Monday, July 28, 2014

Here's an interesting historical discovery....

Washington [D.C.] Mayor James H. Blake: “Citizens Of Washington. . . . every man exempt from military duty, who is able to carry a musket . . . Such as have no arms and ammunition, will be furnished”, Aug. 20, 1814

   And following is a quote excerpted from the title page of the publication the above was found in:
 
   The common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.--Washington.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

“That if any person or persons whomsoever, shall fire or discharge any gun, pistol . . . "

Laws Of The State Of New-York, “That if any person or persons whomsoever, shall fire or discharge any gun, pistol, rocket, squib or other fire-work within a quarter of a mile of any building”, April 22, 1785

"That if any person shall fire or shoot off any gun or pistol in the night time after dark and before day light, without necessity..."

State Of South-Carolina,”That if any person shall fire or shoot off any gun or pistol in the night time after dark and before day light, without necessity, every such person shall forfeit the sum of . . .”, 1740

The Early Legal Definition of Martial Law, and its limitations, in American Courts . . .

The Early Legal Definition of Martial Law, and its limitations, in American Courts, “It is in that sense alone that the vague expression of martial law ought to be understood among us. To give it any larger extent would be trampling upon the constitution and laws of our country.”, 1815

Yeah, and that's why they want us disarmed...

  “The principle upon which we professed to act, and really did act, was, that whenever a prince neglects or abandons his duty as the protector and guardian of his subjects–whenever he endeavours, by the terror of his power, the weight of his authority, or the force of arms, to compel them to a surrender of their essential privileges, instead of protecting them in the exercise of their immunities, a people have a right, by their own strength, to protect these rights, and to adopt every measure which may be necessary to effect this purpose. This is the fundamental principle of American law; it lays at the foundation of our government; it is the corner-stone of our political existence and sovereignty; and on this ground were our constitution and the congressional declaration of independence founded.”–Chief Justice Kinsey, Supreme Court Of Judicature Of The State Of New-Jersey, Den v. Brown. Nov. 1799. [Reports Of Cases Argued And Determined In The Supreme Court Of Judicature Of The State Of New-Jersey. By William Halsted, Jun. Reporter. Volume II. Trenton: Printed By Joseph Justice. 1824. Pg. 334]