Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Quote of the Day

"[W]hereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole
body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike,
especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from
this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service on
every occasion. The mind that aims at a select militia, must be
influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see
many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail,
no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it."

-- Federal Farmer (Antifederalist Letter, No.18, 25 January 1778)

Kinda settles the "The Militia Means the National Guard and Only They Are Authorized to Bear Arms According to the Second Amendment" argument, eh?

1 comment:

Earl said...

Good to study History, but I don't think the Left even reads Trotsky, designer of the real Red Army. The danger isn't from the Center of the country - they still have responsibility but from the extremes that think only the government can be in charge.