Before a Standing Army Can Rule the People Must Be Disarmed

Noah Webster

Noah Webster

“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 pretence, raised in the United States.” — Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, October 10, 1787

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Filed under Balance of Power, Bill of Rights, Checks & Balances in Government, Founding Fathers, Freedom/Liberty, Human Rights/Natural Rights, Noah Webster, Second Amendment, Tyranny

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