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To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
Originally posted by ArieZ
being state controlled wouldn't that mean if i committed a crime at 18 and I'm 30 I wouldn't be eligible to help protect our freedoms?
There seems to be some confusion about what exactly the duties of this proposed militia would be. Well, if Yellowstone Park explodes, we will all be dead, so that doesn't really count.
Oh, I know! When the Montana medical marijuana law is repealed, we will need a powerful cohort of armed people to deal with the people who suddenly become criminals - we will need somebody to break into their houses, kill their family pets, and haul off the adults to be strung up, as they deserve to be, since they are all just worthless pot. low-lifers on public assistance.
Originally posted by MyMindIsMyOwn
reply to post by xXxtremelySecure
Nice to see another Virginian! What I find so hard to believe is that in the great state of VA there are only 1100 of you enlisted for state defense. Thanks for your insight on this topic.edit on 9-2-2011 by MyMindIsMyOwn because: Brain Fartedit on 9-2-2011 by MyMindIsMyOwn because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by groingrinder
reply to post by ghostsoldier78
If a militia can be deployed by the Federal government, then how do you consider them to be a STATE MILITIA? It does not make sense to me.