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Author Robert Heinlein ostensibly.
Re: "An armed society is a polite society." (Somebody) . . . -- Russ Walden Post Reply Top of thread Forum

Posted by: LateForLunch

04/02/2019, 13:49:04

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Heinlein is accredited with that quote, although it's my belief that he likely heard it somewhere (possibly in a bar or college) then started using it in books and speaking in public.

It's one of those statements that is so obviously true, it has likely been spoken by countless people who have realized it over the ages.

Societies where only governments have the power to take direct action to defend innocents from violence are invariably tyrannical, psychopath-infested Hell-holes.

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