Tuesday, July 09, 2013
"We as a people enjoy the peculiar privilege of bearing arms, and being the defender of our own rights and liberties."
"This is all that the constitution or laws can do, the balance is for ourselves. Let us then be prepared, eternal vigilance and sacrifice is the price of liberty; no people ever can long be free who are not military in their habits, and ever ready to defend their institutions and laws. We as a people enjoy the peculiar privilege of bearing arms, and being the defender of our own rights and liberties. If we should ever he deprived of the one, or lose the other, it will be because we were unworthy of them, and had not the courage to defend them."--Gov. McWillie, of Mississippi, inaugural address.[Daily Nashville Patriot, Nashville Tenn., Tuesday, December 08, 1857. Vol. XXI. New Series.--No. 634. Pg. 2.]