Talk:Militia Acts of 1792
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REASONS TO NOT DELETE
This article is a sub-article of the one on the US National Guard, and - along with its siblings - is the underpinnnings of that article. - SSG Cornelius Seon (Retired) 03:26, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
Delete this nonsense
"Enrolled companies consisted of men who wanted no part of the system, and training days often were drunken parties, with few members possessing working firearms and the required equipment."
I don't know much about how this is done, but I thought I should notify you people that this entry has probably been vandalized by someone against health care reform...
"Saying the Militia Act of 1792 sets precedent for the requirement of the population to purchase health insurance, or any thing else, is incorrect."
That it very specifically mentions the current hot topic of required health insurance and that a controversial legal interpretation is given -- without any alternative viewpoint and without any citation -- makes it suspicious to me.
Also suspect is the contention that congress was not actually requiring people to buy these things. I mean, what else is supposed to happen? Is everybody supposed to just become a metalsmith and forge rifles with their own hands?
And the contention that "Nowhere is the term '..at there own expense' used" directly contradicts the paragraph directly above it. "Their" is also misspelled here, as is "anything" in the previous passage...which is another two things that make this suspicious. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 02:28, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
The Second Militia Act has been noted in the health care reform debate. Proponents of the "individual mandate" have brought it up as proving that the Founding Fathers felt it was within the government's power to compel citizens to purchase a product. It's probably worth mentioning in the article. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 20:28, 18 April 2011 (UTC)