From John Hancock (after signing the Declaration of Independence):

There, I guess King George will be able to read that.

From George Bernard Shaw:

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

From Edward Abbey:

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state-controlled police and military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy. Not for nothing was the revolver called an “equalizer.” Egalite implies liberte. And always will. Let us hope our weapons are never needed—but do not forget what the common people of this nation knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny.

From Mark Twain:

July 4. Statistics show that we lose more fools on this day than in all the other days of the year put together. This proves, by the number left in stock, that one fourth of July per year is now inadequate, the country has grown so.

From Ronald Reagan:

Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15th.