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Quote of the Week: Madison on an Armed Citizenry

April 21, 2012

Quote of the Week

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“Americans [have] the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust their people with arms.” ~ James Madison

2 Comments on “Quote of the Week: Madison on an Armed Citizenry”

  1. Stan Morris Says:

    Although this is not the actual quote, the sentiment is pretty much the same. Madison was trying to persuade those people who were suspicious of the new Constitution and the new national government that the state militias would prevent a slide into tyranny.

    http://fakehistory.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/madison-and-the-advantage-of-being-armed/

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