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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:05 am    Post subject: Good old Ben Reply with quote

I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."
George Mason
Co-author of the Second Amendment during Virginia's Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788 -------------_________________________________
"They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Ben Franklin,,, American Statesman

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Good old Ben Reply with quote

too true.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Good old Ben Reply with quote

Words of wisdom with a good measure of common sense thrown in .

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Good old Ben Reply with quote

when Ben exited the constitutional congress meetings he was asked what kind of government they had given the people. His reply was, "A Republic, if you can keep it."

There was a lot of doubt whether future members of the government would actually follow the constitutional limits...
They haven't.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Good old Ben Reply with quote

So true

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