Friday, July 05, 2013
"among those which they share in common is the right to bear arms for their defense and protection."
"...We will obey the laws of the land. We have always done so, but we have made up our minds that others shall do the same. That is a fair proposition, and those who are unwilling to embrace it can take the consequences. Democrats have all the rights republicans have, and among those which they share in common is the right to bear arms for their defense and protection."--D.W. Voorhees, Aug. 23, 1864 letter to Brig. Gen. H.B. Carrington. [Democrat and Sentinel. Edensburg, PA. Wednesday, September 7, 1864. Vol. 11--No. 36. Pg. 1] (Daniel Wolsey Voorhees, Sept. 26, 1827 – April 10, 1897, was a lawyer and United States Senator from Indiana, who was leader of the Democratic party and an anti-war Copperhead during the American Civil War.)