Admiral Yamamoto infamously said "You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a man with a rifle behind every blade of grass."
And so it should be, a nation of riflemen....
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Taking a break from "Garage Reconstruction 101" and thought I'd share this with my friends here.
It was written sixty years ago, but is more relevant now than ever.....
Secrecy is the keystone to all tyranny. Not force,
but secrecy and censorship. When any government, or church for that
matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this
you must not see, this you are forbidden to know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter
how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man who
has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force
can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything. You can't conquer a free man; the most you
can do is kill him.”
From "Revolt in 2100" by Robert A. Heinlein, written in 1954