Let us raise a standard to which the Wise and the Honest can repair.
George Washington, Constitutional Convention, 1787
Alabama Constitutional Militia
After the common inactivity of the militias in every state, the Alabama
Constitutional Militia was reactivated by Jeff Randall and Mike Kemp in 1995,
who first called it the Gadsden Minutemen, since it was based in Etowah County,
of which Gadsden is the county seat. It has now expanded statewide.
Good Ol' Boys Roundup Report on meeting
in Alabama of militia activists from 20 states held May 17-19, 1996. Name of
the meeting mocks the name of the annual meeting of law enforcement agents
which the militias exposed as an orgy of racism.
The most famous of recent operations, the Alabama Constitutional Militia,
in cooperation with the constitutional militias of Missouri and Tennessee,
infiltrated and exposed the Good O' Boys Roundup, held annually in
Eastern Tennessee, a gathering of federal, state, and local law enforcement
personnel from several states, which was a celebration of racism and contempt
for the constitutional rights of citizens. The infiltrator(s) videotaped the
events there, and released the tapes to the media, resulting in a major
embarrassment for the government and law enforcement agencies, which have now
been revealed to the public as hotbeds of racism, corruption, and abuse.
Further exposures can be expected.
Constitution Project Effort to rewrite the state constitution, which
is poorly written, disorganized and too long. But it is important that this be
done right. Alabamans are urged to get involved in this effort.
Reformers are known by their adversaries, and it is appropriate that those
adversaries be identified and what is known about them be told. They include
corrupt and abusive officials, corporations, groups, and individuals.