Tench Coxe on the 2nd Article

“Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves?  Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American…. The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” 

“As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.”

“The militia, who are in fact the effective part of the people at large, will form a powerful check upon the regular troops.”

So who do you think is the authority as to the meaning of our 2nd Article?  This little international communist indoctrinated pimple protester or one of the men who helped construct it and make it unalienable law as the 2nd Article to our Bill of Rights, which cannot be amended in accordance with the 9th Article and 10 Article of that Bill of Rights.

4 thoughts on “Tench Coxe on the 2nd Article

  1. If it were for real, I’d have to give him the ‘Darwin Award of the Month’ (not just week).

    But # 4 appears to me to be a fairly clear-cut case of blatant sarcasm (something I’m very familiar with), so…

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