The People Are All Armed; Armed at All Times

Discussion in 'Firearm Related' started by Malum Prohibitum, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Jeremy Bentham, writing to the Spaniards, on the arrest of a newspaperman for criticizing the government on why this does not happen in the United States:

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  2. tace

    tace New Member

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    One of the main reasons why I choose to live in USA is that First Amendment thing. Although the second is starting to grow on me more everyday ;)
     

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    The First is largely dependent upon the Second.
     
  4. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    While this is an interesting observation on an armed populace (much different than today), I think he is wrong about "for the forty years that it has been in existence, public tranquillity has not known what disturbance is" comment, as he leaves out Shay's rebellion, the whiskey rebellion, the civil war in Rhode Island, and a host of other "disturbances" that I cannot recall right now . . .