Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Quotes of the Day

On the 2nd Amendment:

"The purpose of the right to bear arms is twofold; to allow individuals to protect themselves and their families, and to ensure a body of armed citizenry from which a militia could be drawn, whether that militia’s role was to protect the nation, or to protect the people from a tyrannical government." ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Assoc. Prof. of Law, Univ. of Tennessee

"The prohibition is general. No clause in the Constitution could by any rule of construction be conceived to give congress a power to disarm the people. Such a flagitious attempt could only be made under some general pretense by a state legislature. But if in any blind pursuit of inordinate power, either should attempt it, this amendment may be appealed to as a restraint on both." ~ William Rawle, (1759-1836) lawyer, had been asked several times by George Washington to serve as Attorney General

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