Monday, April 6, 2015

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Elias Alias, editor

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Our New Site Is Almost Ready!

As the New Year 2015 gets underway, we are all awaiting anxiously for Oath Keepers’ new site to go online, and I’m told that it’s very close now.  It has been a huge project. We apologize for the length of time the site has been down. The good news is that the new site is beautiful. It will have a totally new “look”, and we think all members will be proud of it. More good news is that the site will be much easier to navigate for all newcomers and regular users alike.  When the public comes to our new site anyone will be able to quickly find whatever one is looking for.  There will be new sections and material, including an easy way to connect with Oath Keepers in your State or area, a new CPT section, and an “Oath Keepers Academy” which will define the Oath Keepers vision and mission.  Thank you all for your patience. The site will be online very soon now.

PBS: Gun Owners Of America Exposed Sen Manchin’s Gun Control Plans

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by AWR Hawkins

 PBS’s new special, Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA, includes looks at other gun rights groups–like Gun Owners of America (GOA)–and actually credits GOA with dragging Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) into the light when he tried to cloak his 2013 gun control push with words like “compromise” and “loopholes.”

According to PBS, when GOA’s Larry Pratt saw Manchin working behind the scenes crafting and then pushing gun control in the wake of Sandy Hook, he called Manchin out  and pressed other gun rights groups to refuse Manchin’s efforts as well.
Pratt saw Manchin as an opportunist who was stepping in while the hearts of the American people were aching, offering them salve that wouldn’t heal, but which would take away even more of their liberty. Consequently, the GOA began pushing other gun rights groups–notably the NRA–by asking GOA members to call the NRA and “urge [them] to oppose [Manchin’s] bill.”
When all was said and done, GOA, the NRA, and other gun rights groups stood shoulder to shoulder against Manchin’s gun control bill and defeated it.
Pratt said: “The Manchin bill was not aiming at loopholes, it was aimed at nailing down some remaining freedom the American people have. Gun control simply kills people. And for Senator Manchin to wave the bloody shirts of those children from Newtown is despicable.”

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

NYPD Brass To Rank And File: Start Writing More Summonses Or Else

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by Jesse Walker

The politics of the police slowdown are now completely scrambled.

On Friday, the New York Police Department publicly acknowledged that a slowdown was underway among the rank and file. Over the weekend, we learned how the bosses were responding to the revolt. According to The New York Post,

At precincts across the city, top brass are cracking the whip on summons activity and even barring many cops from taking vacation and sick days, The Post has learned.

Throughout the city, precincts are being ordered to hand up to borough commanders "activity sheets" indicating the number of arrests and summonses per shift, sources told The Post.

"Police officers around the city are now threatened with transfers, no vacation time and sick time unless they write summonses," one union source said....

Bratton's back-to-work edict was still ringing in commanding officers' ears when the crackdown hit cops on the Thursday/Friday overnight shift at the 105th bordering Nassau County, the officer said.

The lieutenant ordered sector cars from throughout the precinct to converge at Springfield Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue for a driver checkpoint, the officer said.
No one was to return to the precinct or even take a meal break until two summonses were logged, the officer said.

This whole episode seems to have scrambled everyone's political allegiances. The roots of the slowdown may be police resistance to reform, but that resistance has taken the form of informally enacting one of the most important changes that civil libertarians have been demanding: a severe reduction in the petty harassment of ordinary New Yorkers. It's as though the force had suddenly been infiltrated by the ACLU, or by Oath Keepers with an especially broad understanding of which orders are too unconstitutional to follow. Meanwhile, a lot of the liberals on my Facebook feed have been demanding de Blasio bring the recalcitrant cops to heel; sometimes they even sling around words like "sedition." And if the Post's reporting is accurate, the city's supposedly reformist leadership is now responding to the revolt with summons quotas. Quotas!

 "To have all the manpower utilized for the sole purpose of writing summonses is a very dangerous way to utilize manpower," one police officer told the Post. I agree completely. Don't fold now, angry cops! When I see your slowdown, I turn an old clichĂ© on its head: I disagree with your goals, but I approve of your methods.

Notice: This Is Our temporary Website!

While Oath Keepers' website is being worked on we are using this site, which is our original site from back in 2009. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience.  Regarding our national website, we will have a very pleasing surprise for our members and all visiting readers very soon, coming in early January 2015.  Thank you for your patience, and for your continued support of Oath Keepers and our mission. We appreciate every member and every anonymous friend and silent supporter.

