Monday, March 29, 2010

2nd Amendment Saturday (belated)

In case you missed the reports, the media is hysterical about a militia group being rounded up over the weekend in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

Lex's blog post on the subject is worth perusing.

I suspect it's going to be tricky sifting fact, from fiction, from tin foil hattery.

In any case, this 2nd Amendment post is a couple days late but perhaps apropos of the weekend's news.

"The militia, sir, is our ultimate safety. We can have no security without it... The great object is, that every man be armed....Everyone who is able may have a gun."
Patrick Henry

Methinks, the problem isn't too many of these militias popping up and creating a stir.

The problem is not enough people involved in the militia.

More involvement in militias would necessarily involve more folks from a broader cross section of society. That would dilute the influence of cultlike thinkers and personalities in militias. The result would be a moderating and mainstreaming of the militia.

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