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primavera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 11:15 AM
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136. Good examples
Edited on Thu Feb-26-09 11:24 AM by primavera
"Well-regulated courts," "well-regulated mind," "well-regulated clock," etc., all suggest a quality of control, orderliness, organization, discipline, and strict adherence to rules, not all that different from what we understand the word "regulated" to mean in today's context. Nothing in the examples listed suggests "equipping" or "outfitting" anyone or anything - what equipment does a mind need? What outfitting does a clock need? Employing this definition, how can a disorderly mob of untrained, undisciplined citizens, unsupervised by any, accountable to none, qualify as a "well-regulated" militia? Thank you for fortifying my point.
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