Declaration reference to civil power, why is it never brought up?Submitted by beersnob on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 17:24
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
Why is this never brought up in discussions of the 2nd Amendment as it pertains to debates over what "militia" means? I see the same tired arguments over and over these days, regardless of the SCOTUS opinion shoring up the modern meaning of the 2nd Amendment, about how the militia means the military or National Guard. I've been trying to frame a response in the terms of this grievance from the Declaration, and I'm not sure how effective it would be.
I have a sinking feeling that not many people have read the Declaration of Independence as adults.
Does anyone have thoughts on this?