"The Arms we bear are borne in Defense of Liberty, nothing more, nothing less..." - Militia of Washington County, Arkansas
"Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of making the right choices." - anonymous
Speech of Patrick Henry
June 5, 1788.
The Anti-Federalist Papers
Constitutional Convention Debates.
Background Studies in American Law.
Our status under Law since 1861. One of the best papers ever written on the subject. Essential information to understand.
War Powers Under the Constitution of the United
William Whiting, Solicitor General, 1871.
Direct evidence of the usurpation of power, property, and authority by defacto, unlawful government and tyranny.
Militia of Washington County, Arkansas
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"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the
tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for
freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor
your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may
posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."
- Samuel Adams
"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 shall 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 the state
governments, but where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the
hands of the People."
-Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788
"Whenever governments mean to invade the rights
and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the
militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins."
-Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, spoken during floor debate over the Second Amendment, I Annals of Congress at 750, August 17, 1789.