Since the founding of This Is Texas Freedom Force in 2017, we have made it clear that we are only concerned with Texas related issues. There's a million and 1 groups and organizations out there that deal with national politics and we weren't interested in doing that. Our belief is you take care of your home first and the national problems will solve themselves, after all, government at the local levels (state, county, city) effects your day to day life more than the federal government does. But first, let us introduce ourselves for those who do not know.
This Is Texas Freedom Force is a nonprofit organization that works on the preservation of Texas History and protects Texan's rights. Our motto is "Protectors of all things Texas". As stated above, we are a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2017. This Is Texas Freedom Force or TITFF is not a militia, we are not antigovernmental, we support law enforcement as long as they are upholding their oath and we call out the bad apples that break their oath. TITFF does not travel out of the great state of Texas, nor do we endorse or promote political candidates from any party. TITFF has no political party allegiance, we are not republicans nor are we democrats. We call out republican politicians just as much as we call out democrats. To us it's as simple as right & wrong. Most of us are constitutionalist and our allegiance is to liberty, freedom, the constitution (both the US & Texas Constitution), our God given rights and most of all Texas. It's what every patriotic Texan should be doing, to hell with political parties, because a republican can be just as wrong as a democrat. We praise a politician's agenda when they follow the constitution and we call them out when they go against the constitution. Basically there's good vs bad and even a politician that follows the constitution 99% of the time can be wrong on a issue. We the people are here to keep them in line.
TALK BEGINS ABOUT THE DC RALLY
On Jan 2, 2021, there was a lot of buzz on social media about Jan 6th rally in DC. The TITFF Board of Directors had received a lot of calls/text/private messages asking if TITFF was going to attend the rally. The members of the board didn't even have to convene & bring it up for a vote, the answer was NO. Our TITFF Bylaws state that we do not travel to other states, not only that but our TITFF Bylaws prevent us from endorsing or promoting candidates and the DC rally was considered a Trump rally. So on Jan 2, 2021 TITFF wrote a post telling our members that we would not be attending the DC rally to squash a lot of the extra and unnecessary phone calls. Not only that but the TITFF Board of Directors had a lot of prep work to do on several bills that we will be working on during the Texas 87th Legislative Session. So even if we wanted to attend the DC rally as individuals, not as a organization, we just didn't have the time to spare. So our members all knew we would not be attending the DC rally.
The DC rally happened on Jan 6, 2021 and TITFF watched it on OAN & Fox News, in our homes, thousands of miles away from DC, just like millions of other Americans did.
JAN 18, 2021
On Tuesday afternoon TITFF President Brandon & TITFF Director Ramon received a email from NBC Dallas Universal reporter Scott Friedman. The email read...
Hello Brandon & Ramon,
As you can imagine we were quite surprised to read this email. First off, we didn't recognize the name as a member, it wasn't somebody we have spoke to on social media or by phone. Shortly after the TITFF Board of Directors talked and we ran the name Guy Reffitt in our system to see if he was or wasn't a member. We learned that Guy Reffitt had joined TITFF in June 2020, but he hadn't attended any TITFF Meetings/events/functions he wasn't on our members social media page. So although he was a member on paper (paid his yearly dues), he never followed through and became a active member with TITFF, hints why we didn't know who he was. We ran some background checks on Guy Reffitt to see if there was anything we might have over looked while processing his membership in June of 2020, but everything came back clean, no red flags that would have caused us to deny him membership.
Shortly after 5pm TITFF President Brandon returned Scott Friedman's email via call. It's important to point out that Scott Friedman did update the article written about Guy Reffitt's arrest and he published exactly what was said...
Brandon, president of "This Is Texas Freedom Force" said Reffitt signed up to join the group in June 2020 but didn't go to any meetings or rallies.
The only thing reporter Scott Friedman left out is that TITFF did not attend the Jan 6th rally in DC and that we notified our members that we were not going. Maybe Guy Reffitt would have stayed home had he been active with TITFF and saw the message.
