Texas Three Percenters 

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MISSION STATEMENT

The Modern Patriot is a protector of the Constitution and a friend of Liberty. They are a group of likeminded Texans that should continue to educate themselves on the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and our shared history as Americans. They are an ambassador of good will. The Patriot demonstrates the core values of Integrity and Honor. The Patriot respects the rule of law and supports the government as described and enumerated in the Constitution. They will support the Constitution. They will not obey unconstitutional laws. To understand this commitment, they will learn and educate others on the Constitution. They will defend liberty. They will be peaceful in our endeavors but we will defend our liberty and our nation.

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COMMUNITY IMAGE

Patriots come from all parts of America, from every State. Patriots are not racists. The Constitution demonstrates that we are all created equally. We are all equal. Patriots are not defined by a race, religion, gender, or ethnicity.

We are all Americans. We all share a common heritage. We are all defenders of liberty.

The typical community image of the modern Patriot has been portrayed by the media as an angry "militia” comprised of anti-government extremists and disgruntled, unkempt racists, and or wide-eyed "nut-jobs.”  This image is often reinforced by the actions of the few and often while claiming to represent the interests of a particular patriot organization.

To mitigate this and counter this gross misrepresentation of the patriot image, the state leader and the leaders of each of the zones will act quickly to correct any misrepresentation from their members. 

They must educate members as to the goals and image of the organization and must exercise discretion when participating in protests, rallies, demonstrations, or other actions.

To ensure participation properly represents state goals, zone leaders should inform zone members that all events should be authorized at the zone and state level. This ensures that there is no individual rogue

Events that are using the name of the organization that runs counter to organization interests. We must remember that we are the defenders of the Constitution and we must be credible in our language, our manners, and our words.

Any member can propose participation in an event. This will be discussed and voted on at the zone level. It will then be presented to the Zone Leaders for approval. Any tie will be decided by the State Leader for approval or disapproval.

The intent of this measure is NOT to restrict in any way. It is designed to ensure that whatever event participation carefully considers national image and conforms to organization goals.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Much of the image of the Modern Patriot is created by an agenda driven media. Every time a patriot makes a stand the tired old narrative is trotted out. Tactical clothing, partial military kit, and similar clothing reinforce that image. Consideration should be given to softening the image. We should make every effort to speak at veteran organizations, Boy Scouts, etc. The topics DO NOT need to be a laundry list of current anti-constitutional actions by the government. It can and should be discussions of Liberty, the Constitution, and our Revolutionary history. All remain factual to our goals. Let the public form their opinions from listening to a short presentation of the Constitution. Be non-partisan in delivery. Discuss our common heritage. Ask for nothing except dialogue and open minds. Then ask them to support the candidates that are constitutionalists. Ask them to support our Constitution. Let them ask questions. Be sincere.

The Zone Leaders should consider a Community Outreach leader for each zone. Our intent is to reach into communities and support charities, support search and rescue, aid during disasters, offer support as needed at the Emergency Management level.

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To succeed in our image, and mission, we need to change the perception we are viewed with as a patriot. It is time to give the citizens a proper view that we are just like them. We want what they want and we are above

All, law abiding Americans.

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MEMBER INVOLVEMENT

To show solidarity, uniformity, and camaraderie, it is expected that members will join as many group activities and/or actions, in any form, as possible. It is essential to show a united front. It is imperative members be registered to vote. Involvement and change can be something as simple as a ballot.

We are brethren of like-minded individuals with uniform goals. As such, members will treat each other with the same dignity and respect that is expected by them. Likewise, it is the duty of fellow brothers and sister to not only be vigilant against external abuses but to have each other’s wellbeing in mind. Should a legitimate need arise, it is the responsibility of members to assist their fellow brothers and sisters in times of duress to the best of one's ability.

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ABOUT US

‘The Texas Three Percenters’ is a State wide organization made up of patriotic citizens of all types who have come together to protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

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First and foremost, the Texas Three Percenters is not a Militia. According to Dictionary.com a militia is defined as the following:

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Militia: noun

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 A body of citizens enrolled for military service, and called out periodically for drill, but serving full time only in emergencies.

 A body of citizen soldiers as distinguished from professional soldiers.

 All able-bodied males considered by law eligible for military service.

 A body of citizens organized in a paramilitary group and typically regarding themselves as defenders of individual rights against the presumed interference of the federal government.

We are not enrolling for military service, nor is prior service a prerequisite to becoming a member. There is not an age restriction and we are not organized as a paramilitary organization. We do have meetings on local & state levels. There are no membership fees or dues and we will not charge people to participate in a movement that defends civil liberties.

Certain training classes will utilize trained instructors or be held at facilities that require admission and those attending the training may be asked to contribute towards the expense of those classes. This can be paid individually, as a group, or through a legal means of fundraising. Operational costs (Website hosting, forum participation, training resources, etc.) are paid through donations or proceeds from the online store. Mostly, we are an “open source community” meaning, we help each other and try not to rely on third parties or institutions that cost money for our operations.

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We consist exclusively of volunteers and no member at any level is on any payroll provided by the organization.

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As an organization we are pro government and pro law enforcement as long as their actions are in line with the Constitution and they do not overstep their bounds. We are working to preserve the intent of our government as designed and are focused on protecting civil liberties of all citizens. We do not intend to implement our own government. 

