The Wiki defines a “militia” as the following.
A militia /mɨˈlɪʃə/ generally is an army or other fighting force that is composed of non-professional fighters; citizens of a nation or subjects of a state or government that can be called upon to enter a combat situation, as opposed to a professional force of regular, full-time military personnel.
A militia, in the usual sense, is not a political organization, but has a purpose of only common defense. The militia that turned out at Bundy Ranch has a political goal of opposing the national Government and can better be described as a “select militia.”
A select militia is composed of a small, non-representative portion of the population, often politicized
What many are calling the “militia,” such as turned out at Bundy Ranch, is a paramilitary organization with roots in the Posse Commitatus movement of the 1970’s and whose doctrine was much influenced…
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