On to the FBI...
TITFF IS A EXTREMIST MILITIA GROUP, REALLY?!?!
The FBI really screwed up on this one, or they just didn't do their homework. As we stated at the beginning of this article, TITFF IS NOT A EXTREMIST MILITIA, in fact we are far from it. Just because DC FBI Special Agent Thomas B. Ryan see's a Texan with a firearm doesn't make that person a militia member. Just because DC FBI Special Agent Thomas B. Ryan see's a group of Texans carrying firearms doesn't make that group a militia. We got news for DC FBI Special Agent Thomas B. Ryan, we are in Texas, this isn't DC. According to a Feb 27, 2020 poll conducted by thoughtco.com, 725,368 Texans have a registered firearm. Of that 725,368 about 70% of those Texans carry a firearm on them or in their vehicles 24/7 365. We don't expect a DC resident to understand that though. What we do expect is that you tell the truth, specially a FBI Special Agent who works on The Safe Streets Task Force. Is that really too much to ask for?
According to DC's FBI Special Agent Thomas B. Ryan's affidavit in support of criminal complaint and arrest warrant, case number 1:21-mj-00091 the USA vs Guy Westley Reffitt, filed on 1/16/2021, section 18 says "On information and belief, the Texas Freedom Force is a militia extremist group." You can read the full affidavit on the link below....
So what evidence are you using to call TITFF a militia extremist group? It sure wasn't because we handed out over $8,000 in toys to kids in San Antonio during Christmas at the Alamo the past 3 years. It wasn't the $15,000 in goods/supplies/tools we delivered to Texas victims during Hurricane Harvey. It wasn't the 4 teams (150+ volunteers) in 2 cities working search and rescue, plucking people from water that was up to their roofs during Hurricane Harvey. It wasn't cooking 500 meals 3X a day to help feed Texans who were homeless during Hurricane Harvey. It wasn't the Navy Veteran's home we furnished with furniture when he was down on his luck. It wasn't the numerous pictures of us working with local law enforcement across the state including being the eyes and ears for border patrol. No, it was because we love our Texas history and a lot of our members carry a firearm while protecting those Texas Monuments from thugs & rioters who would otherwise vandalize or destroy those monuments if we were not there. We know your home state doesn't have as many precious historical statues, forts, missions & monuments as Texas does, but down here in Texas we have pride and we love our Texas history.
Those firearms are there for our safety & they are 100% legal. I bet if you were threatened to be shot on site by the BLM for showing up to speak at a city council meeting in support of keeping a historical monument, you'd carry a firearm too! If you had been threatened by Antifa, telling you they were going to glue razor blades to their shoes, dipped in human excrement, so when they kick you it gets infected, you'd carry a firearm too. If you had frozen water bottles, bricks and rocks hurled at you by the BLM, you'd carry a firearm too. We have had all of the above done to us. I'll say it again, we allow members of our organization who are legal to carry, to carry a firearm for their safety! Yet we are the ones who are labeled a militia extremist group by you DC FBI Special Agent. smdh!
We have proven time and time again that our members have self control & discipline while carrying those firearms in public. You don't see any accidental discharges happening at our rallies, no sir that would be the NFAC aka the liberals. You don't see TITFF smashing in business windows, setting fires to buildings and vehicles, looting stores of hard working Americans, no that would be the BLM & Antifa aka liberals. So don't call us a militia extremist group, oh and by the way, it This Is Texas Freedom Force not Texas Freedom Force. Even if Guy Reffitt committed these crimes you say he did, TITFF wasn't there, he acted on his own accord, so don't drag our name in the mud for no reason at all.
