Comment: Note that this Quote was reported in 1790 & NOT varifably Bogus

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Note that this Quote was reported in 1790 & NOT varifably Bogus

Sometimes purported to have been made in an "Address to the Second Session of the First United States Congress, 7 January 1790, according to the Boston Independent Chronicle (14 January 1790)",

In other words, there is a record of it being said in the Boston Independent Chronicle in 1790.

Who are you going to believe, someone who cannot find the quote in their local library or using ESP in 2013?

Or someone who was there and wrote it down in 1790.

Note and warning that WIKIPEDIA is ran by European socialists who are trying to rewrite history and do all they can to downplay the principles of our liberties by calling them Questionable or Bogus.

Instead, lets find the Boston Independent Chronicle (14 January 1790) and simply POST IT.

A copy of George Washington's Speech indicates that the idea is correct if not the word:

"...Providence has placed within our reach, will in the course of the present important session, call for the cool and deliberate exertion of your patriotism, firmness and wisdom.

Among the many interesting objects which will engage your attention, that of providing for the common defence will merit particular regard. To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.

"A FREE PEOPLE ought NOT ONLY to be ARMED but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well digested plan is requisite: And THEIR SAFETY and interest REQUIRE that they should promote such manufactories, as tend to render them INDEPENDENT on others, for essential, particularly for military supplies.

The proper establishment of the troops which may be deemed indispensable, will be entitled to mature consideration. In the arrangement which will be made respecting it, it will be of importance to conciliate the comfortable support of the officers and soldiers with a due regard to economy. "

Now who at that time were the MILITIA?

Here is George Mason 6-16-1788:

Mr. GEORGE MASON. Mr. Chairman, a worthy member has asked WHO are the MILITIA, if they be not THE PEOPLE of this country, and if we are not to be protected from the fate of the Germans, Prussians, by our representation? I ask, Who are the militia? They consist now of the "whole people", except a few public officers..."

That says "FIREARMS EVERYWHERE" to me.

And if there is any question:

James Madison: "The highest number to which a standing army can be carried in any country does NOT EXCEED one hundredth part of the souls, or one twenty-fifth (1/25th) part of the number able to bear arms. This PORTION would not yield, in the United States, an army of more than twenty-five or thirty thousand men.

To "these" would be "OPPOSED" (APP: indicating that the "militia" is to be a "OPPOSING force" to the standing army as well as that of foreign enemies)

a MILITIA amounting to near half a million "CITIZENS" with arms in their HANDS, "officered by men chosen from "AMONG THEMSELVES", (NOT by government or the standing army - a solid restriction to the true definition of the term "MILITIA") fighting for "their" (the citizen / militia's) common liberties and united and conducted by government"S" (local) possessing their (the citizen / militia's) affections and confidence. It may well be doubted whether a militia thus circumstanced could ever be conquered by such a "proportion" of regular troops (i.e. standing army). Besides the advantage of being armed, it forms a barrier against the "enterprises of ambition", more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of.

The governments of Europe are afraid to trust the people with arms. If they did, the people would surely shake off the yoke of tyranny, as America did. Let us not insult the free and gallant citizens of America with the suspicion that they would be less able to defend the rights of which they would be in actual possession than the debased subjects of arbitrary power would be to rescue theirs from the hands of their oppressors."...

Sounds like "FIREARMS EVERYWHERE" to me.

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RichardTaylorAPP - Chair - American Patriot Party.CC

John Locke #201, 202, 212 to 232; Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798; Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788; Rights of the Colonists 1772.