Once upon a time, the ideals behind the idea of locally-controlled state militias offered an important check against centralized executive power.Details
Here are some points to consider about the Second Amendment, and their essential historical context.Details
Smatterings of states are pushing back against the deployment of National Guard troops to foreign countries without the proper constitutional authority.Details
Rattling the Pentagon’s Cage: Defend the Guard Legislation Threatens the Unconstitutional Status Quo
Threats from Pentagon officials doomed a West Virginia bill that would have blocked unconstitutional foreign deployments of the state’s National Guard troopDetails
The National Guard was never to be thought of as merely a pool of reserve troops for the army.Details
It has been 227 years since August 23, 1787, but the debates that occupied the 50 or so delegates present that day at the so-called Federal Convention in Philadelphia can still be heard in Congress today.
On that hot summer day, representatives confronted the delicate and divisive issue of state sovereignty.Details