He warned that whenever evil men took office, they would keep the people in utter ignorance and steal their liberty using concealed tactics.
Patrick Henry’s words leave no doubt that personally owned firearms and the ability of the people to assemble together (as a militia free of government control) was for the purpose of enacting proper punishment on public officials whenever they dared to deny the people their rights and liberty or break their Oath of Office.
It was the only solution for the prevention of tyranny!
There will be no rights or liberty if the people entrust their personal firearms to any
hands but their own.