The members of the Mississippi State Defense force shall ever stand, as have our Forefathers, before us, First to God, from Whom we acknowledge the Authority of all Rights, and all the blessings of governments and to our native soil, Mississippi therefore pledge:
To promote and defend the unalienable God given rights of all citizens, regardless of race, sex or national origin, as is expressed in the Mississippi Constitution and the Bill of Rights of the U. S. Constitution.
To promote and defend the principles of just government bequeathed to us by our forefathers to whit;
That the principle of the Tenth Amendment shall stand inviolate, as history has shown that the greatest system of checks and balances exists with the people and their States to check the powers accrued by the federal government.
That the integrity of the courts, be they local, State or federal, shall remain non contemptible providing that they shall respect and uphold the rights of the citizens of Mississippi, including but not limited to, upholding the due process of law, and to preserve the right of trial by jury and to obtain immediate judicial review of cases wherein abuse of basic Constitutional rights are questioned.
That all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety, and happiness; for the advancement of those ends they have at all times an unalienable and indefeasible rights to alter, reform, or abolish the government in such manners as they may think proper.
That government being instituted for the common benefit, the doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.
That all just government is servant of the people who have instituted it, that the people of Mississippi should never by force nor coercion be obliged to anything styled as "law" which has not been promulgated by their duly elected representatives, nor any as may be promulgated by them to bear conflict to the rights of the people, so that no government shall be made master of the people of Mississippi.
To promote and propagate the Mississippi State Defense Force as a well regulated, (trained and prepared) organization knowledgeable in historical precedent and current affairs, that is composed of common citizens.
To develop a cohesive and competent command structure.
To train our members in the many disciplines necessary to the function of the militia as a whole and to the members individually.
To educate our members in areas of history, law and principle as compiled in the experience and records of our forefathers.
To keep informed our members, and all citizens of events Local, State, National and global that threaten to imperil our traditional Constitutional rights, or such as may imperil the sovereignty of our Nation by the undue influence of those who have forsaken their loyalty to our Nation, and to the principles upon which it was founded.
To repel foreign aggression and invasions, by preparing and training for defense and by our encouraging and showing reason why all citizens should stand stoutly against socialism, fascism, communism, humanism, and all forms of tyranny.
To suppress domestic insurrections and violence, by supporting and assisting the appropriate Officers of the Law in upholding and maintaining law and order in accordance with such Local, State and Federal statutes and laws as does not present jeopardy to our God given rights as acknowledged in the Mississippi and United States Constitutions.
"This We Shall Ever Defend!"