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Bitterroot Posse

Every neighborhood and community needs and deserves the ability to respond to emergencies quickly and effectively. This is best done by the neighbors themselves and better still if they can do it in an coordinated, knowledgeable coherent fashion.

We therefore organize among ourselves and train with others who can be helpful in our training and in case the challenges facing us cross neighborhood boundaries or are too large for one of our teams to handle.

Regardless of your talents or experiences,

YOU can get this started

in your neighborhood.

Print out the three forms at the bottom of this article, and begin discussing them with a neighbor or two.

Bitterroot posse patch 5xBitterroot Neighborhood Posse

purpose, principles, bylaws

Honorable adults have the right and responsibility to participate in the defense of, and emergency response for their neighborhoods. To this end, we join together forming a mutual-aid organization as outlined in this document. There is nothing confrontational about it, nor is there any question of the legality of our right to freely associate and assemble.

We take the responsibility to actively participate in the defense of our own life, liberty and property, as well as that of our families, neighbors and community.

We renounce initiation or threat of force or fraud against persons or property as inherently illegitimate.

We declare no war with any honorable, lawful and legitimate person, agency or government.

We retain our independence from all other organizations, but are eager to work with legitimate agencies of the people such as the Sheriff’s Office and other emergency responders, helping as much as we can while adhering to our principles

We endorse The Oath Keepers and agree wholeheartedly with the ten orders they will not obey.


Oath Keepers – Ten Orders We Will Not Obey:

1. We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people.

2. We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people

3. We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to military tribunal.

4. We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state.

5. We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty.

6. We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.

7. We will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext.

8. We will NOT obey orders to assist or support the use of any foreign troops on U.S. soil against the American people to “keep the peace” or to “maintain control.”

9. We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies.

10.We will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.



Bitterroot Neighborhood Posse forms:

Bitterroot posse bylaws

Bitterroot posse poster

Bitterroot posse signup

By the way, there is not nor will there ever be an electronic list, database or home to the names or contact information of the posse members. Each neighborhood knows who to contact. It will stay there in their heads and on pieces of paper owned by each neighborhood posse.

The coordinating group, Bitterroot Neighborhood Posse, is merely that: a coordinating, organizing and training tool available to each local team at their request.

Those wearing the uniform of the Bitterroot Neighborhood Posse have signed the contract, agreed to the standards of conduct and earned their patch. The organization is no more and no less than that.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, any group using the forms I offer here as their own should make any adjustments they feel are appropriate for their objectives, purposes, sentiments or needs. The creation of these was entirely a one-man-show with no expert consultants from any field. For goodness’ sake, though, keep it simple – Ted