We will surely face much opposition in the coming months. Let us please be civil and most of all accurate. Please do your research and get quotes 100% correct. We do not want to be labled a bunch of nuts. Remember, civil and accurate! Note the difference in the two quotes below. So first and foremost in accordance with George Washington, not only be armed but also disciplined. Check and double check you sources.
And yet another bogus Washington quote:
A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government
The actual quote:
A free people ought not only to be armed but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well digested plan is requisite: And their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories, as tend to render them independent on others, for essential, particularly for military supplies.
---George Washington's First Annual Message to Congress (January 8, 1790)