Revitalization Of The Militia System

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Hear Sam Elliott's inspiring tribute to WWII D-Day combat medic SGT Ray Lambert from the 2019 National Memorial Day Concert.

Sgt Lambert was in attendance at the concert. His words were spoken by Sam Elliot (a brother veteran), giving respect for the many soldiers lost on Omaha Beach that day, as well as those who survived.

Memorial Day message from Stewart Rhodes, Founder of Oath Keepers:

Please watch the video above, and hear the words of Sgt Lambert, spoken by Sam Elliot, before reading further.

Watching that video helps to give us a must-needed attitude adjustment and perspective adjustment on Memorial Day. As Sgt Lambert said, all of the men who did not make it off of that beach never had a chance to live their lives, get married, have children, etc. And the same can be said for all of our war dead, in every battle, in every war, throughout the history of this nation. Young men who died in the flower of youth, who gave up their lives. Whatever we are going through, however “tough” we think we have it, is nothing compared to what they went through and what they gave up. Kinda makes your troubles seem petty, don't it? I sure hope so.

Memorial Day needs to be a day of remembrance, of honor.

And then a time to realize how damn good we really have it, how lucky we really are, to be alive, well, and living in what is still the most prosperous and free nation on earth. Too often, we lose perspective on how good we still have it, despite all the problems, all the in-fighting and bickering among what is really a spoiled nation, full of spoiled people (not just one, but multiple “me” generations). We have it damn good, even if we don't realize it.

Doesn't mean we don't have problems that need to be fixed. We have a boatload. But the headaches, heartaches, and work of fixing them is nothing compared to what was done in the past – what was endured in the past- by those who came before us.

Let's honor the fallen, and then re-commit ourselves to preserving the nation they served, and the Constitution they swore an oath to support and defend. Say a toast to them, and then make a promise to them to not let their sacrifice be in vain.

Let us remember our duty. First, take a look in the mirror and remind yourself that you too will die. None of us gets out of here alive. Our lives are short, and our days are numbered. What matters is that we leave this nation in better shape – as a free nation – for our children and grandchildren. That's all that really matters. Then remember the oath you swore -that same oath as the fallen – to support and defend the Constitution that established what is still the best form of government created by flawed men. Despite all of its flaws, it is still worth defending. It is worth fighting for. It is worth dying for, if that's what it takes.

And then commit to taking the words in that Constitution – all of it – seriously. Each word, each clause, was put there for a reason. Read it, start to finish, including all the amendments. How can you defend it if you don't know it?

When you get to the Second Amendment, take the time to reflect on its admonition and COMMAND that “a well regulated militia, being necessary for the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” and take another look in the mirror and ask yourself why you aren't part of a real-deal, no bullshit militia unit in your town and county, made up of all of the able-bodied men of your community. Why are you not now formed into what the founders understood was NECESSARY for the security of a free state?

You do realize that owning guns as an individual is NOT the same thing as being that well regulated militia, right? And you do realize that it is not enough for you and a few buddies to be “preppers” and “have plans” for when the crap hits the fan, right? That's NOT the same thing. A true militia is made up of EVERY able-bodied man in the town, or in the county, period. All formed into an official town or county unit. Anything less will not get the job done when it comes to providing effective security for a free state as we have seen over and over again, even in just our disaster relief work – the “professional” government run law enforcement and disaster relief systems are ALWAYS overrun and overwhelmed. It takes the community at large to provide sufficient man-power to really get the job done. And that's just normal disaster relief. That's not even taking into account far worse scenarios, either man-made or natural.

Revitalization Of The Militia System

A true revitalization of the militia system in this nation, so that every able-bodied man (and perhaps also women too – or at least the ones who want to, in modern America) is trained and organized into an official local militia, must be our number one goal, our “North Star” in all we do. Nothing else comes close to being a game changer in the preservation of our liberty and our safety. And nothing less will preserve the nation that all our fallen served. As the Founders said, it is necessary to the security of a free state. We must rebuild it, and serve in it. We are fooling ourselves if we think we can do without it, without losing this nation. There's no such thing as a free lunch, and no such thing as a free, and secure America without a militia system that we all serve in.

Please don't try to make excuses for why it hasn't been done, up to now, in modern America. You do remember the effective range of an excuse, right? I thought so.

Let's find a way, and get after it, 'till it is done. At least done in your own town, in your own county, in your own state. Guess who is responsible for doing that? Take another look in the mirror.

The torch has been passed to you. Keep it lit, make it stronger, re-commit yourself to doing what must be done, and pass it on.

For the Republic,
Stewart Rhodes
Founder of Oath Keepers


Oath Keepers

About Oath Keepers:

Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters who will fulfill the Oath we swore, with the support of like-minded citizens who take an Oath to stand with us, to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us, God. Our Oath is to the Constitution.

