Portrait of St. George Tucker by Charles B.J.F. de Saint-Mémin.
This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty…The right of self defense is the first law of nature: in most government it has been the study of rules to confirm this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color of pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.
— St. George Tucker from View of the Constitution of the United States
Taylor Millard at HotAir, and Damon Root from Reason Online recently did every American a favor by dredging up the important writings of an early American legal scholar by the name of St. George Tucker.
Tucker was a Law Professor at the College of William and Mary before being named as a justice on the Virginia Supreme Court in the early 1800s (1804 – 1811).
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