Sunday, January 10, 2016
10-19-1871: "He has ordered the citizens of South Carolina to surrender their arms to his tools..."
The Daily Phoenix, “He has ordered the citizens of South Carolina to surrender their arms to his tools, thus trampling under foot Article fifteenth of the amendments to the Constitution, which provides that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” He has as much right to disarm all the military companies in Virginia, and to compel each man of them to deliver his arms. . . . If Grant chooses, he can be President for life, or King, or Emperor, or whatever he would like to be.”, Oct. 19, 1871