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More on That Idiotic Quote from Robert Heinlein.

Posted on the 15 January 2014 by Mikeb302000
"An armed society is a polite society", which comes from Robert Heinlein’s "Beyond This Horizon" where duels may easily occur when someone feels that they have been wronged or insulted is attributed as a custom that keeps order and politeness. One difference, Heinlein's world had a code where someone who didn't want to duel could wear a yellow ribbon.
That doesn't seem to be the case in the US.

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