A Short History of the Militia in the United States

The idea of a militia - that is, groups of armed citizens that enter military service in time of need - has a long and contentious history in the United States. The idea of what constitutes the militia under the Constitution is has stirred up a lot of debate these past few years, and was …

The Oregon Insurrectionists and the Whiskey Rebellion

As it stands right now, an undetermined number of persons have taken over several buildings in the¬†Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns Oregon, to protest what they see as the unconstitutional activity of the Federal government's use of land. Many of the protesters are self-professed "militiamen," who are armed and profess a desire to hold …