George Mason: Founding Father Quote




George Mason Quote
United States Founding Father

Quote 1430 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1430 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1430 Forty years ago, when the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia.

George Mason: Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 14, 1788
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