This is in response to the "comments" on the ABCNews/Nightline web story of the Idaho Light Foot Militia.
To start, if you want to bust on me for having "zero military experience" or for my
rank as "Major", fine. But know this, all of our sergeants and officers are voted in by the men under them in rank. I was voted into this position by
the men under me. Most of them have military experience. Some were police officers. Some were firemen/EMT's. One had 30 yrs
in as a green beret. They honor me with the position they've given me. I am humbled by the trust they have placed in me.
I had job when I started organizing this a year ago. I was the shop
supervisor for a steel fabrication company with 20 employees and made
40K a year. I'm laid off right now because we are waiting on a new
contract to come through. But I guess "unemployed welder" sounded
better to ABC.
I've been involved in the "patriot movement" for 15
years. Long before Obama showed up on the scene. I don't care what
color the socialist is who ruins my country. I felt the same when Bush
and Clinton were president as I do now.
You say we should try to help
in other ways. Most of us do. Some are volunteer firefighters, EMT's,
etc. But, we do this too. Why? Because even though we hope nothing will
ever happen, we're even more afraid of being in a bad situation and not
being prepared. You say we should just join the National Guard? Most of
our guys are ex-military. They've already served this country, and want
to again... in the militia.
And I love this one comment... "Maybe they should
go and really fight for their country in Afghanistan." I don't know
about you, "orchiddsf" (user name), but Afghanistan isn't my country.
And, "Astro Boy13", I don't
consider the attempts by progressives (or whatever it is socialists call themselves today) to turn our Constitutional Republic into a Social
Democracy a "light and transient cause". Don't try to quote the Declaration of Independence to me... I WILL school you!
I wish our state legislature
would follow our Idaho Constitution which MANDATES that they "organize,
equip and discipline" the militia, and that the Governor "shall appoint
the officers". Please! Put me out of a job! I'd gladly drop back into
the ranks and serve my fellow Idahoans as a private in a squad. If the
state would just DO THEIR JOBS we wouldn't have to do it for them.