|Government is instituted to protect property of every sort; as well that which lies in the various rights of individuals, as that which the term particularly expresses. This being the end of government, that alone is a just government which impartially secures to every man whatever is his own.|
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|The ISL is a community and county level militia, and our primary focus is on the defense and protection of you, your family, your community, your county, your State, and America, in that order. The goal of the ISL is to get as many Hoosiers trained and prepared for whatever emergency or disaster may occur. The ISL stresses community involvement and awareness at the local political level, as well as networking with your neighbors. The core belief of the ISL is that mutual support between the ISL and your local community is necessary to quickly and successfully mitigate any crisis which may arise.|
The ISL stresses training, be it internally with the ISL or external with some other reputable organization. Members are encouraged to provide training to the other member of the ISL and to those in the community. Classes on security, long term food storage, marksmanship, communications, first aid, land navigation, etc. are all available to ISL members. And new training topics are being added all the time.
A large number of the ISL's membership is made up of ordinary members of the community; engineers, teachers, small business owners, factory workers, etc. With a large percentage of our membership active in various volunteer organizations and clubs; volunteer fire fighters, 9/12 and Tea Party groups, motorcycle clubs, veteran organizations, Red Cross, CERT, etc. And as you might imagine, a large percentage of the ISL's membership is comprised of prior service military who still honor the Oath they took when they first enlisted. But most importantly, ISL members are “Minutemen”, ready to respond to community emergencies at a moments notice.
Community is stressed in the ISL, because this is where our families and friends are, and it's where we can do the most good in the shortest amount of time. We don't play politics or push political or religious agendas in the ISL. Freedom and liberty is why we are here, and tolerance and understanding of individual Rights is what we stand for.
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|The mission of the ISL is to provide information, training, and basic organization to 'the People' to ensure a timely and effective response to community emergencies.|
St. Joseph, IN