A Quote by Richard Henry Lee on body, liberty, men, military, mind, people, practice, principles, service, and wonder

Whereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service on every occasion. The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it.

Richard Henry Lee (1732 - 1794)

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

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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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A Quote by Dame Rebecca West on astrology, astronomy, military, science, and war

Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.

Rebecca West (1892 - 1983)

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A Quote by Oliver Bell Bunce on life, military, and women

To a woman the house is life militant; to a man it is life in repose.

Oliver Bell Bunce

Source: Bachelor Bluff

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A Quote by Noah Webster on america, army, body, congress, execution, force, injustice, inspiration, jealousy, justice, laws, military, oppression, people, perception, power, and superiority

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 pretence, 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)

Source: An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (Philadelphia 1787).

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on control, family, history, home, mankind, men, military, time, and women

When the real history of mankind is fully disclosed, will it feature the echoes of gunfire or the shaping sound of lullabies? The great armistices made by military men of the peacemaking of women in home and in neighborhoods? Will what happened in cradles and kitchens prove to be more controlling than what happened in congresses? When the surf of the centuries has made the great pyramids so much sand, the everlasting family will still be standing, because it is a celestial institution, formed outside telestial time.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1978, p. 10. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Michael Dukakis on belief, military, people, and police

I do not believe in people owning guns. Guns should be owned only by [the] police and military. I am going to do everything I can to disarm this state.

Michael Dukakis

Source: 1986

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A Quote by Michael Gartner on change, constitution, country, military, police, and reason

There is no reason for anyone in this country, anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use a handgun. . . . And the only way to do that is to change the Constitution.

Michael Gartner

Source: 1992, in USA Today

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A Quote by Malcolm S. Forbes on country and military

To the infantryman, his country's military might is only those buddies he can see, and the equipment they have at hand; likewise, to the wage-earner, "free enterprise" is primarily the way his boss treats him and those around him.

Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990)

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A Quote by Lord Salisbury on belief, doctors, innocence, and military

If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe.

Lord Salisbury

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