The Seven Walls of Fortress America, Part V
The Last Wall is the Right and Duty to Bear Arms in a Militia
“I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.” — J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers
Freedom is always under siege from the roving bandits that seek to tyrannize and plunder the free. To protect themselves, the Founding Fathers of the United States erected the Constitution as a citadel of freedom. Like Minas Tirith, it was built with seven walls. From outer to inner, the walls are:
A written constitution.
A vertical separation of powers.
A horizontal separation of powers.
A government of enumerated powers.
A government of mixed type.
A bill of enumerated rights.
A militia of the people.
All seven walls have been breached. Four weeks ago we discussed the collapse of the first three walls, three weeks ago we documented the collapse of the fourth wall, two weeks ago we discussed the obliteration and paving over of the fifth wall and last week the breaches of the sixth wall. Now we turn our attention to the final wall.
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