• “This declaration of rights … is intended to secure the people against the mal-administration of the Government.” ~Elbridge Gerry, address of the first session of Congress as it composed the Bill of Rights, August 17, 1789
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  • “Whenever Government means to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.” ~Elbridge Gerry, Debate, United States House of Representatives, 1789
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  • “What, sir, is the use of militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty… Whenever Government means to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.” ~Elbridge Gerry, 1789
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