Montana lawmaker seeks to create state militia

In a move that will hopefully be copied nationwide over the next few years, Montana lawmakers are considering forming and training an armed volunteer force of “home guards” certified by the governor and not subject to federal oversight. These home guards would be under the direct authority of the county sherriffs and the governor during any state emergency.

According to the Billings Gazette:

Supporters said the bill is not about arming citizens but to provide additional emergency services as some other states do.

A number of states have a state defense force like a “home guard” for responding to emergencies but few states have an armed force like the bill proposes.

As you might expect, the idea of a sovereign state organizing its citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights has met with considerable shock, outrage and hyperbole from the Left.

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Notice and Demand to the Federal Government

Senator Jim Lembke presented Senate Concurrent Resolution 34, the Tenth Amendment Resolution, on the Missouri Senate Floor, and passed 26-6. It currently waits in the Missouri House rules committee. SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 34 WHEREAS, in the American system, sovereignty is defined as final authority, and the people, not government, are sovereign; and WHEREAS, the…

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Sovereignty Resolution Introduced in NYS Senate

New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio (R-54th District) has informed me just today that he has drafted and introduced J4716, a resolution to “Re-Establish our State’s Sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment.” See http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/J4716 According to the introductory text this Legislative Resolution, affirms, “the sovereignty of the of the people of the State of New York…

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Nullification In the News: Get Used to It

As predicted, Congressional passage of President Obama’s sweeping health insurance “reform” bill has not ended the constitutional debate between federal and state authority. On the contrary, America seems poised to confront those issues directly, and with a force not seen in over a century. As with the the first time around, those who shill for centralized power do so at the expense of…

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State measures quickly crafted as end runs around legislation

Mimi Hall reports on state-level resistance to national health care in the USA Today: In a backlash against President Obama’s health care legislation that stretches from Virginia to California, lawmakers in more than two-thirds of the states are scrambling to undercut the bill before it even passes Congress. Earlier this month, Virginia became the first…

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