Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier
, are the birthright of an American...[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people."
Tenche Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.
The founders wouldn't agree with you.
agreed - just how were privateers, of which there were many, getting outfitted?
“The Lucy” is a great example of a privateer/ship that I have Googled in the past. She was armed like the warship she was.
posted on 07/29/2012 8:26:48 AM PDT
(Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
“But there were legal precedents from the days of the Founding Fathers that banned frightening weapons which a constitutional originalist like himself must recognize.”
I'll watch the interview later today to get the context correct. The words, “frightening weapons” could mean anything. My handgun would be a “frightening weapon” to the person at whom I was aiming.
posted on 07/29/2012 8:48:38 AM PDT
(The power to tax is the power to destroy.)
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