Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Constitution & Public Law
Re: Constitution & Public Law
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 20:51:33 -0700
At 11:45 -0500 on 4/27/1999, Bill Sills mailed Constitution & Public Law:
>The unorganized militia "The People 'risen up armed..." is the pool
>from which conscription was drawn. (Article I authority) The
>"organized" militia is a concept that was not truly developed until
>the early 20th Century. Unlike the "unorganized militia", it has
>been placed under governmental authority for training purposes.
One more nuance. Both the organized and the unorganized militia are
under government authority. The Constitution vests in the Congress
the power to provide for the training of the militia and its being
called into Federal service. Congress has not exercised training
authority over the unorganized militia, but it has the power to do so.
Thanks for listening.
Asst Scoutmaster, District Committee, District Commissioner,
Lewis-Clark Trails District, Inland Northwest Council 611, & 'a good
ol' Fox too'; Es Kaielgu Lodge 311, Tseminicum Chapter, Vigil,
mailto:email@example.com ; and Macintosh fan. Take a look at