You're right, you never asked us to change. You are merely saying that if we don't do this, we're an unreputable group. The proof of this is your quote right here "we will place other upstanding units in front of yours." You're also assuming that we have low numbers or participation, this is evident by your statement "if your unit has very low numbers and/or participation than you may feel the need for this facade which misleads potential members and is a disservice to your fellow man." Then you act as if because we don't want our numbers published, that I or the group doesn't "truly believes in the credo of the modern militia movement." Added to which, it must be that because we don't want our numbers posted that we "have the intent of performing tasks of an illegal nature." These are all your quotes from your reply. So no, you never asked us to change anything, you're just attempting to bully people into following your guidelines that you deemed to be the way that "real" militias are supposed to do things. Because if they don't, they must have low numbers and are planning to do illegal things.
We don't need nor did we ask for your help to build, we are already one of the largest and most active in the state.