Tench Coxe Quote

“The militia, who are in fact the effective part of the people at large, will render many troops quite unnecessary. They will form a powerful check upon the regular troops, and will generally be sufficient to over-awe them”

~ Tench Coxe

An American Citizen IV, October 21, 1787

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

history proven once again

dick, fort worth

whose mililtia? where the militia? the public is going to overawe our hundreds of thousand servicemen and women??? what century are you living in?

E Archer, NYC

The people at large are the militia, dick. Yes, even you are expected to answer the call to arms when our liberties are being attacked.

J Carlton, Calgary

Hey Dick....the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, W. Virginia and Pennsylvania alone issued 2.7 million deer tags last fall. That's just a "couple" of scoped rifles kicking around, don't ya think? And what makes you think our friends and neighbors in the military would be a threat to us anyway? It's DC that better be concerned...


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