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  •  At the rate BushCo is getting us into wars (4+ / 0-)
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    macdust, MadGeorgiaDem, rage, moosely2006

    maybe a part-time militia is more of what we need.

    I'm going to ask you a few questions. Since time is short and you may lie, I'm going to have to torture you. But I want you to know, it isn't personal.

    by Cartoon Peril on Wed Feb 14, 2007 at 04:46:09 PM PST

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    •  Vision (5+ / 0-)

      That was the vision of the Founding Fathers, and a key part of the Democracy they thought they were creating for us who've followed.

      No Standing Army.  Defense is provided by a citizens militia.

      This leaves the power of force that's available to the state in the hands of the citizens.  

      Picture what would happen to this war if each unit was not only filled with volunteer soldiers, but the community itself had to approve the use of the militia in a war.  In that case, this war would have been over at least a year ago.

      That's the vision of Democracy our Founding Fathers had.  They correctly identified a permanent standing army as a threat to the freedom and liberty of the citizens of this country.

      "I will not vote for or support any candidate for Congress or President who does not support a speedy end to the war in Iraq." -votersforpeace.org

      by COBear on Wed Feb 14, 2007 at 06:12:04 PM PST

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