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We do not seek to incite a revolution. However, we will defend ourselves when necessary. We are not here to create violence. Violence should always be a last resort and even then should only be defensive in nature.

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Our Website is:

www.texasthreepercent.org

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Our Facebook page can be found at: 

www.facebook.com/texasthreepercenters 

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HISTORY

In the mid-1700’s, the British colonies of North America had many reasons to be disgruntled with the British Empire and the ruling class in England. Recognizing that things would get worse before they got better, many amongst the people banded together to push an ideology they all shared. This ideology identified and acknowledged that every person has from birth certain rights. These are not granted by any authority other than their Creator. The limitation or denial of these rights is defined as tyranny and oppression. These bands of people worked together to peacefully resolve the abuses of their government, but recognized that peace was not a guaranteed solution.

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Eventually, an idea was coined of having “Minutemen” available at a moment’s notice should the King’s tyranny show up in their town, on their streets, or at their door. These Minutemen would meet, train, and prepare to defend themselves, their family, and their Townships from an ever-encroaching empire. It is from these Minutemen where the III% name originated. It is a rough estimate that only III% of the colonists were actively fighting in the field against British forces at any given time. Today we recognize with this III% in being that we will be the last defense to protect the citizens of the United States if there ever comes a day when our government takes up arms against the American people.

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PRINCIPLES OF THE THREE PERCENTERS

All Texas Three Percenters abide by the following principles:

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OUR GOAL

The goal and main focus of ‘The Texas Three Percenters’ is to come together with likeminded patriots to network, train & prepare on the local and state level to protect and defend the Constitutionally protected rights of all citizens. Leadership roles in this organization were created to achieve this goal and to serve, not command, those they are appointed over.

Our goal also includes community outreach and support. In times of crisis when our governmental systems are overloaded, our organization will be there to offer help and assistance where needed while maintaining the integrity of the Constitution; E.P.P. (Education, Participation, & Protection).

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OATH

We ask all Three Percenters to take and keep the following oath under any and all circumstances:

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"I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and Allegiance to the same. I swear (or affirm) to uphold the four principles of a Three Percenter: have moral strength, be physically ready, no first use of force, and no targeting of innocents.”

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Any member who is prior or current military/law enforcement should always remember, reflect, and abide by the sworn oath they took. We also propose that these individuals who are current military and/or law enforcement take and keep the following oath under any and all circumstances:

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1. I will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people.

2. I will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people

3. I will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to military tribunal.

4. I will NOT obey orders to impose unjustified martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state.

5. I will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty.

6. I will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.

7. I will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext.

8. I will NOT obey orders to assist or support the use of any foreign troops on U.S. soil against the American people to “keep the peace” or to “maintain control."

9. I will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies.

10. I will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.

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Rules & Regulations

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1. They will uphold the Constitution of the United States of America and its laws, and the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Texas. We will aid our brethren in times of need, and defend Texas and the United States against all enemies, both foreign and domestic.

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2. All members will remain active participants. This includes as much participation as possible at physical gatherings, rallies, and training events. As well as actively sharing information at the state and zone levels that is pertinent to the safety and security of the group.

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3. All members will show respect to other members and leadership, both in person and online, as well as respecting other members’ property. Any disagreements will be communicated in a calm and professional manner. Civility is required.

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4. All members will strive to continually improve themselves. This includes physical and mental fitness and marksmanship, as well as providing for their own security, defense, communications ability, and individual emergency and disaster relief supplies.

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5. All members will support (or at a minimum, acknowledge the authority of) state and local law enforcement, fire, EMS, and military members, and actively assist them in carrying out their lawful duties when able. We will not assist them in carrying out unlawful activities not permitted by the Constitution and will actively resist any threat against any lawful individual liberties. We will NOT tolerate ANY verbal or written bashing of any of the entities listed above in posts, messages, or discussions.

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6. All members will conduct themselves in a lawful and respectable manner AT ALL TIMES because we are always representing the Three Percenters of Texas. This includes in our day-to-day personal lives as well as at member gatherings or any time a member wears 3% attire. We are to set a good example for others to follow. Since we ARE the best Texas has to offer!

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7. All members will actively recruit eligible and like-minded individuals that would benefit our cause. All applicants will be thoroughly vetted before they are allowed to join.

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8. All members will exhibit proper etiquette and range safety when participating in live fire training events. Safety is of the utmost importance. We will respect our hosts and when on their property, their word is final. During training all members must have sufficient ammunition, magazines, and proper tools to maintain and utilize their defensive weapons.

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9. All members will respect the decisions handed down through leadership.

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11. All members will be respectful of the property and its owners and clean up after themselves while at someone’s property or at any public event.

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12. Members are 100% responsible for any guest, (and their actions); they bring to events on public or private land.

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13. No alcohol during firearm training, coaching, or shooting at an event! (And we hope you’re smart enough to abide by this on your own as well).

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15. Any member that fails to meet these directives will be given proper notification and an opportunity to correct themselves. If the directives aren't met reasonably, leadership will decide when it is appropriate to break fellowship with that member.

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ORGANIZATIONAL CONSTRUCT 

TIERS

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 This organization has four (4) tiers. Each tier is expressly designed to be a support for the tier leaders and members in the tier directly beneath them. They are as follows: 

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 State -------Zone ---------District -----------County-----------City

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State Tier - Contains multiple Zones. Each State will have a map that depicts the Zones, Districts, and Counties. (Bold lines to outline Zones; fill color to represent Districts, names on all zones/districts as well as counties). Each tier leader is responsible for filling tiers directly under them.

