"It is always dangerous to the liberties of the people
to have an army stationed among them, over which they have no control ...
The Militia is composed of free Citizens.
There is therefore no danger of their making use of their Power
to the destruction of their own Rights,
or suffering others to invade them."
Samuel Adams
(1722-1803), was known as the "Father of the American Revolution."
3 Samuel Adams, Writings 251 (Henry A. Cushing Ed., 1906).
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Police forces are standing armies that according to tens of Supreme Court decisions, have absolutely no responsibility to the individual but, to protect third party government only.The chief executive of the statist theocracy occupying this land is not a representative of the people thus, may not act as the commander in chief of any local militia.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
     -- Al, DC      
    Obama's "under the radar" subversion of our rights should be the act which sees him impeached...or at least part of a list of offenses. How perverse has a Government become when it smuggles guns to foreign criminals in order to advance an anti-American agenda? (Project gun runner)
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Some things never change and this quote was true then and now more than ever. Mike and J are right on target with their comments.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
     -- Thomas Cook, Shady Spring      
    The army stationed among us we fear most are the gun nuts. The so called "militia" who does not feel a loyalty to the "Commander In Chief" and thus not a loyalty to the USA.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
    Waffler, a question: What type of loyalty would you call following the Union of Socialistic Amerika's (USA) "Commander In Chief", Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin when information coming forth suggests that he knew of (as J Carlton so aptly put it) the occupying (statist theocracy) government's perverse smuggling guns to foreign criminals in order to advance an anti-American (anti 2nd Amendment) agenda?
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Waffler, my loyalty runs to the de jure representative republic, one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all (which has been replaced by an occupying, unconstitutional statist theocracy). A Militia composed of free citizens is separate from all tyrannical despots; such as those that would support compelled compliance, victimless crimes, license, larceny with impunity (funny money, a slave master's extraction of the noble laborer's fruit, etc.) diminishing individual sovereign's rights, suspension of habeas corpus, and all other acts contrary to the laws of nature and of nature's God.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Mike, what Waffler doesn't seem to realize is that we don't have a commander in chief...at least not an American one. And the standing army of gun owners isn't an army at all...just a lot of Americans who are getting angrier by the day...
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Waffler that is sick. That is worse than your normal mindless drivel
     -- warren, olathe     
    You are a traitor Carlton! Glad to see you are back thinking or at least writing again Warren but sounds like you are in or close to Carlton's traitor camp.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
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