Let me start by saying I am not writing about any particular militia or group today, not even my own. But rather I am talking about the idea that a group of people all with different skills and experiences, different personalities and ideas about how to arrive at their destination, can, with commitment, respect and compromise, can achieve their common goal. The idea of militia…what it is meant to be and achieve, what it has the potential to accomplish. A brotherhood you can depend on.
In a perfect world everyone who joins a militia wants the same things and has the same goals and methods to get there. The funny thing is we aren’t in a perfect world and anytime you have a group of people, who by their very act of getting involved in a militia could be perceived as committed, strong willed and somewhat aggressive in their pursuits-who come from different walks in life with different personalities, you are bound to have some conflicts and disagreements.
My hope and advice when those conflicts arrive is that as a group we remind ourselves of our common goals, we speak honestly and forthrightly to one another and about one another, we come to the table willing to listen and compromise, and to maintain our respect and integrity. Not just as a group but as individuals as well.
We all know there are forces out there set to kill and destroy that which is good. We must take a stand, together. United in mind and effort in order to accomplish our goal of protecting our families and our country, by serving our communities and upholding our constitution. This means we must be able to trust our brothers in arms.
Trust is a hard thing to earn and incredibly easy to loose. My mantra’s when it comes to recognizing who and what you can trust are as follows: ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS and BELIEVE WHAT YOU KNOW-WHAT YOU SEE AND HEAR WITH YOUR OWN EYES. If you allow yourself to be fooled or led astray, you deserve whatever befalls you.
As committed militia with a pure intent to protect our families, communities and our country- we are honor bound to do so. If we find ourselves in the company of a person or group who do not hold the same standards or values, then we have to make a choice. Don’t settle for less than your family or country deserve.
So be aware, stay vigilant and don’t forget to take out the trash if it needs it.