Tuesday, January 26, 2010

a tree with no roots, cannot stand in the slightest breeze

I have posted many times here about the self-destructive nature of the modern militia movement.

in doing so, I have been branded a traitor, a turncoat, and a quitter.

the opposite is true. I want us to be able to operate effectively, to do what we are supposed to do, both constitutionally, and in our communities.

we cannot, from the outset, be a revolutionary or rebel organization. we must crawl before we walk. walk before we run.

the militia in the early colonies was NOT a rebel organization..it was for community defense. it didn't become a rebel organization until AFTER they started getting shot at.

early on, the only effective units learned from the british. most of the other units were poorly equipped or drilled. few had any military experience at all. this was mostly the fault of the communities they came from..either too poor to get the proper equipment or indifferent to the town's defense. thus, much later the term "well regulated militia" became important. a poorly trained or equipped militia was better than none at all..but against a determined foe it amounted to little more than a speed bump.

like a tree, we must have strong roots to survive the storms. we MUST have a strong connection to, and the trust of the communities we seek to serve. in other words..well regulated. not just in what gear we carry but what experience and backing we can rely on in our hour of need. when the time comes, that connection and trust will be the surest armor the constitution ever had.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

rebel mystique, and why the milita is doomed to extinction

the milita wasn't formed for the revolutionary war.

from pre-revolutionary times till post civil war, before the widespread use of fire brigades, emergency services, search and rescue..whom did you call when you needed organized and motivated men on short notice?

the militia.

the militia was NEVER a "built in authorized rebel force". it was an organized military trained force, composed of regular people of a certain age. IF the government no longer followed the will of the people, it COULD BECOME a revolutionary force, because it was made up of the people.

the militia in the 2nd amendment "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

the people, acting as the militia, are here to enforce the security of a FREE STATE. with arms.

most milita groups are no longer "the people", they are secretive groups, with romanticized visions of "overthrowing the government". most milita groups are so enamored of what happened during the revolution that they forget what happened before and after. they forget the reasons the militia was formed at all.

we're back to community defense. because we must walk before we run.