Each states’s national guard is an army for that (nation) state. The name of the body even has the word ‘national‘ to tell us loud and clear, that this army or national guard is for a nation; national means nation.
Also, the national guard is not a militia, since a militia is separate from a nation-state. Those people who claim the National Guard is the militia don’t realize they are wrong because they don’t realize each state is a nation-state with governments separate from the federal government.
U.S. v. Cruikshank, 92 U.S. 542 1875; “We have in our political system a Government of the United States and a government of each of the several States. Each one of these governments is distinct from the others, and each has citizens of its own….”
Yet, it seems either the federal government or UNITED STATES INC has usurped control of the 50 national guards. It’s not clear if the federal government actually has this control of if everyone just blindly obeys ‘orders’ as if they require action, when they might only be (purchase) orders.
This article notes that 23 states have state guards, similar to what ron is starting on Florida, noted below. Then what are or were the National Guards of each state?
ron; desantis of Florida has started a Florida State Guard “not encumbered by the federal government”. While in a way this is a step away from control by the people living on the (District of) Columbia, it’s still not a militia since the Florida national government will control it.
Each states has a national guard and 24 have state guards. None of these are militias since a militia is separate from the state.