On January 21st, 1903, there was passed by Congress and approved by the President a law which, by adding greatly to the defensive power of the Republic, is destined to have a far-reaching effect on the future of the United States. By this law the National Government gains certain advantages which may be briefly summarized as follows : First: A great improvement in the efficiency of the National Guard, which will result as a consequence of governmental super vision and aid, better arms and equipment, and more thorough training.
The Governor of this Commonwealth as Commander-in-Chief shall have the powers enumerated hereafter in this title over the Pennsylvania military forces which includes the Pennsylvania National Guard when not absent from this Commonwealth on the call or order of the United States and the Pennsylvania Guard when formed, organized and equipped under order from the Governor in conformity with this title.
Terrorist cells in Brooklyn carry out an escalating series of terrorist attacks on New York City over the course of several weeks. After the third such attack, which destroys the FBI’s New York headquarters and kills hundreds, the President declares a state of martial law in Brooklyn, imposes a curfew, rounds up individuals of Middle Eastern descent, and subjects the borough’s two-million-plus residents to harsh, restrictive military rule—including the torture of several suspects—until the remaining cells are hunted down and destroyed.
Be it enacted by the Senate and house of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the militia shall consist of every able-bodied male citizen of the respective States, Territories, and the District of Columbia, and every able-bodied male of foreign birth who has declared his intention to become a citizen, who is more than eighteen and less than forty-five years of age, and shall be divided into two classes-the organized militia, to be known as the National National Guard. Guard of the State, Territory, or District of Columbia, or by such other designations as may be given them by the laws of the respective States or Territories, and the remainder to be known as the Reserve Militia.
The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.