From the Virginia Bill of Rights
Section 13. That a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.
Governments around the world have created endless mayhem and destruction with their irresponsibly managed armies.
The US founding fathers intended for individuals to be armed and to defend our borders and freedom. The federal government has overwhelmingly demonstrated that they are unwilling and incapable of defending either.
government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem
– Ronald Reagan Inaugural address 1981