Tag Archives: Anti-Federalist Papers

First Principles: The Right To Bear Arms Is Essential In the Preservation of Liberty

“Whereas, 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 … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Bill of Rights Is Needed To Curb Taking of Natural Rights

“A people, entering into society, surrender such a part of their natural rights, as shall be necessary for the existence of that society. They are so precious in themselves, that they would never be parted with, did not the preservation … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is Essential To Our Republic To Bear Arms and Know How To Use Them

“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… The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a … Continue reading

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First Principles: Possession and Use of Arms

“[T]o 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.” – Federal Farmer (1787 Richard Henry Lee was a leader during the Revolutionary … Continue reading

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