Political Ravings of a Certifiable Card-Carrying Liberaltic

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Oklahoma Tea Militia

A state-sponsored anti-Federal militia actually created by the Oklahoma state legislature?

Do these guys understand the definition of treason? I'm pretty sure taking up arms against the Federal government qualifies. Maybe they're not planning on using real guns.

This militia's purpose is to protect the state's rights from Federal government infringement, but why not use the Constitution to protect the Federal government from militias? Check out Article I Section 8 under the powers of Congress:
[Congress may] provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
and also
[Congress may] 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;
and Article II Section 2:
The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States;

Sounds like we have new volunteers for Iraq and Afghanistan.

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