General Mattis on Reading

Hello Patriots,

We normally try not to just dump links on the blog and prefer to offer commentary with it, but I’ll keep it brief so you can get to the meat of things.  I’ve been trying to catch up on Mattis since his legend has been rising to that of Chuck Norris jokes in the military communities I cross now and again.  Plus, as our upcoming SECDEF, the memes are coming fast and furious.  Who is this man?

I’ll let you do your own research, but this email from him is certainly telling:

….The problem with being too busy to read is that you learn by experience (or by your men’s
experience), i.e. the hard way. By reading, you learn through others’ experiences, generally a
better way to do business, especially in our line of work where the consequences of
incompetence are so final for young men.

Mattis goes into more depth.  Make sure you read the whole thing.

Patriots – we hear this same thing in our community all the time – “I don’t have time to read/study.”  John Lovell has an excellent video that digs into Mattis’ philosophy and the foolishness of not studying.  If you’re not subscribed to his channel you’re missing out.

This week, go to the library and get a relevant non-fiction book, or grab one of the ones from your bookshelf that you haven’t gotten around to.  Do it for the wellbeing of your family and friends.  There’s a reason that EDUCATE is at the beginning of our tagline.

Do you have a must read book for the Patriot?  Post it in the comments here or on Facebook.


Guerrilla Support Operations Course May 3-4, 2016

Every guerrilla movement needs a support infrastructure. Supplies, communications, safe houses, contacts, networks. These are the things that often get lost in the never-ending push to “run and gun.” Who supplies those folks? Who makes sure they get to where they’re needed? Who gives them the information they need to operate? How do you cultivate the trusted networks necessary to get things done? This Guerrilla Support Ops class will show you.

Taught by John Mosby of MountainGuerrilla, this class will cover the support operations for your group and network. You’ll learn how to perform the critical functions that make things run, the networks behind the scenes, how to set them up, communicate with them, and get things and people where they need to be. This is not a class you’ll want to miss, whether you’re in an established pyramid style group or an autonomous cell-based group.


Please note: This is a weeknight class, broken up into 2 nights.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Location: Auburn, WA (specific location undisclosed)
Times: 1730-2100

All vetting and security protocols apply. This class will fill up fast, so get in NOW!

For general questions, contact us at

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From Apathy to Effectiveness: Defeating Our Own Worst Enemy – Part II

As much as our inner cynic would probably lead us to conclude otherwise, political action can be very valuable. Besides, if we aim to exhaust every peaceful means possible to prevent the violent effects of tyranny, we’d be remiss to ignore political action entirely in favor of apathy. What we must consider is what is and is not EFFECTIVE political action. It’s easy to get distracted by political parties, factions, and personality candidates. We must stay focused on continuing to ask the question “what will best further the cause of liberty?” and act according to the answer. We have limited resources, so we must leverage the effect of our actions to achieve the greatest impact possible.

Personally, I’ve largely given up on Federal elections, and generally only see value in State elections with specific candidates and in specific States. While States do have the ability to implement nullification and interposition against Federal tyranny, finding the willpower and courage among the elected officials to do so is no small task. Even in independent Texas, Debra Medina was unsuccessful in her campaign for governor with those principles as a large part of her platform. Probably the only notable exceptions to this is the legalization of marijuana in several States, and the variations of the Firearms Freedom Act that have been passed by a handful of States. The 10th Amendment Center is doing great work in this area, but the battle is very much uphill.

I would propose that the most important elections all take place at the County level, starting with the County Sheriff, followed by the County Prosecutor, and the rest of county government. The County Sheriff can not only refuse to enforce unconstitutional legislation and codes, he or she can actually act to prevent them from being enforced, under threat of arrest, and may even deputize the citizenry to assist in doing so. This is not insurrection or sedition, but rather the Sheriff faithfully carrying out the Oath of Office, and defending the Constitution against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic, including the alphabet soup of Federal agencies. Within the County, the Sheriff is the highest ranking Peace Officer, bar none. This provides a fully lawful, universally recognized, and already existing framework to fight against tyranny. This idea is not original to the Order of the White Rose. Sheriff Richard Mack, who along with Sheriff Printz won the SCOTUS ruling on the Brady Bill, has written on the subject. The CSPOA is an organization founded on this principle, and the Constitution County Project is an ongoing effort to actually make some aspect of it reality in Navajo County Arizona.

