I hate to point this out, I really do, but at the time the constitution was ratified, the expression "the people" was understood to mean "men," and only some of them. I doubt it was construed to mean women were to be part of the militia no more than slaves. Discussion?
Shoot low, sheriff. They're riding Shetlands!
Underneath the starry flag, civilize 'em with a Krag,
and return us to our own beloved homes!
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