WTP Chairman Bob Schulz is featured in the cover story of the Oct. 11, 2010 issue of TIME magazine titled, ""Locked and Loaded: The Secret World of Extreme Militias."
NOTE: The TIME article is volatile and highly misleading.
What follows is Bob's response. Please send it to as many people as you can. Thank you.
I am featured in your cover article, written by Barton Gellman, though I cannot understand why. You have wholly mischaracterized me and the works of my Foundation, in order to shoehorn me into a piece that may work for TIME, but has no relevance to what Gellman and I discussed. The information I provided to Gellman, through more than six hours of face-to-face interviews, plus e-mails and written documentation, has been twisted and wholly taken out of context, rendering it inaccurate, misleading and libelous.
There are so many falsehoods in what was attributed to me that I cannot address them all in this letter. I will take them up with TIME management.
For the record, I have never advocated violence, I do not and have never belonged to any militia, nor do I communicate with militias or influence militias in any way that I am aware of. However, I do fully support the Constitution's guarantee of well-regulated militias in every State. To quote the mandate of the second Amendment, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the Right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Therefore, the absence of well-regulated Militias in every State is repugnant to the constitution.
This article serves neither the truth nor the People of this nation. While it wastes thousands of words regurgitating the intricate details of militia activities, their confrontations with government officials, and a handful of blatantly criminal acts, the article fails to address the fundamental "secret" re-invigorating the Patriot consciousness of Americans across the land.
The "secret" that the mainstream media appears to have an extreme aversion against putting forward or openly discussing, is that over many administrations, with the support of both Parties, the federal government has all but abandoned our Constitution.