As Heartland Defenders, we are basically principled enough to do what is right when it is right to do it and are willing to fight for what’s right in regard to the founding principles of this great Country.
We choose a Constitutional life-style with a strong adherence to Thomas Jefferson's idea that governments should not control every aspect of a person’s life and that “A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse.”
We value family, liberty, unalienable rights, and true equality. We know that we are all born equal, but that where we go or end up is based on choice, and boils down to personal responsibility, not government intervention. Three Percenters understand that we all have the right to pursue happiness, but we also know it’s not handed to us. Most importantly, we know that freedom is not free.
We are a network of like-minded patriots who fellowship and train together to support and defend our communities, local law enforcement, our states, our Country, and our Constitution. We study, train, prepare, and involve others. We want to be the ones standing in defense of America and its founding documents when no else will. We share a common hope derived out of love of country. This is where we draw our strength. James Michener said "America is a nation with many flaws, but hopes so vast that only the cowardly would refuse to acknowledge them."
We are responsible, freedom loving Americans. We are family oriented. We care, because we want America to last, not fall. We represent the people who are willing to stand up in defense of the Constitution against all enemies and when everyone else is afraid to do it or simply will not.
We are white-collar professionals and blue-collar factory workers and farmers. We are genteel old-money socialites and stay-at-home suburban soccer moms. We are fourth-generation corn farmers and city-dwelling workaholics. We drive old pickup trucks, new Mercedes, and an eco-friendly Prius or two. We grab a quick bite to eat at Taco Bell for lunch and savor a glass of fine wine at a five-star restaurant at dinnertime. We are rich, poor, white, black, Latino, Christian, Jewish, and just about everything in between. And, despite our incredible diversity, it is what makes us distinctly different from the rest of the Country — our reliance on our core values and unalienable rights.
"Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the last warrior our country, our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers." ~ Tecumseh