Before tackling the issue of what can be done once the state militia is reconstituted, I’d like to spend just a bit more time on the need to energize the Oklahoma legislature to re-form the Oklahoma State Militia.
First of all, for those who may think we already have a state militia and it is called the National Guard, you would be mistaken.
The militia, according to the Constitution, was for homeland defense. These individuals, frequently between the ages of 16 and 60, were to remain within the United States and within the specific state itself unless called out for national service. This is why the National Guard is not the militia discussed in the Constitution-as we all now know, the National Guard can be deployed overseas.
I wish to leave you with this quote from the Declaration of Independence: “…when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce the [people] under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security…” Now, how would the people be able to effect this if they were unarmed?
Book cover, written by Edwin Vieira, Jr. ISBN (10) 0-9671759-2-5