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
Unbelievable Banning 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.
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.
Many other countries have already banned human cloning, and there are efforts at the UN to make such a ban universal.
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?
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.
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.
Basically, if reverse engineering is banned, then a lot of the open source community is doomed to fail.
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.
There are those out there who harbor an irrational fear of Islam.
Islamophobes and Islamists have this much in common: both groups insist that Islam is a totalitarian political ideology at odds with liberal democracy, and hence both insist that the two will inevitably clash. One extreme calls for the Qur’an to be banned, the other calls to ban everything but the Qur’an. Together, they form the negative and the positive of a bomb fuse.
Ban genital mutilation & puberty blockers before age 18.
Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it.
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.
The ban directly hampers the partys ability to spread its message and hamstrings voters seeking to inform themselves about the candidates and issues.
We're going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy! We're going to beat guns into submission!
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.
Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe.
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
Gun bans disarm victims, putting them at the mercy of murderers or terrorists who think nothing of breaking the gun laws.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Embarrassingly for Obama, it appeared that his administration had jumped the gun on banning the bullets.
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.
... 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.
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.
The federal and state governments should ban the use of taxpayer funds to support cloning and embryonic stem cell research.
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!
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'?
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.
Too many people confuse 'I don't want that banned' with 'I approve of that'.
A lot of the time the 'confusion' is deliberate.
The jury system puts a ban upon intelligence and honesty and a premium upon ignorance, stupidity and perjury.
I wrote 'Tom Sawyer' and 'Huck Finn' for adults exclusively, and it always distressed me when I find that boys and girls have been allowed access to them. The mind that becomes soiled in youth can never again be washed clean.
Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest. If we want the Arms Act to be repealed, if we want to learn the use of arms, here is a golden opportunity. If the middle classes render voluntary help to Government in the hour of its trial, distrust will disappear, and the ban on possessing arms will be withdrawn.
In actions of enthusiasm, this drawback appears: but in those lower activities, which have no higher aim than to make us more comfortable and more cowardly, in actions of cunning, actions that steal and lie, actions that divorce the speculative from the practical faculty, and put a ban on reason and sentiment, there is nothing else but drawback and negation.
I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996.
It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.
My goal is to maintain the international norm on banning chemical weapons.
I want that enforcement to be real. I want it to be serious. I want people to understand that gassing innocent people, delivering chemical weapons against children is not something we do. It's prohibited in active wars between countries. We certainly don't do it against kids. And we've got to stand up for that principle.
If we're trying to protect the American public, we should not put in place a travel ban.
I don't have a philosophical objection, necessarily, to a travel ban if that is the thing that is going to keep the American people safe.