If Even George Washington Was Bad…

On military “service”/conscription: “It must be laid down as a primary position and the basis of our system, that every citizen who enjoys the protection of a free government owes not only a proportion of his property, but even his personal service to the defense of it.”

Quote found via this NYT op-ed.

(And good old TJ does not escape criticism either.)


11:53 am on December 9, 2009