November 6, 2007

• George Mason: Militia is the whole people

Posted in Noteable Quotables tagged at 4:50 am by Rid

George Mason, called the father of the Bill of Rights, said, “What is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” James Madison, called the father of the Constitution, said of tyrants, “[They were] afraid to trust the people with arms,” and lauded “the advantage of being armed, which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation.”

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