Joyce Lee MalcolmJoyce Lee Malcolm, (1941-) American professor of law, historian, and Constitutional scholar

Joyce Lee Malcolm Quote

“It was during the eighteenth century -- a period of boastful satisfaction with the nice balances within the English constitution -- that Englishmen came to accept the Whig view of the utility of an armed citizenry. The armed citizen was not only affirmed to be protecting himself but, together with his fellows, provided the ultimate check on tyranny.”

Joyce Lee MalcolmJoyce Lee Malcolm
~ Joyce Lee Malcolm

To Keep and Bear Arms: The Origins of an Anglo-American Right (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1994), p. 128

Ratings and Comments

E Archer, NYC

And that is the final check against an ever-growing, oppressive, and tyrannical government.

Jim K, Austin

Right on, Archer.


Get a Quote-a-Day!

Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box daily.