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Old January 7, 2013, 07:05 PM   #15
Double Naught Spy
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Perhaps, but the national guard are still state troops (most of the time!).
Yep, and 99% of us aren't in the National Guard and the militia/National Guard arguments against the AWB don't really work given the Militia Act of 1903.

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The term "States' rights" has been in Websters Dictionary since the 1913 edition, not as something archaic or improper, but as a proper term in the english language.
Being in the Webster's dictionary doesn't make the term a legal definition, however. Using your vague refernece, I pulled it up online.
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dicti...'%20rights

It seems the phrase (not "term") dates to 1839 and the Southern states opted to claim the right of cecession and it was pointed out to them that it wasn't a state right.
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