Before we get overly carried away badmouthing Liberals, Democrats, Progressives...
brought this over from the General Discussion forum.
I don't recollect the Founding Fathers discriminating between political parties that much when it came down to preserving a Militia. The Federalists and the Anti-Federalists, even John Adams, knew enough to keep that ace in the hole.
To paraphrase... "Power corrupts...all power"
Distrust all government.