Liberty Militia

One of the original members of the now defunct Louisiana Pact. The Liberty Militia started as a Tea Party movement against overzealous government intervention in the pre-war years, and was unique in that it attracted conservative members of various ethnic groups who felt the government was giving Hispanics a free pass when their ethnic groups had to assimilate. Particularly successful at recruiting college educated African Americans and young people of Asian descent who felt disenfranchised; the group established a half dozen compounds along the border of Texas in preparation of what they believed to be the coming Mexican invasion.

The Liberty Militia also considers themselves strict Constitutionalists. But they adopt the whole of the Constitution and its later-added amendments. This puts them at direct odds with the Sons, particularly because the Militia has been fighting an invasion on the Texas border since Doomsday. First from refugees fleeing into the U.S. from Mexico, but then from the increasingly brash raiders and slavers coming out of Texas itself. When the Sons began having business dealings with the slavers, that spelled the end of the alliance between the two groups.

Each compound has between 300-600 residents and runs like perpetual boot camp, and they see themselves locked in a war. Commander Charles Lloyd Turner is the current head of the militia, inheriting the title after the death of his father Paxton. In this constant state of war, the compounds follow martial law, with the ranking officer dictating orders. Despite the governing style, compounds are surprisingly fair in the treatment of men and women and consider all every member of the order an equal regardless of ethnicity (with the exception of individuals who appear to be of Hispanic descents, who are not allowed membership in the order since they might be spies for the Mexican shadow government).

Liberty Militia

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