If America is the battleground, nobody has any rights

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December 21, 2011
Cato Institute
by Gene Healy  
Posted in Commentary

"James Madison, the father of the Bill of Rights, was somewhat less giddy about the prospect of militarizing the home front. 'A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty,' he warned at the Constitutional Convention, 'the means of defense against foreign danger have always been the instruments of tyranny at home.' Yet for all the Tea Party-inspired Constitution-waving on the Hill, only a minority of Republicans seem to share the Founders' justified fear of standing armies at home." (12/19/11)


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