Recently, in Priest River Idaho, when the VA threatened to confiscate the firearms of a veteran that checked the wrong box on a form he sent to the VA, the County Sheriff, along with a group of patriots, prevented them from doing so. Ultimately, the VA backed down and claimed they never intended to confiscate his firearms in the first place. In 2011, when FDA agents were harassing raw-milk-selling dairy farmer David Hochstetler, the County Sheriff notified the FDA agents they would be arrested for trespassing if they went on his property without a warrant. The FDA backed down. Sheriff Tony DeMeo stood up to BLM in 2004 for illegally seizing cattle from Wayne Hage’s ranch in order to justify removing his water rights. Eventually the BLM came to a proper understanding of the Sheriff’s jurisdiction, but only after threatening to arrest him and being told their SWAT team would be met with the Sheriff’s if they attempted to make good on that threat.

As we can see, there is still value in political action, we just must be very careful and tactical in what action we take. We want to be effective at achieving success, and we can be. Do you have a Constitutional Sheriff in your County? If not, meet with them and see if you can educate them to become one. If you can’t, find someone to replace them, or run yourself. The impact of a County Sheriff fully acting on their Oath of Office will not only be in that specific county, but the ripple effect could very well be felt across the fabric of the nation.

Online Training Available for Patriots and III%

As part of our commitment to help patriots become well-trained, well-rounded partisans, we wanted to show you this site. Defensive Training Group offers online training for a pretty reasonable price. We’ve checked out their material, and it’s pretty solid.  Some of the topics covered include:

Basic Skills of the Neighborhood Protection Team Rifleman – As taught by our Senior Instructor (former USAF combat instructor). If you’ve read his stuff on our blog, believe us, you’ll get your money’s worth and then ten fold more. Team Leadership, Basic Patrolling, Base/Homestead Defense, Combat Marksmanship, Individual Movement Techniques, Camo & Concealment, How to set up your NPT community defense gear, etc. Basically, if one intends on defending their community from looters and bad people should SHTF, these are the skills they should have.

Constitutional Literacy – Simply put, this area of the subscription will highlight the common myths propagated by leftists about our unique civilization and look at the reality of why the USA like no other country in the history of man, and why it is in fact worth saving. We will identify why having a moral compass in the process of restoring our country (to Constitutional Rule) is so important to the success of the movement.

Security Patrolling to counter the Feral Gang Threat – This area is dedicated to analyzing characteristics of those who would take advantage of lawlessness, should SHTF. We will look at what those types have as a mindset. How they will plan to take what you’ve set aside for your family. And finally how you can thwart this threat to keep your family/community safe during SHTF and ultimately provide stability for the restoration of normal rule of law.

The Family Prep Corner – Things that an individual on a tight budget can do to prep his or her family RIGHT NOW for hard times. Need to know how to feed your family for a year? Need to find out what will hurt you the quickest outside of gangs and looters in SHTF? This part of the members area will address those things and in and of itself is probably worth the cost of the entire yearly subscription.

Now, while the average patriot might look at the idea of online training and scoff (“What? No woods? No firearms? No FACE PAINT?”) the truth is that time spent in a classroom setting can be just as valuable. Understanding and mindset is crucial; training your mind is as important as training your body. Besides, these classes will get you the base knowledge to go out into the field.  Not everyone knows all the basic info, and this will get you up to speed in a lot of areas, as well as giving you a plan before going. Perhaps the best part of their training are the courses on getting your family trained enough to effectively defend your home. You don’t know what you don’t know. Take a look and see what you think. At only $60.00 a year for access to all classes and training courses, it’s certainly worth a look-see.