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#1. What, sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty ... Whenever governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins. - Author: Elbridge Gerry
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#2. Self defense is a primary law of nature, which no subsequent law of society can abolish; the immediate gift of the Creator, obliges everyone to resist the first approaches of tyranny. - Author: Elbridge Gerry
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#3. No religious doctrine shall be established by law. - Author: Elbridge Gerry
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#4. I am exceedingly distressed at the proceedings of the Convention-being ... almost sure, they will ... lay the foundation of a Civil War. - Author: Elbridge Gerry
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#5. A standing army is like a standing member. It's an excellent assurance of domestic tranquility, but a dangerous temptation to foreign adventure. - Author: Elbridge Gerry
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#6. The evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy. The people do not want virtue, but are the dupes of pretended patriots. - Author: Elbridge Gerry
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