http://www.thedailybell.com/ ^ | February 10, 2013 | Anthony Wile
Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2013 2:32:35 PM by B4Ranch
Daily Bell: Thanks for sitting down with us again. Let’s jump right in with a discussion of your new book, The Sword and Sovereignty. Give us a synopsis, please. Where can people buy it?
Edwin Vieira: The Sword and Sovereignty is available at Amazon.com. It is a study of the actual constitutional “right of the people to keep and bear Arms” in the Second Amendment in its inextricable relation to “the Militia of the several States,” as opposed to the historically inaccurate and legally indefensible so-called “individual right to keep and bear arms” on which almost all contemporary advocates of the Second Amendment fixate.
I describe “the individual right to keep and bear arms” as legally indefensible because fundamentally it is a right in name only, inasmuch as it lacks an effective remedy if an highly organized and armed tyranny sets out to suppress it, whereas the true “right of the people to keep and bear Arms” exercised in the context of “well regulated Militia” is the Constitution’s own preferred remedy against usurpation and tyranny in their every aspect.
Militia extremists were described as “persons who exhibit an undue suspicion of government as manifested in statements that evince an inordinate reverence for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, especially provisions protecting the rights to freedom of speech, bearing arms, and bars to so-called unreasonable search.”
Lexington Green. Dawn. April 19, 1775. Captain John Parker, commander of the Lexington militia, stood among seventy-some men, many of them kin, all of them neither rich nor poor, awaiting the arrival of the British Regulars.
Facing overwhelming odds, Captain Parker turned to his men and said, “The first man who offers to run shall be shot down. Stand your ground!
Don’t fire until fired upon! But if they want to have a war, let it begin here!”Later that morning, on the training field just across the Concord River from the town of Concord, members of the colonial militia watched as smoke began to rise from the town. Lieutenant Joseph Hosmer turned to Colonel James Barrett, overall commander of the Concord militia, and said, “Will you let them burn the town down?” Upon hearing this, Captain Isaac Davis drew his sword and replied, “I haven’t a man who is afraid to go……
A HALF HOUR DOCUMENTARY EXPOSING THE GOVERNMENT UNIONS FOR THE CORRUPT LEFT-WING, OBAMA MILITIAS THAT THEY ARE!! We now have tons of footage of union violence, hours of video that show union leaders talking about their power and political influence over the very government officials who determine their wages and benefits.
If we can get this information in front of the American people who aren’t already aware of who these people are, we can change a lot of the public perception. WE MUST GET THIS DONE ASAP!
When Maine Militia State Commander Mack Page read an article about the “armed anti-government movement” of the radical right in a Time magazine cover story in September, he decided that it was time to take action.Positive action, that is.Page wants to let people know that the Maine Militia — which he said is adding members by the day — is not a threat to them, but rather a law-abiding group that aims to function sort of like a backup to the Maine National Guard.
Though he was vague about the actual numbers of militia members — “somewhere between 1 and 3,500,” he said — there are dozens of core members in Waldo County alone, and chapters are found in 13 of Maine’s 16 counties.“We take care of the people. We’re not interested in fighting foreign wars,” Page said in an interview in one of the restored train cars on his rail-yard property at the head of the Passagassawaukeag River. “The state of Maine is our charge.”The Time story, by Barton Gellman, reported, “Scores of armed antigovernment groups … have formed or been revived during the Obama years, according to law-enforcement agencies and outside watchdogs.
A six-month TIME investigation reveals that recruiting, planning, training and explicit calls for a shooting war are on the rise, as are criminal investigations by the FBI and state authorities.”According to Page, the Maine Militia emphasizes self-reliance, tradition, preparedness and community service — not training assault teams to take on military targets with M16 rifles during mock combat episodes, as was described in grim detail in the Time story.“We’re not looking to do anything aggressive,” said another member, who preferred to be identified only as John.Excerpt Read more at bangordailynews.com …