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Zone Tier - Contains multiple Districts.

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District Tier - Contains multiple Counties. 

County Tier - Contains 1 County.

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TITLES AND DUTIES 

Since we are not a militia we do not have titles such as General, Major, Captain, Executive Officer, Lieutenant, etc. However, as with any organization, there are primary points of contacts (POCs) that have insight into specific areas of responsibility. These are what we refer to as our Leaders and Officers. Officers in this construct are not the same as a Military, Civil Service, or Law Enforcement type organizations. They are the people with the knowledge to guide their members in their role, but do not command them.

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For conflict of interest reasons, leaders and representatives in our Organization are not permitted to be leaders or representatives in other similar organizations. However, there is no issue with participating as members in those organizations. This rule does not apply to locally developed personal groups, state sponsored or local militias, or unrelated organizations such as church, recreational activities, etc.

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The following are the titles and duties for each tier: 

Leader​(All Tiers) - All tier leaders are expressly responsible for all operations of their tier. They are responsible for organizing petitions, protests, marches, and training for their tier. They are directly over the tiers underneath them and are to aid and assist any leaders they are over. State Leaders oversee the Facebook page, organization’s website, e-store, other social media outlets, and the organizational structure and inner workings. State Leaders should be prior military with an honorable discharge or prior law enforcement, though there can be exceptions to this rule. A State Leader cannot be a felon. Strong organizational skills are a must.

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Assistant Leader​(All Tiers) - Aids and assists the tier leader in all their responsibilities. Takes the place of State lead in his absence.

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Communications Officer​ (All Tiers) - HAM radio operator that is responsible for all communications on their tier, as well as training members on their tier, and helping any communications officers underneath them. State Communications Officer is responsible for developing a Communications SOP for the state and should either have General or Extra Amateur License. 

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Training Officer​(State & Zone Tiers) - Helps the tier leader develop a training plan (materials can be found on our forums) for their tier and tiers below. Focus should be preparing in all definitions of the word, with focus on communications. Must have a military/law enforcement background or training experience or certification.

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Vetting Officer​(State Tier) - Works with the State/zone Leaders to help vet new members. Sends questionnaire and vets all potential members.

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Secretary​(State & Zone Tiers Only) - Prepares all documents and write ups if needed for the tier, so must have great writing skills. Also takes minutes of meetings. Maintains contact information and meeting minutes. May have further duties as assigned by the tier leader. 

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Public Relations Officer​(State & Zones Tiers) - Point of contact for media outlets. Must be willing to do interviews. Must be confident, a good speaker, and have exceptional writing skills. Aids the tier leader when organizing public events by contacting the media. Community outreach is also an important part of this role. Outreach programs such as disaster relief/cleanup, security details, and supporting local authorities should be channeled through the Public Relations Officer. 

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All zone Public Relations Officers must obtain authorization from the SPRO prior to granting approval for any action that could have a negative impact on the organization. This is to include release of information to the media, approval for the use of the organizations logo, name, etc.

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Member​ - A law-abiding citizen who is dedicated to meeting with fellow Three Percenters in their County, District, and Zone in order to: First, be prepared to support and defend their family in their homes; Second, support and defend their neighborhood/city/county; Third, to support and defend their state; And lastly, to support and defend their Country. Time should be given to family, God, and Country, in that order; however, participation is a must.

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Texas Three Percenters Leadership Profile

All leadership positions in the Texas Three Percenters are voluntary. We are a volunteer organization and receive no monetary compensation for service to the group, members, or the community. In your desire to serve, you’ll promote the core values of TX III% by demonstrating moral strength, physical readiness, and ensuring no first use of force and no targeting of innocents.

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Our group is growing and we are looking to recruit like-minded individuals for membership. We look to serve the communities in which we live, work, and learn. To accomplish these goals, we need leaders to educate people inquiring into our group on our mission statement and bylaws. It is important to comply with these statements and guidelines as a condition of membership to build a cohesive organization. Leaders are responsible for vetting membership requests, social media (Facebook pages), and managing the questionnaire associated with these requests. Leaders also vet members that wish to serve as Leaders by administering another questionnaire, and further interaction to determine qualifications to serve in this capacity.

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Leadership also requires a time commitment to organize meetings, training, community service, and education seminars. You will be the point person for your District and will be viewed as the face of the organization district-wide and should comport yourself professionally.

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We look forward to guiding Leader applicants through this process and serving together side-by-side.

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Interim titles and duties can be made and assigned by the State Leader as needed.

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Leadership titles for the State Tier

State Leader 

State Assistant Leader 

State Communications Officer 

State Training Officer 

State Vetting Officer 

State Secretary 

State Public Relations Officer 

State Webmaster

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Leadership titles for the Zone Tier (example; this is Zone 1 with 3 Districts) 

Zone 1 Leader 

Zone 1 Assistant Leader 

Zone 1 Secretary 

Zone 1 Training Officer 

Zone 1 Public Relations Officer

Zone 1 Communications Officer 

Zone 1 District 1 Leader 

Zone 1 District 2 Leader 

Zone 1 District 3 Leader 

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Leadership titles for the District Tier (example; this is District 1 with 3 Counties.) 

