Words of Wisdom: Josiah Quincy, Jr.

“No free government was ever founded or ever preserved its liberty, without uniting the characters of the citizen and soldier in those destined for the defence of the state…  Such are a well regulated militia, composed of the freeholders, citizen and husbandman, who take up arms to preserve their property, as individuals, and their rights as freemen.”

  Josiah Quincy, Jr., Thoughts on Standing Armies, 1774


This entry was posted in Bill of Rights, Learn Liberty, The Constitution, The Crisis, Words of Wisdom and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.