Beemaster's International Beekeeping Forum

MEMBER & GUEST INTERACTION SECTION => THE 2ND AMENDMENT => Topic started by: iddee on January 06, 2016, 01:26:54 pm

Title: A statement of truth
Post by: iddee on January 06, 2016, 01:26:54 pm
"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of 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, 1787
Title: Re: A statement of truth
Post by: Maggiesdad on January 06, 2016, 05:25:20 pm
That's exactly what freedom smells like.
Title: Re: A statement of truth
Post by: sawdstmakr on January 06, 2016, 11:11:15 pm
A good reminder why our founding fathers added the second amendment.
The Japanize government decided not to attack the continental US because they new most US citizens were armed. We had more weapons in citizens hands than their military had.
Jim
Title: Re: A statement of truth
Post by: Michael Bush on January 07, 2016, 12:47:50 pm
Yes.  It's probably why we have never had a miltary Coup d'?tat in our country.  Even if you are in charge of the army, you have to face an armed citizenry.