District 1 Leader

District 1 Assistant Leader 

District 1 Communications Officer 

District 1 Franklin County Leader

District 1 Davis County Leader

District 1 Moore County Leader 

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Leadership titles for the County Tier

Franklin County Leader

Franklin County Assistant Leader 

Franklin County Communications Officer 

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Leadership structure for the whole State looks like the following; (Add Zones accordingly)

State Leader 

State Assistant Leader 

State Communications Officer 

State Training Officer 

State Vetting Officer 

State Secretary 

State Public Relations Officer 

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-Zone 1 Leader 

-Zone 1 Assistant Leader 

-Zone 1 Secretary 

-Zone 1 Training Officer

-Zone 1 Public Relations Officer 

-Zone 1 Communications Officer

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--District 1 Leader

--District 1 Assistant Leader 

--District 1 Communications Officer

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---Franklin County Leader 

---Franklin County Assistant Leader 

---Franklin County Communications Officer

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---Davis County Leader 

---Davis County Assistant Leader 

---Davis County Communications Officer 

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ORGANIZATIONAL FOCUS AREAS 

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TRAINING AND EDUCATION 

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Three Percenters should seek to acquire the following basic skills, with the expectation of advancing and fine tuning your skills.

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● Basic fundamentals of firearm safety (mandatory completion for new members) 

● Marksmanship training (both pistol and rifle)

● Advanced tactics/shooting (upon completion of Basic Fundamentals of Firearm Safety and Marksmanship training) 

● Entry level/advanced knowledge of Radio operations and Communications (recommend HAM licensing) 

● Develop a physical fitness/physical preparedness plan (maintain awareness of personal limitations and personal improvement)

● Basic First Aid/Advanced First Aid (develop advanced medical personnel/field medics). The American Red Cross has lots of info on these topics and even holds classes. 

● Develop basic understanding of land navigation/GPS/Topographical maps and ability to use a compass

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In addition to these skills, all Three Percenters should know and understand the Constitution in its entirety, especially your rights and limitations. It is highly recommended to study “The Federalist Papers,” which described the context and intent of the Constitution and why each of the articles is important. 

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For legality sake, all members should be familiar with Federal, State, and Local laws for where they work, live, and interact. It is expected that you defend ALL rights of ‘We the People’, regardless of Race/Religion/Creed. The hardest part about protecting freedom is protecting the freedoms of those we do not agree with. 

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POLITICAL ACTIVISM

Three Percenters have a voice, a very loud voice indeed. And that voice needs to be heard. However, if we do not take action, then our voice falls on deaf ears. The Constitution has been metaphorically shredded in many states, and our rights have become a mere shadow of what the Founding Fathers envisioned. We need to restore America to the Republic she once was. However, the Three Percenters never shoot first, so how can we work to take our country back peacefully?

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Here are a few things you can do, to make a difference lawfully:

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● Educate yourself on the Constitution, the entire document and all her amendments.

● Educate yourself on laws; current, past and future. Are there laws about to pass in your town that you are unaware of? Should they be passing without protest? 

● Do not take someone’s word for what laws or executive actions/orders may be coming down- research for yourself.

● Ensure that you search credible sites in order to get the true text in that law. Search www.WhiteHouse.Gov​and choose the section Presidential Actions to read text on any action/order the president takes.

● Think a law/action/order is unconstitutional? Then start a ‘We the People’ petition at www.WhiteHouse.Gov/Petitions​. Work actively to get signatures and convince people why your cause matters to them.

● Actively participate in all elections that you have a voice in. Learn who your federal, state and local representatives are, and contact them regularly. What do they stand for and when is their term up?

● Know who is running for your next Sheriff, Mayor, Senator, etc. (Keep in mind your Sheriff is the supreme law of the land and has the power to kick the Feds out if they’re actions are unconstitutional.) Try attending meets they host so you can see for yourself what type of leader they will be. Will these people represent your ideals? 

● Protest and Counter-Protest; we are many in number and numbers speak loudly. If you see something happening in your community that is wrong, then use your constitutional rights to create and organize a rally for your cause, or a protest of your grievances. Invite, advertise and share so you can have a show of force. Strength in numbers. 

● Write your officials, call and email them with your thoughts. Don’t just let them know that you are upset; explain to them why you're upset, why it is unjust and immoral and how it affects those in your community. Don’t be afraid to meet them and discuss your grievances personally.

● March forward with an open mind but never surrender. Fight to get your voice heard and fight for those who you vow to protect. 

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

The Three Percenters; “We Are Everywhere”. We have all heard that phrase but do we all realize that it represents more than just the brother/sisterhood we share? Three Percenters are not just you and I. They are our Sheriffs, our Police Officers; Firefighters and Medics, Nurses and Doctors. They are our IT folks and librarians, grocers, farmers; they are in all professions. They are members of our community. 

Part of being a member of a community means contributing to it as a whole and knowing who we can count on when disaster strikes. 

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We all have participated in assisting our community in one way or another; flood clean-up, sand-bagging, food donation and collection, tornado clean-up and even search and rescue. These are just a few ways we already contribute to our community. But does our community know that it is a Three Percenter who came to their aide in time of need? If not, they should be notified.

We must change the hearts and minds of people on who Three Percenters are. However, we cannot force them to accept our ideals. Our actions speak louder than any words we speak. In order to show the community that they can count on Three Percenters, we must take action. We must show them who we really are. 

