Let every patriot agree and stand firm. We are committed to protect the Constitution against all foes, both foreign and domestic. We who have served in the United States military have raised our right hand and sworn this oath.
We agree that violence perpetrated against persons and property by any person is not protected speech under the 1st Amendment of our U.S. Constitution and may, when the motive is the overthrow of our Constitution and peace, be responsibly understood to be both criminal behavior and an attack on our nation by domestic enemies; and as such, such behavior threatens the lives and security of our citizens and the peace of our nation.
We further agree that the apprehension and prevention of violent rioters, demonstrators, and domestic enemies of our nation is the first responsibility of law enforcement at both the State and Federal levels of authority; including the national guard and state militias, but may fall as well on individual citizens when other proper lawful authorities either fail to intervene against those responsible for said violence, or are incapable due to the size of the confrontation. In short, if law enforcement is incapable or unwilling to preserve the peace, we agree that the defense of civil society will fall to the citizens themselves to restore, protect, and preserve.
In any case, let every patriot resolve that they will not only join together appropriately if there is a break down of civil society due to the actions of rioters and or enemies of the State and our grandchildren’s future in this free constitutional republic, but that we do solemnly also agree and covenant that we will maintain integrity with one another as citizens and jurors to never convict another patriot for defending our Constitution and our way of life from the violence of rioters, protesters, and domestic enemies of our nation—without regard to whether such defense requires the taking of enemy lives.
So help me God.
CPT Terry Michael Hestilow, USA, Ret.
October 10, 2017