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Our U.S. Constitution defines what the federal government is authorized to do, including  maintain a navy which is needed to protect the landlocked states. But, a federal standing army was not authorized. Why? Because each state had its own militia.

The Second Amendment states “A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

“Free state” refers to the sovereignty of individual states. Not only was the citizen militia to protect the states against a foreign power, but against any federal forces as well. Well armed citizens performed exercises keeping ready at a moment’s notice.
The U S Constitution authorizes temporary federal armies but with a two-year time limit (the time before an election in the House of Representatives) as a deterrent to lengthy foreign wars and it mandates that only Congress is authorized to declare war. This is to prevent the president from unilaterally sending troops into battle. Click Read More below

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Sue Long

Sue Long

Dear Editor,
Our U.S. Constitution defines what the federal government is authorized to do, including  maintain a navy which is needed to protect the landlocked states. But, a federal standing army was not authorized. Why? Because each state had its own militia.
The Second Amendment states “A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
“Free state” refers to the sovereignty of individual states. Not only was the citizen militia to protect the states against a foreign power, but against any federal forces as well. Well armed citizens performed exercises keeping ready at a moment’s notice. 

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Editor: 

Just a quick note to compliment your cartoonist, Mr. Marks.  He is outstandingly spot on when it comes to targeting national issues.  Don’t know where he’s from, but it would be great if he turn some of his biting humor on local Tidewater, Virginia topics and issues. 

But guess we can’t have everything.  Please pass on my compliments. 

Frank Jackson - Virginia Beach

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If you are still unconvinced that Obama is a Sunni Muslim, how else do you explain him urging that Israel show restraint in the wake of the slaughter of three teens, one a US citizen?  I have a better idea, oh, great Kenyan-in-Chief.  How about you quit supplying Muslim Jihadists with cash and weapons in Syria?  Yeah, that might have a settling effect on the Middle East; but, that's not your intention, is it Obama?

Obama calls for Israel to show restraint?  Netanyahu should begin a systematic bulldozing of Palestinian settlements into the sea.  Plant a few date and olive trees and call it good. 

What to do with the Palestinians?  Let the Saudis take them in.  You reckon that would happen? Click here for link:

John P. Kuchta Jr. - Virginia Beach

 

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Editor:

If you are still unconvinced that Obama is a Sunni Muslim, how else do you explain him urging that Israel show restraint in the wake of the slaughter of three teens, one a US citizen?  I have a better idea, oh, great Kenyan-in-Chief.  How about you quit supplying Muslim Jihadists with cash and weapons in Syria?  Yeah, that might have a settling effect on the Middle East; but, that's not your intention, is it Obama?

Obama calls for Israel to show restraint?  Netanyahu should begin a systematic bulldozing of Palestinian settlements into the sea.  Plant a few date and olive trees and call it good. 

What to do with the Palestinians?  Let the Saudis take them in.  You reckon that would happen? Click here for link:

John P. Kuchta Jr. - Virginia Beach

 

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