What Will You Do When Tyranny And Terrorism Work Hand In Hand?

This article was written by Brandon Smith and posted at Personal Liberty Digest.

by Brandon Smith

I was in the middle of working on an article covering real U.S. economic stats versus manipulated statistics when the Charlie Hebdo shootings took place. And though I knew the implications of the event would be far-reaching, I was originally undeterred from my financial subject matter. I had already covered in previous articles the inevitability of ISIS attacks on Europe and America, including the “warnings” of Saudi Arabia in August of last year that jihadists would target the EU within months and the U.S. a month later.

In September of last year, ISIS publicly urged attacks on French and U.S. citizens.

I have also published extensive analysis on the covert funding and training of ISIS by Saudi Arabia and Western intelligence agencies, including my article “The time is ripe for a false flag attack on American soil.”

 The bottom line is the Paris attack was not surprising in the slightest. I have no doubt whatsoever that such attacks are going to increase in frequency, that the U.S. will be hit soon and that our government will do little to nothing to stop such tragedies. However, Reuters article titled “White House to hold global security summit Feb (sic) 18: U.S. official” caught my eye. And after reading it, I’m afraid I have to set aside my financial piece until next week and break down the insanity that is now taking place in the world of geopolitics.

It is clear by the language being used by the political elite that the “global summit” called in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks is about far more than radical Islamic terrorism. Set aside the fact that our government essentially created ISIS in order to destabilize Syria. Set aside the fact that globalist middlemen like John McCain and “former” CIA goons like Gen. Paul Vallely have met directly with groups like the Nusra Front that are providing support for ISIS. Set aside the fact that Saudi Arabia has been openly funneling cash and arms to Syrian terrorist factions tied to ISIS, and realize that the mere existence of ISIS, regardless of its origins, is being used as a rationale for the erasure of civil liberties and the establishment of martial law. Such federalized reactions cannot be allowed to continue, regardless of the threats each nation faces.
As far as the Reuters article is concerned, one does not need to read very far between the lines to see the true message being conveyed.

Read more here.

Man Who Has Bombed 7 Predominantly Muslim Countries To Host Anti-Terror Summit

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FOLLOWING the tragic events in Paris last week, many world leaders have expressed their regret at the loss of innocent life and has even compelled one particular leader into action.

US President Barack Obama has taken the step to propose a summit on extremism and anti-terrorism, despite he himself giving orders in the past to bomb 7 countries which are largely inhabited by Muslims.

In an attempt to gain an insight into the mindset of an extremist, Obama, who has bombed Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Libya, is set to play host to a variety of Western leaders in America while forgetting to mention this particular foreign policy.

“We simply can’t know what it is like for an individual or a collective group of people to be so dogmatic in their beliefs that they would so willingly kill innocent civilians”, said the President as White House aides refused to point out the number of civilian casualties in the countries previously bombed by the Democratic leader.

“Their language is always that of a bombastic zeal, as if they believe themselves elevated to a position of judge, jury and executioner,” added the Leader of the Free World and Commander in Chief.
The seven predominantly Muslim countries have all been bombed by the former Nobel Peace Prize winner, with civilians casualties occurring in every one of the seven nations.

“While we can’t hope to understand their irrational distrust and hate, we must try to understand where it comes from,” added the man who gives clearance to all drone strikes carried out by American forces.

“They will want to continue to curtail free speech, and that is not the American way at all,” Obama said while tugging nervously at his shirt collar, hoping no attending journalist had a Brief History of American Abuses Of Free Speech Volumes 1-10 in their possession.

Obama refused to answer any questions, instead choosing to welcome rapper Jay Z on stage to pose for a photo which would later appear on Instagram with a seriously cool filter on it.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year Oath Keepers!



New Years message from Oath Keepers Founder 
Stewart Rhodes:

Let 2015 be a year when we all honor our oath to defend the Constitution by acting with maximum courage, strength, and honor, to live out the spirit of the Founding fathers, and to honor those who have come before.  Remember, as John Quincy Adams said, "Duty is ours; results are God's."  Let us set aside fear and do our duty.

Here at Oath Keepers, we are kicking the new year off by launching a new website, which should be up and running within the next week, and we will have more exciting news and upcoming initiatives and goals for 2015 which we will share with you in the coming weeks of this new year. 

