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Old 12-20-2012, 7:12 AM
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Cylarz, great thread. Really great responses!

I found it really interesting that some state constitutions didn't address the issue at all while others were very clear in their objection to the government retaining any standing army.

To me, that speaks volumes about the distrust many of the framers had regarding central power of government having a military to implement and project that power.

Knowing a bit about the history, I also think it points to the clear divisions that existed at the time and how thin that line was between having a Declaration of Independence and simply an insurrection between some of the colonies and the crown.

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