Last Updated on February 17, 2022 by Constitutional Militia
“Wish List” for my Constitutional State Militia Statute
Revitalization of the Militia could provide everything that true “homeland security” demands. Indeed for reasons far beyond the supposed needs of the ostensible “war on terrorism”, revitalization of the Militia should have occurred many yesterdays ago. Today, America cannot wait for to many tomorrows, because her options are rapidly running out. So, this job needs to be started immediately, if not sooner—and finished quickly, whatever the effort and whatever the cost.
Why then does this website not simply present a model statute and encourage Americans to promote it, State by State? Because it cannot be done and the States will not do it.
A “top-down”, “one size fits all” proposal will always prove inadequate. The craftsmanlike approach must go beyond a “generic” statute couched in legal generalities, and instead must address the particular and peculiar “homeland security” needs and resources of each State individually. Those needs and resources must be ascertained at the Local level, because that is where the information, the interest, and the incentives for effective investigation, planning, and action are available.
Moreover, a statute alone—no matter how well drafted—is not enough. Even more requisite are large numbers of patriotic citizens ready and willing not just to think and talk about such a statute, but also to take action to bring it into existence and to see to its enactment and implementation. There must be a collective and coordinated, not simply individually and haphazard, commitment of time, talent, effort, and money. Mobilization on this scale, though, requires an organizational principle, method, and goal. In particular,
• envisioning the idea of revitalizing “the Militia of the several States” on a State-by-State, Locality-by-Locality basis;
• arousing enthusiasm for the idea;
• establishing a means to focus that effort (here, through Citizen’s Homeland Security Associations (or CHSA);
• educating the CHSAs’ members and pooling their knowledge and experiences;
• investigating all aspects of Local “homeland security”;
• devising, planning, testing and defining the duties powers, structure, and functions of a revitalized Militia;
• drafting a State statute the suitability of which has been proven;
• encouraging State legislators to enact the statute;
• engaging in electoral activism to change the composition of the State’s legislature if positive results are not obtained from incumbents; and
• participating in the Militia pursuant to the statute as finally enacted.