• There is a Passion natural to the Mind of man, especially a free Man, which renders him impatient of Restraint. ~George Mason
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  • “Those gentlemen, who will be elected senators, will fix themselves in the federal town, and become citizens of that town more than of your state.” ~George Mason, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788
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  • “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 During Virginia’s Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788
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Recently, Justice Samuel Alito, in writing the majority opinion, said, “Individual self-defense is the central component of the Second Amendment.” The founders would have responded “Balderdash!” Jefferson said,

  • “What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.”

George Mason explained,

  • (T)o disarm the people (is) the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”

Noah Webster elaborated:

  • Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed. … 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 band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.”

Contrary to Alito’s assertion, the central component of the Second Amendment is to protect ourselves from U.S. Congress, not street thugs.

Today’s Americans have contempt for our founder’s vision. I’m sure our founders would have contempt for ours.

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  • “[C]onsidering the natural lust for power so inherent in man, I fear the thirst of power will prevail to oppress the people.” ~George Mason, speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788
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  • “Nothing so strongly impels a man to regard the interest of his constituents, as the certainty of returning to the general mass of the people, from whence he was taken, where he must participate in their burdens.” ~George Mason, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788
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  • “Those gentlemen, who will be elected senators, will fix themselves in the federal town, and become citizens of that town more than of your state.” ~George Mason, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788
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  • “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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  • “[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, – who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia.” ~George Mason, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788
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Regarding Bearing Arms

  • To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them” ~George Mason
  • The right of citizens to bear arms is just one more Guarantee against arbitrary Government, on more safeguard against tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved always to be possible” ~Herbert Hoover
  • The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered as the Palladium, the safeguard, of liberties of a Republic since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers” ~Joseph Story
  • The Second Ammendment was meant to be a strong moral check against the usurpation of arbitrary power of rulers. The people shall have the right to keep and bear arms and they need no persmission or regulation of law for the purpose” ~Thomas M. Cooley [Hence gun registration and “right-to-carry” laws violate that right]
  • Congress by the power of taxation, by that of raising an army, has the sword in one hand and the purse in the other. Let him candidly tell me when and where did freedom exist when the sword and the purse were given up from the people. Unless America and human affairs interpose, no nation ever retained its liberty after loss of the sword and the purse. The great object is that every man be armed, everyone who is able may have a gun” ~Patrick Henry
  • The foundation of everything is that the people will form an equal representative Government, that the people will be universally armed. A people that legislate for themselves ought to be in the habit of protecting themselves” ~Joel Barlow
  • The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, forms a barrier against the enterprise of ambition. Kingdoms of Europe are afraid to trust the people with arms” ~James Madison
  • “Classical Republican Philosophy has long recognized the critical relationship between personal liberty and the possession of arms by the people ready and willing to use them” ~Jefferson R. Snider
  • There exists a law inborn in our hearts that if our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right” ~Marcus T. Cicero
  • Animals have just one method of defense and cannot change it for another. For man, on the other hand, has many means of defense that are available and he can change them at anytime. Take the hand. The hand is as good as a talon, or a claw, or a horn, or again a spear, or a sword, or any other weapon or tool, that it could be all of these ” ~Aristotle
  • Among evils caused by being disarmed, it renders you contemptable. It is not reasonable to suppose that one who is armed will willingly obey one who is unarmed” ~ Niccolo Machiavellie
  • False is the idea that would take fire from men because it burns and water because one may drown in it. The law that forbids the carrying of arms are the laws of such in nature. They disarm those only who are neither inclined nor determined to commit the crimes. Can it be supposed that those who have the courage to violate the most sacred laws of humanity will respect less important and arbitrary ones which can be violated with ease and impunity? Such laws serve rather to encourage rather than prevent homicides. For an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man” ~Cesare Beccaria
  • The peaceable part of mankind will be continually overrun by the vile and abandoned while they neglect the means of self-defense. The supposed quietude of a good man allures the roughian . . . while on the other hand, arms like laws, discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order” ~Thomas Paine
  • It is unreasonable to oblige a man not to attempt the defense of his own life” ~Montesquieu
  • Men and women alike assiduously exercise themselves in military training to protect their own territory, or drive an invading enemy out of their friends land, or in pity for people oppressed by tyranny to deliver them by force of arms from the yoke of slavery and the tyrant” ~Sir Thomas Moore
  • Formerly under the reign of Servious Tullius VI. the right to bear arms had belonged solely to the Patricians [the “royalty,” those in control]. Now Plebeians [the common-man] are given a place in the army. All the citizens capable of bearing arms were required to provide their own swords and spears and other armor” ~Livy
  • Those who possess and can wield arms are in a position to decide whether the Constitution is to continue or not” ~Aristotle

Now, why is this a big deal? Well, this is one of the ingredients our founding fathers saw as a way to limit concentrated power going back to a dictator. Within the last 100 years, more people have been killed by their own Government than on the battlefields. Hillary Clinton is working on a small arms treaty with the United Nations, the goal is to have the whole world disarm, and for the UN treaty to override any U.S. laws. Which we can see as being a backdoor way to disarm America. I encourage you to read, “Change to Chains,” by William Federer.