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First Principles: 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.

“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 at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

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First Principles: The Whole People Are the Militia. Whenever Governments Mean To Invade the Rights and Liberties of the People, They Always Attempt To Destroy the Militia

“The Whole People Are the Militia. Whenever Governments Mean To Invade the Rights and Liberties of the People, They Always Attempt To Destroy the Militia.” – Elbridge Gerry

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Thought For the Day: The President Is …the President of the Whole People. He Must Guide His Conduct By the Idealism of Our People.

“The President is not only the leader of a party, he is the President of the whole people. He must interpret the conscience of America. He must guide his conduct by the idealism of our people.” – Herbert Hoover, 31st … Continue reading

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First Principles: Constitutions Act As Restraint On the Hasty Action of the Majority

“Constitutions are checks upon the hasty action of the majority. They are the self-imposed restraints of a whole people upon a majority of them to secure sober action and a respect for the rights of the minority.” – William Howard Taft … Continue reading

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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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