Monday, December 31, 2012

III Congress: It is time


It is time for the III Patriots in America to come together in a single place and hammer out a resolution.

Alan Mullinax of Florida has suggested Kings Mountain Battlefield.  It has been suggested that April 19, 2013 is a suitable date.

I say to all Delegates: Please vote openly on this thread, Yea or Nay.

Also include in your comment if you will be able to attend in person.  If not, we will try to have a couple of our IT savvy Delegates set up the ability to be interactive online.

I think the purpose of the first Convention should be to mark that we, the III Patriots alive today, find it necessary to meet and to let the rest of the republic know that we have left our homes due to the grave crises facing the republic that require our attention, and our direct action.

So when you comment, please include answers to several points:

Will you attend in person:
Will you attend Armed in accord with the laws in effect:
Will you be prepared to debate a resolution to formally mobilize the III Percent Patriots in America:

Kerodin
III

52 comments:

  1. Yes to all three questions.

    Kerodin
    III
    Idaho

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  2. My vote is for Lexington, Mo.

    I will attend in person at either place.

    I will be armed according to current laws.

    I will be ready to debate on said resolution.

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  3. Mike Montgomery
    Kentucky
    Yes to all III questions

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  4. Yes as well to all three questions
    Chad Miller
    III
    Montana

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  5. I will be there.
    I will be loaded for bear.
    I am willing to debate direct action.

    I am also going to invite every Militia outfit I know to show up,
    armed and in uniform to provide what security we may need. We may get 5 guys, or we may get 500. At this point everything is on the table.
    If Patriots in uniform offend or frighten you, then I suggest staying home. No offense intended, just giving fair warning.

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  6. Unless it's out west, I cannot attend. If you are able to set it up on-line, I will be ready to debate.

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  7. Yes to all three questions
    Michael Johnston
    North Carolina

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  8. I'm all in. Just tell me where/when and I'm there.

    Alan S. Pedersen
    Delegate for SC
    Fort Mill, SC

    P.S. Just a thought. My personal opinion is that we don't have until April before TSHTF. Any way to move it up to late February/early March.

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  9. Alan S. Pedersen again. Forgot to answer your Q's.

    1. Will I attend in person? Yes
    2. Will I attend Armed? Yes; can I bring all of my toys?
    3. Will I be prepared to debate a resolution to formally mobilize the III Percent Patriots in America? Yes, I will contribute what I can; however, as I am fairly new/late to the game, I would defer to others who are more knowledgeable and competent than I.

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  10. Yup to III.
    I can offer assistance to others as needed.

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  11. Yes to all three.

    III
    VICTOR
    Colorado

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    1. Cant make it April 19th, we should touch base Victor.
      a1kayne@msn.com

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  12. Preferred location: King's Mountain
    Preferred date: April 19th, 2013
    Yes to all three questions (with a small chance that I will not be able to attend in person, but I will do everything I can to be there).

    Mark Roote
    III
    Pennsylvania

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  13. Yes to all three questions. My wife will be attending as well.

    John & Bev Robbins

    Maine

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  14. Cant make it April 19, but willing to help any way possible.

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  15. I will not likely be able to attend in person.
    I would be armed.
    I will be prepared to debate via the 'net.

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  16. Submitting Leave form for mid April.

    1. Yes
    2. Yes. Isn't that rhetorical?
    3. Yes. "If this be treason, let us make the most of it."

    I will actually be travelling from the TX/OK area at that time, if anyone needs help with transport, let me know. Otherwise, I will fill the space with gear!

    Ray C Ronk
    The Great Lakes State, Michigan

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  17. Can not attend in person-financial reasons
    Armed? Yes. Always
    Resolved to formally mobilize with my brothers at arms

    Richard R Deaver
    III
    California

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    1. Where in Ca. Richard? There are at least three of us in the So. Cal area.

      hbbill

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    2. Same question - 1 in NorCal.

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  18. My travel budget is nil so I won't be able to attend. Interacting online would be great though!

    Perhaps a google plus "hangout" with live video (and via youtube?) or something along those lines (even Skype, but I have no idea how many people you could cram into there).

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  19. In person? Yes
    Armed? Always
    Debate and resolve? Absolutely.

    As far as location goes, SC is closer but either is fine.

