To me, the following is ominous. It may be the means by which the (former) constitutional definitions of “militia”, “ctizen soldier”, and the right to bear arms for “lawful” (not “legal) purposes are finally eliminated. The thin distinctions that once existed under law, between the National Guard and the “standing” armies of the Defense Dept., and especially since the National Security Act of 1947 (essentially a complete “do-over” of the formerly Constitutional government) are eliminated. It blurs distinctions between what were, previously, two separate military structures; and could effectively end the last vstige of controls against possee commitatus (The 1878 act which limited the powers of local governments and law enforcement agencies from using federal military personnel to enforce the laws of the land.)
For those who insiste that Barak Obama is the “Change” president, I would say: “Change agent”…in the Soviet sense of the term!
The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights.
In 2008 and 2010, the Supreme Court issued two Second Amendment decisions. In District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm, unconnected to service in a militia and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Additionally, the Court enumerated several longstanding prohibitions and restrictions on firearms possession that it found were consistent with the Second Amendment. In McDonald v. Chicago (2010), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment limits state and local governments to the same extent that it limits the federal government. (Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution)
This story from HS Today, a website of record for Security professionals:
President Barack Obama is set to sign the National Defense Authorization Act (HR 1540), which among other things places the chief of the National Guard Bureau on the Joint Chiefs of Staff despite the opposition of other military brass.
When campaigning to become president, Obama pledged that he indeed would make the commander of the National Guard a member of the Joint Chiefs to improve integration with forces drawn from US states with regular national forces and to address their specific needs.
As Congress now enacts massive year-end legislation aimed at DOMESTIC TERRORISM policies, including legislation to deeply EXTEND legal definitions of “domestic” terrorists to US citizens (National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)). Christopher Anders, senior legislative counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), said the bill was a “big deal”, adding, “It would authorise the president to order the military to capture civilians and put them in indefinite detention without charge or trial, with no limitation based on either geography or citizenship. The military would have the authority to imprison persons far from any battlefield, including American citizens and including people picked up in the US.”
Title 10 of the US Code states:
(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are—
- (1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
- (2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.
Obfuscation and seemingly “legal” machinations abound. Congress traditionally passes some of its most damaging laws during the pre-Christmas holiday break, when the citizens are DISTRACTED, over-loaded with media dazzle and commercial lures…recall, the passage of the 1913 Federal Reserve Act, which was passed on December 23, 1913. Mind control is a very OLD technology—distraction is a level one method that works, time and time again. WAKE UP!