03 August, 2009

VA Constitutional Militia Muster - August 2, 2009

How much longer does the Republic truly have? 230 years ago the founders scripted a basic compact of limited, enumerated federal government and unalienable (some cites “inalienable”) fundamental rights. Having forged a new republic of separate States (capital “S”) united (little “u”) to insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote (not “provide”, notice the difference) the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty.

Rights that they had witnessed abused, abridged, infringed and abrogated by the Imperial British crown.

There were opposing factions. Some wanted a bigger, more encompassing federal structure. Some wanted a very small central government. Compromises were made, but there were numerous items that all of the signators could agree on. The Bill of Rights was borne out of a need to guarantee that this newly-authored rule of law could never again be used to subjugate, enslave or abuse its privilege.

It was begun in 1865 after a brutal, antagonistic and illegal war on a free people whose only wish was that they be left alone to govern themselves in the manner they were once guaranteed under the Constitution.