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  •  Not obsolete. (0+ / 0-)
    1.  The framers wanted a citizen's militia so that the government need not rely on standing armies.  The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire was fresh in their minds.
    The fact that their successors forsook their wisdom and allowed a permanent war establishment to exist does not render obsolete the option of correcting that error.

    Politics means controlling the balance of economic and institutional power. Everything else is naming post offices.

    by happymisanthropy on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 03:37:27 PM PST

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