But today I wanted to thank you for your devotion to the cause of liberty, and for your support of our mission to defend the Constitution.   For those of you who are members, I thank you for stepping up and formally joining this org and this cause, and I look forward to working hard with you this coming year to preserve liberty and to restore our Republic.   For those of you who are not members, but who support our work, we thank you for that support.

Let us all walk our talk in 2015, while always remembering what matters most - that we leave our children and grand-children free.   This is a good time to reflect on the past, but to also look to the future.   Today, let us harken to the timeless words of Thomas Paine, in his immortal work, The Crisis, published on December 24, 1776, when the war of the Revolution was not going well, and the patriots needed to be reminded of what matters most.  Let his words burn into your soul, and let them ignite a fire of resolve within you:

    THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.

 And this passage also, can help us to see our duty:

    I once felt all that kind of anger, which a man ought to feel, against the mean principles that are held by the Tories: a noted one, who kept a tavern at Amboy, was standing at his door, with as pretty a child in his hand, about eight or nine years old, as I ever saw, and after speaking his mind as freely as he thought was prudent, finished with this unfatherly expression, "Well! give me peace in my day." Not a man lives on the continent but fully believes that a separation must some time or other finally take place, and a generous parent should have said, "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace;" and this single reflection, well applied, is sufficient to awaken every man to duty.

Hear, hear!  I encourage you to read it all:

Thomas Paine had a gift for articulating timeless truths that always apply to the struggle for liberty, in any age.   Let his words awaken you to your duty in this New Year, and may you set aside your regrets, your fears, your should-have's from the past, and instead start anew, with a renewed commitment and resolve to defending liberty for your children's sake, with courage, strength, and honor.   Let's make our forefather's proud, so that they will know that their hard work and sacrifice was not for nothing - that we deserved the liberty they won for us.  And let us show this by our actions each moment of each day.   In all we do, our first question must be "what is right?"  And once we know what is right, it then becomes our duty to do it.   Duty is ours.  Results are God's.  Let 2015 be a year we can look back on as a year we fulfilled our duty.

For the Republic,
Stewart Rhodes, Founder and President, Oath Keepers

Gun Year In Review Picks Top Stories For 2014

 Mike Vanderboegh at the "I Will Not Comply" rally in Olympia represented one of the huge stories of 2014: The resurgence of civil disobedience as an effective public policy strategy.

This article comes from the Gun Rights Examiner.

by David Codrea

 The Michael Bloomberg-backed Washington State anti-gun initiative and so-called “smart gun” technology were the two top stories of 2014 as far as firearms rights are concerned, Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman opined in his Monday column. That matches closely with the topic discussed last night on the nationally-syndicated Armed American Radio program with host Mark Walters. The shift in “gun control” efforts from the federal level to the states was discussed with guests, including author Alan Korwin, economist and Crime Prevention Research Center founder John Lott, and myself and blogger/firearms expert George “Mad Ogre” Hill (with further salient commentary from production engineer Sean "Seanto" Young).

 While I agreed that I-594 represented a very significant development, my view is it was symptomatic of a larger issue that plagues the gun rights community: apathy. Despite Bloomberg claiming 90 percent of the public supports deceptively-named “universal background checks,” the election results in a decidedly “blue state” came in at under 60 percent of votes cast, and considering that only around half of those eligible cast ballots, it means controls were imposed by about a third of the voters. Many of those were heavily influenced by a well-financed, professional propaganda campaign, further backed by the likes of Bill Gates and Nick Hanauer.

Had more gun owners taken it upon themselves to first of all become informed on the measure and the valid arguments against it, and then become force multipliers to expose the manipulation, spread the word, educate, get out the vote, show up to vote, and contribute financially to the opposition effort, things could have turned out differently. As things stand, Bloomberg & Co. are trying for a lather, rinse, repeat in Nevada, and uninvolved gun owners will only guarantee another victory for their enemy.

 Without a critical mass of dedicated ground troops to counter seemingly inexhaustible billionaire financing and professional organization, committed gun rights advocates were reduced to being reactive and on the defensive. No one wins a fight without going on offense. And the same level of “Let George Do It” detachment contributed to further setbacks at the state level, notably the reelections of Dannel Malloy in Connecticut and John Hickenlooper in Colorado.

