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Dulce Et Decorum Pro Patria Mori

Posted on the 11 November 2011 by Mikeb302000
This is written in the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Chapel.
Today commemerates the end of the 14-18 War, a war where millions of men armed with rifles were slaughtered. Their firearms useless to protect them against the machines of war.
The Second Amendment is about the "values" one gains from the martial duties that come from Militia service--not the private ownership of firearms.
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori:
mors et fugacem persequitur virum
nec parcit inbellis iuventae
poplitibus timidove tergo.

"How sweet and fitting it is to die for one's country:
Death pursues the man who flees,
spares not the hamstrings or cowardly backs
Of battle-shy youths."

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