How The Powers That Be Have Demonized It And Why;
As Told By: Mark Koernke
Amendment II United States Constitution
"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
"All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void." Marbury vs. Madison 5 US (2 Cranch) 137, 174, 176, (1803)
The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land.
Militias are not illegal. Militias are authorized by the constitution. Militias are not against the government. Militias are the last line of defense against tyranny and invasion. The Second Amendment is not about the right to keep firearms to go hunting. The Second Amendment is about the right of the people to keep and bear firearms to prevent a tyrannical government from infringing upon our God given rights and to ensure our ability to defend the constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic.
Here is an excellent video illustrating the importance of the militia and our right to keep and bear firearms:
"2A Today for The USA" www.jpfo.org/filegen-a-m/2a-today-download.htm
Militia participation in Texas has declined since the militia/patriot movement backed down the gun hating Clintonista's in the 1990's. Now the Socialist Obomination regime in power in D.C. are even more anti-gun than the Clintonistas were and they want to pass a law declaring gun owning right wing conservatives "potential threats" and ban us from owning guns. See: www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin511.htm
Freedom is not free it comes at a price. Please help bring the Texas Militia back up to full strength. If we are unable to assemble a militia force to maintain our constitutional rights the traitors in the government will not hesitate to attempt to destroy our God given Constitutional rights and start door to door gun confiscation. We all need to train and we need to train often. Your first mistake on a battlefield could be your last mistake.
Our goal is to increase militia combat readiness and to increase participation in all Texas Militia units. Militia units start with just a three man fire team. All militia units and fire teams attending field training exercises are to maintain their unit control, command structure, and unit cohesiveness, however; we should all know how to work with other militia units as we may someday need to assemble larger units for joint missions.
Most men in the militia are already proficient with a rifle. What you can learn training with us are light infantry tactics, how to fight as a team, the art of fire and maneuver, and how to train a local defense group to fight as a team.
This is why you should train with a militia; if a group of 12 hunters with no infantry or militia experience fought against an equally equipped 12 man long range reconnaissance patrol the group of hunters would be wiped out 9 times out of 10 because the hunters do not know the art of fire and maneuver and they do not know how to coordinate their efforts to fight as a team. The small unit light infantry training we provide militiamen will make them highly effective force multipliers and they will be better able to implement Mark Koernke's 5/10 plan (the 5/10 plan is for all militiamen who can to store firearms, ammunition, and equipment to outfit 5 to 10 additional militiamen).
If FEMA's priority Red List arrests start and communication and transportation goes down you might not be able to link up with your existing team but you can quickly train patriots you meet if you have learned how to train nd fight as a team. If you are not familar with "The Red List" please see the article at the bottom of this webpage.
If you would like help in locating or forming a militia unit in your area or you would like to be notified of our next Texas Militia Field Training Exercise please send an E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
I highly recommend these websites with excellent information for militiamen:
Patriot War College www.colddeadhands.addr.com
KISS ANTI-TERRORIST ALLIANCE http://kissata.homestead.com
A Well Regulated Militia (message board) www.awrm.org
Civilian Defense Force www.civiliandefenseforce.com
Click here to play the militia slide show music video by Doktor Jeep:
HISTORY OF THE MILITIA
Before the republic, before the Articles of Confederation, before the Declaration of Independence, there was the militia.
There are those in the controlled media and in government that would like you to forget, or better still, have no knowledge of this. These people are Statists and powermongers who know the history of this nation and intentionally misrepresent it. With great effort they do all that they are told to do, to attack and vilify the word "militia" and the concept that it represents.
What is it that these political hacks are trying to accomplish? Who is it that is promoting this agenda from behind the scenes? There are many questions that need to be asked even though it is unlikely that we will get an answer from the shadows of the corrupted halls of government.
