#1: Good old Ben Author: Tremblay, Location: Malta, MontanaPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:05 am ---- 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."
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
#2: Re: Good old Ben Author: Elvis, Location: south island New ZealandPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:22 pm ---- too true.
#3: Re: Good old Ben Author: 10spotterminator, Location: Redmond, OregonPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:22 pm ---- Words of wisdom with a good measure of common sense thrown in .
#4: Re: Good old Ben Author: PaulS, Location: South-Eastern Washington - the StatePosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:28 pm ---- 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...
#5: Re: Good old Ben Author: Tremblay, Location: Malta, MontanaPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:32 pm ---- So true