George Mason, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

Alexander 2012/07/27 13:40:45

"[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, 1788

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  • lark 2013/11/23 18:17:30
    free men have guns, slaves do not
  • I. Car Rus 2012/07/28 07:35:13
    I. Car Rus
    The great irony in all of this was the fear Americans had was that those who were truly enslaved inside the country would THEMSELVES become armed, which of course Lincoln did in the course of the Civil War
  • santa6642 2012/07/27 13:57:15
    Subjects have no way to defend them selves, were as citizens have that option.

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