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  •  I am saying (1+ / 0-)
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    That George Washington didn't have any trust in them. Washington's quotes are hardly unique to one historian.

    Here is the source document I quoted from. Calling this a question of "honesty" is dishonest.

    http://www.loc.gov/...

    •  so Washington says (0+ / 0-)

      -that the militia sucks
      -that the regular troops suck too, but that's the militia's fault, so they don't really suck.
      -that it's somebody else's fault that he fucked up and lost the battle.

      pretending that this proves... what are you trying to prove again?  I forget.

      And Bellesiles is the most dishonest crook in the history of liberal arts, no exaggeration.  

      the purpose of the second amendment is to promote a well-regulated militia, in the same sense that the purpose of the first amendment is to promote a well-informed electorate.

      by happymisanthropy on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 06:27:58 PM PST

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