A candidate for governor is creating some buzz for comments about a militia to help defend against improper federal infringements.
Republican State Senator Randy Brogdon is running for governor in Oklahoma. Brogdon, who has endorsed the idea of a state citizen militia, is backing off his earlier position that it would be used to oppose the federal government.
Brogdon now says the militia would be used as an auxiliary state force to help during emergencies.
Brogdon was among some conservative members of the Oklahoma Legislature and tea party leaders who had said creating a new volunteer militia could help defend against what they believe are improper federal infringements on state sovereignty.
Tea party movement leaders say they've discussed the idea with several supportive lawmakers and hope to get legislation next year to recognize a new volunteer force.
So what do you think? Do you think state leaders should endorse a plan to establish a militia to defend against the federal government, one that could help in emergencies, or none at all?
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