Comment: States "quitting" the National Guard

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States "quitting" the National Guard

and replacing it with local defense forces would
be a good start. Liberals these days tend to say
the the Guard is the militia, when in fact it is operated
more like a branch of the military. All too often
it's deployed overseas somewhere when needed
at home and is far too dependent on the federal
government for its equipment - or so it looks like
to me.

We should be thinking hard about launching state level
campaigns to create organized militia sanctioned under
state law. Some states still have state troops that are not
part of the NG -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_defense_force

Not at all sure whether those could serve as a basis
for a true local-based effective militia defense force, though.
Still haven't seen anything that beats the Swiss system.

Link to Oregon Defense Force:

http://www.orsdf.org/