George WashingtonGeorge Washington, (1732-1799) Founding Father, 1st US President, 'Father of the Country'

George Washington Quote

“A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite.”

George WashingtonGeorge Washington
~ George Washington

Ratings and Comments

J Carlton, Calgary

The well digested plan would be a system of justice under natural law.

Mike, Norwalk

J Carlton YES! To restate the quote in context for today's wafflers, A free people are armed and disciplined with a uniformly requisite well-digested plan.

Waffler, Smith

well digested, I like that. Like a free people should be loyal to their freely elected Commander In Chief. Geo was good at the "well digested part". His organizational skills demonstrated at Valley Forge (from where I just returned) are what won the war. He organized for a war of attrition against the enemy. His army was not a rag tag unorganized group of civilians. The US Constitution follows his teaching with all of our militias being organized and coming under the Commander In Chief.

  • Reply
    Charles    10/27/11

    I think Waffler is out there somewhere.

    Mike, Norwalk

    Welcome back Waffler, missed your missing reality.

    J Carlton, Calgary

    Waffler uses "Commander in Chief" the way Nazi's used "Der Fuerher". As if he were a Supreme Dictator instead of the President of a Free People. But that's our "Waffler" ;-)

    E Archer, NYC

    Americans serve a cause, not a person. The cause is Liberty, the means is self-reliance, not servitude. Waffler is a Tory through and through.

    Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

    Firearms and discipline are diametrically opposed.


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