Get Me the Background to This Quote?

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Malum Prohibitum, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?
    — Patrick Henry, 3 J. Elliot, Debates in the Several State Conventions 45, 2d ed. Philadelphia, 1836

    1836 is pretty late. What was going on? Or is that simply the date the book was printed? (he died in 1799 :wink: )

    Still what motivated the comment?
     
  2. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Romans 1:16

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    1799 huh. Was it Gunny? Am I close? I know MP you thought I actually posted something serious. I don't have a clue.
     

  3. S&W 40

    S&W 40 Active Member

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    MP,

    Not sure if this is what you are looking for, I can not download since it is large (20M) and I am on a super slow connection. The year was 1787, place Philadelphia. Note sure what motivaed since I have not read but will try and download.

    http://books.google.com/books?id=4jgOAA ... 45#PPP1,M1
     
  4. rajl

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  5. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Who was proposing the "humiliating and debasing degradation?"