In 1768, Patrick Calhoun (John C. Calhoun’s father) accompanied Regulators in the upcountry of South Carolina arrived, armed at a polling station at Prince William’s Parish (near Beaufort) and elected Calhoun to assembly. The original Regulators were formed to uphold law and order in the backcountry, Calhoun ran on a law and order platform.
While historians may point out examples of excesses carried out by the original Regulators, those were hard times in a hard country and the Colonial government was unwilling or unable to protect the citizenry and their lives, property, and rights.
In 2020, the Regulators reformed, taking lessons from the past in how to avoid excesses but standing upon the example of free men that understand that without societal order, all else is at peril. The SC Regulators is a SC non-profit corporation, created for fraternal and other eleemosynary purposes.
Support the protection of lives, property, and the rule of law through a high-trust organization comprised of competent, disciplined men of high character and principles.
What we are not:
- An organized militia
- Insurrectionists, extremists, revolutionaries, law-breakers or ideological radicals
- Adherents of hate or racism of any flavor
- “Cowboys”, or those that seek to live out a fantasy of ‘action’
- Ideologues, we do not adhere to a set of political principles or ideas that define us, other than our shared appreciation for societal order, law and order and the ability of all citizens to live, thrive and prosperity under the bounty that is the American system
What we hold in common:
- Law and order are a common-good, it is the first tenet of societal order
- If societal order evaporates, all else is at peril (life, liberty, property, rights and justice)
- Rights are important and foundational, liberty is important, however, license that threatens societal order is ultimately evil
- America and South Carolina have been great because we held in common a worldview of individual responsibility, community responsibility and ultimate truth
- We are men of community, we acknowledge that we are all in this together shirking responsibility in hard times is not an option
- We acknowledge, even if we do not all hold personally to an individual belief, that the American system has historically been foundationally based on Christian principles (responsibility, ultimate truth, morality, and justice)
- We are men of action, not merely talkers or keyboard warriors, however, we do not tolerate or associate with people that have unmet adventure or power complexes, cannot control their passions, are of disreputable morals, hold to unhinged ideologies or seek to cause trouble
- We would rather do other things, we do not want to be cops, we do not want to deal with any of the potentialities an unhinged social order may bring – but we will, we will stand a post and hold the line
How we Operate:
We exist as an organization to share comradery, mutual support, information, tactics and techniques, and a common purpose. Our vetting process creates a high-trust, close-hold, self-disciplining umbrella operation that allows us to mutually support each other as we support our primary mission. We join together to make our efforts joining with others more effectively.
We encourage and support our members to form close relationships with the local and county law enforcement agencies, either through becoming reserve officers or state constables. Our shared tactics and techniques, vetting process and the reputation we will develop will aid in facilitating that, making it easier for local agencies to perform their own initial vetting.
In jurisdictions where law enforcement leadership is either too prideful, or dense to accept our offer to help we focus on being leaders in our churches, neighborhoods, and the very local community. If a local police chief or sheriff cannot see what is potentially on the horizon and be wise enough to partner now with moral men of principles, we will not simply abandon our duty to our neighbors.
How to Join:
Initial membership is limited to able-bodied men over seventeen years of age who are:
- a citizen and residents of South Carolina
- honorably discharged or retired from the Armed Services of the United States (or)
- a current member in good standing of the National Guard of South Carolina (or)
- a current commissioned law enforcement officer (LEO) in South Carolina (or)
- a former or retired LEO
- maintain a current SC CWP and/or an 18 USC 926B LEOSA card
In order to build a high-trust network and organization, our initial membership qualifications require the above criteria. In addition, prospective members must submit a background check (self-funded), an interview, and recommendations (as well as documentation to certify the statuses required above).
If interested, be advised we conduct a heavy vetting process. We do not accept men of bad moral character, those seeing to cause trouble, extremists, or criminals.
Send an encrypted email to BlClark AT protonmail DOT com with the subject line “interested” and we will inform you of next steps. (join us at Locals to learn more, https://amconscregulators.locals.com/)
We operate under the following authorities
- Certificate of Existence, SC Secretary of State
- Article XIII Section 2 of the South Carolina Constitution as a “Volunteer force”.
- Membership is comprised of individuals that meet the requirements of Title 25, Ch.1, Article 1, Section 25-1-60 of the South Carolina Code, specifically paragraphs (A)(1) and (B)(3).
- 10 U.S. Code § 246, (a) and (b)(2). (We add additional qualifiers above and beyond Title 25, we add but do not take away in section III B. above)
- Section 25-3-50 of the South Carolina Code does not apply because we do not enroll in State Service as an organized unit and that section only applies to the State Guard.
- Almost sixteen centuries of the Anglo-Saxon tradition, codified in the common law as transferred and adopted on the American continent. “As an Anglo-Saxon institution, the militia in its essentials and basic principles is common alike to both England and the United States. As an institution, it expresses the fundamental conception of the relations of freemen to their State. For fifteen centuries- it has been a fundamental principle of Anglo-Saxon government-a fact that seems to be quite generally ignored that every citizen capable of bearing arms owes, in return for his liberty and protection, the duty of personal service to protect and defend his government in time of need.” (Yale Law Review)[emphasis added]
- Finally, the God-given natural right for all men to live in freedom and peace and the accompanying responsibility to stand in hard times when others threaten that right.
“We seek only the few, Dum Spiro Spero”