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Author John Longenecker guest blogs St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner
St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 June, 2011 | John Longnecker

Posted on 06/05/2011 4:57:34 AM PDT by marktwain

In a time when our heritage is undermined and erased, battles in preserving the heritage are won with education as the first countermeasure. This means having something to hand down in a legacy that is better than we found it. The issue put to me for this guest blog is how we meet the smear of Militia as hate-fulled and anti-government.

This is not a problem, this is an opportunity.

Militias in America have nothing to do with separatism or hate. This is because the one militia model of importance was in existence in the U.S. prior to the formation of our nation’s first government. The first government of the United States made no moves against militias because it knew they are allies. The country could not have survived and formed were it not for armed citizens.

Over time, through various Militia Acts, officials have tried to absorb our first militia into the Military. Though there was some progress, the original militia within the meaning of the second amendment remains intact and officially recognized by United States Code Title 10, Section 311. The main purpose of various Militia Acts was to bring the original militias under control of the Commander-in-chief, but this has not succeeded. Today, denoted as Unorganized Militia, United States Code [and other documents] officially recognizes the original as independent.

How this plays in 2011 is this. The militia mission generally recognizes shortcomings of government agencies of disaster management due to travel distance, mustering assets, time elements, contact and communications in notifications just to get organized and generally deploy. Militia exists because constituents are aware of this shortcoming of delay, and they elect to form preparedness units in their own right for immediate response times.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; culture; militia
The anti-freedom zealots simultaneously say that the Second Amendment protects militias *and* rail against the formation of militias.
1 posted on 06/05/2011 4:57:49 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

“The main purpose of various Militia Acts was to bring the original militias under control of the Commander-in-chief, but this has not succeeded.”

Irrespective, there can only be one CIC and while people organizing to learn and practice military skills is one thing, it is something totally different if that group starts to think it can opposed the authority of the CIC.

2 posted on 06/05/2011 8:12:08 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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