Smith and militia members, screengrab from 12newsnow Texas.
David W. Smith.
TPM interviews the leader of a small Texas militia seeking official recognition as a county reserve militia.
David W. Smith is the self-proclaimed Commander of the Golden Triangle Militia. He wants to help control riots, but not expose his county to excess liability. In the interview, he shares other less cogent reasons why his group should be granted official status, and at one point during questioning, he appears to hallucinate a phone call from a former lieutenant governor.
My concern is—-their concern, I should say--is what about liability if we do call up the reserve militia? And I’m like "OK, if you don’t pass the resolution recognizing the reserve militia, the Golden Triangle Militia as the reserve militia lawfully organized here in our county, and we don’t have the symbiotic relationship and you say you still do have the authority to call us into action to provide security, to repel people coming in and rioting or destroying property, you go ahead and do that."
TPM: “This Militia Leader Wants To Be The Official 'Military Force' Of One Texas County”
The Golden Triangle Militia logo.
Here is the militia's fun-filled Facebook page, which includes militia memes and macros. Commander Smith also has his very own Facebook page.
In the group's Facebook posts, we learn that “we must never let ourselves…be complacent to the schemes of the world elitists” and that Americans must “rid ourselves of tyrannical government.”
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