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    Re: Explosive Growth of Militias

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    cute, as you forgot to mention that the States select Officers to supervise The Militias. And the government has the authority to train, arm, discipline, and prepare The Militias.

    and you forgot about The Militias being required to assist the government in suppressing revolts.

    and the President has the authority to call up The Militia to assist in the enforcement of Federal law.
    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    you are confusing a militia...with "The Militia"...as spelled out by OUR Constitution.


    NONE of this shows that you know WHAT a militia IS. (And even THIS should answer your question about who "saves you from the militias." )

    Tell you what . . . look up the word "fyrd" and go from there. There's a 1500-year history to draw from.
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    Re: Explosive Growth of Militias

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I'm quite certain that King George III and his loyal supporters would have thought the same thing.

    It's funny how dissatisfaction with government can get one labeled one as a traitor, depending on one's point of view. When militia members are loyal to the constitutional principles on which this nation was founded, are they the ones who should be suspect? If "patriots" should be considered suspect, then this tells me just how far away from our beginnings we have strayed.
    And of course King George's would have been perfectly correct in his suspicions! back at you.

    Dissatisfaction with the governemnt doesn't get one labeled as a traitor. But when you cross the line from dissatisfaction to armed resistance -- that's a problem. See, the Founding Fathers -- smart men that they were -- provided for a means to express one's dissatisfaction with the government. It's called elections. And they provided a means for interpretting the Constitution. It's called the Supreme Court. I don't think that they envisioned citizens taking up arms, or threatening to take up arms, every time an election or Supreme Court decision didn't go their way.
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    Re: Explosive Growth of Militias

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    And of course King George's would have been perfectly correct in his suspicions! back at you.

    Dissatisfaction with the governemnt doesn't get one labeled as a traitor. But when you cross the line from dissatisfaction to armed resistance -- that's a problem. See, the Founding Fathers -- smart men that they were -- provided for a means to express one's dissatisfaction with the government. It's called elections. And they provided a means for interpretting the Constitution. It's called the Supreme Court. I don't think that they envisioned citizens taking up arms, or threatening to take up arms, every time an election or Supreme Court decision didn't go their way.
    Show me where the armed resistance is happening.
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    Re: Explosive Growth of Militias

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    The Good Reverend is the most honest person you have ever had the pleasure of being in company of. My lack of desire to address your silly post had nothing to do with a lack of honesty on my part.

    In fact if you review the thread, I am satisfied the information provided covers your query.
    Well then please show me the evidence you provided that this militia story is made up.
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    Re: Explosive Growth of Militias

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    ...NONE of this shows that you know WHAT a militia IS....
    you're confusing "a militia", with "The Militia".

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    Re: Explosive Growth of Militias

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    And of course King George's would have been perfectly correct in his suspicions! back at you.

    Dissatisfaction with the governemnt doesn't get one labeled as a traitor. But when you cross the line from dissatisfaction to armed resistance -- that's a problem. See, the Founding Fathers -- smart men that they were -- provided for a means to express one's dissatisfaction with the government. It's called elections. And they provided a means for interpretting the Constitution. It's called the Supreme Court. I don't think that they envisioned citizens taking up arms, or threatening to take up arms, every time an election or Supreme Court decision didn't go their way.
    That's your own spin and baggage, and you prove me more and more right about you with each post.

    They ABSOLUTELY envisioned citizens taking up arms against a repressive government, should it be needed, and they ABSOLUTELY protected the right to arms so that the government could not remove that option.

    This is American Revolution 101 stuff.

    The government, of right, ought to be regarded with far more suspicion than citizens. That, too, is American Revolution 101.
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    Re: Explosive Growth of Militias

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    you're confusing "a militia", with "The Militia".
    The fact that you think it's a meaningful distinction is just precious.
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    Re: Explosive Growth of Militias

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    The fact that you think it's a meaningful distinction is just precious.
    forgive me, for respecting the Constitution of the United States, more than Dictionary.com.

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    Re: Explosive Growth of Militias

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    forgive me, for respecting the Constitution of the United States, more than Dictionary.com.


    If you don't understand the term, as you obviously don't, then you don't understand the Constitution.

    I knew this would entertain me.
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    Re: Explosive Growth of Militias

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    ....If you don't understand the term, as you obviously don't, then you don't understand the Constitution....
    now you're just projecting. I've read the relevent sections of the USC many times. Someday you should as well.

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