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Why do wee need a militia now?

Posted: Friday, March 12, 2010

Back in 2002, Michigan Militia founder Norm Olson is quoted in the Peninsula Clarion (Sept. 3, 2002) as saying that "A militia is not needed up in Alaska" and that "he doesn't plan to form a militia organization in Alaska."

On Feb. 23 of this year, Olson, in a Clarion letter-to-the-editor, says "We, the Alaska Citizens Militia, want to hear your story. We care about those who have been ground into the dust by corporate government agencies."

In a letter-to-the-editor in the March 5 Clarion, Michigan Militia co-founder Ray Southwell urges us to, "Join your local Citizens Militia in defense of our community and nation."

Well, which is it, guys? What changed your mind? How did area residents go from not needing a militia then to needing an armed militia now?

Are we to believe we need armed militia men to listen to tales of woe? Are we to believe we need an armed militia to defend our community? From what? Brown bears? Tourists?

John Nelson

Soldotna



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