Why Decentralized Militias Matter, by Chris Calton

Posted: August 30, 2017 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

“Decentralized Militias” is another name for domestic guerrillas fighting on their home territories, which for centuries have bedeviled invading powers. Ask the Redcoats. From Chris Calton at mises.org:

In 1852, Abraham Lincoln gave a speech in Springfield, Illinois in which he talked about the attempts at required militia training. He described how much of a joke the citizens made of any attempt at mandatory militia training. “No man,” Lincoln said, citing the rules, “is to wear more than five pounds of cod-fish for epaulets, or more than thirty yards of bologna sausages for a sash; and no two men are to dress alike, and if any two should dress alike the one that dresses most alike is to be fined.” He also described the militia figure of “our friend Gordon Abrams” at a militia training, “on horse-back . . . with a pine wood sword, about nine feet long, and…

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