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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Frustrated by recent political setbacks, tea party leaders and some conservative members of the Oklahoma Legislature say they would like to create a new volunteer militia to help defend against what they believe are improper federal infringements on state sovereignty.
Tea party leader J.W. Berry of the Tulsa-based OKforTea began soliciting interest in a state militia through his newsletter under the subject "Buy more guns, more bullets."
They say the unit would not resemble militia groups that have been raided for allegedly plotting attacks on law enforcement officers.
Originally posted by warpcrafter
Sure, they can join the crowd. That will just be more reason for the feds to listen to their phone calls, read their e-mails and tail their cars.
Originally posted by hawkiye
Well it sounds good but legislators are all talk and no action. This could be just another means to make people feel like they are doing something but in reality render them benign. If they are serious all they need to do is pass a bill reinforcing the county Sheriffs authority to arrest Feds violating the constitution and ordering them to do so!
Originally posted by prionace glauca
To the poster above, all I have gotten from your two replies is hatred. Since you delightfully mention our very Almighty Constitution, I do say ours and not yours since its seems you don't have any respect for it. But continuing on, where in our Constitution does it allow the citizens of this nation to be forced to buy services, i.e. Health Insurance?
Originally posted by prionace glauca
reply to post by VintageEnvy
I don't know if you are a citizen of the United States, a resident, or a tourist and I wouldn't care to know. But one thing you should know, the reason USA even exists at all is because of the might of Militias. And I don't believe any honest volunteer militias are biased on who volunteers (Race, creed, ethnicity, education lvl, gender, etc). The only commonality that brings militias together is to fend off big governments, back then it was the British who were looking extract more & more revenue from the colonials.
Originally posted by AlreadyGone
To those interested in what is going on and the potential ramifications...I suggest you read any good history of the US Civil War, especially the chapters covering the years and months leading up to the outbreak of hostilities at Ft. Sumter, SC.... for the hard core-Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, or Bruce Catton's Pictorial History of the Civil War is a decent start for a neophyte, maybe The Blue and The Gray.
In my opinion, we are in a time frame equivalent to 1858-59-60. We see the country growing more and more polarized. The policies of the sitting president are unpopular...taxation without representation, unjust laws impacting certain parts of the country or populace more than others, cries for people to remember the roots of the country and our Constitution and the American Revolution, the spread of and formation of local and regional militias... with the support of the state, the states taking a more antagonistic view of the Federal government.
Does any of this sound familiar? My question is what will be the "match" that ignites the fuse? What seemingly insignificant event or happening will so stir the righteous indignation of the US citizenry, that they/we are mobilized to action...be it right or wrong?
The tender box is dry, everyday...Obama and the media are pouring gas on the mass... , what will be the spark?