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Dr. Edwin Vieira, author of The Sword and Sovereignty, was on the Power Hour with Joyce Riley on July 28, 2014, and provided an excellent and concise explanation of “a well-regulated Militia,” with reference to the United States and its Constitution.

– The Department of Homeland Security is unconstitutional
– A “well-regulated Militia” means statutory authorization and regulation by the several States, and doesn’t include privately-run militias
– The definition of Militia is best expressed by the Constitution of Virginia, which is the whole body of the people
– Exemptions could be given to most for completing a first-aid course, for example
– Women originally not part of the Militia because they were not legally emancipated, but would now be considered part of the Militia
– Age restrictions in place (originally up to 44 years old) in the 1700s before modern medicine could alleviate these conditions, and modern society allows individuals to serve in other capacities, like office work
– The National Guard isn’t a Militia, with the proof being that there is no notice given to all citizens to participate in it
– The Militia is intended to “execute the laws of the Union,” meaning that there is to be no federal agencies that perform a police or para-military function outside of the Militia
– Police abuses could be kept in check by the Militia, which is composed of the body of the people
– Constitutional Militias could be brought in any time — the only thing stopping that is the political class and a lack of citizen demand for them from State officials

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On C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on May 18, 2011, a man by the name of Robert Stephan talked about “security” in the United States.

A caller asked him what his salary was. Working six years in Washington, D.C. can really work wonders on you.

This guy said that since he was no longer a DHS employee, he wasn’t receiving a salary, and since he only worked six years, he also doesn’t receive a pension. What he failed to point out, however, until later, was that he is now a contractor for DHS.

Relying on a technicality, he deliberately dodged a straight-forward question of what his annual compensation was, and also failed to point out what his salary had been when he was an employee, since the question was what his current salary was.

He also claimed he had no idea what salaries were under “the Obama administration,” giving the false impression that salaries have radically changed in the past two years.

If that weren’t enough, he completely ignored the question of how many threats and incidents there had been, and had to rely on the moderator to tell him what DHS’ budget was, presumably because he was too busy keeping America safe all these years.

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On January 27, 1996, President Bill Clinton stated during his 1996 State of the Union Address, “The era of big government is over.”
The federal budget numbers are from the 1996 and 2009 budgets.

THEN: No government bailouts
NOW: Bailouts could reach $23.7 trillion

THEN: Total federal spending was $1.61 trillion
NOW: $3.1 trillion

THEN: Government was already big.
NOW: The PATRIOT Act, Department of Homeland Security, two unconstitutional wars, federalization of the National Guard, warrantless wiretaps, 30+ “Czars.”

THEN: Defense spending was $262.2 billion
NOW: $651.1 billion

THEN: The federal debt was $5.27 trillion
NOW: $10.41 trillion

THEN: “Our economy is the healthiest it has been in three decades.”
NOW: The economy is the worst it’s been in six decades.

THEN: “We have the lowest combined rates of unemployment and inflation in 27 years.”
NOW: The highest rate of unemployment in 26 years.

THEN: “America is selling more cars than Japan for the first time since the 1970s.”
NOW:  GM and Chrysler went bankrupt, Toyota overtook GM as the world’s largest car producer in 2008 for the first time ever.

THEN: “And for three years in a row, we have had a record number of new businesses started in our country.”
NOW: The highest number of bankruptcies in the past four years since the 2005 bankruptcy overhaul.

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