Militia

“A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves… and include all men capable of bearing arms.” ~Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794) Founding Father, Source: Additional Letters from the Federal Framer (1788) at p. 169

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Rule of Law

“Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its failure to observe its own laws, or worse, its disregard of the charter of its own existence.” ~ Justice Tom C. Clark (1899-1977) US Attorney General, 1945-1949, Associate Justice of theSupreme Court of the United States, 1949-1967. Source: delivering the opinion of the Court in MAPP v. OHIO, 367 U.S. 643 (1961)

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Government Entitlement Programs

“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on the objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” ~ James Madison (1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President Source: 1792, in disapproval of Congress appropriating $15,000 to assist some French refugees