Brief Response to the Utility of the Alleged Sovereign Army-of-One: The Unorganized Individual RTKBA and the Organized Common Power (Militia) of the People [1]

By Daniel V. McGonigle III

December 25, 2012

The overwhelming problem is that mass disorganization implemented by usurpers executing unnatural un-American orders and allowed by non-vigilance of the People, that is contrary to western and American political philosophy and counter to Art I § 8 cl 16, has resulted in 80M unorganized, unranked, un-officered and unauthorized armies of one. Having an unorganized People was proven before 1787, and has been proven time and again, to NOT be a “check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers 2 involved in domestic anarchy, insurrection and/or invasion 3.

The founders knew what was “necessary to the security of a free State 4, and we see today the consequences of not following the enumerated principle.

In his article several years ago, Italian scholar Carlo Stagnaro wrote: “Self defense is legitimate in the eyes of God, since it is a way to protect His gifts, including life, liberty, and property, against predators. Self defense is an individual’s right in general, but in particular cases it may even be a duty—when, for example, one is responsible for someone else’s life, liberty, and property. . . One should recognize that violence does exist. . . violence is a feature of human nature. And criminals, aggressors, and tyrants exist as well. So, asking whether self defense is legitimate is equal to asking what behavior Christians should adopt when faced with such violent types as criminals, aggressors, and tyrants. . . It is no surprise, then, that the American Founding Fathers gave so large space to self defense in general, and to right to keep and bear arms in particular. It makes no sense to advocate liberty in any aspect of society, but to forbid people to defend that liberty.” 5

Samuel Adams and the Boston Committee of Correspondence wrote in their 1772 report: “. . the grand end of civil government, from the very nature of its institution, is for the support, protection, and defence of those very rights; the principal of which, as is before observed, are Life, Liberty, and Property. If men, through fear, fraud, or mistake, should in terms renounce or give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the grand end of society would absolutely vacate such renunciation. The right of freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave.” 6

It is impossible to deter tyranny, “to execute the Laws . . suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions7, without first revitalizing the concurrent federal-several States powers of “organizing, arming . . disciplining . . Appointment of the Officers; and . . training” 8 the 80M armies of one.


[1] Said power being enumerated at Art I § 8 cl 1/15/16, the 2nd Amendment and the 10th Amendment. “the Militia of the several States” [Art II § 2 cl 1] being composed of the whole body of “the People of the several States” [Art I § 2 cl 1].

2 Story, Joseph. Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, 1833. § 1890

3 In lieu of any doubts that there is ongoing domestic anarchy, insurrection and invasion in this country centralized out of Washington, DC and NYC, definitions are necessary. Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary—for example: one of the definitions under “INVA’SION, n. s as z. [L. invasio, from invado. See Invade.] . . 2. An attack on the rights of another; infringement or violation.” Note the word “infringed” in the 2nd Amendment.

4 2nd Amendment — A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

5 Christians and Guns, by Carlo Stagnaro. Journal on Firearms & Public Policy, Vol. 15, Fall 2003

6 Samuel Adams, The Rights of the Colonists: The Report of the Committee of Correspondence to the Boston Town Meeting, November 20, 1772

7 Art I § 8 cl 15

8 Art I § 8 cl 16


© 2012  Daniel V. McGonigle III