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Memorial Day 2010

This day brings sadness and joy as we reflect on the Men and Women that have fallen in order for us to enjoy the freedoms we have in America, believe it or not… for me the joy comes from the memories and enlightenment built while doing research on the people responsible for our liberty.  From General George Washington and his troops, to the Farmers, Blacksmith, Doctors and other Townsmen and Women that made up the Militia that we will never hear anything about.

As we have struggled through history from the Revolutionary days to now, we have had many… many brave men and women in our history to thank God for! Not all Military, some are civilian… Police , Fire, Medical and as  in the past… “but much less common” are the every day people in our society that go day to day fighting Tyranny without recognition while still attempting to put food on the table, They are the American Patriot!

The people that make up the current American Patriot Movement are as the Militia of 1700′s, an important part of the Constitutional Republic our fore fathers left to “ALL” of us to protect. The true sadness is roving around our towns and neighborhoods  seeing the apathy still on display among most Americans! Take a look around your area today and see how many homes do not fly the flag especially during these troubling times, I believe this is indicative to the percentage of people in your area that one could count on in a crisis. Not very reassuring is it?

Today is the Day for us to reflect on the people in history ( Past and Recent) who have given “ALL” while we enjoy the fruit of their Patriotism and Blood, allowing us to enjoy the time away from the daily grind!

“NEVER FORGET, Always Protect” – R. Copley Jr.

Although the terms militia and minutemen are sometimes used interchangeably today, in the 18th century there was a decided difference between the two. Militia were men in arms formed to protect their towns from foreign invasion and ravages of war. Minutemen were a small hand-picked elite force which were required to be highly mobile and able to assemble quickly. Minutemen were selected from militia muster rolls by their commanding officers. Typically 25 years of age or younger, they were chosen for their enthusiasm, reliability, and physical strength. Usually about one quarter of the militia served as Minutemen, performing additional duties as such. The Minutemen were the first armed militia to arrive or await a battle.

Although today Minutemen are thought of as connected to the Revolutionary War in America, their existence was conceived in Massachusetts during the mid-seventeenth century. As early as 1645, men were selected from the militia ranks to be dressed with matchlocks or pikes and accoutrements within half an hour of being warned. In 1689 another type of Minuteman company came into existence. Called Snowshoemen, each was to “provide himself with a good pair of snowshoes, one pair of moggisons, and one hatchet” and to be ready to march on a moment’s warning. Minutemen also played a role in the French and Indian War in the 1750′s. A journal entry from Samuel Thompson, a Massachusetts militia officer, states, “…but when our men were gone, they sent eleven more at one minute’s warning, with 3 days provision…” By the time of the Revolution, Minutemen had been a well-trained force for six generations in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Every town had maintained its ‘training band’. The adversity that this region faced — Native-American uprisings, war with France, and potential for local insurrections, social unrest, and rioting — provided ample reason to adhere to a sound militia organization. In his recent book, perhaps David Hackett Fischer puts it best, “The muster of the Minutemen in 1775 was the product of many years of institutional development…it was also the result of careful planning and collective effort.” (p. 151). By the time of the Revolution, Massachusetts had been training, drilling, and improving their militia for well over a hundred years.

Unfortunately, one thing the Minutemen lacked was central leadership. This disadvantage would lead to their dissolution. In February of 1775 Concord was one of the first towns to comply with the order to create Minutemen companies out of the militia. Of approximately 400 militia from Concord’s muster rolls, one hundred would also serve as Minutemen. When a battle took place Minutemen companies from several towns combined their units. An officer from the 43rd Regiment of Foot was sent to the North Bridge in Concord with a number of light infantry. Minutemen from Concord, Acton, Littleton, and other towns combined forces. After a few volleys were fired, the British light infantry retreated back to the Concord Common area. Lacking central command, with each company of Minutemen loyal to their own town, they did not pursue the redcoats. In the running battle that ensued fifteen miles back to Boston the Massachusetts militia would see their last action as Minutemen in history. The militia would go on to form an army, surrounding Boston and inflicting heavy casualties on the British army at Bunker and Breed’s Hill.