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We are expected to: 

● Be a dependable member of our community. Make sure your neighbors know you, a Three Percenter, will watch out for them. Lead a neighborhood watch program.

● Support local law enforcement by letting them know Three Percenters have their backs. 

● Volunteer when your schedule permits - schools, places of worship, community centers; many ways to help your fellow Americans.

● Assist local authorities when appropriate; anything from sandbagging efforts and disaster relief, to search and rescue operations.

● Be the change you want to see. Practice what you preach. 

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PUBLIC RELATIONS 

As a Three Percenter you have likely been approached and asked: “What is a Three Percenter?” Maybe it was a decal on your vehicle or a flag you fly at home that prompted the curiosity. How did you reply? Did you go into detail or keep it short and sweet? What do they think about you and your cause once they hear what you have to say? What will they say when they tell others about you? Did you leave a lasting and positive impression on their hearts and minds? What about your appearance and demeanor? Were you easily approachable and willing to speak confidently? Or were you perceived as stand-offish and closed-minded?

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These are the things we need to keep in the front of our minds at all times. Being a Three Percenter is a full time job. It means representing the cause wherever you are and whenever you are. It’s not just about how we think we act, it’s part of situational awareness; how were we perceived. You may say to yourself that you don't care how others look at you. If this is the case, then you are doing the cause a disservice and turning away potential support.

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Here are some things to remember when interacting with the public:

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● Reference this guide and all PR broadcasts from Nationals to educate yourself on the best approach to these sometimes difficult questions. Talk to your State and Zone Leaders. Request a meeting with them or jump on call to clarify. 

● Stand for the rights of all Americans; all races, all religions, all genders and creeds. There will be times we disagree with a value but if we are truly for the constitution then we stand for their rights as well.

● Dress appropriately. Wear clothes that are comfortable, but that are clean and of correct size. Dress for the occasion. Don’t wear full battle-rattle when going to Wal-Mart. Maybe you have a permit to carry, but how will you be perceived? 

● Carry every day and everywhere you legally can (follow all laws and permit requirements). Be conscious of your surroundings and respectful of others beliefs. Would conceal carry be a better option? Do you feel that open carrying an AR is the best choice to persuade folks who already dislike guns?

● Carry a properly holstered sidearm that is clean and in good condition. Make sure your holster works with your belt. Inspect your firearm and ammo regularly.

● Be vigilant but be approachable for open dialogue. Avoid petty confrontations. Be the bigger man/woman and choose when to end the conversation if you feel it’s going down the wrong path.

● Volunteer as stated above. We need to make sure the community knows that it was a Three Percenter who pulled them from the flood waters.

● Be active in your Three Percenter group. Take initiative and ask leaders how you can step up and make a difference.

● Recruit new Three Percenters and work to unite other patriots who share our beliefs. 

● Every move we make as an individual, every action we take reflects on the Three Percenters as a whole. We are united and as a unit our actions directly affect one another and our overall mission.

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TOOLS FOR SUCCESS

As hard as we work to maintain a positive image, to follow all the laws and to do everything by the books, there will always be those that seek to destroy us, to dismantle our cause, and divide our brother/sisterhood. These forces may or may not be foreign or domestic and could even be a natural/manmade disaster that threatens us. How do we prepare and how do we respond?

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Three Percenters live by moral principles to help guide us in protecting our nation and our family. There are many things in the works to unite us as patriots. Many discussions are taking place to gather data and consensus on initiating a united stance. While state Leaders work to disseminate Intel and communication to our zone Leaders and on down the organizational chain, there are some things we can do to plan and prepare for any attack/event.

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Most importantly, arm yourself with information. There are numerous resources available to guide members in their quest for knowledge. Additionally, members should strive to meet minimum standards determined through analysis of typical configurations of patriot and preparedness group consensus. These standards include gear and supplies, as well as preparedness plans and ideas, which are more detailed in the Appendix. 

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MEMBERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION

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POTENTIAL MEMBERS

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Potential Members will be vetted. Membership in this organization is reserved for those who read, understand, and abide by the rules, principles, mission statement, and views as described in this documented framework. Vetting will be performed by State Leaders. Participation is not only warranted, but actively encouraged. All willing able-bodied men and women who are of sound mind are invited to participate. Everyone has different skills and backgrounds that can be brought to the table to benefit the group. Children are allowed to participate at family friendly events.

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FELONS 

Those with non-violent felonies are allowed to participate with us. However, they must declare they are such to their State and Zone Leader. We HIGHLY encourage each felon to seek to get their felony expunged. Felons are not allowed to hold any leadership positions in this organization. They especially are not allowed to talk to any news outlet or to represent this organization in any fashion. 

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RECRUITING

Recruiting is best done face to face, though not required. Only invite those who you think you can trust and who you feel would make a great member. The first recruiting focus of each member should be to recruit family members, friends, and neighbors, as they are the easiest to recruit. The second focus should be to recruit those people you see in person or on social media that seem to have the same ideals that we have. If you notice someone who has a patriotic sticker on their vehicle, walk up and talk to them. You could even make business cards to pass out to potential members. Look for quality members that will help our image and not loose cannons that want to start a Revolution. 

The best ways to attract new members is to tell them about the organization. We will be providing templates that can be used for distributing information about our group and bringing people to our online resources. From there, the vetting and networking process for members and leaders can begin. Some of these templates include: business cards with contact information listed, Pamphlets that provide some insight on our group and objectives, and flyers that can draw people to meets and events.

