Stitch with @capwithoutacountry: "Necessary to the security of a free state, not free people."
"Oh, hey Night Monkey. This is just your friendly reminder that, in America, the militia and the state are the people. That's why Lincoln described as a government 'of the people, for the people, by the people'. Bear in mind, of course, that Lincoln was also the Republican president who sent in the standing military to obliterate a rebellion against what the Southern slave-holding states had decided was a tyrannical federal government."