Dear Ernie, there is a new
bill board at 7th Ave and Bethany showing someone being led into a prison cell: "Buy Guns for someone who isn't allowed to own one? Go to prison for ten
years" wording to that effect.
- here's the lowdown on
sponsorship of propaganda in the USA: the three groups are "Don't Lie for the
"BATFE" not kidding.
So there was a Ch. 3 news
truck as I was pulling out of the station and I asked them if they'd noticed the
billboard. No - what of it, they wanted to know. I asked them if they thought Eric Holder of HomelandSecurity and the head of the BATFE had read the
law. Quizical looks - Fast and Furious I said as
traffic started to move. They still didn't get it.
So I'm gonna call Ch 3 and
rephrase the comment untill they understand. I'll leave it up to you to do the
internet thing - and maybe call Ch 3, too...
Oh Ernie - here's something I just sent Senator Flake. With an
introduction about how those who have and those who have not followed the
Constitution are mentioned in history. Yea, I separated the militia reference.
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
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repealed; to do so would violate bills of attainder and ex post facto laws which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
The National Guard Militia can
only be required by the National Government for limited purposes specified in
the Constitution (to uphold the laws of the Union; to suppress insurrection and
repel invasion). These are the only purposes for which the General Government
can call upon the National Guard.
Attorney General Wickersham
advised President Taft, "the Organized Militia (the National Guard) can not be
employed for offensive warfare outside the limits of the United
The Honorable William Gordon, in
a speech to the House on Thursday, October 4, 1917, proved that the action of
President Wilson in ordering the Organized Militia (the National Guard) to fight
a war in Europe was so blatantly unconstitutional that he felt Wilson ought to
have been impeached.
During the war with England an
attempt was made by Congress to pass a bill authorizing the president to draft
100,000 men between the ages of 18 and 45 to invade enemy territory, Canada. The
bill was defeated in the House by Daniel Webster on the precise point that
Congress had no such power over the militia as to authorize it to empower the
President to draft them into the regular army and send them out of the
The fact is that the President
has no constitutional right, under any circumstances, to draft men from the
militia to fight outside the borders of the USA, and not even beyond the borders
of their respective states. Today, we have a constitutional LAW which still
stands in waiting for the legislators to obey the Constitution which they swore
an oath to uphold.
Charles Hughes of the American
Bar Association (ABA) made a speech which is contained in the Appendix to
Congressional Record, House, September 10, 1917, pages 6836-6840 which states:
"The militia, within the meaning of these provisions of the Constitution is
distinct from the Army of the United States." In these pages we also find a
statement made by Daniel Webster, "that the great principle of the Constitution
on that subject is that the militia is the militia of the States and of the
General Government; and thus being the militia of the States, there is no part
of the Constitution worded with greater care and with more scrupulous jealousy
than that which grants and limits the power of Congress over
"This limitation upon the power
to raise and support armies clearly establishes the intent and purpose of the
framers of the Constitution to limit the power to raise and maintain a standing
army to voluntary enlistment, because if the unlimited power to draft and
conscript was intended to be conferred, it would have been a useless and puerile
thing to limit the use of money for that purpose. Conscripted armies can be
paid, but they are not required to be, and if it had been intended to confer the
extraordinary power to draft the bodies of citizens and send them out of the
country in direct conflict with the limitation upon the use of the militia
imposed by the same section and article, certainly some restriction or
limitation would have been imposed to restrain the unlimited use of such
The Honorable William
Congressional Record, House, Page
640 - 1917