The founding generation repeatedly warned us about the great dangers to liberty posed by large standing armies. The best way to guard against that danger? Prevent the need for them – one of the leading principles behind the 2nd Amendment.
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Joseph Warren – Massacre Day Oration (March 1775)
Samuel Adams – Letter to James Warren (1776)
George Mason Virginia ratifying convention 14 June 1788
We Were Warned: The Founders on Standing Armies
James Madison – Philadelphia Convention (23 Aug 1787)
James Lovell – Massacre Day Oration (1771)
James Madison, Speech Proposing Bill of Rights (8 June 1789)
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