Members of an Idaho militia group arrived at an Oregon refuge on Friday as armed occupiers refused to leave the federal building outside Burns.
The “3% of Idaho” group’s members will “secure a perimeter” around the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which has been occupied by an armed militia led by Ammon Bundy for seven days.
Mr. Bundy said if the Idaho group hadn’t showed up, “I’d worry” about a Waco-style siege by federal officers.
Brandon Curtiss, the president of the 3% of Idaho, would not reveal how many people his group was sending to Oregon. Some of the members who had already arrived at the bird sanctuary where carrying what appeared to be handguns on their hips, according to The Oregonian. Mr. Curtiss said he was also on his way to the refuge.
He did not give any specific information on what kind of perimeter his group was forming.
He said group was there to keep the situation “peaceful” by protecting the occupiers as well as the Harney County community from those who arrive in solidarity with Mr. Bundy’s cause by may be prone to violence.
Dewey Mason: Just for your info, the people in Oregon that are occupying are a very few percentage of the Patriots nationwide. I do have a problem with what is going on there. Bundy set up a citizens Safety Committee, assuring them that they controlled what would happen there in Oregon. Then he occupied the property, without notifying the Committee, and has since not included them. So there really isn't much local support. The committee has written a letter to Bundy, thanking him, and saying they would carry on the fight locally, and asked that he takes his people and leave peacefully, since there wasn't any thing more for him to achieve. I believe that under the circumstances, he should follow their advice. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink.
What's your source for this info?
stated code in 10 USC Article 16. section 46 Title 10 armed forces.
What does this have to do with your comment to Dewey Mason?
The meaning of a militia is for each state to have them in their towns and cities to protect THAT state in case of what ever type of attack on that state, the states formed a central governance to over see the MILITARY protection of the states, now that the FED"S want all the slices of this cake made of all the states we all wish we had kept our independance and now cant fight back. Does that seem to meet my comments?
Sorry thought you were asking me.
Militias original intent is to protect the people from the government--federal and STATE.
“A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves… and include all men capable of bearing arms. . . To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms… The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle.” – Letters From the Federal Farmer to the Republican, Letter XVIII, January 25, 1788
“(W)hereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service on every occasion. The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it.” – Federal Farmer, Anti-Federalist Letter, No.18, The Pennsylvania Gazette, February 20, 1788
If each state like here in Texas to inforce the Convention of States to as this prosses begins ask your Govenor to allow cities and towns to build their Militas for the Govenor to call on when needed.
ACCORDING TO OATHKEEPERS THE BUNDY MILITIA IS NOT EVEN A TRUE PATRIOT MILITIA OATHKEEPERS SAYS THERE ARE SEVERAL FED AGITATORS MIXED INTO THAT BUNCH!!! OATHKEEPERS BELIEVES THIS IS A GOVERNMENT SET UP BY THE OBAMA ADMINSTRATION TO STIR UP TROUBLE SO HE WOULD HAVE A REASON TO DECLARE MARTIAL LAW SO HE CAN BEGIN CONFISCATING OUR GUNS!!!
Maybe you should investigate why many Oath Keepers have parted ways with Rhodes... And become part of other militias.