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Uncle Sam is asking Americans if they could refrain from slapping guns on their drones

Imhotep

Re: But...but

"That was actually about the National Guards to stop the new federal government taking control of states."

There was no National Guard at that time. It would be safer to say it was added as a safeguard by people who were concerned they might need to protect themselves from or overthrow another government, and wanted to be sure they had the means to do so.

Both sides of the argument were published and discussed widely at the time, and those writings are still easily available.

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