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HOW THE PRESIDENT CAN SUPPRESS SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

by Edwin Vieira, Jr.

From Stewart Rhodes:

In this excellent paper, Dr. Edwin Vieira lays out the very clear constitutional powers of the President, as Commander in Chief, to call forth the militia of we the people into service to execute the laws of the Union. While Dr. Vieira is here focused on calling forth the “unorganized militia” as defined in current federal law, keep in mind that the same clear power also applies to the “organized militia” which is the National Guard, as defined by current federal statutes. Both are part of the militia, and both may be called into service by the President, and in fact, MUST be called into service by President Trump to address the current crisis situation of school shootings. President Trump must call forth ALL of the militia of the several states, and that means the National Guard and the rest of us. All of us.

Last Friday, when I called on President Trump to call the National Guard into federal service to protect schools, I caught flak from some readers who accused me of wanting to use the military in the schools instead of the militia. Face palm. The National Guard IS PART OF THE MILITIA. Yes, it is a “select militia” since it is not made up of all the able bodied citizens of military age, but it is still part of the militia. The rest of the militia is us. But we are truly “unorganized” so while we get organized, what is wrong with President Trump calling forth that part of the militia which is already organized? Nothing. Consider that an emergency stop-gap to augment local LEOs with some boots on the ground, now, and then we can get the “unorganized” militia fully organized and trained. We military and police veterans are a pool of trained Americans who can serve as the second wave, if called up by the President to serve, coming in behind the National Guard to protect the schools and to assist in the training of the third, and final wave, which would be the school staff and teachers themselves.

I have had extensive conversations with Dr. Vieira over the years on the necessity of a full revitalization of the militia system in this nation, and that revitalization has always been the stated goal of Oath Keepers and of our CPT program. In fact, that is the central point of that program – to walk, step by step, toward a full revitalization of the militia system (which would be officially sanctioned, organized and trained militia in each town, county, and state). As I have said many times, a full revitalization of the militia system in this nation truly is necessary for the security of a free state, because you won’t be either secure or free without it. And we are seeing that played out in real time right before our eyes. “Gun free school zones” only lead to more dead children, teachers, and staff, and the only lasting, long term solution is for the teachers and staff to be armed and trained, AS THE MILITIA, to defend the children. Nothing else will work, because those are the people who will always be present in the school (augmented by parents and local military and police veterans who are willing to serve as committed volunteers). It works in Israel, where the teachers and staff have been armed for decades.

The current lack of a true militia made up of all able bodied citizens, organized into units and trained, is causing this insecurity and vulnerability to public mass shootings. That is directly leading to a loss of freedom as anti-gun domestic enemies of the Constitution capitalize on that insecurity to push for even more restrictions on the right of the people to bear arms.

President Trump must take decisive action now, to fix this problem, and Dr. Vieira’s excellent paper lays out in detail what he can do, and why he has not just the clearly granted constitutional power to do so, but also the duty to do so. Take the time to read it, understand it, and then lend your voice to calling on President Trump to do it. Now is the time.

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15 comments

  1. I just read Mr. Vieira’s white paper in its entirety. I’m sure I will read it over several times more.

    I did not realize Oathkeepers had this kind of a thinker onbloard.

    I’M IN

  2. Has a copy of this been forwarded to the White House? I know, it will likely never be seen by anybody who would take it seriously enough, but I wanted to ask. Hell, I’ll mail a copy myself.

    1. I sent a letter to the WH on 2/5/2017 explaining, in a much abbreviated version of what Dr. Vieira wrote, some of the law, the presidents duty, and how the militia comes into play by statute.
      I asked for help from the so-called pro-2nd community in my State, but received a resounding silence.
      My thought was that if we bombarded the WH with a thousand letters from individuals reminding the president of his duty, and how it can be legally applied would make it to his attention.
      I would think that a group such as this would poll its members to find out if they would undertake such a simple effort.
      Sadly, as history tells us, few will come forward with the truth, and fewer still will muster for the work.

  3. Sadly, the left has stigmatized the Oathkeepers as lunatics with guns such that nothing presented will ever happen. Our local sheriff actually dis-invited us from a gathering he was putting on in the local community. As long as the media, LE and .gov keeps going to the SPLC for information instead of direct to Oathkeepers, this will never change.

  4. Can someone explain the significance of the asterisks through out the doc? I’m struggling to understand their meaning.
    e.g.
    ABSTRACT

    4. In its exercise of its authority under Article I, Section 8, Clause 15, Congress has enacted 10 U.S.C. § 253, which provides that the President, “by using the militia * * * shall take such measures as he considers necessary to suppress, in a State, any * * * domestic violence” under conditions relevant to present-day school shootings.

  5. NO – UR CLOSE, STEWART! And while ur heart is in the right Place, just know the solution is ALREADY OUT THERE -&- FUNDED!! THX TO OBAMA!!

