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    Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

    Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

    OKLAHOMA CITY Frustrated by recent political setbacks, tea party leaders and some conservative members of the Oklahoma Legislature say they would like to create a new volunteer militia to help defend against what they believe are improper federal infringements on state sovereignty.

    Tea party movement leaders say they've discussed the idea with several supportive lawmakers and hope to get legislation next year to recognize a new volunteer force. They say the unit would not resemble militia groups that have been raided for allegedly plotting attacks on law enforcement officers.
    Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

    Well, I -did- read somewhere that a well-regulated militia is necessary for the security of a free state.

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    Re: Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

    They have a constitutional right to form a militia. So I do not see what the big deal is. Although I do wonder if someone could write this off as community service or donations to this militia be a charitable tax write off.
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    Re: Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

    Question

    How is a well REGULATED militia going to help defend against improper federal infringements on state sovereignty?
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    Re: Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
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    How is a well REGULATED militia going to help defend against improper federal infringements on state sovereignty?
    If push comes to shove, the state militia is the state's force of arms.

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    Re: Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    If push comes to shove, the state militia is the state's force of arms.
    I doubt that most militia's will put themselves under the direct control of the state government though.

    Especially as most states are quite compliant with the infringing of states rights by the federal government ( money makes the states say more please)
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    Re: Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    I doubt that most militia's will put themselves under the direct control of the state government though.
    The issue presented here -is- a state militia, created and regulated by the state itself -- so, this is a non-issue.

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    Re: Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

    Sounds rather idiotic but I kind of want to wait and see what it is. From the sounds of it I wonder if it'll end up being more like a National Guard type thing, simply localized to the state.

    If that's the case, strangely enough, I'd rather like it. I know one of the issues with katrina and others was National Guard members being deployed. Having a force focused simply in the state that is able to give aid to emergency situations but is not bound to the federal government would assure that emergency response for the state could be possible.

    The language in this seems rather inflamatory, especially since "militia" in recent times has been something that conjures images of backwoods rednecks stock piling guns and thinking they're Green Beret's. However that's hardly the only definition of militia and with this going officially through the state I'd be willing to hold off judgement until we can see more information that's not simply broad strokes and stereotyped words.

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    Re: Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

    I'm sure they're proud of themselves in taking such an ideologically righteous stance and defending their rights.

    It is only show though.
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    Re: Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
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    How is a well REGULATED militia going to help defend against improper federal infringements on state sovereignty?




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    Re: Oklahoma Tea Party Plans To Form Armed Militia

    Meh, it's their right to do so; I wish them luck
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