Isn't it amazing how ignorant the American People are when it comes to the Constitution? The Esteemed Readers of this blog realize that the rights which they have are not granted by government, but are protected FROM the government.
The Constitution for the united States of America
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 16
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;
In the post of June, 2014 titled: The Rise of the Citizens' Militia: The Defenders of the Republic it is explained how the militia(s) were the defense of the communities and the States, long before the Revolution was fought, and why they were included in the body of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
In times of need, the militias were called upon, by the Sheriff or even the Governor to defend the State(s) from within. The government has decided to ignore the Constitution and the Rights of the People and codify the definition of militia to suit the government.
10 U.S. Code § 311 - Militia: composition and classes
Current through Pub. L. 114-38. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)
(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.(b) The classes of the militia are—
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 14; Pub. L. 85–861, § 1(7), Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1439; Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title V, § 524(a), Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1656.)
The Code of Laws of the United States of America (variously abbreviated to Code of Laws of the United States, United States Code, U.S. Code, or U.S.C.) is the official compilation and codification of the general and permanent federal statutes of the United States.
Contrary to the definition of militia, 10 U.S. Code § 311 defines a military force and not a civilian militia. The very fact that US Military are 'quartered' within the nation during time(s) of peace is in itself a violation of the Constitution.
The Rise of the Citizens' Militia: The Defenders of the Republic
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