The following is a draft declaration that could be adopted by the Oklahoma legislature to re-institute the state militia. Also attached is a draft brief mission statement for the Oklahoma State Militia.
Whereas the Constitution of the United States, under Article 1, Section 8 states that the legislature has the power 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 State respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress
Whereas the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma, under Article V, Section V-40 states that The Legislature shall provide for organizing, disciplining, arming, maintaining, and equipping the Militia of the State.
Whereas the Constitution of the United States, under the 2nd Amendment states that 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
Whereas the federal legislature and the state legislature have failed to honor their obligations concerning the militia for over 200 years and 100 years respectively
We, the citizens of the sovereign State of Oklahoma, desiring to secure the freedom of the State of Oklahoma
Hereby claim the right as sovereign citizens of the sovereign State of Oklahoma to fulfill the obligations of the legislatures of the United States and State of Oklahoma
Give notice to all who read this proclamation, that we, the undersigned, have begun to form the legitimate, mandated militia of the State of Oklahoma, and doing so openly, swear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma.
The mission of the militia of the State of Oklahoma is to secure and safeguard the freedom of the citizens of the State of Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma State Militia will fulfill this mission by:
1. Ensuring its membership has read, understands, and will defend the US and Oklahoma constitutions.
2. Training its members in the martial arts of small arms and unarmed combat
3. Training its members in the medical arts such as emergency medical technician
4. Training its members in the fighting of fires and actions required in natural disasters
Activities in which the Oklahoma State Militia may be involved/assist:
1. Natural disaster relief
2. Law enforcement
3. Fire fighting
4. Repelling invasion
Qualifications for membership:
1. Between the age of 16 and 60
2. Regular specialty training (arms, medical, etc)
3. Equipment needed for specialty (weapons, ammunition, basic medical equipment, etc.)
4. Attend and pass training on the US and Oklahoma Constitutions
5. Take oath of loyalty to the constitutions
On a side note, I’m sorry it has been so long since the last post. I have been having vehicle troubles for the last several months and have been unable to find anyone (or anything) so far that can fix it. Consequently, as any good, self-reliant, American would do, I’ve invested in a diagnostic tool and have been scouring the internet in search of a solution to my issue. It is still not resolved so I can’t guarantee that another post will be any sooner forthcoming. My intention is still to begin covering nullification.
Oh, and by the way, if you have not heard, the US Attorney General has stated that the President does not have the authority to “drone” a non-combatant US citizen within the continental US. Be prepared to see a new definition of combatant appear. This, and the continued persecution of Bradley Manning, should give renewed emphasis on getting the militia and nullification going within each state of the union.