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Republic of Florida Militia (U.S.)


Last modified: 2016-02-27 by rick wyatt
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[Republic of Florida Militia] image by Tomislav Todorovic, 27 November 2015

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The Republic of Florida Militia (ROF) appears to be a small neo-Confederate and anti-gun control militia group, located in the Tallahassee area of Florida. The ROF militia claims to be "the armed forces of the provisional government of the Republic of Florida" and the "prime force at arms to protect the republic." Their self-proclaimed mission is to "fight and die for the white star flag."

In April of 2015, they joined with the anti-Semitic League of the South (LOS) to demonstrate against a Florida State student group, the Students for Democratic Society (SDS), who had burned a Confederate flag in protest of increased KKK recruiting in the Tallahassee area. The ROF counter-protest culminated with the burning a Soviet flag in response to the Confederate flag burning.

The current ROF leader seems to be Jordan Jereb, who barely a month after being released from jail on burglary charges, professed his love for Molotov cocktails and recommended a video giving instruction on when it's okay to shoot a police officer.

Pete Loeser, 26 November 2015

The ROF White Star Flag is white, charged with a blue fimbriated white star over a blue saltire, from which it is separated with another white fimbriation which merges into the field. Above the star, there is inscription "Republic of Florida" in blue on a white ribbon outlined also blue. On white field beneath the star, there is blue inscription "For liberty we will fight."
Tomislav Todorovic, 27 November 2015

Other flags used

[Republic of Florida Militia] image by Pete Loeser, 26 November 2015

The ROF [also] uses a "White Star" flag on its rather minimal Facebook page, but at the Tallahassee demonstration they also used the traditional Bonnie Blue flag of the West Florida Republic. The ROF White Star flag seems to center a blue Burgundy Cross, superimposed with a blue fimbriated white star, on a plain white field.
Pete Loeser, 26 November 2015

The image sent by Pete does look attractive, but seems to be just one of several flagoids the ROF uses. Most of these display a simple saltire, like the one on the current state flag, and usually combine the star and saltire with various inscriptions.

Along with the White Star Flag and the Bonnie Blue Flag, the ROF also makes use of the first official state flag, a modified Chase Flag (with more oblong canton than the original), the current state flag, the Army of Northern Virginia battle flag, and the Gadsden flag. The flags photos also reveal that the White Star Flag is not entirely symmetrical - note the position of saltire endings in the corners.

Source: Republic of Florida Militia photo gallery at Facebook:

Tomislav Todorovic, 27 November 2015

Jereb Family flag

[Jereb Family flag] image by Pete Loeser, 2 February 2016

The family flag of ROF militia leader Jordan Jereb is a variant of the Republic of Florida Militia flag which features the St. Andrews Cross and white fimbriated star utilizing the colors black and white. Above the cross and star appear the words "Republic of Florida" and "Jereb Family" in block lettering and a justice scale. Beneath the cross and star it contains the Latin text "virtute et armis" (power and weapons). An Irish or Celtic Trinity Knot (Triquetra) Symbol appears to the right, or fly side, of the cross. The symbolic meaning of the Trinity Knot depends on who you ask, because it holds meaning to both Christians and non-Christians, but their definitions differ based on personal belief. It can be "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit", or "Earth, Air, and Water", or "Life, Death, and Rebirth", etc. The St. Andrews Cross is further defaced with the symbols of a bull on the upper left and scorpion on the upper right arms of the cross.

It should be added that the three symbols on the Jereb Family Flag (from left to right) of bull, justice scales, and scorpion are the Zodiac signs for Tarus, Libra, Scorpio, those belonging to Jereb, his daughter and wife.

Pete Loeser, 2 February 2016