THE FAKE NEWS
Now that Special Agent Thomas B. Ryan mischaracterized TITFF we have other fake media outlets running with the story and printing their own mischaracterization of our organization. Yahoo news has reported that it was TITFF that stormed the capitol with Guy Reffitt. They overlooked one small detail, TITFF was over 3,000 miles away in Texas when this happened (Lord give us strength). Hell, Yahoo News couldn't even get our name right, they called us TFF, Texas Freedom Fighters, Texas Freedom Force, everything but our name. They also characterized us as only protecting Confederate Monuments which is false (for the record we fight to preserve all Texas History). If you can't get that small detail right, how can anyone trust the news you are putting out?
Now every liberal rag tag news agency is going to quote that as fact and add their own liberal spin to it. Next they will tell you we shot Kennedy. smh This is exactly why no one trust the media anymore. Somewhere along the lines the media stopped investigating the facts and just published whatever they thought would sell more news articles. It's truly a shame.
The last thing we will say is this, if Guy Reffitt threatened his family, if he attacked law enforcement, or if he was part of the mob that stormed the capitol, he will have his membership revoked. But we have to see some proof because we have already caught the FBI & the media in several lies. We here at TITFF do not condone any illegal activity. We are better than that and we expect our members to be better than that. We may not always have the most popular opinions, but we do things the right way and for a reason. If Guy Reffitt would have just been a active member, learned from us, listened to us, he might not of ever gone to DC and none of this would have happened. Instead we are left publishing the facts & dealing with these headaches.
So now you, the people of Texas & America, know the truth. It's not flashy , just the cold hard truth.
THE FOLLOWING IS A COMPILATION OF POST ON SATURDAY JAN 9, 2021 FROM PARLERS JOHN MATZE REGUARDING THE BIG TECH CENSORSHIP OF THE FREE SPEECH MEDIA PLATFORM
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PRESERVATION FOR PRESERVATION'S SAKE
Many monuments are a link to the past. Even if very distant, they allow us to remember how far we have come as a species and they put our own lives into perspective. Take the Alamo for example.
It gives a tangible link to our past, reminds us that Texans have been around and doing quite impressive things for a very long time, and allows us to see first-hand where our ancestors fought. That leads us to the second point.
We can learn from our past and many people find Texas history interesting. The educational or entertainment value of actually visiting a piece of the past in infinitely greater than merely reading about it. There is also a second level to this.
Texas pride cannot be underestimated. The Alamo, mentioned earlier, is a key example. For many Texans, it reminds them when of the sacrifice made to achieve Liberty and Freedom. In La Porte, Texas, San Jacinto sits proudly next to the reflection pond reminding Texans of the time when Republic of Texas and why we even have a Texas today. Not all pride comes from military conquest, however. Take Spindletop Gusher in Beaumont, Texas for example.
Spindle Top played a huge role in the development of not only our state but the entire nation. Without it, many of the oil companies we know today wouldn't exsist (and gas prices would be through the roof!
TO NEVER FORGET
It's important to remember our history and learn from it. When we allow history to be forgotten, we forget not only where we came from but we also forget our values. In this modern era, where our understanding of the importance of history is virtually absolute. The pictures coming across our screens of statues being pushed over, stone carvings being hammered to oblivion, or symbols being spirited away to who knows where run the danger of imposing a form of cultural Alzheimer's on the arc of recorded history. Some of these artifacts, and their significance to the Texas story, are likely gone forever and we'll forget about them soon enough. Do you remember what the Travis Park Monument stood for? Do you remember the words on the monument? It was removed in 2017, less than 4 years ago. See our point?
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history," wrote George Orwell. That applies not only to the troubled people of Iraq and Syria, but to us Texans as well as these vital "connectors" to our beginnings lie in ruins. As one archaeologist put it: "No history, no culture, no past."
Nothing else quite compares to this in the modern era. Groups like Black Lives Matters, Antifa & the liberal left, that can sever monument heads would give little thought to severing our connection to the past. They are like cancer cells -- disconnected, dangerous and clearly deadly. Something sinister awaits those who become better known for what they destroy than what they create.
