A Quote by Richard Henry Lee on body, facts, liberty, men, military, and people

A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves . . . and include all men capable of bearing arms. . . . To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike . . . how to use them.

Richard Henry Lee (1732 - 1794)

Source: Additional Letters from the Federal Farmer 53, 1788

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