Statement of Purpose 1 - Whereas an armed citizenry can better deter crime, invasion, terrorism, and tyranny, we hereby organize the Northwest Florida Militia (NWFM) with the following intent: 1.1 - To encourage an armed citizenry, in support of, and in accordance with, the national and state Constitutions. 1.2 - To promote law, order, and safety for the community in the absence of some other effective policing presence, such absence as may occur following a severe natural disaster. 1.2.1 - To work in conjunction with pre-established local authorities whenever possible to this end. 1.3 - To resist foreign invasion. 1.4 - To deter domestic oppression—such oppression characterized as a tyrannical power unduly denying the populace their inherent human rights recognized under the Constitutions of the United States and of the State of Florida; or unduly denying the populace due process of law as outlined in the Constitutions of the United States and of the State of Florida. 1.5 - To encourage the responsible behaviors that are the enablers of our rights. 2 - Respect for the Will of the Governed: We do not seek to act against the general will of the governed. So that if the governed (our community) do plainly elect in philosophy and in deed to relinquish certain rights, we will not take up arms to secure those rights through conflict.