Constitutional, Plain & Simple
Part 3 of 4
In order to operate, the truly Constitutional Militia of the Several States must first be revitalized, and before the question of how to accomplish that is addressed it’s important to understand their absence and how to avoid a harmful repeat of it.
In 1812 the United States proto-militia, while ferocious, also still lacked discipline, equipment, and uniform training and regulation across all units. When the British regrouped and violently returned to America in the War of 1812, it was discovered that the U.S. was woefully deficient in Naval warfare against the British and the poorly trained and still poorly equipped U.S. militia only proved to be reliably effective fighting units within their own States, not in other States or when working with unfamiliar units who may have been trained in completely different ways with differing commands, formations, tactics, and standards of excellence in contrast to the superior cohesion, discipline, and provisions of the British military.
General George Washington, among others, called attention to these long-standing deficiencies and their remedies. It was determined that Congress appropriate enough resources for the militia to be provisioned and called forth into the actual service of any of the several States. All militia units also needed to receive uniform training and to that end the West Point military academy was established for the training of officers appointed by the States who would then return to their States to train their militia personnel. None of the above was successfully implemented in time to benefit the Militia of the Several States by the War of 1812.
Unfortunately, the partial defeat of U.S. proto-militia by British forces was enough to allow certain corrupt politicians to rekindle arguments for a federalized standing army under their direct control rather than retaining and improving the local militia which was primarily undesirable to them because although the militia now had federal training it also came with local authorities who have the potential to interfere with unethical military schemes.
These anti-Constitutional politicians persisted with their anti-militia philosophy despite the historical fact that beyond just the North American Revolutionary War it is only thanks to the militia that the United States was able to exist and survive at all (a fact enshrined for posterity within the 2nd Amendment), slowly chipping away over time at the Constitutional local Militia of the Several States to be replaced by the federal forces they wanted so badly.
This hypocritical anti-constitutionality on the part of the United States is a primary cause of the ravaged state of the world today as a result of aggressive rather than actually defensive warfare which has been waged by corrupt federal politicians, indoctrinated federal military forces, and corrupt corporations. This hypocritical, oathbreaking anti-constitutionality has brought war, famine, plague, death and will continue to do so until the Constitution is fully restored through the local Militia of the Several States and the political corruption which destroyed the militia is subdued by the implementation of the Public Servant’s Uniform Code of Justice (PSUCJ).
Some are under the false impression that the militia fulfilling their Constitutional duty to ‘execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions’ through the PSUCJ is not possible due to the Posse Comitatus Act and the Insurrection Act of 1807. That belief is only true when applied to modern false ‘militia’ in the form of the National Guard and similar centralized imposter ‘militia’ units.
Those laws specifically limit the ability of federal military forces to enforce law, calling first and foremost on the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers and the local Militia of the Several States to execute the laws of the Union. There is no conflict between these laws and the implementation of the PSUCJ, only additional support for the true Militia of the Several States to honor their Constitutional obligations.
Lawmakers have historically proven able to legislate nearly anything—provided enough resources and motivation, so rather than proposing model legislation for the Constitutional militia, this section will instead cover what qualifies as legitimate militia legislation or as legitimate Constitutional militia units who are actually worthy of all the patriotic support which can be mustered for them.
To be acceptable they must:
1. Follow all parts of the Constitution, especially pertaining to the militia—such as:
a. [Congress is Obligated] To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively the Appointment of the Officers and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress (historically to the standards of the federal military. This should remain the same in that general militia members who opt for combat-certification receive training and equipment at least equal to that of general naval personnel, with specialized units trained to the standards of the Marines and their marksmen, and the most elite militia units which will replace current elite DHS combat teams should meet or exceed the standards of other U.S. special forces.);
b. To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
-U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 8
c. 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.
-U.S. Constitution, 2nd Amendment
2. Have a Chain-of-Command which begins locally, with external militia leadership going from County Sheriff, to State Governor, to U.S. President, to U.S. Congress, to WE THE PEOPLE of the United States.
3. Be bound by a UCMJ and implement a PSUCJ without which they will be unable to accomplish and maintain truly Constitutional Homeland Security and their existence will either be temporary or otherwise subverted yet again.
Organization, Training, and Operations
The Constitutional Armed Services (CAS) consist of the local Militia of the Several States, the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers, and the U.S. Navy. This section will primarily focus on the basic organization, training, and operations of a truly Constitutional and successful local Militia of the Several States.
The legitimate militia will follow the pattern of the federal military in most ways except chain-of-command, combat certification, and flexibility of service. The internal chain-of-command of the militia will reflect that of the federal military, with their external chain-of-command linked to local authorities as outlined above.
People may serve in the militia as combat-certified personnel who receive more training and compensation (BASIC training equivalent & AIT), or as non-coms who receive general non-com militia training (which ranges from militia laws, regulations, survival training, emergency preparedness, first aid, etc.) and then advanced individual training (AIT) within their specialty.
Member benefits are linked to the member’s service contribution. There are voluntary or paid service options, with 20 hrs/wk for basic benefits, 30 for part time, 40+ for full-time benefits and bonuses. Assignments are aptitude and need-based, with opportunities opening up all over the United States in localities which desire certain personnel, with no voluntary or part-time militia member relocated—except by that member’s own choice.
State authorities appoint the officers of the Militia of the Several States and ensure their personnel receive the training and discipline prescribed by Congress.
The militia will take over all homeland security functions currently usurped by ‘DHS’ and all related agencies and implement the PSUCJ within their areas of operation, encompassing the entire United States, with the responsibility to arrest for public trial those who violate the PSUCJ, all according to their Constitutional authority to exist and operate as outlined above.