For more information, visit www.oathkeepers.org.

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Never Forget

Sweaty eyes indeed!

Ansel Hazen
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Ansel Hazen

Actively training in my state.

Politicians aren’t listening any more.

Our Founding Fathers Would Be Shooting By Now

HEED THE CALL UP

John Hagedorn
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John Hagedorn

Where has our Country gone to and what does the future bring? We can’t laud enough the freedom we have due to those who sacrificed. I can still remember the stories my DAD told me of his service in WW2 as a member of the Tank Destroyer Unit in Germany. GOD BLESS our Veterans from the past and those who choose military life moving forward

Mark Zanghetti
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Mark Zanghetti

Thank You, USAF 1981-1985

Nathan Hale
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Nathan Hale

The young, Military age people of today are not interested in serving their Country; those that are, are already in the military, those that aren’t are busy protesting against our country or “ playing war” on their computer games.
A militia in my rural county, nowadays, would look much like our churches, filled with old people with a scattering of middle age.
I’m afraid that the “me” generations are going to have to learn the lessons of freedom all over again and it won’t be pretty.

Mr. Walkker
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Mr. Walkker

Great article. We Thank you. But wait just a minute…. What happened? I recently discovered that my State has its own Department of Military. What? That is correct. In WASHINGTON State, when one begins to look into the construct of FLEMA Regions, one will soon discover that within your REGION, there is at least one State that has a Department of the Military. Look a bit further and a revelation is apparent. Not only do these State Military Departments oversee the NATIONAL Guard, they have developed and taken on the “State Guard”. The individual “State Guard” is considered as the… Read more »

SGM Settles (ret.)
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SGM Settles (ret.)

Look more closely at Washington’s “Militia:” It (by statute) has three legs – National Guard (equipped & paid for by US DoD), State Guard (not allowed to be armed under Mil-Dep rules), and the Unorganized Militia (basically “a pool of able-bodied males, 17-45 years old, who are available for Selective Service”). Local militia units are not allowed under current statute – though that hasn’t prevented the formation of such, so long as they stay “under the radar.” Also, Washington’s recent State regimes (especially the current one) are anathema to any state citizen being armed, unless they are National Guard, State,… Read more »

Mr. Walkker
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Mr. Walkker

Excellent. Thanks for pointing that out.
– WA State Military Department, It actually has 4 legs. The forth is the Youth Military Institute for the troubled Teen. They reside in Bremerton, WA. in and on a State Controlled Camp-Us.. Kind of like forming and reshaping the Youth, in the Image of the State. Freaky as hell. I guess all those millions of rounds ammo that the Goobers purchased back in O Bummers term, maybe it went to the Toothless State Guard(s). Who knows?
It is Odd, very odd. The entire construct is Odd.
Very Unconstitutional, for sure.

Will Flatt
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Will Flatt

Indiana has a military department, too. I bet many states do, but they may be tucked away under statutes that are labeled “homeland security”. Which doesn’t really bother me, the militia IS America’s ORIGINAL homeland security. The “10 Regions” layout of all federal-state arrangements have been around since the early 1970’s and part of that Un-controlled NWO crap. However, anything repugnant to the Constitution is simply null and VOID. So public officials are either compliant to the Constitution, and are legit, or they are violating their oaths and are not legit, in which case their votes, their executive orders, etc.… Read more »

Will Flatt
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Will Flatt

Where I typed UN-controlled, I meant United Nations, just to be clear.

Mr. Walkker
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Mr. Walkker

Priceless information you have provided. Again, we Thank You.
Looking back, Many have slaved their Gluts off for 40 years,plus. only taking an eye OFF of the matter at hand, trying to raise a family, chased a slice of he illusion of the American Pie. only to the behest of serving the Beast,. unwittingly ,all the while being forced into a state of conscienceless unconsciousness. Much strangeness these days. Has happen to millions and continues today.

Mr. Walkker
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Mr. Walkker

Correction…I meant to say “Conscience… Unconsciousness”. Big difference! as in Awake yet UN-Aware.

Boz
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Boz

Amen, Brother! Amen.

JPM
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JPM

God bless those brave men who gave all for their country and those whose sacrifices were so great.

Don Harris
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Don Harris

I watched this in awe,as a Marine 17 Dec 68- 17 June 74 we do not cry. But our eyes sure do leak a lot sometimes.
Thank you Sgt Ray Lambert for your service.

maxwell carter
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maxwell carter

if this doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, you are dead inside and have no soul..

Green Mtn. Boy
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Green Mtn. Boy

Excellent as only Mr. Elliot could tell the soldiers story.

Rocky Mountain
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Rocky Mountain

Video brought tears man, good job.

America!