Where's Our Militia?

13 Aug 2021

The Constitution of these united States, in Article I, Section 8 has 2 clauses that read: To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions; To 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;

Further the Texas constitution Article 4 states: Sec. 7.  GOVERNOR AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF MILITARY FORCES. He shall be Commander-in-Chief of the military forces of the State, except when they are called into actual service of the United States. He shall have power to call forth the militia to execute the laws of the State, to suppress insurrections, and to repel invasions.

So, where's the militia? Now before someone goes off half-cocked rambling about "National Guard" this is NOT the militia. The militia are unpaid volunteers from the community. We do have some militia units in the area. But they're nothing more than boys running around in the woods playing soldier and prepping for the day when our government lets loose the military on the civilian population in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act.

But why, you ask, would we need militia to enforce the laws of the Union when we have police, the sheriff, and in many places constables and state troopers to do this job?

I will give you a number of reasons: first, all those mentioned above are paid laws enforcement who are beholden to their masters, all of whom are political animals. While they are all our servants, they often forget that part believing themselves to be our masters, our betters. If you don't believe that, you've not been paying attention. They exempt themselves from laws we are subject to. second, law enforcement, especially in more rural area, but often in large cities, have limited resources which are often quickly overwhelmed by large crowds withe violent intent (ANTIFA/BLM anyone?). So these folks need backup. And militia are not constrained as the police are. While we could anticipate a law prohibiting "militia violence" it is unlikely to be enforced. These are, after all, volunteers helping their community, not paid, trained, professional police and it would be difficult to hold them to the same standards of conduct while in defense of their homes and property.

The last reason is even more compelling. As we've recently seen, our political landscape is completely out of control. But once we have Grand Jury back as it was always meant to be, how do we prevent prosecutors, judges, and sheriffs from just saying no? Sure, they'd be in contempt of grand jury, and they'd also be guilty of obstructing justice. Again, the militia can go where the sheriff may not dare to tread. And when the prosecutor is provided a true bill, he has no recourse but to prosecute. The judge could give a lenient sentence, but again, if it does not fall within the guidelines of the law, a presentment could be made against him.

The militia and Grand Jury put We the People back in charge.

So I ask again, where's our militia?

David-