The Tactical Civics movement in America seeks to revive the county grand jury and militia system to restore government “of the people for the people” and address issues of public concern, including crime. The power of the American county grand jury system is evident in cases such as the indictment of former president Trump and his associates by a grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia. While the current indictments may be seen as a misuse of power driven by party politics, they illustrate the potential of the system. Tactical Civics aims to reintroduce the grand jury and militia system to the American people, removing it from the control of partisan appointments and biased legal officials like Fulton County’s DA Fani Willis.
Militias, which are specifically mentioned in the US Constitution, have been disregarded and even incorrectly portrayed as terrorist organizations by the media. The Building Blocks for Liberty, a constitutional education group, emphasizes the importance of a constitutional militia in situations where public servants themselves commit crimes against the state’s residents. The group highlights the peaceful and lawful remedies provided by the grand jury system.
Tactical Civics, founded by David Zuniga, a retired mechanical engineer and professed Christian, believes that America is currently controlled by organized crime based in Washington DC. Zuniga compares the present-day America to the corrupt Roman Empire, with a Senate dominated by wealthy families and guilds. According to Zuniga, the corruption of the Republic began with President Lincoln, who centralized power in Washington to suppress the rebellion of the southern states.
Tactical Civics promotes the idea that “We The People” are the sovereign, and those employed by the people are the servants. The group believes that individuals working in public agencies, services, schools, or offices should not be members of the organization. Tactical Civics seeks to educate citizens about their power to investigate crimes as grand jurors and work with local militia groups to pass ordinances that uphold constitutional duties neglected by the state.
The movement also runs the national project Our First Right, aiming to complete the ratification of the original first Article in the Bill of Rights across all states. This article requires congressional districts to not exceed 50,000 people and has already been ratified by 11 state legislatures. If ratified by 27 more, small towns across America will gain representation in the US House and Electoral College. Tactical Civics believes that this will reduce corruption and make serving in Congress more appealing to ordinary Americans, who will be able to run affordable campaigns and act as statesmen rather than career politicians influenced by industry and global interests.
To accommodate the increased number of congressmen resulting from reduced districts, Tactical Civics plans to pass the Bring Congress Home Act, creating a distributed legislature. This act would allow Congress to meet online, in their own districts, rather than in Washington DC. Members would work from modest offices under the supervision of their constituents, rather than the influence of lobbyists. Additionally, Tactical Civics is developing an artificial intelligence mobile app called the Indictment Engine™ to analyze proposed state and federal bills for constitutional violations and alert users accordingly.
In summary, the Tactical Civics movement seeks to restore the county grand jury and militia system to empower the American people and bring government back under their control. Through education, lawful action projects, and reform laws, they aim to revitalize American civics and ensure that elected officials serve the interests of the people.