What is the militia?
Go look in the mirror and you will have the answer. The militia, contrary to the insistence of the media, is not an "anti-government hate group." It is not a group of uneducated, backwoods, inbred, hicks who date their sisters. It is not made up of malcontents bent on destroying America. Militiamen are not misfits, they are not psychologically damaged mental defectives.
They are you...
The unorganized militia (legally speaking) is made up of "...all able bodied males between the ages of 17 and 45..." We are all militia. You, me, your dad, your neighbor, your brother, your boss, your dry cleaner, the mail man, the stock boy at the grocery store, the cook at your favorite restaurant, and the cable guy are all members of the unorganized militia.
You might be asking scratching your head thinking that we don't need a militia...what good can they do anyway. You ask, and I'll answer... It was the unorganized militia that brought down that plane in Pennsylvania on September 11 and prevented it from reaching it's target. Now I'll bet your saying, "What? Huh? That was just ordinary people." My point exactly. Ordinary people are the militia.
But, don't take my word for it, read the words of the founding fathers:
"Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it
feared, then, that we shall turn our arms
each man against his own bosom? Congress shall have no power to disarm the militia.
Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an
American ... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or
state governments, but where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the People."
-- Tench Coxe, 1788.
"And what country can preserve its liberties, if its
rulers are not warned from
time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take
arms...the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood
of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."
-- Thomas Jefferson
"Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who
are not only prepared
to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic
purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice
for that freedom."
-- John F. Kennedy
(okay, so JFK was't a founding father, but this quote is just as valid as any)
Or if you would rather, take a look at the actual legal definition of the militia as set forth in the United States Code:
Section 311 of US Code Title 10, entitled, "Militia: composition and classes" in its entirety:
"(a) 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.
(b) The classes of the militia are
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia."
Still doubtful? Check it out for yourself at Findlaw.com
Now that we have covered what the militia is, you are probably wondering what it has to do with you. We have already established that every member of American society is in fact militia. You can stop now, and leave this site, and nothing will change, you will go about your life, but you will still be a member of the militia, the choice to take that responsibility seriously is one that all militiamen have to make on their own.
How does one "take the responsibility seriously?" Train. Simply owning a gun does not a minuteman make. Owning arms is the birthright of every American, and the duty of every militiaman, but it does not end there. In order to be a more effective militiaman, you must train. The extent and depth of that training is entirely up to you. If you own a rifle, and you take it to the range and practice, you have taken part in militia training. If you take to the hills for a camping or hiking trip, you have completed militia training.
This site is dedicated to training the militiaman, be he/she a member of an organized group, or out on his/her own. We also provide space for individuals to link up with an organized group, as well as a place to share information about such training.
Taking our cues from the business world, this site aims to create a network of Patriots across the country. Our shared knowledge is put on the table to be a benefit to all in our endevor to preserve Liberty.
Now get out there and train....