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Militia, A Definition (Short)


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Militia, A Definition (Short)


Our founding fathers not only supported but encourage participation in the militia. They did argue among themselves as seen in the federalist and anti-federalist papers. This was mostly about how the militia would be and how to best ensure the militia was maintained, as well as dividing up the roles of the state and national governments.

Regardless they were ultimately devoted to the idea that all citizens should be part-time soldiers. The second amendment was intended to avoid a large free-standing army and instead, support the right of the people to defend themselves against a tyrannical government.  


As was written in the deceleration of independence; 

"Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their safety and happiness."

Thus, we can conclude by the writings of our founders and supporters at the time via the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, Federalist / Anti federalists papers, Founder's personal letters and writings can easily conclude that:

A militia is simply put, the people, and just the people. The people’s right to self-preservation and natural rights. It is the people’s responsibility to safeguard and protect these rights against any government that wishes to impede or ravage the right of the people; furthermore, to support only the constitution of the United States and to defend the people there of. This organization may be supported by federal or state governments, while the people have confidence of said federal or state government. But at any time, the entity is to commit repetitive obstructions against the people and lose the confidence of the people, it becomes their responsibility to overthrow and reestablish a new government in the image of the Constitution that supports the people.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” ― Mark Twain

"I prefer dangerous FREEDOM over peaceful SLAVERY" -Thomas Jefferson

“Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.” -Benjamin Franklin

"Si vis pacem para bellum" / "If you want peace, prepare for war" - Every wise warrior there ever was.




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