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Dick Act Of 1902... Can't Be Repealed (Gun Control Forbidden)

The Dick Act of 1902 also known as the Efficiency of Militia Bill H.R. 11654, of June 28, 1902 invalidates all so-called gun-control laws. It also divides the militia into three distinct and separate entities.

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The three classes H.R. 11654 provides for are the organized militia, henceforth known as the National Guard of the State, Territory and District of Columbia, the unorganized militia and the regular army.

The militia encompasses every able-bodied male between the ages of 18 and 45. All members of the unorganized militia have the absolute personal right and 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms of any type, and as many as they can afford to buy.

The Dick Act of 1902 cannot be repealed; to do so would violate bills of attainder and ex post facto laws which would be yet another gross violation of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The President of the United States has zero authority without violating the Constitution to call the National Guard to serve outside of their State borders.

The National Guard Militia can only be required by the National Government for limited purposes specified in the Constitution (to uphold the laws of the Union; to suppress insurrection and repel invasion).

These are the only purposes for which the General Government can call upon the National Guard.

Attorney General Wickersham advised President Taft, "the Organized Militia (the National Guard) can not be employed for offensive warfare outside the limits of the United States."

The Honorable William Gordon, in a speech to the House on Thursday, October 4, 1917, proved that the action of President Wilson in ordering the Organized Militia (the National Guard) to fight a war in Europe was so blatantly unconstitutional that he felt Wilson ought to have been impeached.

During the war with England an attempt was made by Congress to pass a bill authorizing the president to draft 100,000 men between the ages of 18 and 45 to invade enemy territory, Canada.

The bill was defeated in the House by Daniel Webster on the precise point that Congress had no such power over the militia as to authorize it to empower the President to draft them into the regular army and send them out of the country.

The fact is that the President has no constitutional right, under any circumstances, to draft men from the militia to fight outside the borders of the USA, and not even beyond the borders of their respective states.

Today, we have a constitutional LAW which still stands in waiting for the legislators to obey the Constitution which they swore an oath to uphold.

Charles Hughes of the American Bar Association (ABA) made a speech which is contained in the Appendix to Congressional Record, House, September 10, 1917, pages 6836-6840 which states:

"The militia, within the meaning of these provisions of the Constitution is distinct from the Army of the United States." In these pages we also find a statement made by Daniel Webster, "that the great principle of the Constitution on that subject is that the militia is the militia of the States and of the General Government; and thus being the militia of the States, there is no part of the Constitution worded with greater care and with more scrupulous jealousy than that which grants and limits the power of Congress over it."

"This limitation upon the power to raise and support armies clearly establishes the intent and purpose of the framers of the Constitution to limit the power to raise and maintain a standing army to voluntary enlistment, because if the unlimited power to draft and conscript was intended to be conferred, it would have been a useless and puerile thing to limit the use of money for that purpose.

Conscripted armies can be paid, but they are not required to be, and if it had been intended to confer the extraordinary power to draft the bodies of citizens and send them out of the country in direct conflict with the limitation upon the use of the militia imposed by the same section and article, certainly some restriction or limitation would have been imposed to restrain the unlimited use of such power."

The Honorable William Gordon

Congressional Record, House, Page 640 - 1917

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Federal Reserve (Banker) units are not state militia.

THE MILITIA CLAUSES, THE NATIONAL GUARD, AND FEDERALISM: A CONSTITUTIONAL TUG OF WAR George Washington Law Review
Note, 57 (1988).

I. The Militia

Every state in the union has a militia.[8] Laypersons know the militia as the 'National Guard,' an inaccurate and oversimplified rubric for an institution that has several different personalities depending on the laws under which it is operating.[9]

Theoretically, a state's militia is an independent military force. It is a part of the executive department of the state and may be used for police augmentation, civil disturbance control, natural disaster relief, or any other lawful purpose pertaining to security of the state and its citizens.[10] The governor is the commander-in-chief of the militia and is generally responsible for its operations.[11]

The United States also has a militia.[12] With the exception of exclusively federal reserve units,[13] the federal militia is composed of the militia of the states when properly called into active federal ser-[Page 330]vice in times of war or national emergency.[14] To understand how this system has evolved requires an understanding of its constitutional, legislative, and military history. [No assistance provided for how the Federal Reserve protects itself (the only militia with no state authorization. Apparently its jurisdiction is limited to Washington DC.]

