|The result of a misreading of the words "well regulated militia." (Above)|
"Contrary to popular right-wing belief, the Second Amendment does not protect a right to form a militia in a family member's or friend's backyard with the objective of overthrowing the government," explained Senior TNA Researcher Dick Schneider, who consulted with the nation's foremost academics on the Second Amendment for two months.
Schneider added, "Such a belief shows an embarrassing ignorance of American history. The Constitution was created to strengthen the federal government and replace the Articles of Confederation. The Constitution does not protect the right of all Americans to commit treason."
"Everyone believing they can form a militia, or join one created by a buddy, is about as patriotic as they are informed. They are guilty of sedition by publicly urging others to join them in an insurrection," said Schneider.
"So there it is. Unfortunately, experts and objective reality will never be allowed to get in the way of what right-wing Americans want. They are pretty consistent there," stated Schneider.