Mind-blowing Amendment 13 quotations

The greatest measure of the nineteenth century was passed by corruption, aided and abetted by the purest man in America.

For an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.

I ask you sir, who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people.

The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered as the palladium of the liberties of a republic.

The powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress has no power to disarm the militia.