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Thomas Paine Said…

Posted: January 29, 2011 in political quotes
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“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” -Thomas Paine


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.

-Tench Coxe (1755-1824) American political economist