Being a latecomer to the world of shouting from the rooftops, I often feel like I am merely echoing what has been said many times before…by better men than myself. Then I wonder if just because I am late, should I remain silent?
NO, I am going to add my voice in the hope that just one more person will hear the truth.
Have you ever heard of the “Dick Act of 1902?” More properly known as the “Efficiency of Militia Bill H.R. 11654”. Oddly enough it is not available online from government sources, only a “catalog page” found at The Library of Congress .
The Dick Act’s most quoted synopsis is:
The Dick Act of 1902 also known as the Efficiency of Militia Bill H.R. 11654, of June 28, 1902 invalidates all so-called gun-control laws. It also divides the militia into three distinct and separate entities.
The three classes H.R. 11654 provides for are the organized militia, henceforth known as the National Guard of the State, Territory and District of Columbia, the unorganized militia and the regular army. The militia encompasses every able-bodied male between the ages of 18 and 45. All members of the unorganized militia have the absolute personal right and 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms of any type, and as many as they can afford to buy.
The Dick Act of 1902 cannot be repealed; to do so would violate bills of attainder and ex post facto laws which would be yet another gross violation of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The President of the United States has zero authority without violating the Constitution to call the National Guard to serve outside of their State borders.
Interesting, no? Gun control acts of 1934 and 1968 out the window? “Regulation” by bureaucratic fiat null and void? I find it hilarious that the bill introduced to fund the National Guard’s annual exercise also provides for the unorganized militia (you and me) to own whatever we wish in the way of weaponry “for the militia”.
Just another conveniently ignored facet of living in a “Republic” that the modern day politicians try to make us believe is a democracy.. the people hold the power.
“Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man gainst his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American…[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”–Tenche Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.
Freedom is not convenience, it is being un-coercible, unbowed before any but God and conscience.