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Thomas Paine, I Writings of Thomas Paine at 56 (1894).

“The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the

other hand, arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and the

plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property.

The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of

arms, for all the world would be alike; but since some will not, others

dare not lay them aside…Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the

world deprived the use of them…”


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