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Old April 20, 2011, 08:54 PM   #11
Hugh Damright
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I think it regards the principle that, in a free State, power flows from the people, but power can also flow from the barrel of a gun. If the defensive force is a select group (standing army), or if only a minority are armed, then if power were to flow from the barrel of a gun, it would be flowing from a select group or a minority. But if the defensive force is composed of the people (militia), then even if power was to flow from the barrel of a gun, it would still flow from the people, securing free government.
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