Veritas Aequitas:

Veritas aequitas is Latin for truth and justice and is a motto that stands for personal honor and truth in actions and justice, regardless of the circumstances.

Origin of Veritas Aequitas

Veritas was the goddess of truth and was a daughter of Saturn.

In Greece, Veritas was known by the name of Alatheia.

She was attributed to the virtue of truthfulness.

Every good citizen of the Roman Empire was expected to possess this quality.

Aequitas comes from the ancient Greek culture.

It means justice  This is coupled with the fact that to deal out justice, the facts of the situation must be known.


Molon labe (Greek: μολν λαβέ molṑn labé; Ancient Greek: [molɔːn labé]; Modern Greek: [moˈlon laˈve]), lit. "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. It is an exemplary use of a laconic phrase.

Molon labe has been repeated by many later generals and politicians in order to express an army's or nation's determination not to surrender. The motto ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ, the expression "Come and take it" was a slogan in the Texas Revolution.

"Come and take it" is an American patriotic slogan used in 1778 at Fort Morris in Georgia during the American Revolution, and most notably in 1835 at the Battle of Gonzales during the Texas Revolution.

In early January 1831, Green DeWitt wrote to Ramón Músquiz, the top political official of Bexar, and requested armament for defense of the colony of Gonzales. This request was granted by delivery of a small used cannon. The small bronze cannon was received by the colony and signed for on March 10, 1831, by James Tumlinson, Jr. The swivel cannon was mounted to a blockhouse in Gonzales, Texas and later was the object of Texas pride. At the minor skirmish known as the Battle of Gonzales—the first battle of the Texas Revolution against Mexico—a small group of Texans successfully resisted the Mexican forces who had orders from Col. Domingo de Ugartechea to seize their cannon. As a symbol of defiance, the Texans had fashioned a flag containing the phrase "come and take it" along with a black star and an image of the cannon which they had received four years earlier from Mexican officials—this was the same message that was sent to the Mexican government when they told the Texans that they had to return their cannon—failure to comply with the Mexicans' original demands led to the failed attempt by the Mexican military to forcefully take back the cannon.

In the Second Amendment or firearms freedom context, the phrase expresses the notion that the person uttering the phrase is a strong believer in these ideals and will not surrender their firearms to anyone, including governmental authority. 


Si vis pacem, para bellum

If you want peace, prepare for war.

Meaning peace through strength—a strong society being less likely to be attacked by enemies.

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