Saturday, August 27, 2005
Reuters: Judge rules against pentagon, for Pa. National Guard - Aug. 27
Both, I suppose, are leaning their claims on a 2nd Amendment that states:
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.
A little aside that complicates things even more has been ascribed to a letter from Thomas Jefferson while he was in France.
That each state shall have a militia ready at need to defend their borders from any menace from indigenous tribes: An amendment should be put forth toward the right and responsibility of citizens on frontier areas to consistantly bear, and have the right to keep and bear arms, so as to subdue such tribes or make possible time for state militia to arrive. That such citizens
and state militia shall relieve the standing army of responsibilties in quelling aboriginal disturbances so that the army may keep all states free of foreign intervention.
Terry D. Barhorst
Interesting that Jefferson's justification for weapons/militias was to fight indigenous peoples.
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