Saturday, February 12, 2011

Montana Bill Would Create Armed State Militia Force

Source: TPMMuckraker

Montana State Rep. Wendy Warburton (R) introduced House Bill 278, which she said was "just about local volunteers being prepared in case of emergency to support the National Guard, support the sheriff, support the governor as needed," the Associated Press reports.

If the bill passes, the governor will be required to "recruit, mobilize, administer, train, discipline, equip, and supply the organized militia."

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Congress Passes Socialized Medicine and Mandates Health Insurance -In 1798

Source: Forbes

In July of 1798, Congress passed –and President John Adams signed -“An Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen.” The law authorized the creation of a government operated marine hospital service and mandated that privately employed sailors be required to purchase health care insurance.

Keep in mind that the 5th Congress did not really need to struggle over the intentions of the drafters of the Constitutions in creating this Act as many of its members were the drafters of the Constitution.

And when the Bill came to the desk of President John Adams for signature, I think it’s safe to assume that the man in that chair had a pretty good grasp on what the framers had in mind.

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