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The Thirst of Power Will Prevail to Oppress the People

George Mason

George Mason

“[C]onsidering the natural lust for power so inherent in man, I fear the thirst of power will prevail to oppress the people.” — George Mason, speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

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To Disarm the People is the Best and Most Effectual Way to Enslave Them…

George Mason

George Mason

“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”George Mason, Speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention,  1788

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To Disarm the People is the Best and Most Effectual Way to Enslave Them

George Mason

George Mason

“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” — George Mason, Speech During Virginia’s Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788

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To Disarm the People Was the Best Way to Enslave Them

George Mason

“[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, – who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia.”–George Mason, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

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