I threw this together tonight for us Americans.
I'm so pleased. I've been looking for this particular quotation for 2-3 years (maybe longer). I wish I had written it down the first time I saw it.
The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American … the unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.
-Founding Father Tenche Cox, 1788
It's a quotation so important, in my opinion, that I crafted a nice blog post about it full of pretty pictures and useful links, should you be interested to take a look. http://thehirschfiles.blogspot.com/2016/10/terrible-implements-of-soldier-are.html
A bit from the article:
Now, I am an advocate for Catholic Monarchy, and I'm a man who is constantly harping on this nation's Enlightenment-driven Freemasonic origins. Yet, I still recognize the fact that American society exists under the pretext that we have certain promises. We are suppose to have several "sacrosanct guarantees" that are to be respected in this territory. I mean, are we going to have an America, or are we not?
The Ripsaw: a private luxury tank