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Originally posted by TotallyFEDup88
reply to post by slapmyface
Militia- or irregular army, is commonly used today to refer to a military force composed of ordinary citizens to provide defence, emergency law enforcement, or paramilitary service, in times of emergency without being paid a regular salary or committed to a fixed term of service. It is a polyseme with multiple distinct but related meanings. Legal and historical meanings of militia include:
Defense activity or service, to protect a community, its territory, property, and laws.
The entire able-bodied population of a community, town, county, or state, available to be called to arms.
A subset of these who may be legally penalized for failing to respond to a call-up.
A subset of these who actually respond to a call-up, regardless of legal obligation.
A private, non-government force, not necessarily directly supported or sanctioned by its government.
The video reminds me of a dream I had awhile back about regular citizens being left in charge and it was like heaven. Everyone knew to watch out for each other and the community.
Unfortunately we would be called terrorists if we did this now.