“A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them which would include their own government.”
In the spirit of our Forefathers, wishing all
a very Happy Independence Day!
The quote for this meme is partially taken from Washington’s First Annual Message to Congress on the State of the Union. Here is the actual text from that particular speech:
“A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies.”
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.