Leo Nikolaevich TolstoiLeo Nikolaevich Tolstoi, (1828-1910) Russian writer

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi Quote

“Governments need armies to protect them against their enslaved and oppressed subjects.”

Leo Nikolaevich TolstoiLeo Nikolaevich Tolstoi
~ Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi

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Anon    5/12/10

Never give up your weapons and keep your powder dry. Just speculation here but if one thinks about how a nation in modern day might be disarmed, how would you do it? A nuke used in some limited form. What about a neutron bomb that limits destruction to all things alive. How about a simpler race war or civil war which this time would bring a lot of blacks to the "northern" side.where they think they are protecting the government that gave them their "freedom," and of course we all know they were transferred from physical slavery to economic slavery making them all equal to everybody else in America. After all, the war that raged that destoyed so much needed tax money to fix things and so we can get more taxpayers with the blacks in the system. If you look at modern day it's true we (blacks and whites), are all in the same tax boat and nobody seems to be able to find a way out.

Justin, Elkland

True, but they also need armies to wage wars against other governments for power, land, and natural resources.

jim k, Austin

Anon, thanks for clearing that up. I thought for a minute that the regular Anonymous had gotten some sense in his noggin but I doubt it. Libs are hopeless.

Mike, Norwalk

The greatest armies protecting the (aloof from We The People) governments against their enslaved and oppressed subjects are the local policing agencies. The local police departments are they who usurp 'We The People's' personal responsibilities (I / We possess all law in my / our hands) and were rejected by the general populace until after the war between the States. It is the local standing armies (policing agencies veiled by their many masks) that enforce unconstitutional compelled compliance, license, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity and all other State sponsored criminalities. The national guards and national military are held in reserve.

Justin, Elkland

Too true Mike

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RBESRQ    5/12/10

Mike, I couldn't have said it better - and Arizona is leading the charge.

Lizard, Timbuktu

Nah, all they need is television.

Johann Hollar, St Paul

Brilliant work from a brilliant mind. The enslaved and the oppressed need to unite against the government.

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    RBESRQ    5/12/10

    While the wealth is being amassed by a few (especially this year while there is no death tax), the poor are growing in number and no amount of police or military will stop the inevitable.

    Howard, Bangkok

    Rhetorical Question: Is this why Obama wants to create a civilian national security force? Hmmmmm Anon is right on the money. Physical slavery was abolished, but we are all in debt slavery, The borrower is servant to the lender Seeing that we owe a debt that can never be paid, we will never be free until we abolish the Federal Reserve and return the power to coin money back to Congress. As to armies to fight other governments, these are just tools of the same lenders to enforce their economic policy on those governments who do not want to play ball. Prediction: There will be blood in the streets of America soon.

    E Archer, NYC

    Interesting how the 'patriotic' volunteer soldier eager to preserve Liberty and defend the Constitution are sent out to fight foreign wars while the fascist police forces are used to keep the populace 'paying their fair share.' IRS, FDA, DHS, ATF, and a dozen other 'bureaus' are armed and ready to violate our rights in an instant with no recourse whatsoever. And it is SHOCKING to see how many government 'jobs' have been created to police us further. I have also learned recently that government workers now make about 40% more than private sector workers!! Considering that government does not produce one thing, it means we all will have to pay more tribute to the ruling class if we don't our property confiscated, family disbanded, and bodies thrown in jail. Obama's brown shirts are the next we will find knocking on our doors, "just checking in."


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