So herewith is the first of a new weekly feature.
Both [oligarch and tyrant] mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.
Aristotle. Aristotles' Politics. Trans. Benjamin Jowett. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1916. 218. Print.
I went with Aristotle as the first because of his influence on both political thought throughout time and on the Founding Fathers.
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