This is a page gathering information about the Three Percent, how and why we exist, and also why we MUST exist in order to maintain our freedoms put in place by our founding fathers. I began this website to educate and gather fellow Three Percenters, in a place where we can share a wealth of knowledge and lay in wait for a reason to step back out of the shadows.
The Three Percenters (also styled “3%ers”, “III%ers”; also “3 Percenters Club”, “3 Percenters Movement”) are a part of the anti-government U.S. militia patriot movement, which pledges armed resistance against the government regarding any restriction of freedom as set forth by the founding documents. They have described themselves as a group whose primary purpose is to protect constitutional rights.They have been characterized as being ideologically similar to the Oath Keepers.
The group’s name is based on an apocryphal claim that the historical American Revolution military in armed resistance against the British in the American Revolution constituted 3 percent of the population.
The movement was started in 2008, developing during the early years of the Obama administration, in reaction to a trend towards an increasingly overreaching federal government, particularly a perceived trend towards stricter gun control. The movement was co-founded by Mike Vanderboegh from Alabama, a member of the Oath Keepers, a group with whom they remain loosely allied, and who publicized the movement on his blog “Sipsey Street Irregulars” beginning November 2008. Vanderboegh claims to have formerly been a member of Students for a Democratic Society and the Socialist Workers Party, but abandoned left-wing politics in 1977 after being introduced to right-wing libertarianism. The “Three Percenters Club” website was established in 2011 by one Michael Graham.
Vanderboegh self-published a serial novel online, Absolved, in 2008, described as “a cautionary tale for the out-of-control gun cops of the ATF”.
The “Nyberg Three Percent Flag”, designed by Gayle Nyberg in 2008, is based on the Betsy Ross flag with the Roman numeral III inscribed in the circle of thirteen stars.