Noah Webster: “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed”

History is important, folks. Very important.

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“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in 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.”
Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 1787

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