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nedrgr21 Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 03:32 PM
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182. "Regulate"
"Lets talk about the word REGULATE thats in it too."


OK, let's:

from Alexander Hamilton's words in Federalist Paper No. 29:

The project of disciplining all the militia of the United States is as futile as it would be injurious if it were capable of being carried into execution. A tolerable expertness in military movements is a business that requires time and practice. It is not a day, nor a week nor even a month, that will suffice for the attainment of it. To oblige the great body of the yeomanry and of the other classes of the citizens to be under arms for the purpose of going through military exercises and evolutions, as often as might be necessary to acquire the degree of perfection which would entitle them to the character of a well regulated militia, would be a real grievance to the people and a serious public inconvenience and loss.

Regulated refers to trained/disciplined.
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