Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Way to Enslave

"[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man [Sir William Keith], who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia."

~George Mason, debate in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 14, 1788

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