Bible Bumping Tea Party version of the Red Cross/Civil Air Patrol looking to start Sioux Falls Chapter

Just look at the Prairie Patriots code of conduct. Are they concerned about disaster management or converting heathens and socialists?

They recently sent this email requesting a presentation to the city council;

I am the CERT Commander for Prairie Patriots based out of Sioux Falls.  We are a non-profit volunteer based organization currently sponsored by the City of Egan as their CERT Team. We are also looking to expand our CERT Operations into Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, and Lincoln counties to help fill the void there.

A reference about our group made be obtained by Jason Ravnsborg SD Attorney General, and SD Senator Jim Stalzer.  S.D. Representative Kevin Jensen is on Prairie Patriots executive board.

We are training hard to help the State of South Dakota in all times of need from disaster relief and various forms of CERT assistance.  I am requesting a meeting with the city council so we can show you the benefits of having an active CERT team in Sioux Falls as there has been in the past and effectively integrate with the Emergency Management community.

If you have any questions feel free to ask or visit our website Thank you, Thomas Werner Prairie Patriots

Maybe Noem can hire them to protect the Governor’s Mansion? I wonder if the Boy Scouts are offended they stole their uniforms?


#1 rufusx on 06.04.19 at 10:11 am

What do civilian emergency/disaster responders need to be proficient with hand guns for?

#2 Conservative Here on 06.04.19 at 10:22 am

I am completely confused right now on your statement

“Are they concerned about disaster management or converting heathens and socialists?”

I read their code of conduct and the only referenced to God was the following in the banner of the page
“This We Do for God and Country”
The rest of the code of conduct referenced nothing about anything you inferred by converting Heathens.

Scott – I recognize you don’t believe in God and if you do it’s a lose version of “oh something may exist” but, no conviction. I am 100% behind that if you feel that way I respect that, I truly do. I guess I don’t understand why you are taking something so benign as a group wanting to help its community regardless of if they are Faith based and making a snide comment or swipe at them. So many people in our community get their roots and basis for life on their Faith and their world view is based on that faith. I don’t see why this is an issue or why the statement above is necessary? I am not being a d!ck or mad I truly don’t understand the unnecessary attack. I don’t see a lot of tolerance in the statement and I thought you stood for that, maybe I am mistaken

#3 l3wis on 06.04.19 at 10:49 am

I guess I don’t understand what the constitution, Christianity or handgun use has to do with helping people in a disaster. If you ‘truly’ want to help your fellow American, just volunteer for the Red Cross, FEMA or Civil Air Patrol, or better yet, just walk across the street and help your neighbor. What is there true mission?

#4 "'Extremely' Stable Genius" on 06.04.19 at 11:11 am

Where’s the requirement that all members must own a pickup with a flag waving from its box?

Perhaps, one of its members will grow up to become Pope someday, too…#Benedict

I forgot, which Axis leader once said: “A national crisis is a great opportunity to take control…” 🙂

#5 Wind Cancer Survivor on 06.04.19 at 11:17 am

Ravnsborg and Stalzer? Sounds like an exclusive club that wouldn’t want me. LOL

I didn’t see much CERT training in their photos – unless education in the proper use of forks and firearms qualifies:

#6 Conservative Here on 06.04.19 at 11:23 am

Maybe I missed it but, I didn’t see “guns or firearms” in the code of conduct so not sure the reference.

This has to do with their worldview and this is what drives them to help. Christ called us to love your neighbor, sooooo that is what spurs their need/want to help as its their mission. If you think about it any person’s world view and beliefs are what drives them to do something.

Scott your worldview and drivers are different and what motivates you to do what you do is different, fair? So I guess I don’t understand the snide remarks. I guess another question is, why do you care what the motive is, the action speaks for itself and maybe they don’t want to be part of the Red Cross, FEMA, etc. I certainly can understand why I would not be part of those organizations, nothing is wrong with them per say but, maybe it does not align with their values.

People come in all shapes, sizes, beliefs, thoughts, etc and I welcome any group who wants to lend a hand. I just detect animosity that they are Christian based and not everyone is down with Secular way of looking at life as you do. To each their own so I am just simply saying maybe layoff the Christian critique and recognize their actions and effort for what they are, helping others in a time of need

#7 anominous on 06.04.19 at 5:09 pm

lol but who rescues the rescuers

#8 Blasphemo on 06.04.19 at 5:18 pm

I received CERT training via the fire department in Los Angeles. It was offered through the local Neighborhood Council, which were “mini” metropolitan districts within official City Council districts represented by corresponding City Councilors. The training was classroom-style, and centered around empowering citizens where they live for major disaster response – primarily to render medical aid to large numbers of injured persons. This took the form of locating the injured in damaged buildings, setting up a triage center, emergency first aid, etc. Guns, radios, militia-like activities, etc. were not part of it. I’ve looked at these Prairie Patriots, and their version of CERT appears to be more an excuse to play G.I. Joe.

#9 scott on 06.04.19 at 7:05 pm

i think they based an episode of king of the hill around this group.

#10 l3wis on 06.04.19 at 9:03 pm

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