Molon Labe



Molon Labe

From Thermopylae, 480 B.C., to Lexington Green, 1775 A.D., and enshrined in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution!

Molon labe: Greek, literally 'come and take', "is a classical expression of defiance reportedly spoken by King Leonidas I in response to the Persian army's demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molon_labe)

In 480 B.C. the forces of the Persian Empire under King Xerxes, numbering according to Herodotus two million men, bridged the Hellespont and marched in their myriads to invade and enslave Greece...

Three hundred Spartans and their allies held off the invaders for seven days, until, their weapons smashed and broken from the slaughter, they fought "with bare hands and teeth" (as recorded by Herodotus) before being at last overwhelmed...

The Spartans and their Thespaian allies died to the last man, but the standard of valor they set by their sacrifice inspired the Greeks to rally and, in that fall and spring, defeat the Persians at Salamis and Plataea and preserve the beginnings of Western democracy and freedom from perishing in the cradle...

Two memorials remain today at Thermopylae. Upon the modern one, called the Leonidas monument in honor of the Spartan king who fell there, is engraved his response to Xerxes' demand that the Spartans lay down their arms. Leonidas' reply was two words, Molon labe. "Come and get them."

("Gates of Fire" by Steven Pressfield)

American Revolution

"Stand your ground; don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here."

Militia Captain John Parker, April 19th, 1775, the battle of Lexington, "the Shot Heard Round the World"

American Constitution

AMENDMENT II

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Oath Keepers Molon Labe Pledge

We will never disarm. We will never surrender our military pattern, semi-automatic rifles and the full capacity magazines, parts, and ammunition that go with them. The fundamental purpose of the Second Amendment is to preserve the military power of We the People so we will have effective means to resist tyranny. Regardless of what unholy, unconstitutional filth issues from the mouths of oath breakers in "Mordor on the Potomac" our answer is... MOLON LABE. [Come and Take them]

oathkeepers.org/oath/pledge/?p=1 or oathkeepers.org/oath/pledge



George Mason, father of the Bill of Rights

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