    HENCE, I HAVE GOOD NEWS:

    WE WONT BE REQUIRING ANY NAT’L GUARD – which the LIBS complain LOUDLY they hv NO $$ for anyway, right?
    BUT – they DO hv $$$ ALREADY for THIS solution… read on…

    DID U KNOW:

    The Dept of Education (DoE) is ALREADY ARMED! -AND- CONTINUING BUDGETED – for more arms, -training!

    YES – with a now estimated more than 100 ARMED, TRAINED & READY-to-Serve (so-called) ‘OFFICERS’ available to defend the DoE… (from what? who?) – THX to OBAMA and his AMMO-BUYING TIRADE that drained the civilian Shelves for 8 solid years [have we FORGOTTEN about that already? Where the HELL is all that ammo now?? TIME TO SELL IT BACK to the general Population, TRUMP, at extreme discount!], its TIME to USE them – for good and not WASTE!

    – HOW do we get them [existing ones] out to schools – NOW?
    – How do we EXPAND on this rogue Program – and get an Armed,Trained DoE Officer out to EVERY SCHOOL in AMERICA!! NOW!

    IN SHORT: TIME TO PUT THEIR ASSES IN SCHOOLS… WHERE THEY BELONG IN THE FIRST PLACE… ‘EXPAND’ ON THE PROGRAM TO COVER EVERY SCHOOL, and then make sure their authoritae is confined to “SCHOOLS ONLY”…

    And Voila’! SOLUTION TO THE SCHOOL ‘MASS SHOOTING’ DELIMMA! And TRUMP is AMAZED at how EZ that was!!

    NO – Bills to have to fight DEMS on…
    NO – BUDGETS to fight WASHINGTON about…
    NO – waste of Resources – ’cause the DoE ALREADY has them ARMED, TRAINED – on TAX-PAYER $$$.

    SO? Why hasnt this been brought-up as a Solution?!! And if we’re NOT going to use them, then why havent they been DE-COMMISSIONED?

    I SAY: PUSH, PUSH, PUSH TO GET THEM DEPLOYED! WHY? If we DONT use them:

    THE 2nd AMENDMENT SAYS NOWHERE ABOUT … “A WELL-REGULATED GOV’T AGENCY”!!!! …’NON-MILITARY’ GOVT AGENCIES HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO BUSINESS STOCKING, ARMING-UP WITH MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF TAXPAYER-FUNDED “MILITARY-GRADE” ARMS, AMMO, .. . TRAINING(!) IN THE FIRST PLACE…

    We *MUST* now PUSH, PUSH, PUSH… the point – one way or the other…

    Its TIMELY!!!!!!! Its about saving LIVES.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2017/10/20/why-are-federal-bureaucrats-buying-guns-and-ammo-158-million-spent-by-non-military-agencies/#4726c2a164a1

    1. a. “Airport Security (TS.A.)” style security/ enforcement
      b. at limited points of entry
      that are
      c manned by “Oath Keepers” (Or similar)
      d. with Federal Security clearances (based primarily from a federal background check (Required by ALL employees working in secured areas of the airport.)

      Very effective. Very safe. Cost-effective.

      Win /Win

  6. While I applaud the rational to allow the president to do something now I have a different solution
    and something that could be put into effect almost immediately. All class room and school doors open away from occupied space. Put a crash bar on every door so it will lock from the inside and a first grader could unlock it easily. Doors to remain locked at all times except change of class. Hotel style locks would allow in those who need access during class periods. Abandon the open campus concept and limit the access points. At access points have the technology that allows in only those with proper ID badges and use metal detectors that are manned. Harden the target think like security at a Federal Courthouse or any other Federal Building. This can be done quickly and at relatively low cost.

    It is my thoroughly paranoid opinion that the left wants to have school shootings. Why, it hurts us the most and moves public opinion in the lefts direction – dictatorship. Also needing examination is the link between psychotropic drugs and mass shooters. I have seen some casual linkages in various studies evidenced by the lack of this type of activity prior to wide spread use. This needs to be released as there is great danger especially to veterans and older men as the rates of suicide are rapidly increasing especially among users

    1. So many things could be done with regard to school safety if it were a priority. If I had the time would be actively watching schools post-active-shooter drills as these shootings tend to follow shortly after drills, which raises other questions such as, are bad actors watching the drills to learn which cameras may capture their activity, response times, etc.?

  7. Placing hidden cameras in public school (public areas) known only to us prior to- and after active shooter drills would be an invaluable source of truth in this world of untruth’s. I would be willing to fund an operation (partly) such as this if we had boots on ground that could put them in place. That’s all I’ll say about that- is that there appears to be some level of deception going on.

  8. Count me in for sure! The answer is right there, in our Constitution, literally. Following it’s guidelines would certainly fill the current void between police protection and civilian ” security” at the school. Training is an absolute necessity for both providing the protection and for liability concerns. As a prior military person and a retired police lieutenant with 29 years of service, I believe this is certainly a “Can Do” issue. Good job!

  9. I served in the Air National Guard for 11 years before starting my business. I would have loved to pull security at a school. It literally represents the reason why I joined in the first place. Most in the military, (not all), serve to protect our nation, if not for our children, then who? Maxine Waters? Unfortunately yes, even Maxine Waters.

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