A FARMER, an Artisan, and a Labourer went to the King of their country and complained that they were compelled to support a large standing army of mere consumers, who did nothing for their keep.
In a few years the national distress was so great that the Farmer, the Artisan, and the Labourer petitioned the King to reorganize the standing army.
Your Standing Army
was running," answered the fellow, honestly; "for no man could face the terrible weapons of the invaders.
His revenues were rather less than 400 pounds yearly, and they were expended on the maintenance of one elephant and a standing army
of five men.
Also, such a war would create a large standing army
that need never be disbanded, while in the minds of the people would be substituted the issue, "America versus Germany," in place of "Socialism versus Oligarchy.
The standing army
is only an arm of the standing government.
Your standing army
is good, beyond a doubt,--a well-trained machine, an excellent plaything for a General to move across the chessboard.
Above all, he was amazed to hear me talk of a mercenary standing army
, in the midst of peace, and among a free people.
Instead of a large standing army
, she developed an immensely larger and splendidly efficient militia.
He has a standing army
of ten million men, and his people possess slaves--white slaves--to the number of ten or fifteen million.
The king hath begun the raising of the standing army
ye suggested to him; one regiment is complete and officered.
They boast here of representatives, ministers, a standing army
, and governors: so it is no wonder that they have their revolutions.