Not Just Muskets and Militas

Plenty of pundits have been speaking for our Founders…. recently.  There is no greater speculative contest than the battle over original intent of the Founders.  The second amendment continues to be misconstrued, misapplied, and misunderstood.  No real progress can be made as long as the pundits control the debate while debasing the work of our Founders.  Look to their words….

“To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”  George Mason- 1788

“…while on the other hand arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as property.  The same balance
would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside …”   Thomas Paine

“Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself.  They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence …the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they  deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.”   George Washington

“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.”   James Madison

“The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun.”  Patrick Henry

“The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”   Samuel Adams

“No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”   Thomas  Jefferson

Any questions?


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