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Fri., June 25, 2010, 11:06 a.m.

Idaho GOP Panel Wants State Militia

Could Idaho get an all-volunteer state militia that's out from under any federal control? A Butte County delegate to the state Republican Party convention in Idaho Falls on Friday got his compatriots on a committee to go along with the plan - at least on paper. The idea must still win full convention approval Saturday. Butte County delegate Guy Mongan says such a force could assist in the event of natural disasters and wouldn't be subject to a military call-up, such like the Idaho National Guard/Associated Press. More here.

Question: Would you like to see the state of Idaho form an all-volunteer militia? Why? Why not?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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