posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 07:29 AM
reply to post by Ahabstar
I have the same impressions of the militias, especially the Michigan Militia that does indeed offer their manpower to assist NG or whoever in the case
The media has never been fair to militias. The various militias formed during the Revolution were composed largely of farmers and tradesmen (as are
today's) with very little training, and training is essential, especially when handling firearms - we're not talking about single-shot muzzle loaders
anymore. Then, when the militias do
train with their weapons, the media is all over them taking video of target practice and saying, "ZOMG!
They're out to take out the government!" when nothing could be further from the truth.
Militias are composed of the most patriotic of Americans, those who are willing to put their lives on the line for their families and our Great
Republic. I've never once personally heard a militia member talk about wanting to overthrow the government, only their desire to protect their own
homes and those of their neighbors.
They are NOT criminals, despite what the government and their media whores would like you to believe. Of course there will be nutnobs like McVeigh
that do the unthinkable, but he did not exemplify the beliefs of the various American Militias in any way.
edit on 3/28/2012 by OldCorp
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