The way the Constitution was set up, putting all power of calling the armed forces of America and the militia into service of the nation into the hands of the people via Congress, saving the direction of them for the President as commander in chief only after being called into service by Congress; giving Congress only the ability to declare war, and raise armies and navies for the purpose of war; giving Congress only the ability to call the militia and militia only into service in times of insurrection or invasion and when the laws need go be executed; giving Congress the power to make all rules governing the armed forces and militia; and placing a limit on Congress’s power to appropriate money toward a standing army to only two years, all denote the founding principle of America that standing armies during times of peace, or indeed at all times, are dangerous to the liberty of nations, or in particular, the liberty and rights of the people of the those nations. They denote that due to this founding principle, no standing army, however large or small, voluntary or not, was supposed to exist in America during times of peace, but only during times of war when Congress declared war, and that all defense of the nation during times of sudden attack were to be met solely by the citizen army, the militia. But America has largely forgotten this founding principle enshrined in the Constitution, and desires a large standing army, and indeed has one, even if voluntary, and justifies this very real threat to the liberty and rights of the people on foreign threats.
Indeed, James Madison, the Father of the Constitution once said, “If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” His warning was prophetic, for that is exactly what has happened. We have raised a standing army during times of peace within the last decades (and who knows if Congress has even abided by the two year money appropriation rule), justifying its existence to fight off foreign enemies, and scare off foreign enemies by flexing our might military muscles everytime we perceive a threat. The “safety of the nation” from foreign threats is used to justify this very large, well armed (much more so than the people of the nation, unfortunately), and regimental standing army, trained to unfeelingly and unthinkingly obey any order of its commanding officer(s), trained to exercise deadly force when commanded to do so. Is this not the greatest threat we have to liberty in our current day in age? And not only have we created this large standing army domestically during times of peace and justified its existence on foreign threats, but we have also spread this army into foreign lands, occupying those foreign nations for “their own safety.” We have not only endangered our own liberty with this standing army, but we have also endangered the liberty of other peoples and nations by placing it in their lands, even limiting those nation’s abilities to fight and defend themselves (Japan). But we haven’t stopped here. America’s federal government, especially under the presidency of George W. Bush, has justified this large standing army’s perpetual existence by proclaiming a state of eternal war, not against a nation or nations, but against an ill defined ideology, “terrorism.” He has created the war on terror, justifying America’s use of force via its huge standing army wherever in the world whenever against this poorly defined enemy, terror. And what if that terror comes from our own nation? And what exactly is “terrorism?” Is this large standing army, now justified to exist forever, even during times of peace and undeclared war, to fight a vague enemy that is said to know no borders nor time limits, to be used in our own lands to suppress anything the federal government is to define as “terrorism?” Forget the Constitution and its dictates that only the militia is to be called forth in times of insurrections and during times of invasion. We have the leviathan and its pet behemoth that can be called out to do its bidding according to its own will. And not only is this horror limited solely to the federal government, but the states as well has created their own unconstitutional standing armies, the National Guard, and have gone even further, militarizing their police units in the form of SWAT. America, we are surrounded on all sides by the leviathan and its pet behemoth, the large standing army, ready to be taken control of by Satan, the Dragon of the Book of Revelation, and his Beasts and false prophets, to be used to stamp out righteousness and oppress and reign in blood and horror. The rains and flood are at our doors, America, and we are still eating and drinking, making merry, marrying and giving in marriage, unknowing but mostly uncaring of what is in store for us with the existence of a nearly all powerful centralized government and its large standing army. The avalanche is coming; its just a matter of time. We have created, justified, and allowed to exist our own destroyers. There is nowhere to flee, nor where to hide. We now live in George Orwell’s 1984, where our government spies on almost everything we do, has all but confiscated our private property, especially our control over it, and has erected it behemoth standing army to enforce its unconstitutional, illiberal, and oppressive dictates on us and the people of the world. We have but the Lord to trust in now. But will the Lord protect us when we have created our own destruction? If we turn to him he will. But if not, then the wicked will fall with Babylon in its war against itself and its parts, the wrath of God, and I don’t doubt America’s standing army, if not eradicated from existence, will be play a prominent role in these things and times.
Our Constitution was designed, in the words of James Madison, to have “A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms,” which will be “the best most natural defense of a free country.” The citizen army, the militia, who’s lifelong and sole career is not warfare but peace, trade, and prosperity, is to be used in times of defense of the nation and is the only branch of the armed forces permitted to stand in times of peace, while the army, navy, and air force are permitted to exist only in times of declared war, war declared by Congress, which has not happened since WWII. Very little to no danger can come from the militia, the body of the people, trained in arms, yet called into action only times of invasion or insurrection, but much, if not anything but danger comes from a standing army, a war machine that given weapons that the people are not permitted themselves to own, who’s sole purpose in life is to unquestioningly obey orders and use deadly force, to commit acts of war, even against its own citizen brothers and sisters.
America has one of the greatest system of oppression established, just waiting for the Beast, the anti-Christ to come and take the reigns and oppress the righteous and wicked alike. Are we to sit idly by, lulled by a false sense of security, and let this happen and destroy ourselves? When wicked men and women take over all branches of the federal and states governments, which is happening even now, who’s to stop it’s deadly march through the nation and world using its monstrous standing army, well equipped, well trained, and well indoctrinated, save the Lord? We would do well to act now while we still possibly can, repenting and siding our Lord, Jesus Christ, and doing all we can to dismantle as much as possible our monstrous standing army, both federally and in each state.