This is by no means complete but I believe touches on some important aspects. I am sure there are many opinions on this subject, this is mine.
A hostile threat has threatened the life, liberty, and/or property of the people of the state; either from an external force or tyranny from the Federal or state government. This paper is not addressing the issue of a natural disaster or something such as an industrial accident requiring the evacuation of people for the preservation of life. I believe the latter is of sufficient importance that similar consideration is paid to those considerations but my immediate concern is to provide recommendations for improvement to the structure of our defense in the absence of loyal American officers in the offices of honor and trust of the state and Federal governments.
The people choose to restore the American Republic, not secede and form a new government under a different Constitution. While the people have the right to do so I believe that strategy is fraught with danger and personally cannot support such a move in this age of corruption and the globalist elite.
My plan of action is being implemented and the command and control of our government is being returned to organic constitutional control.
The problems as I see them
A serious problem exists that has only been recently exposed; reliance on the Militia has largely been removed over time since the Federal Government defeated the Southern forces composed by calling up the Militias and forming them. By defeating the Confederate States of America in 1865, the creation of the Federal Convention overthrew the sovereignty of not just the southern states but all states and exerted a dominance not granted by the Constitution that created it; a global corporate oligarchy. Subtly, over a period of more than 50 years a corporate layer was imposed on the republic until 1913 when that oligarchy imposed the 17th Amendment on the states; removing the last vestige of power of the states possessed in Congress. Since the oligarchy sees individual state Militias as a threat to their dominance and power, Congress, which is now little more than a corporate board of directors, began expanding their control over the Militias of the Several States while creating the perception of improving the system, by creating the easily “Federalized” National Guard.
A standing army
Since the cessation of hostilities of the War against State’s Rights (1861-1865), a standing army has existed under the oligarchy using the guise of emergency power as justification; do so is in direct violation of the provisions of Article I, Section 8, and clause 12 of the Constitution, this states:
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
The American Republic has had a standing Federal Army since Presidential Proclamation 1, of April 15, 1861. The Militias of the Union during the Civil War were Federalized and placed under the command of the President, making them Select Militias and part of the standing Army prohibited by the Constitution after the two years permitted by it. Never mind the fact that the Confederacy had every right to secede from the Republic, a right clearly stated in our Declaration of Independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776:
“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
Until Congress is replaced by those sworn and loyal to the organic Constitution of 1787 as amended up to 1860, the organization of and equipping the Militias of the Several States must fall to the people themselves. In my opinion, I believe structure of command should mirror that of the Army of the United States since it is a time tested and efficient structure that is battle proven. As we regain command and control of government we will regain command of the Navy and Marine Corps, which are constitutional continuous forces, with no time restrictions; being deployed abroad to protect American shipping and its people abroad, it was not considered to be a standing army that could be used to oppress the American people at home by the Convention.
Ranks from private to General should command similar structures of troops as employed today by the United States Army. Officers must be elected from among their ranks, since most governors today are loyal to the corporate Constitutions in place and must, in my opinion, either swear allegiance to the American Republic under the organic Constitutions or be replaced. All Militias in a state should be organized as an armed force of that state; joining with other state forces as the circumstances warrant but always having a principal loyalty to their state; during the Civil War, Lincoln considered such loyalty to be treason; I disagree. Kept from the American people is the fact that the American Republic is a confederation of sovereign countries, each having its own legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government; they were never intended to be subdivisions of the District of Columbia, as they’ve been treated since the afore-mentioned war.
There should be Infantry, Airborne, Air, and Armored Divisions in the Militia. These Divisions are responsible for the maintenance and care of their assets, such as vehicles, aircraft both rotor and fixed wing, and tanks. Units must be formed of appropriate personnel for that purpose and provide the means to carry out their duties, at first by capturing those means from the enemy and once American control is restored, through appropriations. All Militia assigned to any duty must be trained in the use of their primary weapon and capable of defending their position against any incursion of enemy forces.
Intelligence gathering during a time of war should be aggressive and focused on obtaining pertinent reliable information that would enable American forces to defeat planned actions of the enemy, organize and execute successful raids against them, and protect the people within restored American territory. I believe that intelligence units must be carefully monitored and except where a reasonable suspicion of espionage is suspect by an individual within American territory, focused solely at enemy forces and infrastructure. It should never be allowed to violate the natural rights of the people within the restored territory under the organic Constitution, since the Bill of Rights are in full force and effect in such territory and must be respected, even during a time of war.
If an enemy agent (spy) is discovered during a time of war the Militia should either use the spy to provide the enemy with disinformation or terminate the spy with extreme prejudice. In my opinion, the cat and mouse game of the cold war only served to allow the enemy to gain more information about our capabilities due to the trade-offs of the game.
As command and control is returned to government, assets within the area so restored should be distributed to the appropriate division.
Infantry weaponry such as machine guns, ammunition, shouldered fired missiles such as TOW, and other armaments and supplies, as well as armored troop transports should be immediately distributed to Militia infantry units as needed, who should retain those assets at all times with no restrictions whatsoever by government.
All infrastructures such as barracks, forts, ammo bunkers, air bases, and other Militia infrastructures should be maintained by the state once control is returned to constitutional officers. Such infrastructure should never be allowed to descend to a state of disrepair and be kept ready for any need for Militia deployment within the state. The Federal government should have no jurisdiction whatsoever over Militia assets within the state until and unless the Office of President is restored to constitutional control and only then during a declared state of war for constitutional defensive purposes.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” – Preamble of the Constitution for the United States of America, 1787. [Emphasis mine]
I don’t see anything in there about empire and dictating our will to any other foreign country… do you?
This document is intended to be an overview of what I believe should be seriously considered by Americans going forward regarding the organization of the Militia. Since the infrastructure we’ve come to rely on is in the control of a corporate oligarchy and not officers faithful to the Constitution, it has become necessary to address what I believe to be defects in the Militia logistical and organizational structure. This is by no means a comprehensive plan but an outline to build on. It is an infrastructure I believe would greatly enhance the effectiveness of our efforts to restore and then safeguard the American Republic.
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