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Constitution of the State of West Texas (1868)

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ARTICLE VI.

MILITIA.

SEC. 1. The Legislature shall provide by law for organizing and disciplining the Militia of this State, in such manner as they shall deem expedient, not incompatible with the Constitution and laws of the United States in relation thereto: Provided that no other than registered voters shall be enrolled as militia, and that the officers of the Militia shall be required in addition to the usual oath of office to take an oath that they have never aided or abetted any rebellion or insurrection against the United States.

SEC. 2. Any person who conscientiously scruples to bear arms, shall not be compelled to do so, but shall pay an equivalent for personal service.

SEC. 3. The Governor shall have power to call forth the militia to execute the laws of the State, to suppress insurrection and repel invasions.