Lets Go to the Movies: Week of March 8, 2021: Molon Labe—How the Second Amendment Guarantees a Free State

According to Wikipedia, Molon labe (Ancient Greek: μολὼν λαβέ, romanized: molṑn labé), meaning ‘come and take [them]’, is a classical expression of people defending their sovereignty. It is among the Laconic phrases reported by Plutarch, attributed to King Leonidas I in reply to the demand by Xerxes I that the Spartans surrender their weapons. The exchange between Leonidas and Xerxes occurs in writing, on the eve of the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC). The Spartan stand resulted in a chain of events that resulted in the defeat of the Persian armies and the evolution of Western culture and civilization from Athens. From Wiki:

“Both ancient and modern writers have used the Battle of Thermopylae as an example of the power of a patriotic army defending its native soil. The performance of the defenders is also used as an example of the advantages of training, equipment, and good use of terrain as force multipliers and has become a symbol of courage against overwhelming odds.”

In the United States, the original Greek phrase and its English translation are often heard as an expression of our inalienable right to own and bear arms and opposition to those who profit from the central control and disaster capitalism that accelerates when it is questioned, compromised or threatened.