Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Does this sound familiar?

With all the cries for gun control by the government and by ignorant citizens, it is excellent to look to the past to find that this is nothing new.  Take this quote from George Mason, for instance. 

"When the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man [Sir William Keith], who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia."

– George Mason, speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 14, 1788

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