Thus, although lacking central command, the Minutemen were still better organized and battle-tested than any other part-time military. They were a vital and necessary force, playing a crucial role in not only the Revolutionary War, but in earlier conflicts. Without these “ready in a minute” men, our history may have been written in a very different way.

– Andrew Ronemus

“Militia” is not a dirty word, It’s A Duty!

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. “Notice the commas?”

We are hearing more and more about “Anti-Government” groups these days, as we did during the Clinton era and it’s going to get worse before it gets better. Among these   groups are, Patriot, Oath Keepers, Tea Party, Constitutional, Anti Illegal Immigration, States Rights, Armed Rights, Anti Abortion, Christian, Veterans and Militias just to name a few, as mentioned in the DHS report.

If you are NOT a radical Che Guevara,  Black liberation, LaRaza racist you must be a dangerous right wing extremist… according to the 5th column media and current Progressive / Marxist government movement…  How long has it been since you have heard anything about the Islamic training camps or Aztlan movements conducting their business in the United States?

The most recent decrying of radical right wing extremism has been leveled at the “Guardians of the Free Republics” and the “letter” they have sent to the Governors of all 50 States.  Read the Warrant . As you read this “letter” you will discover that it is actually a Constitutional “Warrant”… not just a “letter”.  Using the word “letter” makes it common , carefully chosen wordsmithing by the media is just another tactic to lessen the importance or disqualify the sender as a nut job, radical or whatever. What they don’t understand is, the constant exposure to their craft has given more and more of us the ability to read between the lines where they hide the truth… if they include it at all!

This reminds me of a recent conversation on a local radio show, “Caplis and Silverman”.  Host Craig Silverman and guest host Jessica Corry… Both lawyers, had a lighthearted exchange about how the Constitutional section of their law education was the shortest part. This is because law schools are not focused on the Constitution, they are focused on “Case Law” decided by people like Justice Stevens, Kennedy, Ginsburg and Breyer of the U.S. Supreme court…  citing foreign law as an influence on the decisions they apply to the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Could this be why most Americans, lawyers, politicians and scholars do not understand the language in the “Warrant” by the Guardians? Or do they and don’t support it.

Delivering Bricks for Terrence Carroll in the Colorado House well.

Most people and the politicians they elect do not understand arrest powers, common law or People’s Rights vs Citizen’s Rights in general are due to lack of honest historical education in our schools. To them this “Warrant” seems foreign, what is up is now down and down is now up.  Recent remarks about the “Warrant” by Baptist Minister, Lawyer, Illegal Immigration supporter and  Colorado Speaker of The House Terrance Carroll indicate he doesn’t have the capacity to understand, according to his own words… he is the one that must be imbalanced!

Some of the Bricks delivered to Rep. Terrence Carroll 2006

Honestly some of the most sincere, competent and well balanced people I have ever meet are the people involved in the Patriot movements, it’s definitely not most of the politicians I have meet. In fact you would be hard pressed to understand the Constitutions and remain a modern Democrat or Republican, the more you learn about the Constitutions the more apparent the corruption is.

“A Well Regulated Militia” the word most keyed on “Regulated”. From Federalist Number 29; It requires no skill in the science of war to discern that uniformity in the organization and discipline of the militia would be attended with the most beneficial effects, whenever they were called into service for the public defense.

Within the context of this description you could use the word “Trained” in place of “Regulated”.  Some people are not suited for the rigorous training involved in belonging to a “Well Trained Militia” for them there are other areas of civic duty they must participate in, apathy is no excuse. In the end we must conclude that participation or supporting a local Militia is a civic duty, we cannot enjoy the freedoms given to us by the Founders and the Fallen without defending them from the people who are bent on destroying them… We are Bound… “Americans are the Militia.” or they are traitors.

Just think if an active Militia would have been present to guard the rights of the people against Black Panther intimidation at a polling place in Philadelphia in 2008, I can guaranty it would have turned out differently, a Militia’s sole purpose is to protect the God given sacred rights of the people against Tyranny, if you give that up you will be enslaved.

To learn more about the intent of our Forefathers and the word “Militia” you can read it from the Federalist Papers for yourself, all you need to use is a little common sense to understand it.

Isn’t “Anti Government” a good thing if the Government is corrupt?

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