A Quote by Tenche Coxe on citizenship, country, duty, force, military, people, power, and privacy

As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.

Tenche Coxe (1638 - 1896)

Source: “Remarks on First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution" Federal Gazette 6-18-1789

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