Monday, December 13, 2010

Breaking: Federal judge rules Obamacare individual mandate unconstitutional.

1 comment:

Bearskin caps and powder-horns are unconstitutional said...

Well, at least it's all over now.

Fun "Founding Fathers' Original Intent" Fact:
In 1792, the Second Congress passed a law mandating "each and every free able-bodied white male citizen" to enroll in militias, declaring that "every citizen, so enrolled and notified, shall, within six months thereafter, provide himself with a good musket or firelock, a sufficient bayonet and belt, two spare flints, and a knapsack, a pouch, with a box therein, to contain not less than twenty four cartridges, suited to the bore of his musket or firelock, each cartridge to contain a proper quantity of powder and ball; or with a good rifle, knapsack, shot-pouch, and powder-horn, twenty balls suited to the bore of his rifle, and a quarter of a pound of powder; and shall appear so armed, accoutred and provided, when called out to exercise or into service." Officers were required to arm themselves "with a sword or hanger, a fusee, bayonet and belt, with a cartridge box to contain twelve cartridges." Furthermore, "each private of matoss shall furnish themselves with good horses of at least fourteen hands and an half high, and to be armed with a sword and pair of pistols, the holsters of which to be covered with bearskin caps," "each dragoon [is] to furnish himself with a serviceable horse, at least fourteen hands and an half high, a good saddle, bridle, mail-pillion and valise, holster, and a best plate and crupper, a pair of boots and spurs; a pair of pistols, a sabre, and a cartouchbox to contain twelve cartridges for pistols," and all brigade volunteers "shall be uniformly clothed in raiments, to be furnished at their expense."