Patrick Henry was a prophet. I wish that he'd been wrong about the Fedgov but, alas, he was right. We or our children shall have to deal with the unintended consequences.
Wonder what Patrick meant by "militia"?
Was it a term for "the people" or did he mean something like the National Guard?
Since proven to be a valid assessment.
That is only the half of it. The other half is that the fedgov has used its treaty-making powers to grab municipal control. LINK
Ruby Ridge was the enFORCEment of gun treaty laws.
Waco was the enFORCEment of gun treaty laws.
The enFORCEment of all gun laws are based upon Treaties.
The enFORCEment of all drug laws are based upon treaties.
All federal enFORCEment agencies engaged in executing jursidictional activities in domestic and municipal affairs of the states and over Citizens not explicitly provided for in the U.S. Constitution have derived their authority from treaty provisions.
These treaty provisions were ostensibly meant to remedy any offenses against the laws of nations. The problem here is that the Supreme Court has elevated these remedies, making them supreme over the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, regardless if the enFORCEment provisions violate states rights and the unalienable rights of Citizens.
Yes, Patrick Henry knew what future regimes were going to do, and they did it.
Of course the 2nd Amendment pertains to each individual citizen -- the mere insinuation that it does not is ultimately a sad testament to the intellectual dishonesty of our day. Formed and propounded by elected statists, and aided and abetted by the useful idiots in the leftmedia, who erroneously dream that they will not be dangling at the end of a rope when their utility has ended.