St. George Tucker

1751 - 1827

A Quote by St. George Tucker on honor, judgment, life, and wealth

There was a sorry judge who lived at the Swan by himself. He got but little honor, and he got but little pelf [i.e. wealth], He drudged and judged from morn to night, no ass drudged more than he, And the more he drudged, and the more he judged, the sorrier judge was he.

St. George Tucker (1751 - 1827)

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A Quote by St. George Tucker on army, colors, defense, destruction, government, laws, liberty, limits, nature, people, and study

In the appendix to the Commentaries, Tucker elaborates: This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty. . . . The right of self-defense is the first law of nature; in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Whenever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.

St. George Tucker (1751 - 1827)

Source: St. George Tucker in Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1803)

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A Quote by St. George Tucker on army, colors, defense, destruction, government, laws, liberty, limits, nature, people, and study

Of the Second Amendment: The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, and this without any qualification as to their condition or degree, as is the case in the British government. In the appendix to the Commentaries, Tucker elaborates further: This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty... The right of self-defense is the first law of nature; in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Whenever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.

St. George Tucker (1751 - 1827)

Source: St. George Tucker in Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1803)

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