Maine Militia Introduction
What is the militia? The term “militia” consists of two parts: the organized militia and the unorganized militia. According to the organic Maine Constitution and backed by the United States Code, the organized militia is the standing military force in the state (the “State Guard”) while the unorganized militia (which is commonly called the militia) consists of all other males between the ages of 17 and 45 (or 65 if they have prior military service). The militia was established for the purpose of defending the state (a sovereign nation) and the United States of America (a union of nations) from all enemies “foreign and domestic” based upon principles of community self defense established hundreds of years before the nation was formed. However, while the organized militia was tasked with the defenses of the states, our forefathers, having just fought their own government, did not place their entire trust in the government or a standing army to protect them but reserved the right and the means to protect themselves – thus the unorganized militia. The militia was and is a defensive body set up so that its members can take care of normal peace by internal lawless elements, or government usurpation of the rights and power of the people guaranteed by the Constitution, there is a group of people that owe their allegiance to no one except God and their fellow Americans who desire to remain free.
The mission and purpose of the militia have not changed. What has changed is the status of the organized militia. The “State Guard” with the duty and obligation of protecting the state is now under federal jurisdiction (the “National Guard”) thereby obligating it only to the federal government making the unorganized militia the only constitutional force available for the defense of the state.
The members of the Maine Militia takes this obligation very seriously and have pledged to uphold the Constitution of Maine and the United States of America, support the chief peace officers of the state, the County Sheriffs, and aid their fellow citizens whenever possible.
Maine Militia Policy Statement
IT IS THE PURPOSE AND INTENT OF THE MAINE MILITIA TO EDUCATE THE CITIZENRY ON THE CONSTITUTION, THE LAW, AND THE RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND POWERS WITH RESPECT TO BOTH IN ORDER THAT THEY MAY BETTER PARTICIPATE IN THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS, RECOGNIZE EXCESS AND THEREFORE, PROPERLY GUIDE THEIR GOVERNMENT SERVANTS IN THE PROPER ADMINISTRATION OF THE REPUBLIC. TO ASSIST THE CITIZENRY IN THEIR PERSONAL PREPAREDNESS FOR ANY NATURAL DISASTER OR CIVIL UNREST, AND TO TRAIN THE CITIZENRY TO BE ABLE TO RENDER ALL NECESSARY ASSISTANCE TO THEIR NEIGHBORED AND AUTHORIZED PEACE OFFICERS, ESPECIALLY THE COUNTY SHERIFF, WHEN NEEDED NECESSARILY. TO THESE ENDS, WE HAVE TAKEN AN OATH TO DEFEND THE MAINE STATE AND UPHOLD BOTH THE ORIGINAL MAINE CONSTITUTION AND THE ORIGINAL CONSTITUTION FOR THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WHICH AUTHORIZE AND PROTECT THE MAINE MILITIA’S RIGHT TO EXIST. DUE TO THAT OATH, THE MAINE MILITIA DOES NOT TOLERATE RACIST, REVOLUTIONARY OR UNLAWFUL VIEWS OR ACTIONS, AS IT WOULD VIOLATE THAT OATH, AND LIKEWISE ESPOUSES NO RELIGIOUS VIEWS OTHER THAN TO UPHOLD SAID CONSTITUTIONS WHICH WERE INTENDED TO CONFORM TO BIBLICAL AS WELL AS COMMON LAW BY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS.