The pen is the moral ammunition for the sword. The most heroic endeavor undertaken by the most skilled swordsman is abstract brutality without motive, without cause, without an idea behind it all . . . the pen articulates the idea. The sword is what men use to obtain their freedom - the pen is what gives men a concept of freedom, encourages them with a hope for freedom, and invigorates them to strive for freedom. The pen is mightier than the sword in a similar manner as the writer is mightier than the pen . . . the pen is (of course) a mere tool, it is the heart and the mind that the pen expresses that is the power - likewise the sword is a mere tool, it is the ideas articulated by the pen that is the power.