Ohio Minutemen Militia
OHIO MINUTEMAN MILITIA STATE STANDARDS
STATEMENT OF ETHICS
It is the duty of the citizen’s militia to protect and defend the unalienable Rights of all members of the community. Under no circumstances will the Ohio minuteman Militia tolerate those who advocate acts of criminal violence, terrorism, racism or a change away from our republican form of government; nor will it support any specific political party or candidate, nor espouse any particular religious denomination or doctrine. All members must understand the duties and obligation of both citizens and government under the Ohio and U.S. Constitution.
The members of the Ohio unorganized militia shall ever stand, as have our Forefathers before us, first to Our Creator, from Whom we acknowledge the Authority of all Rights, and all the blessings of governments and to our native soil, Ohio. We therefore pledge: To promote and defend the unalienable rights of all citizens, regardless of race, sex or national origin, as is expressed in the Ohio Constitution and the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution. To promote and defend the principles of just government bequeathed to us by our forefathers to whit, That the principle of the Tenth Amendment shall stand inviolate, as history has shown that the greatest system of checks and balances exists with the people and their States to check the powers accrued by the federal government. That the integrity of the courts, be they local, State or federal, shall remain contemptible providing that they shall respect and uphold the rights of the citizens of Ohio, including but not limited to, upholding the due process of law, and to preserve the right of trial by jury and to obtain immediate judicial review of cases wherein abuse of basic Constitutional rights are questioned. That all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their Life, Liberty, and Property; for the advancement of those ends they have at all times an unalienable and indefeasible right to alter, reform, or abolish the government in such manner as they may think proper. That government being instituted for the common benefit, the doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind. That all just government is servant of the people who have instituted it, that the people of Ohio should never by force nor coercion be obliged to anything styled as "law" which has not been promulgated by their duly elected representatives, nor any as may be promulgated by them to bear conflict to the rights of the people, so that no government shall be made master of the people of Ohio.
An American Patriot Ohio Minutemen Website 2010