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 armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.
in "An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution," 1787, in Paul Ford, ed., Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States, at p. 56 (New York, 1888).
I will harm you the most when I leave you in the hands of academics. - Gengis Khan (1200's)
The refusal to confront gathering dangers can increase rather than reduce future peril. -Donald Rumsfeld (2005)
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