Homeland Security' Means Revitalizing US Militia
Conspiracy Planet | May 17, 2005
by DR.EDWIN VIEIRA, JR., PhD, JD
Why are the politicians in Washington, D.C., and State capitals throughout this country studiously ignoring "the Militia of the several States" as the linchpin--or even any part--of a National program of "homeland security"?
Because, although "the Militia of the several States" are constitutionally empowered and mandated to provide "homeland security", in the long run their revitalization would threaten the Establishment's hegemony.
And that hegemony, in the final analysis, is what the Establishment really means by "homeland security". To understand this requires recourse to American history.
In every Colony and independent State from the mid-1600s to the late 1700s immediately prior to ratification of the Constitution, the Militia consisted of every able-bodied male, typically from 16 to 50 or 60 years of age, each of whom was required by law to keep in his personal possession at home a firearm suitable for military use (for most of them a musket or rifle, for some a brace of pistols), together with a supply of ammunition (assembled cartridges, black powder, and lead shot); a bayonet, tomahawk, or sword; and other accoutrements necessary to outfit an infantry soldier or cavalry trooper.