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First Principles: Before A Standing Army Can Rule, The People Must Be Disarmed

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe.” – Noah Webster (1787) Clearly, the intention of the Founders was that the People’s arms capacity should at a minimum … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Ultimate Authority Rests With the People Alone

“The ultimate authority … resides in the people alone. … The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any…” … Continue reading

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First Principles: Standing Armies Cannot Impose Unjust Laws When the People Are Sufficiently Armed

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are … Continue reading

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First Principles: The People Should Be Well Armed and Instructed In the Art of Using These Arms

“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.”  – Richard Henry Lee          

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