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Daily Quote 6.23.15

George Mason

 

 

 

” Considering the natural lust for power so inherent in man, I fear the thirst of power will prevail to oppress the people.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Quote 12.21.13

George Mason

 

 

” When the same man, or set of men, holds the sword and the purse, there is an end of liberty. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Treasury of Quotes About Our 2nd Amendment

 

 

“I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.”
— George Mason, in Debates in Virginia Convention on Ratification of the Constitution, Elliot, Vol. 3, June 16, 1788

“Whereas civil-rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as 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 article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.”
– Tench Coxe, in Remarks on the First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution

 

 

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