The basics are truly that plain and simple.
If government fails to honor their Constitutional obligations to revitalize the true Militia of the Several States then it is the natural right and responsibility of the People to do so. Here is a framework of how anyone anywhere may begin revitalization of the truly Constitutional local Militia of the Several States through Constitutional Defense Organizations (C.D.O.’s).
What is a C.D.O.?
A C.D.O. troop is like a Boy or Girl Scout troop though primarily for adults (with junior C.D.O. membership available for minors) along with functions as an activist group, emergency preparation and response unit, neighborhood watch group and more all-in-one, which once established may naturally evolve into actual militia units and be prime pools which State officials would be wise to use as their first choice for appointing paid officers and enlistee’s to the militia, with prior service members (including those from C.D.O.’s) receiving paid hiring preference when funds are made available.
How does it work?
Constitutional Defense Organizations have three main parts: Headquarters, Field Group, and Support Group.
Headquarters consists of the C.D.O. troop leaders, Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers liaison, military liaison, local and federal government liaison, media (including social media) liaison, Neighborhood Watch coordinator, local government activism team, federal government activism team, legal team, intel sections, and all others needed.
Field Group teams ideally consist of a 12-person core cadre (5 if necessary) based on a modified U.S. Special Forces human force multiplication model: 1 Team Leader, 1 Assistant Team Leader (ATL), 2 communications experts, 2 medics, 2 engineers, and 4 scouts/marksmen. These are sub-organized into 3 teams of 4 such as:
Team Leader, 1 comms, 1 medic, 1 scout/marksman
ATL, 1 comms, 2 scouts/marksmen
1 medic, 2 engineers, 1 scout/marksman
The field team members will have at least basic light infantry training and will cross-train each-other to achieve maximum potential competence in each team member’s specialization. Beyond the 12-person core cadre, field team composition will vary depending on available personnel and the defensive objectives within each locality.
Support Group consists of the Quartermaster’s department and non-field, non-headquarters personnel. Support Group, along with Headquarters, are ideal assignments for those such as disabled veterans or patriotic elderly citizens whose knowledge and other non-field contributions are priceless. Within Support Group there are:
Medical (health, nutrition, emergency treatment, etc.)
Constitutional Defense Organizations meet at least twice a week, once for conference, the other for training. During conference days, members will conduct all necessary group business, inform each-other, and plan. Planning will go beyond the troop’s agenda of activities to ways of effectively and Constitutionally defending their community—especially politically, and militarily as their last resort according to their natural right and responsibility to do so.
Training meetings may consist of a variety of activities such as firearms training and qualification, airsoft/paintball/etc. battle simulation training, first aid, emergency preparedness, survival, hand-to-hand combatives, disaster relief, and more.
C.D.O. members commit one weekend each month to field training. Personal time is set aside on the mornings of these field days before breakfast and after personal hygiene which may be used for religious services, so participation in C.D.O. field training is less restrictive to members of many religious denominations while benefiting non-religious personnel as well.
Example non-drill morning field schedule:
Personal Time: 20m
= Operations begin 1 hour after waking.
The media team from Headquarters will promote the benefits of C.D.O’s and openly share their experiences. Members should be in uniform during all meetings, with each troop choosing its unit’s uniform in response to its unique circumstances.
The C.D.O. membership fee is never more than $10 per month per person with quarterly, semi-annual, annual, and lifetime membership options also available. These member funds will only be allowed to be invested back into the C.D.O. in ways such as funding meeting locations, group training activities, group equipment, supplies, and more. Voluntary donations and efforts such as bake sales and car washes will provide all other needed funds.
How do I join or begin one?
Consult the Oath Keepers in your area to find out whether they have an active field team there. If so, that is the closest existing entity to the above C.D.O. framework near you. Oath Keepers is a good organization which is worthy of support, can be joined, and will likely be open to the concepts within this presentation (most importantly the Public Servant’s Uniform Code of Justice and its necessary implementation by the revitalized Militia of the Several States).
If, for whatever reason, working with the Oath Keepers is not a viable option then you can begin a C.D.O. yourself. Do not be discouraged; it only takes one person to start and grow a C.D.O.. Recruit first from your family, friends, churches, and then all other inclined individuals and organizations within your community. Then find physical locations to meet (preferably member-owned property). Once you have the minimum 5-person core cadre for the field team you may begin field training troop members.
Contact the Free Citizens of America via FCA@unseen.is once your troop is formed and they will let you know your troop number, record your unit’s designation, and help you get into contact with other C.D.O.’s. For instance, C.D.O. troop 1’s unit designation is ‘10:OIII AM’. Please remember to include your location and provide the designation chosen by your unit in your email as one will not be assigned to you. Troop locations and designations will be posted online and promoted by C.D.O. media teams to help other people become aware of and have the opportunity to participate in their local C.D.O..
Once established, introduce your C.D.O. to your local Sheriff and if they are a Constitutional Peace Officer then the C.D.O. is an asset to that Sheriff who should be treated as the C.D.O.’s external commander-in-chief until actual Constitutional revitalization of the Militia of the Several States and their implementation of the PSUCJ is accomplished.
In the next and final part we’ll examine how to establish, utilize, and maintain ethical and more effective national intelligence resources through the Constitutional Armed Services, the Public Servant’s Uniform Code of Justice, and the new UCMJ.
U.S. Army disabled veteran
Editor – The Libertarian Clarion
Free Citizen of America