Molon Labe, inspired by The Sword and Sovereignty, explores the "power of the sword" and how it guarantees American's freedom. Never in human history have population suffered the tyranny of despotic governments more than the 20th century. For every time despots take control their first aim is to disarm their intended victims. Governments have killed more people than all of the wars combined because the vast masses of people have previously been disarmed.
Sometimes it happens over night, other times it takes a few decades. When the establishment has the arms and the monopoly of arms there is no check and balance on that arbitrary tyranny. All tyrants throughout history including present history must make sure that the people they have conquered do not have the physical means of resistance.
If the American colonists have not been well armed they would never have had their revolution. Since colonial time Americans have understood this, that a free nation is a function of an armed populous, and the founders reflected these realities in four places in the US constitution, the most famous being the Second Amendment. This amendment states
A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
When you disarm the population you leave them open to the worst criminals of all which are government criminals. There have been more deaths due to the genocide and democide of governments in the 20th century than all the wars put together.
Unfortunately the mainstream media influenced by anti-constitutional interests rarely mentions any of this, nor do they ask the obvious question: If the Second Amendment says that US supposed to be a free State how come they're fast approaching a police State? How people in US could have allowed their politicians to establish a department of Homeland Security when all 50 states already have departments of homeland security provided by the US constitution itself?