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Old 09-05-2019, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by DrDeth View Post
In a few states we do, but the National Guard is part of the standing army, it has been Federalized. It is not, in any way shape or form a "militia" as the Founding Fathers thought of one. In fact they'd be horrified.
It is endlessly fascinating to me that so many Republicans are hard core for the people having guns to defend themselves from the government, but at the same time are huge boosters of the United States having a gigantic standing army and controlling the state militias. If you brought the Founding Fathers to today and they saw that, they would think they'd failed; they thought a massive standing army a huge threat to liberty. They would rush back to 1789 and alter the Constitution to prevent that.
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