Quote of the Day – Thomas Paine

He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself.  ~Thomas Paine

[I decided on using this quote after hearing about some journalists wanting to shutdown Fox News. It's amazing how dumb and stupid people really are and their complete lack of ability to fully think ahead. What is to prevent the government from then turning around and shutting you up after they silence "your enemy?" The idiocy is mind boggling. When anyone's rights are violated, we are all violated. –B]

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do it’s thing.

About Barron Barnett

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do it’s thing.
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2 Responses to Quote of the Day – Thomas Paine

  1. Phil says:

    Which is why I think the idea of “Imagine every law you want passed being wielded by your darkest enemy” should be taught to every child in whatever passes for a Civics class these days.

    Seeing as how I’m less than a fan of any politician, I have very little problem keeping this thought in mind.

  2. Phil says:

    Which is why I think the idea of “Imagine every law you want passed being wielded by your darkest enemy” should be taught to every child in whatever passes for a Civics class these days.

    Seeing as how I’m less than a fan of any politician, I have very little problem keeping this thought in mind.