Friday, December 31, 2010

What is the 'Militia'?

Every discussion I have with someone who is not an avid Second Amendments rights advocate seems to boil down to the word 'militia'. They feel that militia means the Military, or the National Guard, or some other form of organized defense.

I came across this article which really simplifies what the intent of our Founding Fathers was, and is, regarding the Second Amendment and just what that word 'militia' really means - then and now.

To quote Mark Whittington; 'The problem is that "Militia" in the 18th Century referred to the entire citizenry in arms. Thus, when one shoots an intruder who is bent on doing one harm in one's home, one is acting as a member of a militia in enforcing the law, according to the original intent of the founders.'

See - it's simple - we are the militia, so let's stop over complicating things.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the laugh. That's a good one. Home defense is acting as a militia member.

    You guys are masters at the twist. Chubby Checker baby.