    CDP

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  20. I'm gonna take a few liberties here. It's necessary I think if this is gonna come to any kind of fruition.

    Right now I'm seeing 14 individuals who have said that they will attend a congress. I'm in for sure. TL has indicated that he endorsed my proposal for a meeting at King's Mountain. That amounts to a total of 16. Paltry, but ok. I'm good to go.

    I'm willing to spearhead arrangements. I've done some recon and there are options. I don't particularly care how it all goes down, but if you guys do and are committed to showing up, somebody has to be the pathfinder. I'll walk point if nobody has objections. It will take commo though. K has my contact info. So, if nobody has any objections, I'm available.

    While we haven't been clear on King's Mountain as the location, I'm gonna assume that it's cool. Gotta be honest, it really is the best place for our purposes. If you show up, I'm sure you'll walk away in agreement.

    Charlotte, NC is the largest urban area in proximity. If you're flying in, that's where you come in. Charlotte has everything to offer and is about 30 miles from the battlefield. It would be a little pricey to stay there however. For instance, check out the Dunhill Hotel. Damn nice. A meeting room should be no problem there. The Ri Ra Irish tavern is also within walking distance. They have meeting rooms too. And I love Irish taverns.

    There are the usual Holiday Inn Expresses, Qualities, etc. as you move out to Gastonia and King's Mountain, NC. However, the quality of accommodations degrade somewhat but there are still some really good tavern/steakhouse type places for possible meetings/get togethers. Gastonia would be about 20miles from the battlefield and King's Mountain about 15.

    Again, if everybody can get together we might be able to strike a deal for accommodations and a meeting room. You gotta commit though, none of this maybe crap.

    I think the congress should foot the bill for a meeting room if that is decided upon. However, there is an outdoor classroom at the battlefield and plenty of room on top of the mountain. If everybody brings a pack chair, I don't see that there would be any problem except for inclement weather.

    Just some thoughts. I'm at your service. We will have to know within reason how many are coming if we're reserving stuff and where. So, don't screw around. Either commit or shrink. Don't jerk anybody around. Especially me.

    So, contact K and me if you're serious.

    For further info. North Carolina is an open carry state. If you have a reciprocal permit, you're good to go. South Carolina isn't open carry but respects most other state permits. Both however do not allow carry in establishments that serve alcohol. SC is particularly hard about this. Up to 3 years in prison. Other than that, nothing should be of concern to us.

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    1. Quick question, what about accommodations in Knoxville? I haven't yet done my homework but on a map it looked fairly close. I'm thinkin' it might be cheaper if not to far a drive.

      III
      Resist
      VICTOR

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    2. Kentucky?

      Not in the neighborhood.

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  21. For those of us unable to attend in person; I’ve ‘attended’ a few online classes/discussions with 'go to meeting’ software it allows for group discussion with video, audio and typed responses and will accomodate a fairly large group, link to their site included,not too expensive either


    https://www3.gotomeeting.com/m/g2msem3.tmpl?Portal=www.gotomeeting.com&c_name=msns&c_mark=NAPPC&c_kwd=go_to_a_meeting-Exact&c_prod=GTM

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  22. yeah, with such spread out delegates and low numbers online is best we should be engaged by April im all about the law, but whats the goal here? if this be treason i spit upon the law outside the constitution.

    what is the decided location?

    id say yes to all three but if we go to convention we will have to have a full delegation, if the proposal is to remove the current congress. it will require substantially more "direct" influence.

    A.Wilson Delegate Indiana III Congress,

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  23. If you can't make it, you can't make it. Whatever is discussed at the III Congress does not need to go over the net. Phones should also be left in cars. Unless more of the same useless talk that evolves into nothing takes place.
    This meeting could be one of the last chances we have before TPTB really set things off. We need to all get on the same page and have our affairs in order so when TSHTF we have a coordinated message and plan.

    Mike M.

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  24. Ill be there if finances allow, and yes to the other two. Anyone coming down from the northeast or pennsylvania interested in a car pool? We could share expenses. Money is my only limiting factor and Im sure im not the only one.

    Jason in Ny

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    1. Jason, I will be making the run from Maine... maybe we can work something out by then

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  25. 2 things:

    1) i have been to King's Mountain, SC recently for a pass-by and am even more in favor of it being our meeting place;

    2) i am willing to take a step(leap, if you will) of faith of sorts to contribute financially to others who could not otherwise show; this is currently a broad, undefined offer with no specifics; if you're interested in contributing, let's discuss the possibilities... maybe start a "pool" of contributions for dispersal in some equitable manner...

