In the usual progress of things, the necessities of a nation in every stage of its existence will be found at least equal to its resources.
When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.
It is of the nature of war to increase the executive at the expense of the legislative authority.
Little more can reasonably be aimed at, with respect to the people at large, than to have them properly armed and equipped.
We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided.