Rev. Nicholas Collin Quote

“While the people have property, arms in their hands, and only a spark of noble spirit, the most corrupt Congress must be mad to form any project of tyranny.”

~ Rev. Nicholas Collin

Fayetteville Gazette (N.C.), October 12, 1789

Ratings and Comments

Logan, Salt Lake City, Ut

And now that there are no property rights, the right of arms is all but a dream, and the people of America are apathetic to any cause of real freedom -- Congress can do what it wants, as it does.

Mike, Norwalk
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Mike, Norwalk Logan, Salt Lake City, Ut 7/29/21

Logan, I would here mark a thumb's up on your comment except for the sadness attributed to the reality stated. So few understand what a perfected allodium in property is while accepting a mere "title" (a carnal god's granted privilege) to property.

Joe, Rochester, MI

Our tyrannical congress IS corrupt. Vote them ALL out and set term limits.

helorat, Milton

The right of arms lives with me and woe be to the government agents that try to enfoce the Kelo decision on me.

Mike, Norwalk

Thank you Logan, Joe, and helorat great comments, all such voices my sentiments.

E Archer, NYC

Unfotunately, we cannot count on government to instill that 'spark of noble spirit' -- where has it gone?

Ken, Allyn, WA

Government has been pouring water on that spark of nobility for a very long time via the public re-education system. Early American history and civics have all but disappeared from today's government schools to be replaced by prophylactics on bananas and Al Bore propaganda movies on globull warming. Those that have that spark had to light it themselves through self-education.

jim k, Austin,Tx

When the likes of Harry Reid and Barney Franks are reelected, you know the country is in deep trouble.

J Carlton, Calgary

Now that Congress is dancing to the UN tune, rather than acting as your Representative, its probably fair to say that they have become a psychotic entity.

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RBESRQ    12/22/10

That's why soon we will have a bank holiday (the devaluing of the dollar) and the inability to wire money abroad, the outlaw of personal arms, Marshall law, the arrest of all dissidents and put into FEMA camps, etc, etc, So, sharpen the pitch forks and the guillotines. Archer, that noble spark is our responsibility as the government by its nature has none.

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Publius    12/23/10

That's exaclty why the government has, through the years, limited our right to property, regulated our right to bear arms and degraded the American Spirit that fired the Shot Heard Around the World. We the People must reignite that spark, reestablish Our gun rights, and reclaim Our property. This has been done before by men like Washington and Jefferson. I pray that similar people emerge and inspire We the People to accept the responsibility of justice and do our duty as free citizens.


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