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  • Militia: It's Not Everyone.....By Definition.

    This American definition of militia is in keeping with the word

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    “True unalienable rights do not require one to trample other unalienable rights.”
    ―J.S.B. Morse

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    quickie1 wrote:

    This American definition of militia is in keeping with the word

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    • quickie1
      quickie1 commented
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      mdwagner73 wrote:

      quickie1 wrote:

      This American definition of militia is in keeping with the word


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    "MILITIA: IT'S NOT EVERYONE.....BY DEFINITION"

     

    Who said otherwise?

    gp

    ''For thousands more years the mighty ships tore across the empty wastes of space and finally dived screaming on to the first planet they came across—which happened to be the Earth—where due to a terrible miscalculation of scale the entire battle fleet was accidentally swallowed by a small dog.''

    The above is not to be taken too seriously.

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      Grumpy_Polecat wrote:

      "MILITIA: IT'S NOT EVERYONE.....BY DEFINITION"

       

      Who said otherwise?


      I've seen the argument made on this forum.  It's important to some people to claim that in addition to the organized militia (the national guard) there is a mystical unorganized militia that everybody is a part of whether they know it or not.  I guess the logic is the right to bear arms applies to everybody because everybody is part of a militia.

      There are two problems with this.  First, you don't need to be part of a militia for the right to bear arms to attach.  Second, even if membership in a militia were required for 2nd Amendment purposes (it is not), the unorganized militia doesn't really sound like the "well regulated" militia described in the 2nd Amendment.









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