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Old 02-02-2013, 2:37 PM
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Originally Posted by vantec08 View Post
The militia is not a creature of the state. The Natl. Guard is a direct bureau of the standing army.

The National Guard is indeed a creature of the state, unless and until it is federalized. But that is easily and often done; it does not even require the concurrence of the state. Under those circumstances it cannot be considered a citizen militia.

The "free state" the second amendment addresses is not just the federal government; it includes each of the several states individually. The evils of government tyranny, which was one of the issues the 2A was designed to address, can be perpetrated by a state as well as by the federal government. How is a state controlled military establishment supposed to discourage tyranny committed by that state? It cannot; but a citizen militia, more disposed to follow conscience than orders, can. And in most cases without firing a shot. Just knowing it exists is enough to discourage many scoundrels. Does anyone think that the stockpiling of arms and ammunition by the true citizen militia is going unnoticed by some less than scrupulous enemies of freedom at home and abroad?
Take not lightly liberty
To have it you must live it
And like love, don't you see
To keep it you must give it

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I will go now, and fight you."
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