Last Updated on September 22, 2021 by Constitutional Militia
The “M” Word: “Militia”
During the last hundred years, insouciant, incompetent, or intentionally rogue public officials have denied WE THE PEOPLE the proper organization of the Militia to which all Americans are constitutionally entitled. The history of “militia” in America during this period exhibits a sorry cavalcade of ignorance, confusion, conflicts, and exaggerated concerns for amassing institutional authority and advancing personal careers within the regular Armed Forces, the National Guard, so-called “State Guards” and “State Defense Forces”, and among various public officials of both the General Government and the States. Perhaps even worse, devoid of a collective memory of the true state of affairs, deprived of relevant personal experience, and deluded by malign propaganda put out by the big media and various subversive special-interest groups, all too many Americans have come to treat the very noun “militia” as a dirty word that implies “extremism”, “racism”, “illegality”, “violence”, and even nascent “terrorism”—to the extent that not just a few patriots are reluctant even abstractly to advocate anything to do with the constitutional Militia any more, lest they be mocked, vilified, and politically ostracized for their efforts. Certainly a nadir of constitutionalism has been plumbed when constitutionalists themselves shrink from affirming the one and only institution the Constitution itself declares to be “necessary to the security of a free State”.
“Gun control” is a neologism. Pre-constitutional American laws aimed at a near-universality of armament among able-bodied free adult male inhabitants, either through their own efforts or with the assistance of public institutions. In those days, had the term been current, “gun control” would have meant, not keeping firearms and ammunition away from as many private citizens as legislators might contrive to disarm, but instead seeing to it that as many citizens as possible possessed their own arms at all times, and were as well trained in the use of those arms as circumstances permitted. To employ the modern Judiciary’s mumbo jumbo, that and only that was considered to be “reasonable regulation” with respect to firearms. That the Colonies and independent States never attempted to exercise a purported power to disarm the general populace—and that no one of consequence ever seriously advocated that they should have done so—provides compelling evidence that no such power was ever believed to exist.
The unfortunate but undeniable reality today is that “the Militia of the several States” are not constitutionally “organiz[ed], arm[ed], and disciplin[ed]”, either by Congress for the three purposes the Constitution explicitly allows, or by their individual States for all other purposes (and for those first three purposes, too, should Congress continue to default in its duty in that regard). Indeed, no true constitutional Militia is “organiz[ed], arm[ed], and disciplin[ed]” for any purpose anywhere within the United States. Rather, the vast mass of Americans eligible—and therefore constitutionally required—to serve in some capacity in the Militia has been relegated to the unconstitutionally oxymoronic, impotent, and even imbecilic “unorganized militia”. As a result, no “well regulated Militia” exists in any State, which means that no State can—and, in light of the National para-military police-state apparatus being elaborated as of this writing at an ever-accelerating pace around the United States Department of Homeland Security, no State now does or without affirmative action on her part will hereafter—enjoy “the security of a free State”.