Here's reading material for anyone who wants to get a better than lacking basic understanding of the militia.
For those choosing Thunder's limited grasp of the militia this important figure from the time of the founding spells it out."I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials."
— George Mason, in Debates in Virginia Convention on
Ratification of the Constitution, Elliot, Vol. 3, June 16, 1788
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Get it yet?What distinguishes those engaged in militia from an army
1.The authority for militia is any threat to public safety.
2.Those active in militia are usually not bound for a fixed term of service, or paid for it.
3.Those active in militia cannot expect arms, supplies, or officers to be provided to them.
4.No one has the authority to order militia to surrender, disarm, or disband.