"The militia, who are in fact the effective part of the people at large, will render many troops quite unnecessary. They will form a powerful check upon the regular troops, and will generally be sufficient to over-awe them"
by:
Tench Coxe
(1755-1824) American political economist
Source:
An American Citizen IV, October 21, 1787
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 -- Allen, DC      
 -- J Carlton, Calgary      
 -- jim k, Austin, Tx      
history proven once again
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    whose mililtia? where the militia? the public is going to overawe our hundreds of thousand servicemen and women??? what century are you living in?
     -- dick, fort worth     
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    The people at large are the militia, dick. Yes, even you are expected to answer the call to arms when our liberties are being attacked.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Hey Dick....the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, W. Virginia and Pennsylvania alone issued 2.7 million deer tags last fall. That's just a "couple" of scoped rifles kicking around, don't ya think? And what makes you think our friends and neighbors in the military would be a threat to us anyway? It's DC that better be concerned...
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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