Excerpt from the Three Percent By James Bradley Published in the Integrated United Nations A widespread claim among those in the militia movement is that only three percent of the population of Revolutionary America fought against the British during the war for independence. While this claim has been debunked numerous times by historians, it is the single founding credence of the loosely affiliated states known together as the American Redoubt. Through it they position themselves as revolutionaries fighting against tyranny, hearkening back to the founding days of the American republic. Not only that, but it glorifies active duty in defense of the American nation and places special emphasis on those who take the initiative to defend the ideals of it without state authority mandating it. It is no surprise then, that one finds out that militias of all types have sprouted like weeds in the Redoubt. Of the Redoubt's roughly 3 million people, almost two hundred thousand are affiliated in some way with these paramilitary groups. Larger than any standing army present in the Redoubt, these groups take on the duties of assisting law enforcement, patrolling the border, serving as bodyguards, and above all else training for the day that duty calls upon them to defend the Redoubt from all those who oppose it. Sometimes they even go beyond those stated duties, serving as a parallel authority to existing legal structures. They become judge, jury, and even at times, executioner. It is not uncommon for a local militia captain to round up immigrants, both legal and undocumented, into trucks and dump them across the border in the depopulated Frontier or chaotic El Norte. It is not uncommon for armed militiamen to guard local politicians against so-called violent counter protesters, often resulting with blood on the streets. It is not uncommon for armed "vigilantes" to barge into the homes of those accused of corruption and hold a tribunal for them before the mob of people outside. It's not uncommon for entire militias to declare a state government disloyal to the founding ideals of the Redoubt and escort them out of office so new elections can be held. ........ The American Redoubt is a military stratocracy masquerading as a legitimate small-government democracy. It has more in the common with the rise of militant nationalism seen in the early part of the last century than it does the ideals of the American Revolution. Or rather, it serves as a perverted union of the two, where basic human rights are reserved for those of in the militias' good graces and the rest of the population is left hiding from the watchful eyes of their fellow citizens turned protectors. If democracy is to survive in the former Northwest of the United States, the militias must be defanged and hunted down. But before that can begin, the world most know of the horror that is the American Redoubt.