"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."
Article IV, Section 4, Constitution for the United States of America
"Republican government - A government in a republican form; a government of the people; a government by representatives chosen by the people." [Black"s Fifth]. The States, then, are the very foundation of government in the United States of America, and the United States derives it"s power therefrom. The United States is a subordinate entity, created by and subject to the will of the States. This, then, was the concept the Founding Fathers had, and which was made very clear in the Preamble to the Constitution.
What has gone wrong today is a result of usurpation of that power by the federal authority. This is apparent when we read Article Ten of the Bill of Rights, which says, "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." Everything that is not delegated to the United States is reserved for the States and the People. If it is prohibited to the States, then it is retained by the People. The subordination is simple. If it wasn"t given to the United States by those that are endowed by God to create government, then the United States does not possess it. The same goes for the States, for each of them was created by a Constitution ratified by the People. The States are empowered, with limited powers, by the People.
Now, let"s look at what we have explained before as inherent. The militia is inherent in the People. It is not inherent in the State, and it is not inherent in the United States. It is only inherent in the People. As such there can only be militia of People. They have elected, by their States constitution (if their constitution provides for it) to exist in an entity of self defense and self sufficiency
The only level of government that can form a militia into an active unit is the county, township or other local unit whereby all citizens are represented. The unit, once assembled, can be put into service by the state or federal government only with the consent of the county or township. The right of militia is inherent in the People, not in their government. The State can assist the county or township in the creation of the militia, since it is the government guaranteed by Article IV of the Constitution. This level of government is one which is formed with all of the autonomy of a country (ever hear of the Head of State, or Chief of State?). When the United States is in need, it is incumbent upon the States to determine if they wish to sent forth their militia. The militia they send forth can only be created, and sent forth, by the county or township. As such, there can be a state militia, but there cannot be a United States militia. If we were to relinquish that authority, then we would have submitted to an arbitrary and capricious rule or domination.
The United States was created only for certain purposes enumerated in the Constitution. The usurpation of State and Peoples authority has been going on for years. Each county, township and State must begin to reassert itself to regain the balance that made this nation great.
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