For the Militia “to execute the Laws”, (footnote 1) there must be “Laws” that sometimes may require the Militia’s “execut[ion]”—and therefore lawmakers and other public officials to enact and administer those “Laws” in the first instance. Rather than themselves participating in direct democracy of the “town-meeting” variety, WE THE PEOPLE throughout America typically elect legislators and most other officials as their representatives. This, because every State must have “a Republican Form of Government”; (footnote 2) and, according to American political science, “[a] republic” is “a government in which the scheme of representation takes place”. (footnote 3) Obviously, however, “a Republican Form of Government” does not exist if those who pass for “THE PEOPLE’S representatives” have not in fact been fairly chosen by THE PEOPLE at all, but instead have insinuated themselves into office despite THE PEOPLE’S true desires by means of electoral dirty tricks.
Josef Stalin was acutely aware that who is allowed to vote in an election is not as important as who counts the votes, and how. (footnote 4) But he was not the only political gangster in modern times who translated that insight into an effective program for rigging elections. Sadly, electoral fraud has long been and even now remains endemic throughout America, at every level of the federal system. Typically, schemes to steal elections can involve simply the employment of fictitious “voters”; the fraudulent counting of paper ballots or the stuffing of ballot-boxes; or the use of rigged voting machines operated at the electronic intersection of political and corporate crime. (footnote 5) But whatever their provenance and form, all such schemes must be stamped out.
After the Constitution itself, “the Laws” providing for honest elections are arguably the most important. For no “free State” (Second Amendment) is possible where purported public officials are nothing more than usurpers from the onset, because they have been fraudulently elected. So seeing to it that the election “Laws” are properly “execute[d]” should be the province of the Militia, too. Actually, delegating to the Militia the responsibility to oversee elections is the most feasible means to guarantee that they are conducted honestly. (footnote 6)