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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Don’t Let a Crisis Go to Waste

“Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.” ~ Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) Source: The Mysterious Stranger, 1916, Ch.9

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