Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Founders' Daily Quote: 30 Sept 08

"[W]hereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service on every occasion. The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it."

--Federal Farmer (Antifederalist Letter, No.18, 25 January 1778); Reference: The Complete Anti-Federalist, Storing, ed., vol. 2 (342) The Founders Constitution.

Could someone please explain to me what 'promiscuously' meant back in the day? Also, is this an argument against the Pentagon (so-called military complex)? Thanks.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

Cross-posted @ Rosemary's News and Ideas.

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