Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Case for an Independent Militia, 4

Officially, there is a right of revolution. The People – capital P – are said to be sovereign. This is a convenient legal fiction. It keeps the citizenry satisfied and subdued. All civil governments have made armed revolution illegal. ("Is the Fed Too Big to Fail?" by Gary North)
Continued from "The Case for an Independent Militia, 3"

In my last entry on this topic, I concluded thus:

Whether or not the courts, the legislature and the executive acknowledge it, the Constitution tells us that the extent and limits of our government's power lies rooted in the will of the people.

And, as I demonstrated in the previous post,
the people = the militia.

I want to build on that concept by referring to the 10th Amendment:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Can you see that officially -- by the Constitution -- there are three loci of power in the federal system? Your civics text taught you that the three levels of government are "federal, state and local", when in reality they are United States, state and  the people.

And don't forget, the people = the militia.

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