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VETTING 

State Leaders and State Vetting Officers have full discretion to accept or reject any potential member for this organization. State Vetting Officers should only accept potential members who they feel are upstanding, law-abiding citizens who will benefit their state and the movement as a whole. Leadership positions will always be vetted by State and the higher tier of the position being applied for.

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State rooms on Facebook secret, but people can ask to join them. When they submit a request to join the State Leader or State Vetting Officer will overlook their pictures, location, and legitimacy of the profile, and will choose to accept or reject the request. People in close proximity to neighboring states are welcome to participate in that state’s neighboring zones/district for situational awareness.

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1. Do you support the Constitution of the United State of America? 

2. Are you a law abiding citizen? 

3. Have you ever been convicted of a felony or any crime? 

4. Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to alcohol, any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance? 

5. What skills, certifications, and/or background do you have that can be an asset to the group? Please share as much as possible. We are looking for individuals to share their knowledge and expertise with as many members as possible.

6. Is there anything preventing you from participating in training and missions outside of scheduling conflicts? 

7. Define “Moral Strength”. 

8. Define “Physical Readiness”. 

9. Define “No First Use of Force”.

10. Define “No Targeting of Innocents”. 

11. Will you take the following oath? "I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.​​I swear (or affirm) to uphold the four principles of a Three Percenter: have moral strength, be physically ready, no first use of force, and no targeting of innocents.” 

12. What made you decide to join ‘The Three Percenters’?

13. What goal to hope to accomplish by joining?

14. If called to duty in a reality situation, would you heed the call without prejudice?

15. Have you ever mistreated a person because of race, heritage, religion or gender?

16. Do you have a CHL/LTC?

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The potential member becomes an official member after successfully being accepted into the State Facebook page. These members have proven that they want to be a part of this organization and we are able to count on them. 

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INVALIDATED PERSONS 

Anyone who claims to be a Texas Three Percenter but does not abide by or follow the “4 Principles of a Three Percenter” should cease to be called such. Any member who lies during the vetting process, any felon and fails to follows the rules laid out in this document for felons, and/or any person who has underlying motives that do not align with our views will be removed immediately. If at any time any member feels an individual’s views are not in alignment with the views expressed in this document, that member should seek out a state leader immediately and report said person. If an individual is trying to act in our name and their actions are not aligned with our views and principles, we will take actions to make all aware that this individual does not represent our organization. If any member feels another member is a credible threat to themselves or others, that member should contact local authorities or 911 immediately. 

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EVENTS AND MEETINGS 

Events and meetings are what unifies and builds trust on a local level. It’s all about networking and knowing who you can trust in emergency situations. Events and meetings for members are determined by their tier leaders and should involve state and zone training officers. Other events could include organizing protests, reviewing political candidates, creating petitions, disaster relief/cleanup, security details, and supporting local authorities. The meetings do not have to be taught by the tier leaders or training officers. We encourage letting members teach each other. The tier leader should find out the skills and knowledge that’s within the group and have the members teach each other. Focus areas (listed later in this document) should be the driving factor of these events and meetings. 

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Standard for frequency of meetings: 

State - Biannually 

Zone - Quarterly 

District - Monthly or Quarterly 

County - Monthly, Biweekly, or Weekly 

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THREE PERCENTERS - ONLINE 

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As an organization, we have many avenues of electronic participation. As such, you are to uphold the professionalism expectation; we have set some ground rules that apply to our group universally. As you work within our AO and represent our organization, we ask that you abide by the following standards: 

Be nice to your fellow Three Percenters. No name calling, insulting, and attacking other members, doing such will result in disenfranchisement from the organization. 

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Trolls will not be tolerated and will be removed immediately. 

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Keep language civil. Please find ways to express yourself without the use of profanity. - Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. - OPSEC (Operational Security) is a must. The information on our online resources are for Three Percenters members only and should not be shared with the world. (Reminder: Anything can get hacked these days. Do not put anything on the page that can come back to bite you one day.)- Do not openly argue with a leader, admin, or moderator. Contact them or another leader, admin, moderator via a private message to address grievances. Public shaming or condemnation is not acceptable. - Do not share your account. - Every aspect of our image is at risk every time we post, comment, say, do, or allow without recourse, anything that is unprofessional. This does not mean that we do not respect the rights of our members, but that we recognize the threat of a biased public and media. We must not provide our opposition; those that would see us fail, with ammunition to use against us. In defense of our image, we must conduct ourselves at all times as if we are being openly monitored by those who would slay us at the altar of public shame. As such, on any medium that represents our organization, the following topics are strictly off limits, including in external links: - Porn, unnecessarily graphic images or comments, or anything else not safe for work - Threats of violence or harassment, even as a joke - Talk of overthrowing the government - Soliciting, advertising, referrals - Racism, discrimination - Drugs, alcohol 

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Report Post to the Moderators: 

Should you observe a fellow forum member breaking these rules please bring it to the attention of your leadership ASAP. On Facebook, report the post to our leadership that can be found via the pinned post at the top of each state group. Do not report things to Facebook directly unless it is an intentional violation of Facebook policies (porn spam, bot posts, etc.). We police our own and are not interested in getting our members suspended from the information we share. 

