See Tea Party Nation for additional comments.
What constitutes a well-regulated militia? Why is the one necessity for the security of a free people (a militia) under attack by the government and media?
From Cleon Skousen’s “The Making of America” printed in 1985:
It is a historical fact than in nations where the political leaders want to curtail the rights of the people and take away their property and freedom, they always begin by trying to disarm them. This is usually done by first requiring them to register their firearms and imposing a heavy penalty on those who do not. It has been determined that in many instances the next step is to deliberately provoke widespread rioting and violence. The government can then use this as an excuse to confiscate all firearms in the possession of private citizens and do it on the grounds that “we have to somehow stop all this killing.”
Which is worse:
1. A government destroying our freedom.
2. People who do not understand the true purpose of the 2nd amendment.
Why would anyone who supports the Constitution not be a member of a true state militia? No more excuses. Arm yourself as our forefathers were required to be to defend Liberty. Another excerpt from “The Making of America”:
Many Americans do not even realize that they belong to the militia of their state. They confuse their state militia with the National Guard, which is a specialized reserve corps in each state trained at federal expense for immediate service
Under Title 10, section 31 of the U.S. Code, the militia of each state includes “all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and under 45 years of age who are or have [made] a declaration of intent to become citizens.”
So why is militia such a vilified term? The answer is simple: it is our defense against tyranny.