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To: mnehring; Soul of the South; Old Sarge; jpsb; Fred Hayek; DugwayDuke; Fester Chugabrew; Reily; ...
On principle Paul is in line with the founding fathers and the original of the Constitution. The US today has an offensive military force and employs it around the world at the whim of the president. The founders envisioned defensive forces, stationed inside the boundaries of the country supplemented by local militias.

BTW, how did the founding fathers envision a local militia defending against Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles?

32 posted on 01/03/2012 7:47:03 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

Sounds like you’re a Paul supporter.


38 posted on 01/03/2012 9:16:02 AM PST by tutstar (Want pings to Aaron Klein articles and OWS nonsense?)
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To: sam_paine
BTW, how did the founding fathers envision a local militia defending against Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles?

Probably the same way they fought undeclared wars against France (the quasi war) and later the Barbary Pirates. Built a defence, in their case create a Navy, reestablish the USMC, and take the fight to the enemy. In Frances case off their coast and the Carribean, the pirates in the Mediterranean. Both wars fought by the founders, undeclared, and fought over trade far from America. Taking the fight to the enemy is an old American tradition, not always followed. And sometimes we make mistakes, which are unrelated to the Constitution or the founders as paulestinians would have us believe.

53 posted on 01/03/2012 3:56:32 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims¬óDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: sam_paine
BTW, how did the founding fathers envision a local militia defending against Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles?

Do we not currently have defensive forces, stationed inside the boundaries of the country to take care of that? Do you think Ron Paul has a problem with the military as present within our own borders? If and when our enemies should ever undertake to put boots on the ground over here . . . well . . let's hope to God our guns have not been confiscated by then, because by then we should have had the blessing of federal powers to assemble and train militias for just such a thing.

54 posted on 01/03/2012 3:57:48 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (let establishment heads explode)
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Kinda wondering myself how the founding fathers envisioned dealing with countries that could move nuclear subs off our shores and bomb us everywhere. Put missiles in Cuba and wipe out the east coast.

How the figured that the middle east could control our national interest with their oil reserves, and how another country like china or russia could put more money or manpower on the ground, control those reserves and actually bring us to a standstill over night.

Oh wait a minute .. THEY DIDN’T!


56 posted on 01/03/2012 4:36:19 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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