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SOCIAL MEDIA (FACEBOOK, TWITTER, YOUTUBE, ETC) 

Texas Three Percenters have been set up on social media sites to help with recruiting efforts. All traffic and posts on these sites should be focused on driving potential members to the forum where they will officially become a member by asking to join their State Room and going through the vetting process. Social media is a great way to keep members motivated, boost morale, and disseminate information. Each district can make their own group (ex; Z7D6).

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AREAS OF OPERATION

It is important for members to understand where their participation is most needed. As such, members should understand an ever expanding area in which they are responsible. This is called an Area of Operation (AO). However, it might be better understood as an “area of responsibility”. 

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The very first level of an AO is the individual (You). In order to support others, you must be able to support yourself. The basics of this can include self-defense, physical fitness, preparing for worst case situations, etc. You are the only person that is always with you, so that is where you must start your responsibilities. Your individual AO is mobile, which means it goes where you go and is always changing.

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Expanding your AO slightly would align with your family and home. You are responsible for ensuring the individual preparedness of your family members and working with them and guiding them in understanding and fulfilling the 4 Three Percenter principles. Your home is your fortress. Any issues that arise in the political climate will begin by targeting you, your family, and your home. You must make sure that it is adequate and can withstand all assaults, whether physical or metaphorical.

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Another expansion of your AO is your neighborhood and community. We understand that not everyone is on the same page or even the same book as those who love freedom. But we have a responsibility to our communities to ensure that we are ready before and after a disaster. To ensure public support and to purify the image of the organization, we must begin with our communities. Media can portray whatever they want on the news, but what people see every day in their community is what will be remembered. Our neighbors will still be our neighbors when dust settles and we must be ready to embrace them as such if we are to have hope for a better tomorrow. 

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Another step outwards in your AO is your county, the lowest tier in the national construct. Many resources exist at the county level that can provide security at that tier. It is encouraged that all members get to know and work with their county sheriff. This is the lowest, federally recognized, elected position. It is the start of the building blocks to ensure we are acting as a people to preserve liberty. 

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As noted in this section, there are many fundamental areas that we as individuals must secure and nurture before we can expect to start being able to impact the scalability of our organization.

Know your chain of command: County leader, District leader, Zone leader, State leader

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INDIVIDUAL FOCUS AREAS 

How people achieve success in the AOs below the organizational tiers is up to them. We recognize that people’s situations are all unique and we cannot answer to every person’s needs individually. But we are providing a framework that all can adopt and still achieve success. This framework is based on the Minutemen construct. This is the ability for people to come to the aid of their community, their County, their District, their Zone, or their State at a moment's notice. 

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This means that everyone should be working to do several things:

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Create a vastly scalable Area of Operation:

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Individual Home and or family

Neighborhood or local community

County 

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For the majority of people, this is where the focus should stop. But this is not where the scalability stops. This is where the organizational tiers start to take effect. 

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Counties can call upon each other for support, and the counties for a District, Zone, and/or State should be active in the political discussions at the voting districts and respective organizational levels. This scalability is critical as a Three Percenter because if members are not prepared as an individual, as a family, in their home, in their community, or in their county, then how can someone possibly be prepared or organize for more than that? 

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Our intent is to bring people together in the AOs they are working for and give them a way to be flexible as needs swell and shrink and their AO becomes bigger and smaller depending on political climate. 

Build a network of people who are like minded that can be called on when in need, with whom people are happy to answer a call for aid, and that can help rebuild with after a disaster. A disaster shouldn’t be limited to a “revolution”. The people in our community today are the same people that will be in our community after a disaster. Disaster can be floods, storms, fires, earthquakes, or even a death in the community. Remember, if it is someone’s mindset that they will leave to go “fight a Revolution”, it is their community that will bear the responsibility of looking after those who don’t go, including their family. Make sure that community is as close knit as possible.

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Prepare for the zombie apocalypse. This sounds comical, but it has merit. While the FBI and DHS leverage Prepping and Hoarding as mental illnesses that should warrant further investigation, FEMA actually encourages it. A few years ago, FEMA used the zombie craze that swept social media, TV shows, movies, and the fantastical view and paranoia that people embraced, as a way to encourage people to be more prepared for an emergency. They even created a zombie apocalypse as a disaster template that people should prepare for. This is not because they believe that zombies will rise and start consuming the brains of everyone on earth, but because if someone is truly prepared for an event like that, they are prepared for just about anything. Plus, if an individual or family is preparing properly and for some reason they get a visit by the feds/law enforcement and questioned about stockpiling supplies, responding that it is preparation for the zombie outbreak is a quick way to get dismissed as a threat.

In the event that a person or community needs to “answer the call for freedom”, they will not be scrambling at the last minute to obtain desperately needed supplies.

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Learn. Never stop learning. If taking a break from learning, teach. It may be learning/teaching the constitution, about politics, about marksmanship, about tactics, survival skills, woodworking, engineering, whatever. The point is, should a “revolution” or other catastrophic event ever happen that would require people to pick up arms and defend their AOs, however big or small, it will be those who know and are taught that will have to rebuild. There is no guarantee that Google, Facebook, Pinterest, or YouTube will be available after a catastrophe. We must always look to the end result and after. Without that, without a way to preserve our work and dedication for future generations, then we really aren’t doing anything positive. 

