Richard Henry Lee Quotes

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Richard Henry Lee Quotes

Whereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service on every occasion. The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it.
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It must never be forgotten ... that the liberties of the people are not so safe under the gracious manner of government as by the limitation of power.

— Richard Henry Lee

That these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown; and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.

— Richard Henry Lee

It is certainly true that a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people.

— Richard Henry Lee

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