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First Principles: The Militia Consists of the Whole People

“I ask you sir, who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people.” – George Mason    

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First Principles: States and Their Militias Serve A Powerful Check To the Ambition and Power of the Federal Government

“Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier … Continue reading

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First Principles: Disarming the People Is the Surest Way To Enslaving Them

“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” — George Mason, Speech During Virginia’s Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788     … Continue reading

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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: Our Constitution Is Meant For A Moral People

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”    John Adams Some folks would like you to believe that’s a misquote.  I just saw this as I … Continue reading

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