As a result of a number of proposed anti-gun bills in Virginia, many of its cities and counties have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries. However, one county went above and beyond by passing a Militia Resolution.
This resolution codifies the establishment and maintenance of a de facto militia in Tazewell county.
Firearms News reached out to the Tazewell councilman Thomas Lester, who is also a professor of American History and Political Science.
Lester argued, “Declaring our county a Second Amendment Sanctuary is a great first step, however, Virginia is unique because of its constitution. Under Article 1 section 13 of the VA Constitution, VA must maintain a well-regulated militia composed of its people to validate its authority.”
He noted that “This is the political subdivision of legislature from which VA politicians derive authority – an authority expressly stated in the VA constitution.”
Lester added the following points about Virginia’s constitution:
This is because the purpose of the militia is not just to protect the county from domestic danger, but also protect the county from any sort of tyrannical actions from the Federal government. Our constitution is designed to allow them to use an armed militia as needed. If the (Federal) government takes those arms away, it prevents the county from fulfilling their constitutional duties. But, this is not limited to just our county, but also as part of a network of sister counties showing solidarity for both Virginia’s, and the American Constitution.
When asked about how the county would prepare residents to be militiamen, Lester explained:
As for the people, our Militia Resolution will be funding firearms safety and training for our county’s citizens, the ROTC and the public school systems – as well as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. These preparations are done to prepare our citizens to be able to become de facto militiamen if need be.
Virginia has middle-of-the-road gun laws compared to other states. However, Democrat’s recent successes at the state level may put the state’s gun policies in jeopardy.
More counties and municipal units will likely follow suit by passing their own resolutions due to the fact that Democrats have full control of the state legislature.
VIDEO: Liberal Protestors Burn American Flag Outside White House in Defiance of Independence Day
Engaging in their own ‘tradition.’
Liberal protestors expressing their hatred of America’s Independence Day and the national heritage burned an American flag while protesting outside of the White House on Saturday, speaking openly of their hatred for the American tradition and civilization while doing so.
“One, two, three four! Slavery, genocide, and war! Five, six, seven, eight! American was never great!”
Liberals outside the White House now engaging their own “tradition,” namely, burning the American flag. pic.twitter.com/kCqOLL9YPm
— Richard (@Wildman_AZ) July 5, 2020
The protestors had earlier stomped on an American flag in protest of the national holiday and President Donald Trump.
— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) July 4, 2020
Protestors have engaged in the burning of the American flag during previous July 4th protests, suggesting that the act is becoming a cultural liberal tradition of its own, an alternative to American Independence Day celebration.
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