Americans As A Citizen Militia

Second Amendment, FTW!

Apollo at the Federalist Papers has a very good argument explaining why the terrorists will never win:
The state of Wisconsin has gone an entire deer hunting season without someone getting killed. That’s great. There were over 600,000 hunters.

Allow me to restate that number. Over the last two months, the eighth largest army in the world – more men under arms than Iran; more than France and Germany combined – deployed to the woods of a single American state to help keep the deer menace at bay.

But that pales in comparison to the 750,000 who are in the woods of Pennsylvania this week. Michigan’s 700,000 hunters have now returned home. Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia, and it is literally the case that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world.

These numbers are part of why those of us who grew up in rural parts of the country simply don’t comprehend the gun-grabbing impulses of some. Every single year, millions of Americans carry high power rifles into the woods and more or less do as they please – some shoot at deer, some just drink a lot – and it is a complete non-story.
Those are some very interesting numbers.

But the point here is a good one. There are far too many folks out there saying that "China will eventually take over the U.S." and "Soon, we'll all be speaking another language." Bah. I don't believe it.

Oh sure, our economy could collapse and drive our nation into a Mad-Max-like state of anarchy. But, I don't believe for a second that another nation would dare come across our border and try to take over.

There are a lot of politically apathetic Americans out there. But I would wager my life that, if challenged by a foreign power, that apathy would turn into red-hot-gun-totin' rage.

Head nod: Dish