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A strong militia is our first and best defense!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … I take the liberty of urging on you the importance and indispensible necessity of vigorous exertions … render the militia...

Minutemen, Militia and the 2nd Amendment

American Minute with Bill Federer In September of 1774, Dr. Joseph Warren wrote the Suffolk Resolves. British statesman Edmund Burke cited the Suffolk Resolves as a...

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part V

American Debate Following the nation-wide riots in 1877, Congress debates appropriating money for the Army. Rep. William Kimmel (D., Maryland) argues for funding the militia,...

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part IV

American Debate Following the nation-wide riots in 1877, Congress debates appropriating money for the Army. Rep. William Kimmel (D., Maryland) argues for funding the militia,...

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part I

American Debate Following the nation-wide riots in 1877, Congress debates appropriating money for the Army. Rep. William Kimmel (D., Maryland) argues for funding the militia,...

Hamilton—Federalist XXIX

American Debate During the the debate over the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, Federalist Alexander Hamilton—as Publius— publishes a paper concerning the militia.   Little more can...

The Second Amendment & the Inalienable Right to Self-Defense

NELSON LUND, PH.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Contemporary debates about the meaning of the Second Amendment—is it a collective right or an individual right?—would have been incomprehensible...

The Second Amendment & the Inalienable Right to Self-Defense

NELSON LUND, PH.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Contemporary debates about the meaning of the Second Amendment—is it a collective right or an individual right?—would have been incomprehensible...

Pennsylvania Militia Act of 1755

THE AMERICANIST, BACKGROUND OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Benjamin Franklin—following the defeat of General Braddock at Monongahela, July 9, 1755—writes an act to defend Pennsylvania. The...

The Federalist Papers No. 29, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS The Militia Wednesday, January 9, 1788 THE power of regulating the militia, and of commanding its services in times of insurrection and...

Federalist Papers No. 24, by Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS The Powers Necessary to the Common Defense Further Considered 19 December 1787 TO THE POWERS proposed to be conferred upon the federal...

The Palladium of the Liberties of the Republic—Justice Joseph Story

LIBERTY LETTERS, JOSEPH STORY, 1833 The next amendment is: "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right...

A Nation Raised up of God, A Debt of Honor, A Plea for Union

Liberty Letters, George Washington, 1783 CIRCULAR LETTER ADDRESSED TO THE GOVERNORS OF ALL THE STATES ON DISBANDING THE ARMY Headquarters, Newburgh, 8 June, 1783. Sir, The great object,...

James Madison on a Well Regulated Militia

Liberty Letters, James Madison A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of...

Madison’s Notes: The Federal Convention of 1787, August 18

Debated: the necessity for the power for federal borrowing versus the danger, standing armies, federal versus state control of the militia, the need for select militia.

Madison's Notes: The Federal Convention of 1787, August 18

Debated: the necessity for the power for federal borrowing versus the danger, standing armies, federal versus state control of the militia, the need for select militia.

Samuel Adams To James Warren On Militias and Standing Armies

Samuel Adams to James Warren: although the militia guarantees the liberty of a free people, a standing army is always dangerous to that liberty. 7 Jan 1776

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BY T.F. STERN (Image: The Concord Minute Man of 1775, a monument created by Daniel Chester French) The most uncomplicated definition of Militia – military force...