Once the state "militias" (NG) are placed under direct federal control and funding, they cease to be militias, and simply become, in fact if not title, federal soldiers. Your volunteer status changes once you are getting paid. Perhaps someone with a better understanding of what makes a militia could correct us here.First, all wars that the US has fought, with the only exception being Vietnam, have been fought mainly by the militia when they have been summoned by either Presidential Order or by Congressional Declaration of War (which also ends up with a CinC (the President) issuing an order). Look back in history to all of our wars and they were mainly fought by "volunteers" organized in State unit units. WW1 and WW2 were mainly fought by call ups and by draftees that were used to fill in shortages in the units.
Despite the use of the phrase "this has proved true", this statement has an ideology that underpins it. You may as well have said, "since in every conflict the US military has ever involved itself it was morally proper to do so, it sure was a good thing we had all these soldiers waiting around." Someone who disagreed with the underlying moral position (that every war was justified) would find this argument unsatisfying.This was recognized as necessary as far back as George Washington who realized that a standing Army, of limited size, was required to maintain training and installations should there be need for a call up which has, of course, proved true over and over.
This is analysis based on the unstated belief that all US military conflicts have in fact maintained our freedom. I consider taxes and inflation to be an abridgment of my economic freedom, and must disagree with this analysis, since war must be paid for with taxes or inflation (usually both). I'm also not convinced that any of the conflicts of the last 50 years have anything to do with me at all, much less my freedom.History has taught and the both the Legislative and Executive branches have confirmed that a standing Army (Navy, Marines, AF and sometoimes the CG) are necessary to maintain freedom.
We agree!!The 2A guarantees the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for the common defense which may include forcefully prytecting ourselves from a standing Army and a tyrantical government.