- Revitalization of the Militia is a Legal and practical ‘Homeland Security’ program.
The basic principle from a practical point of view is that a revitalization of the Militia is really necessary to set up any kind of “homeland security” program that is both legal and secondly is going to operate in a practical way as the Constitution requires. And that’s the important point. Everyone seems to have missed this point, from Washington, D.C. to the mainstream media, to the so-called Second Amendment “champions”. What does the Constitution require? What does it say is the one thing that is “necessary to the security of a free State”? “A well regulated Militia.” Somehow that just disappeared. Nobody talks about that, yet. It’s a command of Constitutional Law. It’s a declaration of Constitutional Law that you have to accept if your living in this system.
- A ‘homeland security’ structure based on the Militia comports exactly with the Constitution.
A “homeland security” structure based on the Militia comports exactly with the Constitution. Why? Because the Constitution assigns those three powers to the Militia:
1.) “execute the Laws of the Union”
2.) “suppress Insurrections” and
3.) “repel Invasions” (footnote 1)
There we have constitutional “homeland security”—”a well regulated Militia” based upon “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms”, which is “necessary to the security of a free State” (footnote 2) If you do those three things consistently and completely, you’e going to have a very secure society. And the Constitution assigns those responsibilities only to the Militia. No where else in the Constitution does it even speak in those terms, but it certainly does not assign those three fundamental security responsibilities to anyone else, other than indirectly, to the President because he’s given the duty to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed”, (footnote 3) but who is he with respect to the Militia? He’s the “Commander in Chief” of the Militia when they are called into the “actual Service of the United States”. (footnote 4) It all ties together. Certainly we do not want the army to be “executing the Laws of the Union.” Maybe the army might be useful in “repelling invasions” and “suppressing insurrections” if the Militia were insufficient. But we certainly don’t want the army or any form of “standing army”ever to be engaged in executing the laws of this country.
Why? Because that’s the road to a military garrison state, that’s the road to the Praetorians. Once that door has been opened, in history it’s never been closed by any other society. Once the army decides that South American “Junta Politics” is the game to play, they continue to play forever until that society breaks down. So we don’t want them in that position; and the Founding Fathers clearly didn’t want them in that position or they wouldn’t have given the House of Representatives the ability to squelch an army every 2 years. (footnote 5) And that is the direction America is headed when we look at the vague police powers that non-constitutional agencies like the “FBI”, the “Department of Homeland Security”, “FEMA” and so forth have been given by Congress.
1.) U.S. const. art. I, § 8, cl. 15.
1.) U.S. const. amend II.
3.) U.S. const. art. II, § 3.
4.) U.S. const. art. II, § 2, cl. 1.
5.) U.S. const. art. I, § 8, cl. 12.
- The Militia promotes Federalism.
It is imperative for Americans to understand the concept of federalism. The Constitution is built on different layers of authority, and the further up you go, in principle, the less authority there is. The most authority is supposed to be at the local and State level and then the general government is supposed to handle only those areas of common concern. And fundamentally of common concern in the sense that you can’t let any of the States handle such matters separately because you potentially have someone being a judge in his own case, as the States are self-interested entities. Or, dealing with foreign countries. You can’t have the States, obviously, individually or in groups having foreign policies of their own. And the Constitution makes that very very clear in Article I, Section 10, Clauses 1 and 3— take a look at the prohibition on the States, in that realm. So the general government has a specific role to play, the States have a specific role to play, and of course the people have a specific role to play. And that’s the federal structure. That word is another one that’s been corrupted—when we talk about the “federal government”, what do you think of? You think of those people in Washington, D.C. Wrong. The Federal Government is the whole structure. It’s all of it, not just the one’s in Washington, D.C. The Founding Fathers didn’t call the apparatus in Washington, D.C. the “federal government.” They had a party called the “Federalists”, because you were in favor of this particular structure. As opposed to the “States Rights” people, who were in favor of something a lot looser. At the time of our founding there was no “District of Columbia”, the Founders were meeting in Philadelphia and that entity was never referred to as the “federal government”, they called it the “general government.” It was the government that oversaw the total picture. So if we go back to revitalization of the Militia, it will promote federalism, because what will happen? We’re going to organize the security of the entire United States from the bottom up. It’s going to be based on mobilization of citizens within each State and will be exactly the opposite, obviously, of what they set up now, the “top down” model, the centralized model.
- Revitalizing the Militia removes any excuse for para-militarization of local and State police forces.
In all of the States this is something that everybody recognizes is happening all the way down to the smallest little town police force, they’re getting money from “FEMA” or “Homeland Security” or somebody. And they’re getting training. And with that training come strings and ideological control essentially, the tentacles of “homeland security” reaching down into every little police department. And their excuse for this is, “We have this huge problem, the war on terror, and we have to organize them this way.”
Why? Because there’s no alternative, right? Organizing the Militia on the proper constitutional basis removes that excuse. WE THE PEOPLE, organized under constitutional “homeland security” can assert, “We don’t need you. Take your money and go somewhere else. Take your strings and go somewhere else. Take your ninja outfits and go somewhere else. We don’t need you”. And what that means is that we thwart the development of a national police state. Because whether they are doing this intentionally or not, they are setting up the structure. And we know the way bureaucrats think, they always think from the “top down” and they always think in terms of controls and guidelines. And if 100 pages isn’t enough in the guidelines, they write 300 pages. And if anything goes wrong they write another 600 pages. That’s the way they operate, that’s the bureaucratic mindset. And it’s leading to all sort of controls—expanding and expanding and expanding because that’s the way bureaucrats think. Or you could think of them as really vicious individuals who intend to set up a “Stalinist” police state. What difference does it make which it is really? You’re going to get it one way or the other if you leave them in control. By creating a Militia Structure in each State, you remove the excuse for the continuation of the development of this para-militarized police state. And another important point; where are all these local and state police going to go when the Militia are revitalized? They disappear? No. They become subsets of the Militia, which is where they are supposed to be. But now they are not elitist groups that think of themselves as separate from, independent of and superior to the people in their community. Why? Because they will be subject to Militia control.