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State militias are as equally prepared for war as standing armies. During the Revolutionary War, state militias were used to win the battle against Great Britain-a major standing power. Standing armies take away citizens' power to protect themselves, by using standing armies to enforce structure that could be created by a state militia.
Standing army can possibly protect the nation from outside powers, but so can state militias. During the Revolutionary War, state militias were used to fight against a major foreign power. Winning the war was a major accomplishment for the nation. The federalists only want a standing army to control how and what citizens do when protecting themselves. Also, the second amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms, which supports state militias better.
A standing army would take power away from the people and destroy their liberties. In militias, people had power to fight only when necessary. In a large republic, one law will please some while others are left unhappy. Those people will support a standing army based solely on the fear of getting killed.Even though the Const. Keeps militias around, it creates a standing army. State militias helped win the fight during the Revolutionary War. State militias allow for less chaos and more unity. Citizens are able to enforce power among themselves without being forced to fight under a standing army.
The Congress has the power to make laws that are necessary and proper. This vague clause used by a large republic will lead to elite rule. In a large republic it is not possible for everyone to be equally represented because one elite can not accurately represent the ideals of the majority. Elites can make laws by saying it is for the “common defense” or the “general welfare” because it is in the Constitution. The Congress would have the power to repeal any state laws because the congress would go beyond its enumerated boundaries by bending the enumerated powers in the Constitution.
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