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Mother Jones Bemoans Existence Of Authorized Militias
The existence of militias is a hot-button issue no matter how you slice it. They’ve been here for decades, of course, and there’s a strong argument that they can and should be left alone. After all, you have a right to keep and bear arms and a right to assemble, so if you put those two together, you have a right to form a militia.
Not everyone agrees with that, however. Several states have anti-militia laws that seek to put a damper on such activities.
In Virginia, however, someone came up with the bright idea for local governments to authorize militias. Then they get to operate under local authority.
Mother Jones decided to take a look at what it’s like to live somewhere with an authorized militia. Unsurprisingly, they report some issues:
They were “targeted, harassed, and doxxed by militia members and their supporters,” huh? Where’s the evidence? Where are the links showing this having happened?
Oh, there aren’t any? Shocking.
In other words, opponents claimed all this happened and this reporter didn’t bother to actually check it out. Fascinating.
Of course, I could be wrong. It may have happened. It damn well shouldn’t have, but it might have happened just like it’s claimed. Then again, we’ve seen people targeted, harassed, and doxxed for any number of other issues, too. For better or worse, this is politics in the 21st century, I’m afraid, so let’s not pretend these folks are unique.
Again, I’m not excusing it, but both sides do this far too often.
Anyway, moving on…
And yet, there’s no issue.
Look, the overall perception of militias is that they’re domestic terrorists in the making. The dipsticks making pipe bombs or trying to get rockets from undercover FBI agents aren’t helping with that perception, either.
But guess who isn’t doing any of that? That’s right, the Bedford Militia.
See, they answer to the local government. That means if they try any of that, the local government is answerable. Everyone knows that, so it’s not happening.
Further, them showing up at a Black Lives Matter protest didn’t precipitate a riot. Black Lives Matter has shown us they don’t need anyone else there to riot, so this isn’t any different.
Frankly, Mother Jones is always going to try and find the dark side on anything that might remotely look good to the right. Why would this be any different?
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