Originally Posted by G29Reload
What's really funny was there was no National guard till at least 100 years after the BOR was written.
The National Guard system was created after the Civil War to ensure that the Federal government and not the States controlled the military forces. Pretty hard for a State to wage war on the Fed when their military forces all answer to and are equipped by the Federal government. Just part of the slow subjugation of the States to the Fed.