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"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States."
Noah Webster (more quotes by Noah Webster or books by/about Noah Webster)
(1758-1843) American patriot and scholar, author of the first dictionary of American English usage (1806) and the author of the 1828 edition of the dictionary that bears his name.
(1758-1843) American patriot, scholar, <br/>author of the first dictionary of American English usage (1806)
An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, Philadelphia, 1787
<i>An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution,</i> Philadelphia, 1787
America, Disarmament, Freedom, Liberty, Militia, NWO, Oppression