We have been somewhat at a loss to conceive under what provision of the Constitution or laws of the United States, an individual state has a right to keep a standing army. But as we perceive the great guardian of the Constitution, the President of the United States, who has frequently evinced his jealousy lest it should be infringed, so much so indeed that he has refused to enforce the treaties and laws made for the protection of the Indians, because in his opinion they are unconstitutional, has not made his objection to the raising and maintaining an army now stationed within the Cherokee territory, we presume we must take it for granted that all is right. We allude to the Georgia guard, and we should like to know in what respect it differs from an army? If a state has a right to keep fifty armed men for an indefinite period, she has a right to keep five thousand; and if one state has that right all the others have, and what is the use of the regular army of the Union? Guard -- perhaps the name makes this military band differ from an army, or
an organized collection of armed men.