In the past, George Washington has been quoted as saying, ″When any nation mistrusts its citizens with firearms, it is sending a clear message.″ Because this kind of administration is up to no good, it can no longer put its faith in its own people.
When a nation mistrusts its citizens with guns it is it sending?
The library has not been successful in locating an explanation for either this misquote or a comparable quote attributed to Washington that was mistakenly attributed to this statement.When a country does not trust its own citizens to responsibly use firearms, it is sending a very obvious message.Because this kind of administration is up to no good, it can no longer put its faith in its own people.
Is This quote from Washington’s speech on the state of the Union?
The first portion of this quotation is drawn from George Washington’s first annual message to Congress on the state of the union, therefore it is mostly correct. Having said that, the quotation is then placed in an entirely different context, and the resultant text is not correct. The following is the full text of the speech that Washington gave:
Why does the United States no longer trust its citizens?
The government has become so corrupt that it can no longer be trusted by the people it governs. Is it possible that George Washington actually said this? There are a lot of individuals who cite him with this remark, but I can’t locate anything that seems to be an actual source for it (mostly personal blogs and opinion pieces).
Where did the George Washington quote come from?
It would appear that the Washington phrase was produced at some point in time either by the faculty or the Corps of Cadets at the United States Military Academy at some point in time. We had deserters during the American Revolution as well; we referred to them as Kentuckians.