Friday, August 20, 2004

Founding Quotes of Note V

"The truth is that the want of common education with us is not from our poverty, but from the want of an orderly system. More money is now paid for the education of a part than would be paid for that of the whole if systematically arranged." --Thomas Jefferson

Interesting that, even in our nation's infancy, some people recognized this problem.

"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them." --Justice Joseph Story, appointed to the Supreme Court by James Madison, author of our Constitution

Oh, so bearing arms was not just for the state militia? Since this is only one of literally dozens of accessible quotes from our Founders, I wonder how the gun grabbers explain this?

No comments: