Monday, January 29, 2018

Quote of the Day - George Mason on the Militia

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"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials."  George Mason, in Debates in Virginia Convention on Ratification of the Constitution, Elliot, Vol. 3, June 16, 1788.  (gmu.edu)

George Mason, after whom George Mason University was named, was a Virginia delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787.  Because of his work on The Virginia Declaration of Rights in 1776, which is the basis for the U.S. Bill of Rights, he is considered by many to be the father of the Bill of Rights.

GMU is the home of Eminent Scholar Walter E. Williams, Professor of Economics.

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