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The Patriot Post -- Founders' Quote Daily
The Patriot Post ^ | 06/14/1778 | George Mason

Posted on 10/11/2006 3:22:57 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand

"[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, - who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia."

-- George Mason (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 14 June 1778)

Reference: The Debates of the Several State..., Elliot, vol. 3 (380)


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: america; founder; georgemason; liberty; patriot; secondamendment; secondammendment

1 posted on 10/11/2006 3:22:58 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Vision; MotleyGirl70; sauropod; gondramB; Loud Mime; sneakers; toomanygrasshoppers; jasoncann; ...
ping.

buzz me to be added to the ping list.

2 posted on 10/11/2006 3:23:50 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (* nuke * the * jihad *)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Don't get me started on anti gunners. All of them are arrogant enough to interpret the 2nd amendment for you, but are a deer in the headlights when it comes to the 10th.
3 posted on 10/11/2006 5:21:45 AM PDT by Vision ("As a man thinks...so is he." Proverbs 23:7)
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To: Vision
right. but again, the founders saw it coming. they dealt with it, we can deal with it. Especially since they gave us the tools.

...all we need to do is use them...

4 posted on 10/11/2006 5:44:57 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (* nuke * the * jihad *)
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To: All; the invisib1e hand

I wish that I had the wisdom that these men & women had back then. Even though they did not agree all of the time they did have the widom to pen such thoughts.

Then the msm just not understand why real Americans distrust our goverment, when it comes to our personal safety and security! This is why I am a PATRIOT & ready to answer the call again if needed!


5 posted on 10/11/2006 6:17:52 AM PDT by TMSuchman (2nd Generation U.S. MARINE, 3rd Generation American & PROUD OF IT!)
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To: TMSuchman
I wish that I had the wisdom that these men & women had back then. Even though they did not agree all of the time they did have the widom to pen such thoughts. Then the msm just not understand why real Americans distrust our goverment, when it comes to our personal safety and security! This is why I am a PATRIOT & ready to answer the call again if needed!

Thank you.

And you do have the wisdom - they wrote it all down for us.

6 posted on 10/11/2006 6:29:51 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (* nuke * the * jihad *)
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To: the invisib1e hand; All

I do not have the way with words that these people had. all I can offer to my Country is my life's blood, sweat, toil & tears. What I write will not stand up to the ages the way that these folks do. so much for this. I am ready to deploy again if asked by my coutry [like the Minute Men of old!] I may not be able to run like I used to but I can still pull a trigger or pull a lanyard for a howitzer if needed.


7 posted on 10/11/2006 6:54:20 AM PDT by TMSuchman (2nd Generation U.S. MARINE, 3rd Generation American & PROUD OF IT!)
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To: TMSuchman

it's an honor to have you post here.


8 posted on 10/11/2006 7:09:11 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (* nuke * the * jihad *)
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To: the invisib1e hand

a great quote from the masters of logic.....


9 posted on 10/11/2006 8:18:47 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. - Voltaire)
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To: TMSuchman

I'll tell you what your words *did* do - they made my eyes mist up.

Semper Fi, Marine!


10 posted on 10/11/2006 9:46:17 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (My favorite dream - line dancing with the space aliens...oh, and Bucky Dent brought me flowers....)
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