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"Because this right [of self-defense] cannot be effectively exercised with bare hands, the right to keep and bear arms is the only efficient way to secure the fundamental right of self-defense."
-- Robert Dowlut
General Counsel for the National Rifle Association
Source: Arms: A Right to Self-Defense Against Criminals and Despots, 8 Stanford L. & Pol'y Rev. 25 (1997).
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Robert.Dowlut.Quote.5771


"Another source of power in government is a military force. But this, to be efficient, must be superior to any force that exists among the people, or which they can command; for otherwise this force would be annihilated, on the first exercise of acts of oppression. Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in 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 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."
-- Noah Webster
(1758-1843) American patriot and scholar, author of the first dictionary of American English usage (1806) and the author of the 1828 edition of the dictionary that bears his name.
Source: An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, Philadelphia, 1787
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Noah.Webster.Quote.F6E9


"The loyalists in the beginning of the late war objected
to associating, arming and fighting, in defense of our liberties,
because these measures were not constitutional. A free people
should always be left... with every possible power to promote
their own happiness."
-- Pennsylvania Gazette
April 23, 1788
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Pennsylvania.Gazette.Quote.B68A


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