THE THREE PERCENTERS
– ORIGINAL –
WHO WE ARE
‘The Three Percenters – Original’ is a national organization made up of patriotic citizens who love their country, their freedoms, and their liberty. We are committed to standing against and exposing corruption and injustice. We are a political organization that is concerned about civil rights and liberties while giving back to our communities and helping them in time of need.
We are NOT racists, NOR are we white supremacists. This organization is made up of patriots of all races, colors, creeds, religions, background, ethnicities, orientations, you name it. There have been news articles in the past that portray people claiming they are a Three Percenter and have committed horrific acts of violence. We have denounced each of these people and their actions on our blog due to news agencies not differentiating between the three percenters movement in general and our organization. In all of these cases these people were neither a part of our organization, nor hold the same views as we do. We invite ALL people to join us. Anyone who claims we are white supremacists or racists speaks out of pure ignorance. Patriotism is color blind.
We are NOT a militia or a paramilitary group. However, we do have meetings on local levels. These meetings are to help members network together and to learn from each other. There are no membership fees or dues and we will not charge people to participate in a movement that defends civil liberties. However, some events may be held at facilities that require admission. This can be paid individually, as a group, or through legal means of fundraising. Mostly, we are an “open source community” meaning, we help each other and try not to rely on third parties or institutions that cost money for our operations. We consist exclusively of volunteers and no member at any level is on any payroll provided by our organization.
We are NOT anti-government. In fact, we are very pro-government, so long as the government abides by the Constitution, doesn’t overstep its bounds, and remains “for the people and by the people”. Our goal is to utilize the fail-safes put in place by this country’s founders to rein in an overreaching government and push back against tyranny. We are working to preserve the intent of our government as designed. We do not intend to implement our own government. There is often a misconception that we are wanting to overthrow the government. This is simply not true and a false rumor that has been spread to label our movement as anti-government.
We do not seek to incite a revolution. We are not domestic terrorists. Terrorism on any level we speak out against. We are not here to create violence, and will defend ourselves when necessary. Civil protest should be a last resort, and even then defensive and nonviolent in nature, but clear in its messaging and expectation for logical accountability by the government.
In the mid-1700’s, the British colonies of North America had many reasons to be disgruntled with the British Empire and the ruling class in England. Recognizing that things would get worse before they got better, many amongst the people banded together to push an ideology they all shared. This ideology identified and acknowledged that every person has from birth certain rights. These are not granted by any authority other than their Creator. The limitation or denial of these rights is defined as tyranny and oppression. These bands of people worked together to peacefully resolve the abuses of their government, but recognized that peace was not a guaranteed solution.
Eventually, an idea was coined of having “Minutemen” available at a moment’s notice should the King’s tyranny show up in their town, on their streets, or at their door. These Minutemen would meet, train, and prepare to defend themselves, their family, and their townships from an ever encroaching empire. It is from these Minutemen where the 3% name originated. It is a rough estimate that only 3% of the colonists were actively fighting in the field against British forces at any given time. Today we recognize with this 3% in being that we will be the last defense to protect the citizens of the United States if there ever comes a day when our government takes up arms against the American people.
3 PRINCIPLES OF THE THREE PERCENTERS
All Three Percenters must abide by the following principles. Anyone who cannot accept these principles as a self-imposed discipline are not welcome in this organization, nor should ever consider themselves a part of the Three Percent movement.
1. Moral Strength – Knowing what is right and wrong and acting accordingly. Being trustworthy, truthful, and holding high values and principles. Strength to stand up when something is morally wrong.
2. Physical Readiness – Physical readiness is defined as the ability to meet the physical demands of any task in order to accomplish the objective at hand. There are some members that have disabilities that prevent them from meeting physical demands and for these there is an exception.
3. No First Use of Force – “Don’t fire unless fired upon”. We are not the aggressor nor antagonist. We are purely defensive and only as a last resort.
The goal and main focus of ‘The Three Percenters – Original’ is to get patriots to network, prepare, and petition together on a local level. We intend to provide a framework and guidance that ‘The People’ can use to make positive change in restoring the founding principles of our Constitutional Republic. We plan to leverage incorporated fail-safes and laws to ensure success in preserving the Constitution as the supreme law of the land.
The Three Percenters – Original is an organization focused on creating a national network that strengthens and aids communities and individuals, and helps shape the future by preserving, protecting, and defending our country’s founding principles, including our God-given rights to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
Our Mission to accomplish our Vision includes:
- Providing a framework to grow our organization with national recruitment campaigns, increased organizational communications and membership incentives.
- Providing a focus on the education of ourselves and others regarding the Constitution, political arena, local laws, preparation, and self preservation.
- Increased involvement in community outreach events – in disaster preparedness and response, for Veterans, elderly, and other people in need.
Integrity – We are accountable for our actions and always act with the highest level of integrity.
Balance – We understand the foundations of family are the reason for everything we do, family always comes first.
Teamwork – We are driven to work cohesively with a common purpose, as “One team – One Mission”.
Courtesy, Dignity, and Respect – We hold all whom we volunteer and communicate with to the highest standards of courtesy, dignity, and respect.