“A Militia When Properly Formed are in Fact the People Themselves…”

Richard Henry Lee

Richard Henry Lee

“A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves . . . and include . . . all men capable of bearing arms . . . The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle.” — Richard Henry Lee, Federal Farmer LIII

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