By John Leyzorek
Probably equal numbers of Americans today love and revere, hate and fear, and have never
heard of, Militia.
The word comes from the Latinmiles (pronouncedME-less), meaning ‘soldier’, but in its most
fundamental and ancient sense, it is merely the collective expression of the inherent and
unalienable right of armed self-defense. In our English common-law heritage, it was the
counterbalance to the dictatorial rule of arrogant kings, as well as the ‘homeland security’ of
every village, described and mandated as early as the 10th Century A.D.
It was a ubiquitous, conspicuous feature of the American colonies, where it developed the
unique character that it brought to its crucial role in our Constitution, Article I, Section 8,
Clauses 15 and 16:
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;
But what and where is Militia in America today? Neither Congress nor any State has performed
these Constitutional duties for over a century. Our highest Law, the U.S. Constitution, is barely a
memory in the halls of our government, insurrection is boiling in many of our cities, and the
ongoing illegal alien invasion left the front pages only when shoved aside to make room for the
COVID psyop and a parade of anti-Trump trumpery.
Lies andMixed Signals aboutMilitia
Law schools and states’ attorneys are handing out articles asserting that militia-type training
and activity is positively against the law. Meanwhile, media – aided by the FBI – represent all
militia as dangerous gangs of ignorant, racist, anti-government vigilantes.
On the other hand, actual citizens’ groups often calling themselves ‘militias’ are multiplyi