 Had time not run out on last night's program, there were three other topics I considered significant, and all will only grow in importance in 2015 and beyond. The first, which I did manage to squeeze in a word about, is “amnesty” for illegal aliens and the effect that will have on the electorate when millions with a predisposition to support Democrats and “gun control” become eligible to vote. If any issue has the potential to undo and reverse all of the legislative and judicial gains gun owners have enjoyed to date, and worse, that’s the one.

Read more here.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

NOTICE: Our Server Will Be Down At Midnight Sunday Dec.28 2014 For Two Hours

This is a notice I've received from Ed, our IT guy. 

Our server will be going down around 12 am central time for server upgrades and maintenance, we expect the server to be down for two hours maybe a little more, during this time emails and the forums site will not be available , but the blog site will stay up. I thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of server maintenance.

Ed tells me that the server will only be down for a couple of hours or thereabouts. I am on the threshold of sharing some really good news with all our members. Very soon now we will have our brand new website up online. It is beautiful and I'm sure each of you will be very proud of the new look and the ease with which anyone can find just what they're looking for at Oath Keepers dot org.

Thank you each and all for your patience! And Happy New Year!

Elias Alias, editor

Friday, December 26, 2014

Oath Keepers Donate Stockings For Police Working On Christmas

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Justin Bernal and the Mohave County Oath Keepers, a group devoted to public safety officers, delivered a box full of stockings to the Lake Havasu Police Department on Christmas Eve.

The stockings are for officers scheduled to work today.

The idea to put together stockings for came to Bernal when he was in the police station earlier this week asking about the neighborhood watch program.

“This every cop is a bad cop thing is ridiculous…” Bernal said. “It’s something to cheer ‘em up and let them know the community supports them.”

He said he initially hoped to make stockings for all 80-plus officers with the department but with the late start instead focused on the officers who work Christmas day, donating 20 stockings in total. Besides administrative operations, the police department has “normal staffing” on Christmas.

Bernal said he plans to do a similar project next year, starting the planning and soliciting of donations from local businesses and groups much earlier than three days before Christmas.

“We’ll have some time for next year to do some fundraising to do something nice for you all,” he told an officer as he dropped off the stockings.

Even with the late start, Bernal said, he was able to garner donations from Bashas and Smith’s grocery stores, Peaches Hair Salon, Herb’s Herbs, Dipoli Pool Service, American Graphics and other businesses.

The stocking were full of snacks, gift cards and coupons for free haircuts and even three months of pool service.

“I didn’t have to go into it,” Bernal said, when he asked businesses for donations. “They were like, ‘Absolutely.’”

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Cops Who Make My Christmas



The Cops Who Make My Christmas

 While considering my many blessings of life this morning, Christmas, 2014, one blessing for which I'm most thankful is the vision of the good cops who are members in Oath Keepers, who support this organization because they want to see our message spread far and wide.  Officer Rocky, for example, was photographed at the Bundy ranch in Nevada this past April, 2014. "Rocky" runs an Oath Keepers chapter in California and supports Oath Keepers projects, such as standing for the Bundy family against the hired guns of the BLM. Like any good cop, she paused to let me take her picture.

 Officer Rocky At The Bundy Ranch
I want to take this moment to thank each of our Oath Keepers peace officers for bringing the gift of service to mankind while working in an increasingly difficult environment, both down at headquarters and out on the street.

You are the officers who kept in your hearts the basic ties to family and community and old-fashioned American values all the while you were going through the academy's training and conditioning. You went into the work to "protect and serve", and you did so because you value all that is good in life.
 You are awake; you are aware; and you are alert to the condition of our nation at present -- and yet you keep a smile and a friendly disposition at work and at home. You look for the beauty in life and love, and you know in your heart you're here to protect those treasures, and you do your best every day to do just that.


I do not think Oath Keepers gives you enough recognition, and while thinking of you this morning as a blessing to Oath Keepers, my New Years resolution is to make sure all of our loyal Oath Keepers peace officers know you are appreciated. Not just for supporting the Oath Keepers mission; but also for being outstanding human beings in a tough world at a tough time. You give me hope and restore my faith, because you stand for human decency and codes of honor. 
But more than that, you empower our mission greatly, and we at Oath Keepers appreciate it. What you have done all year long is your gift to Oath Keepers everywhere, and I'm passing it along to our full membership on this Christmas Day.
  Merry Christmas Everyone!

Elias Alias, editor