The beatings will continue until morale improves
"Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war let it begin here." Captain John Parker, to his Militiamen on Lexington Green, April 19, 1775.
"A man's rights rest in three boxes. The ballot box, jury box and the cartridge box." - Frederick Douglass, 15 November 1867
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves." - William Pitt, 18 November, 1783
"God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it." - Daniel Webster
"No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session." - Gideon J. Tucker, 1866
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary." - H.L. Mencken