History doesn't exclusively disappear through a sword, a bomb, or a mallet. It can as easily be brought about through a lack of attention to detail as it can through explosives. America is showing disturbing signs of neglect for values that once were sacred to how they worked.
Politically we have lost the art of respect and compromise, as rank partisanship severs every society it touches. Citizens are leaving the voting booth at the same time as politicians forego their commitment to authenticity. Even entire portions of government itself are disappearing through political gamesmanship and a destructive willingness to prefer the present over the future.
One only wishes we could be as horrified over such incremental obliteration as we are over the travesty of the actions of Antifa & the BLM. Around the world, history is under assault, through brutality, greed, or neglect. It will be tougher to correct our present course if we can't remember the road we took in the first place. We must protect our Texas History.
PROTECT TEXAS HISTORY
Since the founding of This Is Texas Freedom Force, we have been working on the preservation of Texas History. TITFF has traveled the great state of Texas, testified in 16 different City Halls, spoke at 8 different town halls meetings, physically stood armed at 13 different monuments, themed parade floats after our mission, spoke to hundreds of Texas politicians and testified in several hearings at the State Capitol, all in the name of protecting Texas History. During 2020 150 TITFF directors/members/supporters defended the Alamo against 4,000 Antifa/BLM rioters who threatened to burnt the Alamo to the ground. That same night several TITFF directors/members/supporters guarded the San Jacinto Monument, per law enforcements request, and foiled a plot by 7 individuals who had planned on spray painting the monument that night (all 7 went to jail). Also in 2020 TITFF won a 3 and a half year battle against the City of San Antonio & GLO and saved the Alamo Cenotaph from being moved/removed. All these incidents are great, but you don't win wars playing defense. In order to enact real safety for our Texas Monuments we must go on the offensive, and TITFF has & is doing that.
TITFF & OUR MONUMENT PROTECTION BILL
In 2017 TITFF teamed up with Senator Creighton to work on a Monument Protection Bill. TITFF & our rally attracting 1,500 armed Texans were mentioned in the 2017 bill. Unfortunately Governor Greg Abbott didn't put the bill in the Special Session. We learned a lot from 2017 and got ready to help pass our bill in 2019. In 2019 we tesified in 2 committee hearings and saw our bill passed to the Senate. Once on the Senate Floor Sen Creighton made our case to the Senate and the bill passed the Senate. The last step was the House. Unfortunately the House didn't bring our bill up to be voted on, so our bill died in the House. Once again TITFF learned from the experience and we will apply what we learned in 2021.
MONUMENT PROTECTION BILL 2021
In 2021 we have a great chance at seeing our bill become law. Since 2017 TITFF has used our time making allies in the Senate & the House, these friendlies will be voting to help pass the bill in the 87th Legislative Session. TITFF has also got the support of Texans across the state. Last but not least, we got some help from a unlikely source in 2020. See Antifa and the BLM have made our case for us on why Texas needs a Monument Protection Bill after they went on a rampage trying to destroy Texas Monuments across the state during the summer of 2020. There is nobody better to testify to this fact than the organization that stopped them from destroying several monuments across the state (TITFF). Since 2017 TITFF has been working towards this moment, the moment when we will see our bill passed & become law. Once passed these liberal City Councilmembers & Mayors will no longer be able to remove our beloved Texas Monuments. It will be a TEXAS SIZE VICTORY!!!
HOW CAN I HELP?
You might be asking, "How can I help"? First, sign up to become a TITFF Member. You can sign up at TxFreedomForce.org . Second, sign the petition to pass the Monument Protection Bill. Simply click on the black box below that says "SIGN THE PETITION TO PASS A MONUMENT PROTECTION BILL HERE". Third, write or call your representative and tell them to do right by Texas and vote yes on the Monument Protection Bill. Last, join us at the capitol!
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This Is Texas Freedom Force continues to provide Texas & Texans with support. No matter what the needs of Texas are, TITFF continues to stand ready to serve. We are "Protectors Of All Things Texas".