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Anthony James Kidwell

Anthony James Kidwell is an Army veteran, an "import" Texan and a dyed-in-the-wool conservative, born and raised in the liberty movement. He currently serves as a support element officer for Comanche Company, Central Texas Militia. He is also an Oath Keeper and an activist for Texas gun rights via Come and Take It Texas. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science in English and Education, and a Master of Science in Professional Writing from Towson University, Maryland, yet somehow has withstood the brainwashing of the Marxist university system - an impressive accomplishment on its own if he don't say so himself, (which he does).

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  • Michael Dillon

    Would love to join but have mental health issues and felony convictions but im gl5to know you guys have our back

  • MarkKoernke

    http://www.libertytreeradio.4mg.com The Militia and Patriot movement has always been multi-generational. Only the controlled media has pushed the “this is a fad thing” in the past. The 90’s effort is a point at which it became absolutely a “get in your face” situation where public confrontation was needed. The militia effort of the 80’s was just as active and organized. The newest public effort is no different from the rest. The slanted coverage of the traitors in the press cannot be used to judge the 90’s effort. Training, equipment and manpower were just as good, and still are, as anything now being put on the table. Ignore the PROPAGANDA and do not use it as a gauge.Through out the late 80’s and 90’s a series of standoffs and militia deployments took place that were LARGER than the Bundy Ranch event. They were successful in pushing back the fed and internationalist but the controlled media was ordered NOT to give them national coverage. The Freeman Standoff is one example. Try to find ANY information about the real Knob Creek Resolution and the very CHILLING effect it had on the fed and their activities. If you would like a copy of the Resolution go to http://www.libertytreeradio.4mg.com The work continues and the battle goes on. Vote with your wallet and buy more ammo. Liberty1775

  • Keith Edward Brown

    If you’re in Ohio, contact myself, SPC Keith E Brown of the Ohio Defense Service, we’re a non-radical group of men and women who both play and train together as a group, we will uphold the constitution of the United States and the State of Ohio, and are even working on connections with local police departments.

  • Bill Cash

    Ready to serve.

  • Jeremija

    Please email me. jeremijasanders@ymail.com
    We have numerous legal examples of the courts breaking the law and may have a more legit Bundy ranch on our hands rather quickly.

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  • Jeffrey Stankiewicz

    The Light Foot Militia has units in over a dozen states, including Idaho, Washington, Montana, Utah, Oregon, Texas, New Mexico, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, etc. You can download a copy of our “Militia Standards and Principles of the Light Foot”, which includes a chapter on how to start a unit, as well as how to be a “Militia of One”, here… http://thelightfootmilitia.com/Portals/0/LFMS2014/LFMS2014.pdf

  • Armyvet81

    Great article!

  • HollywoodHick

    Texas State Militia is outstanding.

  • Josef

    Michigan home guard militia man here!

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  • Larry

    Michigan here!

  • Brad Elroy

    Oklahoma Citizen Militia checking in. We’ve been operational a little more than a year. Our primary focus at this point is just what the article mentioned: We want to be a service to our community, not a burden, and through that, we want to take the term “Militia” back, from being a slur, and return it to its roots. We are a very diverse crowd… we welcome all, including Liberals (myself), with a like minded concern for the scary direction the world is moving. Thanks for spreading the word.

  • Kenny Coffman

    Thank you Mr. Kidwell for your service to our country and for continuing to serve. You have written a very informative article here. May God bless all of our patriotic oath keepers.

  • Mr. Loco(LocDaSmoke)

    California State Militia man right here and proud of it!!

    • BeautifulAmerica

      What part of California is your group in?

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  • Here is a video I recorded five years ago on Memorial Day, explaining my views of the militia movement.


    I am a veteran of the Viet Nam War who has served honorably in the regular United States Army, the Utah National Guard, and the Utah State Guard (i.e., Utah State Defense Force).

  • Consider volunteering for service in your State Guard or State Defense Force.


    Also, do what you can to educate your state’s legislatures, and if necessary, amend the state constitution so that the State Guard, and NOT the National Guard (which is merely a component of the regular United states Army) is designated as the state’s militia.

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  • Ron

    Greetings from another Conservative Kidwell. Thanks for your work!

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    is Dedicated to the
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    What is the Militia?
    As defined by our founding
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    It is the goal of all Militia members to be
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    • chris berrian

      please email me info thanks Chris B.

  • Bill Cook

    It’s nice to know you’re out there. Thanks for the update. Out.