A Nurse with a Gun

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


"If ye love wealth greater than liberty,
the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom,
go home from us in peace.
We seek not your counsel, nor your arms.
Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you;
May your chains set lightly upon you,
and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

--Samuel Adams



Blogger Old NFO said...

Sadly, those in power are more than leaning that way... AND they will not go quietly as they are feeding at the public trough and have been for years. They buy votes with our money...

7:41 AM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...


9:06 AM  
Blogger Don said...

There are a lot of hand-lickers out voting today, too ignorant to see the chains that bind them. I wonder if we as a nation have tipped from a people wanting to be free from government tyranny to a people wanting something free from the government.

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen. Xavier, good quote.

Dr. Joe

10:26 AM  
Blogger CounterClckWise said...

Xavier, I emphatically disagree with the sentiment of your post. The quote you refer to is about the decision to enter into open rebellion, not to vote in some pedestrian election.
The crouching hand-lickers are those who compromise and vote for major-party candidates with whom they barely agree. Not voting can be a clearer and more forthright statement.

1:16 PM  
Blogger Evan said...

Great quote! I especially like the version by Syd at Front Sight Press.

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Billy Budd said...

Counterclckwise, most of us who voted for McCain did so to try to keep a socialist out of office. With his spread the wealth and National Security Force ideas, rebellion may be coming. Adios 1st and 2nd Amendments. He wants a NEW Bill of Rights as well.

5:56 PM  
Blogger CounterClckWise said...

Oh, I get it Billy Budd, but I think don is right. The nation wants its bread and circuses, liberty be damned.

It is not cowardly or shirking the fight to refuse to participate in this sham. The system is irreparably broken, and voting for McCain is not going to fix it.

7:28 PM  
Blogger JR said...

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

-- Benjamin Franklin

8:12 PM  
Blogger JR said...

And therein lies the problem. I can't get what I want today, so I just won't participate.

We are a short-sighted, narrow-minded race, we Americans. We want immediate gratification with no aftertaste or waxy build-up. We forget that freedom comes from sacrifice and service - it's not granted to us.

If you didn't vote - rationalize it as you please, but you've no right to criticize or complain. Men and women have fought and died for you to maintain that inalienable (natural) right, and you've chosen to not only disregard it, but dishonor it and hold it in contempt. You may do so - it's your right that they have protected. However, don't you dare to expect that you can foist your laziness and disdain on other Americans without someone calling you out on it.

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This country is f^cked.

The 2008 election marks the passing of the "Hard work will get me there" generation and the arrival of the "Hard work is hardly worth it" generation which thinks it's entitled to whatever it wants.

America: R.I.P. 2008

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We just lost a lot of future freedoms.

We lost the house, the senate, and Obama won.

10:41 PM  
Blogger CounterClckWise said...

Thanks JR for telling me what rights you think I do or do not have. Men have fought and died for my right to vote you say, but somehow I've lost my rights because you don't think I'm worthy? What a transient sense of right and wrong you have.
My ancestors fought for liberty, not democracy. You may disagree with my view concerning this sham of a political system, but you're wrong if you think I dishonor that sacrifice.
Call me out if you like, JR, but to characterize my views as laziness reveals that you just don't understand them. Despite your bitterness I wish you good luck and best wishes for future liberty in the great state of Texas, the land of my forebears.

12:36 PM  
Blogger JR said...

I'm certain your forbears would be proud of how you exercise your God-given liberties.

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you have a natural right to vote? since when? voting is like going to a slave auction and choosing who your master is going to be. if you think thats a right, thats cool. its also not considered rape if you give your consent.

3:42 AM  

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