- Jun 2022
The Virginia Declaration of Rights, written by none other than George Mason in 1776 when states controlled the militias, did not have one.
Recall that George Mason was an anti-federalist.
- James Madison
- U.S. Constitution
- George Mason
- American history
- Bill of Rights
- state's rights
- Second Amendment
- slave revolt
- Patrick Henry
- gun control
Patrick Henry and George Mason: Dave Davies, “Historian Uncovers eRacist Roots of the 2nd Amendment,” NPR, June 2, 2021.
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Elie Mystal writes in Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy's Guide to the Constitution:
There was an original purpose to the Second Amendment, but it wasn't to keep people safe. It was to preserve white supremacy and slavery. (p36)
He indicates that there are quotes from Patrick Henry and George Mason, governor of Virginia. They needed the ability to raise an armed militia to put down slave revolts and didn't want to rely on the federal government to do it.
- [ ] Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy's Guide to the Constitution by Elie Mystal #wanttoread
link to 1967 Mulford Act signed by Ronald Reagan see also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulford_Act
- Apr 2018
a standing army is one of the greatest mischiefs that can possibly happen