Laci presented a wonderful glimpse into what it must have been like in the 1790s complete with fine art.
By 1830, muster days were under attack from those who resented the required participation. They were joined by temperance advocates, who objected to the considerable public drunkenness attending each muster, and later by critics of the Mexican War, who claimed that the existence of a peace-time militia had in fact led to this conflict.The irony is too much. Your typical 2nd Amendment champion of the 21st century would have objected to participation in the militia. Aren't the gun advocates we know and love the very kind who would "resent mandatory participation" in anything?
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