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Maintain the moral high ground. Letting our passion overcome our logical thought processes is detrimental to our goals and the way we are perceived. We must be ever vigilant of how we allow ourselves to be perceived. This doesn’t mean we can’t express ourselves or our 1st amendment rights. It means that as a Three Percenter we must hold ourselves to a standard. The last thing the movement can afford is for its members to be publicized after a catastrophe (such as the Florida nightclub shooting), promoting hate and violence towards the family, friends, neighbors, etc. of the aggressor. It is possible to have our opinions without publicly endorsing violence towards people who were not involved in horrible acts.

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We must conduct ourselves with professionalism. We must control our frustration, our anger, our rage, and never allow those who politically oppose us the satisfaction of defeating our control. We can lose an argument, we can lose political battles, we can lose legal battles, but we must never lose control. A loss of control on our part is ammunition for those who want to see us fail. And they will never let us forget it. 

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MOVING FORWARD

As individuals, we are the foundation of ensuring our freedom. This organization and framework is intended to put everyone on the same path with a common goal of ensuring liberty, and a universally acceptable way of reclaiming it. We hope that through this, people can find unity from the disarray and purpose from the chaos. It starts with us and we must be willing to step onto common ground. Every position in this organization was created to support, aid, and assist you. We are here to serve you and to help you prepare and succeed. Together we can accomplish anything. Together we are one. We are The Three Percent.

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APPENDIX 

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GEAR AND SUPPLIES STANDARDS 

● Personal Defense Kit: 

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Camouflage Utilities (Pants, Shirt, Jacket). We recommend multicam, but specific patterns are best suited to the local environment and personal preference.

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Boots suited for long distance hiking Carrier with plates (level III minimum) FAST/Ballistic helmet (level III minimum) 

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Medium range semi-auto rifle (AR-15, AR-10, AK-47, SKS, or .223 variant as a minimum caliber) with 500 rounds on hand at all times. Recommend 2,000 rounds per caliber + 1,000 per each additional rifle. Recommend 8 magazines minimum per platform. 

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Side arm (we recommend what you are most comfortable with, although maintaining a common caliber will have long reaching benefits). 250 rounds on hand at all times. Recommend 1,000 rounds per caliber + 500 rounds per each additional handgun. 5 magazines minimum per platform Long range rifles (optional) with 500 rounds 

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Close range shotguns (optional) with 500 rounds Slug, 00 Buck, birdshot, etc. (in any combination) 

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Fixed Blade knife (6 - 12 inches) and sharpening stone 

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● Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) catered towards all variety of potential injuries. (Detailed lists can be found in our forums) 

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● Go-Bag with supplies needed for 3 - 7 days of field survival First aid, food (MRE’s recommended), water carrier, water filtration, change of clothes, extra socks and underwear, low weight blanket, extra ammunition, lightweight shelter (optional), etc. 

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● Communication device: Cell phone, long distance radio (such as CB, HF, VHF, UHF, HAM), etc.

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Most of this gear and other supplies can be found with direct links on our website at:

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OVERALL PREPAREDNESS 

To be an effective member of your group, and to contribute to that group, you must first prepare and ensure order for yourself for any emergency or catastrophe. 

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The following is a list of suggestions to plan for: 

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● Bug-In Plan. Have a plan on what to do if you plan to bunker down. Plan out how to fortify and protect your home. ensure you have the provisions to do so. 

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● Bug out Plan. Plan what you will do if you cannot shelter in place and must leave the city; deadly riots, etc. Create an evacuation plan for yourself, your family, and ultimately your Three Percenter group. 

● Get Home Plan. Create a plan to get home during a catastrophe. Always keep a bag that will provide you the essential tools, clothes, food/water, etc. needed to make it back home. 

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● Logistics Plan. Where will you evacuate too? What is the land layout? What are the resources? What are hard barriers along the way and how will you overcome those obstacles. How far outside the city is this? Think about what parts of the city you need to traverse in order to get there. How will you move your group? What if you have to leave on foot? How many others not in your group may think of this location?

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● Water. Filtration systems and accessibility to clean water. Invest in portable water filtration straws/systems/tablets. Learn primitive ways of purifying water. Make this an event at one of your group meets. You should also store water (½ gallon per person, per day).

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● Food. You should have a 1 year’s supply of food for yourself and all members of your family. Think non-perishable and long term storage items. Also learn what food exists in your area naturally; plants/animals/seeds. What can you eat and what is poisonous?

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● Medications. Always plan to have meds for members who need them. Think about the possibility of low supplies and how to find them if you run out. Are there natural alternatives? Do they grow in the wild? America is full of medicinal plants so learn what can be used for which ailment. 

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● Medical Supplies. Ensure you have portable med-kit for each member with basic lifesaving items. Also assemble a base kit that is more comprehensive. If you need help assembling, reach out to your leads for guidance. 

● Tactical Gear and Items. While we all have firearms and ammo, we need think about what type of firearm we have. How much ammo? Can you realistically take it with you if you cannot stay in your home? Plate Carriers and Plates are another useful item.

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● First Aid and Wound Care. Do all your members know first aid and how to care for wounds? This is an invaluable skill, especially if 911 services are limited.

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● Bartering Items. Cigarettes, precious metals, ammo, extra food/water, etc. 

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● Access to dependable transportation. 

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● A rally point and a strong group of support to repel any violent aggression.

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● Communications Plan. The community agrees that HAM radios and technologies should be the foundation of this plan.

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