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That the sure and certain defense of a free people, is a well regulated militia; and, as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to freedom, they ought to be avoided as far as the circumstances and safety of the community will admit; and that in all cases the military shall be kept in strict subordination to the civil authority.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Tennessee Constitution Art. I, § 24 - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tn/tennessee-constitution/tn-const-art-i-sect-24.html
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