Illinois State Militia - Company Message
Amendment II of the United States Constitution
     A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

"The Militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age" - Title 10, Section 331 of the U.S. Code

We do NOT conduct, condone, talk about, or plan ANY ILLEGAL activities such as weapons conversions or manufacturing of any type weapon or explosives. If this is what your looking for your looking in the wrong direction.

To preserve and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic. To provide community service and assistance where needed in times of need.

To this I do solemnly affirm and consent that:
• I am an American citizen and patriot.
• I am a militia member and part of a team.
• I serve the people of the United States of America and specifically the people of the state of Illinois.
• My mission is to see that the Constitution of the United States is upheld as it was written.
• I will always put my mission first, my brothers in arms second, and my self last.
• I will never quit or surrender.
• I am disciplined and mentally tough.
• I am as physically fit as possible.
• I commit to become proficient at whatever task I am given to fulfill my mission.
• I will maintain my arms, my equipment, and myself.
• I am a guardian of liberty and the American way of life.
• The Constitution will be upheld.
• I AM an Illinois Militiamen.

Today's militia has a wide spectrum of missions, from disaster relief to terrorism prevention. The slogan echoed now is "State Defense and Community Service." One role of the militia is defense of the state from terrorism or invasion. Other roles include disaster relief, search and rescue, emergency preparedness education and serving the community. We can serve our communities
through aid programs like Harvesters, Habitat for Humanity, Project Warmth, Blood Drives as well as raising money for charities benefiting military veterans, cancer research, or volunteering at local food pantries and shelters. Given that the militia is primarily defensive in nature, it is natural that much of its resources should be aimed at bettering the communities from which it is derived.

Preparedness and defense of the constitution, concentrating on the 2nd amendment. The Illinois Militia will act as a reserve component to the National Guard with the intent to act as the State Defense Force, as there is currently no SDF for Illinois. We are classified as a civilian volunteer organization and therefore will carry out operations in absence of orders as dictated by necessity during a crisis. All Illinois Militia personnel will conduct themselves with professionalism, integrity and the utmost respect for others at all times.

General Information
We are the ILSM "ILLINOIS STATE MILITIA" not to be confused with the "ILM" or "Illinois militia". What's the difference? We only practice within the law. We are open to law-enforcement with both our activities and we welcome them as members.

We are NOT
  A) Anti-government on any level
  B) Racist
  C) Sexist
  D) Anti-law enforcement
  E) Extremist
  F) Violent
  G) Conspiracy theorists
  H) Planning attacks on anyone

If YOU are any of these then we are not the group for you.

  B) Accepting of all races
  C) Accepting of men or women
  D) Pro-law enforcement - oaths before orders.
  E) We train for many possibilities
  F) Every day concerned citizens
  G) Anti-ILLEGAL immigrant
  H) A defensive NOT offensive militia

We have both full time rolls and support roles open for our members. Everyone can do something. Ask for details.

The biggest challenge for militias' today is the lack of people involved. The population today is much bigger than in 1776 and the role of the militia has been expanded tremendously. Because of this, the militia today is in need of more dedicated men and women in order to fulfill its role. With the current threat of terrorism, our unprotected borders, and the Armed Forces sent abroad, the nation is more vulnerable than ever before. You may be saying, "what can I do?" or "I don't have any training for that" We understand. The militia is unlike anything you've probably ever experienced. It requires you to ask more of yourself, to learn new skills, and to take the path less traveled. It requires courage, integrity, and strength of character. In the militia you will be charged with defending your fellow man, helping those in need, facing disaster and taking a stand when it is much easier to do nothing.

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