One Township at a time should develop a Neighborhood Watch and Emergency Assistance Network that doubles as a citizens militia, until the Network extends countywide. This Network is being privately initiated with the hope that in the future the elected County and Township Boards will assume superintendence over the Network’s coordinating committees. The Network is being designed to carry out the following functions for citizens of the area:
1. Organize and coordinate neighborhood watches in every sector of a Township. Each sector group of adult watch members will elect its own coordinator. For those sectors without a current neighborhood watch, a volunteer organizing coordinator will seek participating members in the sector and organize it, until there are sufficient members in the sector to elect a sector coordinator. The committee overseeing the Network of a Township will consist of sector coordinators described above, which in the future will hopefully be superintended by the Township Board. The committee members will elect its leadership from among committee members. The elected committee leader of each town’s network could in turn serve on the county’s committee.
2. Facilitate communication among the neighborhood watch sectors, County and Township authorities, and with area police and other civil authorities
3. Empower and provide resources to neighborhood watches which they would otherwise lack, such as the legal ability to set up roadblocks in emergency situations when authorized by the Township, the police and other civil authorities
4. Enable the structure for a citizens’ militia well regulated and superintended by County and Township Board government in accordance with the Second Amendment of the Federal Constitution and the Articles of Confederation (the USA’s original constitution), which can be called upon in emergencies
5. Assist in emergency situations, like prolonged power outages, including emergency preparedness
Only US citizens residing in the Township may be members of the Network for that Township, and voting for coordinators will be in writing and public. There will be no secret ballots (a practice not adopted in the USA until well after a century of its formation), and voting will be completely transparent. This is important, because part of today’s crisis is that elections have become corrupted, expensive, and untrustworthy.