Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the …

Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation …. Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. James Madison
The Federalist Papers No. 46 at 243-244.(1751-1836)

There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and …

There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. The man who is wrong still retains some respect for truth, if only by accepting the responsibility of choice. But the man in the middle is the knave who blanks out the truth in order to pretend that no choice or values exist… Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged,(1905-1982)