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    1. It is the place. The back story is perfectly applicable. The biographies of the men totally congruent with our lot. It is a place where if you close your eyes, be still and listen, you can hear the shots, the yelling, Ferguson's whistle, the screams of the dying and wounded, see and smell the black powder smoke.

      And the feel of victory. Dealing a blow. Hard. Decisive.

      Then the panic of getting out.

      Most importantly, not really knowing if you made a difference. But trusting that nothing happens if you don't confront and engage.

      It is a magical place. They speak to you if your heart and mind is open.
      We are them. They are us. We're a little bewildered but they can provide encouragement.

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  26. Kings Mountain would be best, IMHO.
    Yes to all three.
    LilTank - CT

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  27. I'll offer up some cash as to placate a bit of 'can't afford it'itus. I'll offer up a seat from the eastern panhandle of WV, down and back. I'm not sure if the missus is going, but if push comes to shove, the bed of the truck is covered, and won't all be covered with gear.

    This has to happen. This has to happen sooner, rather than later. We may not even make it to April, but we need to plan to attend this as if this is our only option, and last chance.

    I, James L. Miller, Jr., will attend, with travel space for at least one more.

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  28. I fully agree with Millerized, this needs to happen.

    The first order of Patriots is sacrifice. And I am willing to put some money in the hat for those who don't have it, so they can attend.

    I want every Patriot there, and I know for some it simply will not be possible because of work or other obligations. But if you can attend and your only issue is money, let someone know.

    CDP

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  29. Ok, here's what I'm willing to do.

    I'm committed to going. My costs are x regardless.

    I live in Palm Beach County and I will be driving up. I don't mind whether the route is turnpike north to I-75 through Atlanta to Charlotte or I-95 to I-26 through Columbia to Charlotte.

    I'm willing to pick up anybody on the way, take them to the Congress, and deliver them back at no charge. If there are enough that want to go, I'll look into renting a multi-passenger van.

    Also, for the first person that commits, and has no problem sharing a room with me, I'll pay the lodging as well for that individual.

    This offer is extended to dues paying delegates only. It is also contingent upon my ability to cover the expenses depending on the number of individuals involved. I assure you that while I am chic, suave, and debonair, rich I ain't. ;-)

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  30. Matt Phillips

    Arkansas

    I unfortunately would not be able to make a trek all the way to the Carolinas but I believe everyone will do a great job at discussing issues at hand. With you in spirit.

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  31. I will do my best to be at Kings Mountain Battlefield
    If i am able to attend i will be armed
    I will be ready

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  32. Well, we're coming up on the end of January. I have secured the the time off from work for the week-end of April 19th. I haven't quite figured out how I'm gonna pay for the trip, but I'm going. I haven't put the arm on my friends to accompany me because as of the moment it doesn't look like a real gig.

    Make no mistake. I'm gonna be there. With you or without you.

    But if this is a congress, there has to be commitment and communication. Someone has to coordinate the event. Decisions have to be made. A schedule has to be developed.

    I'm presently working with a crew that is designing a stage for the Florida State IDPA Championship during the weekend of March 8th in Clearwater.
    We've been working on this thing for almost three months now. We've tagged individuals to work the stage, build the stage, transport the props, machines, and ancillary equipment. When we get it there, we will build it, fine tune it, decorate it, and coreograph (sp?) it to run 300 shooters over three days. The mission is to have the best stage of the match. We will be absolutely ragged by Sunday afternoon but we know what it takes to be the best. We're experienced and have done this before. We had the best stage for the 2011 IDPA World Championship.

    Success takes planning. Planning takes communication. Commitment is an absolute necessity.

    Just sayin'.

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  33. We need a local in SC to check local ordinances and park policy concerning open carry. Also if the person could find out if the County is Militia friendly (ie: uniformed men with weapons will not cause a public safety concern) Reply here or by email to ohiovalleyminutemen@hushmail.com. Let's make this happen folks.

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    1. There is no open carry in South Carolina but they do have reciprocity with many states for concealed carry.

