ... [which] would give the Treasury Department health and safety authority over the gun industry, and any rational regulator with that authority would ban handguns.
We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us.
We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.
The federal and state governments should ban the use of taxpayer funds to support cloning and embryonic stem cell research.
Performance enhancing drugs are banned in the Olympics.
OK, we can swing with that. But performance 'debilitating' drugs should not be banned. Smoke a joint and win the 100 metres, fair play for you. That's pretty good. Unless someone's dangling a Mars bar off in the distance.
For those who love dogs, it would be the worst form of a lie to call any place where dogs were banned "Paradise." Certainly no loving God would separate people from their canine friends for eternity.
A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Did you ever hear anyone say, 'That work had better be banned because I might read it and it might be very damaging to me'?
Embarrassingly for Obama, it appeared that his administration had jumped the gun on banning the bullets.
I don't want to be shut out from the truth.
If they ban books, they might as well lock us away from the world.
I shortly will introduce legislation banning the sale, manufacture or possession of handguns (with exceptions for law enforcement and licensed target clubs)... . It is time to act. We cannot go on like this. Ban them!
You know what they say: When people start burning books they'll soon burn human beings.
Sexual intercourse began in 1963 ... / Between the end of the Chatterley ban/ and the Beatles first LP
We're going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy! We're going to beat guns into submission!
Anywhere you want. Thailand, South Carolina, Brezil, Peru-- Oh, wait, no, I'm banned from Peru. I'd forgotten about that. It's a long story, but amusing if you want to hear it.