Defense Quotes

The first duty of any Government is to safeguard its people against external aggression. To guarantee the survival of our way of life.

Slander is the revenge of a coward, and dissimulation his defense.

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

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.

Nations live or die by the way they respond to the particular challenges they face. Those challenges may be internal or external; they may be faced by a nation alone or in concert with other nations; they may come gradually or suddenly. There is no immutable law of nature that says only the unjust will […]

If you want to know the difference between a defense and an offense, assume your enemy is “willing to commit suicide” when he attacks. If you can stop him while saving yourself under those conditions, then what you have qualifies as a defense.

The most fundamental purpose of government is defense, not empire.

Defend me, God, from myself.

All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trail of a thousand years.

Sir, I am not a potted plant. (Brendan Sullivan was justifying his aggressive tactics in defense of his client, Col. Oliver North)