What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. Whenever governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.
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|Birth:||17th July, 1744|
|Death:||23rd November, 1814|
Elbridge Thomas Gerry was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA. He was an American politician. As a Democratic-Republican he was selected as the fifth Vice President of the United States, serving under James Madison. Gerry, a Democratic-Republican, running unsuccessfully for Governor of Massachusetts several times before winning the office in 1810.
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