Confederate States Militia

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The Confederate States Militia

The CSM is the militia of the Southern States, formerly known as the Confederate States of America and now an occupied nation. The CSM believes strongly in the unity and cooperation of all Southern people to regain once more the honor and liberty of our dear Confederacy. We seek to do this by all legal and peaceful means. We do not advocate violence or aggression against the Government of the United States but ask only that they honor their obligations under the Constitutional contract of 1789. The CSM is no one man’s or single group’s army. It is the militia of all the Southern states and the Southern people.

General K. Steven Monk
Confederate States Militia, Commanding

A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.

– Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution


Active Militia Law & Legal Definition

Active militia refers to a volunteer defense unit other than the National Guard.

The following is an example of a case law on active militia:

An act to provide for the organization of the State militia, which exempts an active member of a company of the State militia from serving upon juries, is a valid and constitutional law. The organization of the active militia of the State is not in violation of that clause of the Federal constitution which withholds from the States the right to keep troops in time of peace. Such a militia is not embraced in the term troops, as used in the constitution. The State militia is simply a domestic force, as distinguished from regular troops, and is only liable to be called into service when the exigencies of the State make it necessary. [Dunne v. People, 94 Ill. 120 (Ill. 1879)].

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