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A Quote by unknown on america, citizenship, force, and military

It is undoubtedly true that all citizens capable of bearing arms constitute the reserved military force or reserve militia of the United States as well as the States. . . .

unknown

Source: United States Supreme Court, 1886 Presser v. Illinois

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A Quote by unknown on information, military, and power

The metaphysics of global power has changed. Markets are now more valuable than territory, Information more powerful than military hardware.

unknown

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A Quote by unknown on america, democracy, military, politics, spirituality, and strength

America's strength is not basically political; nor is it industrial nor military. The foundation of this land is spiritual. When that foundation is weakened, democracy itself is threatened. We cannot allow that to happen.

unknown

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on destruction, devil, god, government, life, military, people, secrets, superstition, war, wisdom, and world

I have as little superstition in me as any man living, but my secret opinion has ever been, and still is, that God Almighty will not give up a people to military destruction, or leave them unsupportedly to perish, who have so earnestly and so repeatedly sought to avoid the calamities of war, by every decent method which wisdom could invent. Neither have I so much of the infidel in me, as to suppose that He has relinquished the government of the world, and given us up to the care of devils.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: The American Crisis, no. 1, December 23, 1776

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A Quote by Tenche Coxe on birth, congress, constitution, god, government, military, people, power, soldiers, and trust

While the states were considering ratification of the Constitution: 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 have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American. . . . 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 ever remain, in the hands of the people.

Tenche Coxe (1638 - 1896)

Source: The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788

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A Quote by Tenche Coxe on congress, god, government, military, people, power, soldiers, and trust

Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man gainst his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American. . . . 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 ever remain, in the hands of the people.

Tenche Coxe (1638 - 1896)

Source: The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.

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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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A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on discovery, justice, men, military, and trust

After forming a cadet corps of boys for assisting as noncombatants during a military campaign in 1900: We then made the discovery that boys, when trusted and relied on, were just as capable and reliable as men.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: BE PREPARED, An Interview with Baden-Powell by the Listener Magazine in 1937.

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A Quote by Samuel Eliot Morison on america, brevity, freedom, military, nations, and power

But sea power has never led to despotism. The nations that have enjoyed sea power even for a brief period-Athens, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, England, the United States-are those that have preserved freedom for themselves and have given it to others. Of the despotism to which unrestrained military power leads we have plenty of examples from Alexander to Mao.

Samuel Eliot Morison (1887 - 1976)

Source: The Oxford History of the American People, 1965, ch. 3

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A Quote by Robert S. McNamara on balance, belief, concern, memory, and military

...but highly placed sources within the Kennedy Administration disagreed: "[T]he assumption that the strategic nuclear balance mattered in any way was wrong... As far as I am concerned, it made no difference... If my memory serves me correctly, we had some five thousand strategic nuclear warheads as against t heir three hundred. Can anyone seriously tell me that their having three hundred and forty would have made any difference? The military balance wasn't changed. I didn't believe it then, and I don't believe it now..."

Robert S. McNamara

Source: at the Hawk's Cay Conference on the Cuban Missile Crisis, March, 1987

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