Know this and dwell upon these thoughts for a little while. Without the militia, the independence of this nation would have never become a reality. Just as true is that without the militia our ongoing fight for liberty would not have been maintained. Once this is considered it is then obvious why certain elements, alien to our form of government, would want you to dislike it and to have it done away with. The militia is the shield and sword of liberty. If you are foolish enough to throw them down then it is that much easier for a tyrant to enslave you at little or no cost to him or herself.
"Militia," the word itself has a long and important history. The sovereign free man is endowed with many rights given to him by his creator. However, that does not mean that monarchs, rulers or leaders will honor the words expressed in whatever contract of governance is in place if they are swayed by greed or poor judgment. One man by himself stands little chance of securing his liberty, property and personal wealth when faced with organized thievery. Such threats can come from many directions both from within and outside of government in its many forms. It is for this reason that the common man of the west, traditionally, has organized in his community to provide defense through mutual organization and cooperation.
There is a long and well-developed history that can show the truth of this statement. The purpose of these militia forces as they developed was to protect the members from external and internal threats, both physically and administratively, by compact. First a civil solution would be sought and if the threat was still perceived, then the militia was there to protect and defend the community.
The militia has been and continues to be part of the checks and balances system that was established here in these United States by "we the people." It was the most significant and positive force in the founding of this nation.
Let me ask you a question. What year did the War for Independence start? Most people would say the Fourth of July 1776, and they would be wrong.
The war started on the 19th of April, 1775. I ask that you take a moment and think about this. Your response may have been July 4, too. Who placed that thought there and why? If you question the date then go to the history books and look at the timeline. There is a full 16-month difference in the answer.
The reason that I bring this forward as a question is because it establishes the groundwork for the next question that I will ask. On what day was the "vote" cast to start the war and who voted? There was no vote except for the single trigger pull that cast the first "lead" ballot and then a few moments later a whole bunch of other "lead" ballots were cast. That is the reality that was traditionally taught in our schools with great pride and regularity. As you may know the event was later known as the battles of Lexington and Concord. It was the local militia that fought these actions. All of the militias that participated had organized long before the war began in response to a series of direct threats to the people's liberty.
I would point out that the patriot militia did not just decide to arbitrarily start the war. As it says in the Declaration of Independence, "a long train of abuses" had been laid out before the people. Each of these abuses had been meet with protest in written form. The Fairfax and Sulfax resolves were the last in a long list of documents laid before the feet of the crown and received with ridicule and scorn. The men that served as delegates during these actions were in most cases members and leaders of militias in their respective counties and states.
George Washington was one of the delegates that helped to deliver the Fairfax resolves to the crown and there were many others. The ultimate demonstration of the need for the militia came with the deployment of "regulars" from England that numbered in the thousands. Not only were they a force of occupation but also a form of organic camera to spy upon the people by being force-quartered in the homes of the people in a time of peace. The people organized and expanded the many militias across the colonies as a counterweight to the forces brought into their very homes. This did not bode well for the professional forces that the crown had sent.
Contrary to their modern rewriting of our history books by the "globalists," the militia was not only the dominant fighting force during the war, but also highly effective. The militia's numbers always exceeded the force strength of the Congress' "regulars." As they eventually were organized and contrary to the "professional" opinion of the regulars that were primarily engaged in the history books with promoting themselves, the militia fought the majority of the ground actions of the war.
In later years, those who would want to engineer the people away from supporting the militia concept would always be selective in their reporting of the history of the militia to downplay it and promote a larger and larger "professional" force; the very thing that the founding fathers warned everyone about. One need only go to any of the major battlefields of the Revolutionary War to get a better understanding of the true ability of the militia. Saratoga, Cowpens, Ticonderoga and many more attest to the patriot militia's prowess on the battlefield of the day.
Why then would there be an ongoing attack of militia performance? The answer lies in the words of the men who founded this nation and their warnings to future generations.
To understand the founding fathers intent we need to be able to see into their minds. We can, to a certain degree, do this because of their efforts to communicate to the people in public debate through the print medium of their day. Many of these documents are available in reprinted form and are even in paperback form. I would recommend to any interested reader "The Federalist Papers" and "The Anti-Federalist Papers" to better understand the mind set of those who survived the war and participated in our many forms of government as they developed.
