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Mar 8, 2013

You know what the Historical Reason for the "State Militias" written into the Constitution, was???
 Well, DO you?

The State Militias were NOT "bands of Patriots fighting the British" or foreign invaders.
The State Militias were INSISTED UPON by the Southern States to PUT DOWN SLAVE REBELLIONS and to HUNT DOWN ESCAPED SLAVES and to TERRORIZE SLAVES SO THEY WOULDN'T RUN AWAY.
The ENTIRE SLAVE SYSTEM OF THE SOUTH, DEPENDED UPON "ARMED {White, of course!} CITIZENS" for its functioning as SLAVERY IN ECONOMIC PRODUCTION.
These ARMED MILITIA GROUPS were known as "Patrollers" or, in Slave dialect, "Paterollers", because that's what they DID.
There still were SLAVE REBELLIONS anyway, and Runaway slaves - but, the system COULD NOT HAVE BEEN KEPT GOING without CONSTANT ARMED WATCHFULNESS AND TERROR. The slaves were not as "docile" and "reconciled to their condition" as Southern propaganda has told us! These Armed Militias killed, maimed, re-enslaved and terrorized thousands of Black people - and even Free Blacks, whom they could not tolerate either!

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THAT is the True Story of THE SECOND AMENDMENT - which we are not taught in schools! Needless to say, the Second Amendment does not say a WORD about slavery directly, as even then decent people were ASHAMED of it... and you will find, in 18th-century literature, at the time the Constitution was written, euphemisms and avoidance of the subject...

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Posted: Friday March 8, 2013, 11:57 am
Tags: gun guns slavery control constitution nra gunrights militias 2ndAmendment usconstitution secondamendment righttobeararms statemilitias

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BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Friday March 8, 2013, 12:14 pm
As is very well known from all Slave Narratives and stories from the pre-Civil-War South, ALL slaves going from one Plantation to another, on errands from their Masters or to visit family members or for whatever reasons, had to show PASSES to these ARMED MILITIA "PATROLLERS". Yes, THESE are what the Second Amendment was referring to! Free Blacks were stopped also.
One reason slaves were not allowed to learn to read and write, was, because those who DID learn somehow, could FORGE PASSES that could be used by escaping slaves... a literate slave was therefore a DANGEROUS one, and penalties for teaching a slave reading & writing were SEVERE...
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