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Why we should have guns
MikeP, just an old guy that smells of garlic.
Great montage. If only it didn't come from Alex Jones Info Wars, I would re-post it everywhere. I'm glad they did the homework, though. I think what I will do is take one quote per day and post it on social media.
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Gman106, proud to be the original "throbbing member" of since Sep 2012.
That quote from Tench Coxe, a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1788-1789, and a key anti-Federalist, is fantastic:

Quote:The power of the sword, say the minority..., is in the hands of Congress. My friends and countrymen, it is not so, for The powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every terrible implement of the soldier are the birthright of Americans. The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments but where, I trust in God, it will always remain, in the hands of the people.
scruff, proud to be a member of since Sep 2012.
Dave Kopel has more on Coxe here
5711-Marine, proud to be a member of since Sep 2012.
5711-Marine;72414 Wrote:Dave Kopel has more on Coxe here

That's interesting... Coxe recommended to President Jefferson that the govt provide arms to the entire militia, basically every able-bodied male of sound mind, and Jefferson agreed. Couldn't get it through Congress, though.

How's that for an economic stimulus and national security policy: AR-15's for all? That's basically what they were advocating.
scruff, proud to be a member of since Sep 2012.

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