While these men addressed many subjects, one that was foremost in their minds was the issue of arms and the militia. Centralized force was looked upon with mistrust and distain in many cases. As can be seen by the writings, the majority stated that the people must be the "wardens of the armed, might of the nation, lest it run ruff shod (sic) over the rights of the people." The militia was envisioned as the check against excess by government at every level, for the whole of the people would be armed. It was true then and it is true to this day. Those who would wish you to be an unarmed peasant have visions of empire on their mind and you will note that the talking heads of this day in the last month or so are promoting just that on the "boob tube," radio and in print. This is the very thing that the framers warned us about time and again.
Several times throughout our history in military affairs, it is the militia that has either saved the day or restrained our "regular" forces from actions contrary to the nature of the campaign or battle our forces were engaged in. One example of this can be seen in the War of 1812. A combined force of "regulars" and militia fought in the southeastern part of Michigan and eventually took Detroit and moved across the river into Ontario where they faced an inferior force of retired British soldiers and Canadian militia. The American force defeated the Commonwealth forces and put them to foot. The "regular" forces officers wanted to continue with an attack upon the rest of Canada with conquest in mind. The militia commanders and their forces refused to participate because the battle had been joined to eliminate the threat and not invade and occupy Canada. Although there was disagreement, the militia won out, as it was obvious that without the strength of the militia no "conquest" and occupation would be possible.
In another action of the War of 1812, it was the militia that drove the British from the capital of the country as more than 28,000 militia descended upon the invaders from across the nearby states. The "regulars" had not been able to stop the British from invading the city. Almost all of Andrew Jackson's force in the Battle of New Orleans was made up of militia and they faced down the single-best combat units on the planet of that day. Again, a unique American experience.
Does this mean that the militia fought to perfection through out its history? Of course they didn't. There are militia formations that fought well and there are others that did not, just as there were and are "regular" army forces both of good and bad quality. Where human beings are involved there will be variations based upon experience, training and a wide number of other variables.
Independent militia formations have existed throughout our nation's history from the Revolutionary war through to present day. The Green Mountain boys are one example from the 1700s. Another more recent example that most Americans know about but usually do not relate with the word "militia" were the Rough Riders of Teddy Roosevelt fame. They were a militia? Why yes, they were, and a fully independent one at that. They were mustered by Mr. Roosevelt and privately armed to include the fact that colt donated machine guns to the militia unit for their use. They mobilized and went into service just as many other units did during the Spanish-American war.
So how did the word militia become a "bad" word in government circles? Well, the truth be told it is still used today and must be in order for the "system" to exist at all for all, I will repeat, ALL United States fighting forces to include the active army are MILITIA. The difference is that the militia that make up the regular army are called the "active militia" where as all Americans that are not part of the "active militia" are members of the "inactive militia." The militia is "we the people," literally.
But just as the founding fathers warned it could happen, the focus is now on promoting central federal control in an attempt to usurp the power of the militia and make it an offensive force rather than a defensive force. Think back to the incident during the War of 1812 and the militia as the check against over zealous ambition on the part of those in power and you can see why playing down the militia or badmouthing it would be in the interest of certain parties.
This brings us to the present day. We have many examples of the failure of our system because of centralized power at the federal level that is both distant and destructive. This centralization of power is a threat to the safety and peace of our nation just as it was in the hands of the crown more than 230 years ago. Once power becomes centralized, with no counter force to keep it in check, and is combined with devious minds in positions of authority, it is only a matter of when that power will be used wrongly.
The attack on the Branch Davidians by a combination of federal and foreign forces is one example. The utter failure, intentionally, to respond in a timely fashion to the Katrina storm are demonstrations of the abuse of power with ulterior motives and these are only a few of the many abuses perpetrated over several years.
