Article 1, Section 8, Clause 15

Document 3

Delaware Declaration of Rights and Fundamental Rules, secs. 18--20

11 Sept. 1776

18. That a well regulated Militia is the proper, natural and safe Defense of a free Government.

19. That standing Armies are dangerous to Liberty, and ought not to be raised or kept up without the Consent of the Legislature.

20. That in all Cases and at all Times the Military ought to be under strict Subordination to and governed by the Civil Power.

The Founders' Constitution
Volume 3, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 15, Document 3
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