The militia[15] is an institution older than our Constitution.[16] Prior to 1787, it was a product of English common law and colonial and military custom.[17] Since 1787, and increasingly in modern times, the militia has been a product of federal and state statutes enacted pursuant to a division of powers and responsibilities embodied in Article I of the Constitution.[18] Although the modern militia system is a product of the Constitution and statutes, the federal courts have rarely addressed the broad range of constitutional issues which it presents.[19] ...

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

War! Draft 1 million boys to fight England... in Canada.

What are the causes of war & who is forced to fight w/ whom?

War of 1812: The charter for the first national bank was allowed to expire in 1811, and the government was ill-prepared to finance the war. This weakness of the financial system explains the Congressional decision to charter the second national bank in 1816.
Other reasons are taught in school.
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Excerpt of this DailyPaul forum to encourage you to read about the Dick Act, 1901. It was written to prevent unauthorized acts of war. Before the brewing & string of the War of 1912 & World War (closing the US National Bank) (aka: WW I).

The bill was defeated in the House by Daniel Webster on the precise point that Congress had no such power over the militia as to authorize it to empower the President to draft them into the regular army and send them out of the country.

The fact is that the President has no constitutional right, under any circumstances, to draft men from the militia to fight outside the borders of the USA, and not even beyond the borders of their respective states.
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[A decade later] The Honorable William Gordon, in a speech to the House on Thursday, October 4, 1917, proved that the action of President Wilson in ordering the Organized Militia (the National Guard) to fight a war in Europe was so blatantly unconstitutional that he felt Wilson ought to have been impeached.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Amended in 1908

"In 1908 the act was amended. The nine-month limit on federal service was deleted; the President would now set the length of federal service. The ban on Guard units serving outside the United States was dropped. Clearly establishing the Guard's role as the Army's reserve force, the amended act stated that during a mobilization the Guard had to be called before the Army could organize a federal volunteer force."

http://www.history.army.mil/documents/1901/Root-NG.htm

Anybody have a link to the text of the act? I'd like to read where in the law gun control is forbidden. I can't find a credible source for it.

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

Excellant resarch!

Original 1903 version;
http://www.alternatewars.com/Congress/Dick_Act.htm
I couldn't find anything about the Amendment to the 1903 act, BUT I found this record of Air National Guard activities(including stuff outside of our borders) from 1908-2007. You may find it an interesting read.

"Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos!"- Homer Simpson

Well that's a drag.

I wondered if that Act had been revised or if the U.S. was simply ignoring it (as the President/Congress does elsewhere). A neighbor in the National Guard was called and is now serving in Afghanistan. (He's older than 45.)

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Dick Act explained limited Federal Authority over State Militia.

1902. The Dick Act explained limited Federal Authority over State Militia. None. State militia predates the US Constitution. The Dick Act was stating the obvious. The US Constitution granted no power for the Federal Government to overlord state militia. The act did authorize a few million dollars for training & stipulated rules that must be obeyed if the states used the authorized appropriations. [Honey] ... "None" ... [no federal power] ... changed to "Control over the states partaking in [the forbidden fruit of] federal subsidies for their militia. ["You catch more flies with honey" - Fly Trap]

After the trap caught all intended recipients (victims), the rules engagement applied to the states. The rules changed for the worse in 1908. By & by we arrived at the confused mess we are in now... National Guard (comprised of state militia) fit to be tied with entangling foreign alliances.

The Potomac cries rivers of blood. You catch more flies with honey

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

I'm fit to be tied!

That's what they do with schools! That's what they... DO!

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Excellent information! But I think it might be the "Don't Be A"

you know.

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