It is the militia in its most recent form that has kept in check to any degree those who would hope to enslave us once again. It is the unsung efforts of the militia that has kept the beast at bay. It is the militia that can help to restore stability to our local and state government along with following the constitution itself at the federal level and the many state constitutions at the state level.
Here is just one example of many from the Katrina fiasco that shows where the militia would have changed the demeanor of the situation as it developed. As we know, many people did evacuate from the coastal parts of the storm affected areas. So, where did they go? Well, many went as far as a tank of gas would take them with no clear destination in mind.
Some of you reading this may have been in the "impact" areas where this mass of people ended up. In these affected areas many of the local police (policy enforcement officers) or county deputies (peace officers) could be counted in numbers using no more than both hands. In some cases as few as six men may have constituted the total number of peace officers available. They were quickly overwhelmed as petty theft and break-ins escalated with every hour. There was no relief contrary to all of the propaganda and promises by FEMA and Heartland/Homeland security in years of meetings before the crisis.
The mistake was putting trust in people so far away from the problem that they truly didn't care. Because of their remoteness, along with other political agendas having to do with manipulation, the distant federal agencies held back assistance and blocked all traditional forms of assistance from coming in wherever they could. This intentional failure cost lives and a vast wealth of personal property. The people in these areas got to see firsthand that centralization combined with abusive government kills, literally.
So what could have been done better and before hand? Well, consider this. In the traditional model that "Big Gubermint" told the locals to throw out the militia at the local level, would have mobilized to immediately assist local peace officers with the problem. This would include assistance with traffic control, securing local assets such as water treatment and food storage while also performing patrols of local areas to prevent looting and other confrontations. It would also include assistance to those displaced using common sense. This is what the local militia was intended for.
Think about it. Who knows the community better and how to deal with the many personalities that make up that local community? Would a local force make more sense or a bunch of steroid-filled cops from California like the ones that stomped the grandma into the ground when they were going house to house to confiscate guns from people who had survived the storm and protected their homes? The local militia would know better. The local militia would not leave women helpless and alone in a nursing home to be raped repeatedly and then stabbed to death by thugs as the FEMA police did. They would not let it happen. The militia would have risked any threat because they live there and it could be their mothers or grandmothers threatened. The militia is the property of "we the people" and if we fail to maintain ownership then the tyrant will step in because he perceives weakness.
Other examples contrary to the propaganda of the controlled media about the militia include the Oklahoma City bombing. Do a little research by going through the archives that contain pictures of the first responders that were there at the blast site. Look closely and you will see truck caps on the back of trucks with the words "militia" on them. These were local Oklahoma militia that were there, who risked their lives just as many others did to help with the situation. It was right there in front of everyone, but it was not the propaganda that the critters in charge wanted out or for people to see. How many of you looked at those pictures and didn't notice until I pointed them out? This is just one of many examples of lies by omission. There is much to learn and in some cases unlearn if it was bad data that was entered.
Ask yourself this. If everything going on is on the up and up, then what have the powers that be to worry about from the people, armed or otherwise?
We come full circle to the beginning of the history of the militia. Its purpose is to protect us from those that think that they have the authority to take away your liberty. This is nothing new. The militia in its present form knows all too well the threat that looms over us all. Its job is to protect our rights, yours and mine. If you wonder who it is that makes up the militia then go into the bathroom and look in the mirror. You will find one of its many members looking back at you for, as the founders stated many times, the militia is the property of "we the people." Many of its members understand all too well that liberty entails responsibility. Know that there is nothing that you own that the militia wants, but there is much that we will help you to protect. We are the sword and the shield of liberty and your fellow countrymen. Take the time to know more and become part of the men and women who live by the words "This we'll defend." The militia.
Mark Gregory Koernke is a former U.S. Army Intelligence Analyst. He has written and published two book series and is the host of "The Intelligence Report" radio program. To find out more about this and many other related subjects go to: www.libertytreeradio.4mg.com
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