      Individual parks under the jurisidiction of the National Park Service respect the laws of the state in which they are located. However, firearms are not allowed in bookstore/museum buildings. There is such a building at King's Mountain.

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    2. The irony burns...

      At a battlefield where Patriot Militia won a major victory,
      modern Militia can not even show up with the gear and tools of the trade. An example of how far we have fallen.

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  34. I and my wife are committed so that makes minimum of 3 as of today.

    I have done some event planning but it has been a while. IMHO, one of the top issues with securing meeting places, housing, meals etc, is head count. How many we will draw is a big factor on any $$ deal that's made. We can, however, leave over-night accomdations to the individuals, meals can be had by concensus of when and where(and with that my wife and I have experience cooking for moderate numbers up to 300), and a meeting place could be as simple as any open area in or near the Park which can hold whatever number meet up. With the number who have indicated the lack of funds, maybe this is the better way to go.

    We NEED numbers to work with either way.

    We will be pulling a camper with a small kitchen and obviously our overnight provisions. I'm stripping the interior for redo so we won't have room inside for others but we do have camping equipment we're willing to share for the weekend.

    let me know:
    godfamilycorps@hushmail.com

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    1. For info purposes, there is a state park associated with the national park that allows camping. There is no camping permitted in the national park.

      And you are correct, knowing the number is paramount. I stressed that fact earlier. Hotel rooms and a meeting room can be negotiated if you have a number to work with. Somebody's card has to be put up to hold the reservations. I have no problem putting up mine, but I have to have a warm, fuzzy feeling if you know what I mean.

      Some of you might try to imagine a scenario where they're coming for you. There are brothers out there, but you have to communicate. Think about it, seriously.

      A schedule of events has to be formulated as well. Again, I'll volunteer. If no one has a problem, I call the shots. But I would really like input and discussion from the group.

      My IDPA state match is only six weeks away. The III Congress is only 10 weeks away. We can show up in a gaggle. That's fine. I'm in. But an ordered well planned event says a lot more.

      Sorry PP for grabbing your post.

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    2. For info purposes, there is a state park associated with the national park that allows camping. There is no camping permitted in the national park.

      And you are correct, knowing the number is paramount. I stressed that fact earlier. Hotel rooms and a meeting room can be negotiated if you have a number to work with. Somebody's card has to be put up to hold the reservations. I have no problem putting up mine, but I have to have a warm, fuzzy feeling if you know what I mean.

      Some of you might try to imagine a scenario where they're coming for you. There are brothers out there, but you have to communicate. Think about it, seriously.

      A schedule of events has to be formulated as well. Again, I'll volunteer. If no one has a problem, I call the shots. But I would really like input and discussion from the group.

      My IDPA state match is only six weeks away. The III Congress is only 10 weeks away. We can show up in a gaggle. That's fine. I'm in. But an ordered well planned event says a lot more.

      Sorry PP for grabbing your post.

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    3. I never have a problem with someone better equipped and willing... if I can be of any help in any way, I'm available... personally, organized always outruns gaggling but I do understand the tentative nature of finances in the scheme of things which I have to assume would be the major influencing factor of attendance...

      " Somebody's card has to be put up to hold the reservations. I have no problem putting up mine, but I have to have a warm, fuzzy feeling if you know what I mean."

      LOL indeed "money talks, BS walks"

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  35. I'm driving in from Front range CO. Anybody that needs a ride between Kings Mtn and here, I'm good for one passenger or three (depending). Let me know and we will coordinate.

    III
    Resist
    VICTOR

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    1. All the way from Colorado? You are the man.

      Are you the Victor with ties to the Citadel? If so, make sure you make yourself known to me. I want to shake your hand.

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    2. Mr. Mullenax,

      I'm not the same Victor with ties to the Citadel.
      I do have prop. and am building in the Redoubt.

      It is I who will shake your hand.

      III
      Resist
      VICTOR

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  36. Mr. Mullenax,

    No, I am not the same Victor with ties to the Citadel. But am building in the Redoubt.
    And it is I, who wants to shake your hand.

    III
    Resist
    VICTOR

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  37. I cannot attend in person.
    I would be armed.
    I am prepared to debate via the 'net.

    Jim Morris, Mid Missouri

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If you are not a Constitutionalist, this is not a place for you.

We are not here to debate the Constitution.

We seek Restoration.