Thursday, March 5, 2009

Principles of Our Republic Oath Keepers Are Sworn to Defend

As defenders of the Republic and guardians of the rights of the people, we affirm the timeless, self-evident truths set forth in our Declaration of Independence, which are at the very heart of our Republic:


1. All men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights. People are born with natural rights that come from nature and nature’s God, not from government.


2. To secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men. Rights come first, and then comes government, not the other way around. Government is merely the creation of the people. The only legitimate purpose of government is to protect our rights.


3. Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. Governments have no inherent or intrinsic powers – only those granted by the people. When governments claim powers never granted, such government is illegitimate.


4. Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government. When the government violates the people’s rights, it violates its only legitimate purpose and voids the compact by which the people created that government. The people retain the right to decide when that has happened, and retain the right to throw off such oppressive government, just as our forefathers did in the American Revolution.


5. Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes. And that is why the American people have continued to try and work within the system despite a relentless, sustained assault on their rights.


6. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism …. Among the abuses and usurpations were:

[the national government] “declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever,” erecting “a multitude of New Offices,” and sending “swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance”; Denial of jury trial, with trial instead by admiralty courts (military tribunals); warrantless searches (the writs of assistance); confiscation of property; Imposition of martial law – the suspension of legislatures and the appointment of a general to rule the people, rendering “the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.”


The final spark of Revolution was an attempt to disarm the people

during martial law, which was an act of war against the people.


The parallels to our time are obvious and ominous.


7. … it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government. Again, the people themselves will determine when that point has been reached. We cannot expect the national government’s own courts to approve of that decision by the people. Every dictator throughout history, be it Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, or Pinochet, twisted and perverted the law and the courts into a weapon against the people. In our own history, every oppressive act of Parliament and the King in the years leading up to the Revolution were upheld by the English courts. But that was not the end of the argument. The same is true today.


After the Revolution, those principles were again affirmed and made part of our Constitution by the adoption of the Bill of Rights.


When you read the Bill of Rights, remember that each and every one of those amendments was in response to the Founding Generation’s experience with government tyranny, and were intended to prevent such tyranny from happening again. The Bill of Rights thus tracks nearly exactly the causes of Revolution listed in the Declaration of Independence.


In particular, pay close attention to the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, which affirm the the natural rights and sovereignty of the people, and which provide a guide to constitutional interpretation, as I will further explain in an upcoming post.


Each of you must remind yourself of those hard learned lessons, renew your understanding of the principles of American liberty, and how those principles are reflected in the Constitution and Bill of Rights you swore an oath to defend.


And then you must search your soul and arrive at your own personal line in the sand.


Keep your oath.


Stewart Rhodes


Oath Keepers - "Not on Our Watch!"

www.oath-keepers.blogspot.com




About Oath Keepers:

Oath Keepers is an association of currently serving military, veterans, and peace officers who will fulfill the oath we swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.


Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the President, and we will not obey unconstitutional (and thus illegal) and immoral orders, such as orders to disarm the American people or to place them under martial law and deprive them of their ancient right to jury trial.


We Oath Keepers have drawn a line in the sand. We will not “just follow orders."


Our motto is “Not on our watch!”


If you, the American people, are forced to once again fight for your liberty in another American Revolution, you will not be alone. We will stand with you.

There is at this time a debate within the ranks of the military regarding their oath. Some mistakenly believe they must follow any order the President issues. But you can rest assured that many others in the military do understand that their loyalty is to the Constitution, and understand what that means.

The mission of Oath Keepers is to vastly increase their numbers. We are in a battle for the hearts and minds of our own troops. To win that battle, Oath Keepers will use written and video testimony of active duty military, veterans (especially combat vets), and peace officers to reach, teach, and inspire our brothers in arms in the military and police to fulfill their oaths and stand as guardians of the Republic.

If you are currently in the military, are a veteran, or are a peace officer, please submit your written and/or video testimony on your oath, so you can help us win that battle for hearts and minds. Your submission may be anonymous.

Guardians of the Republic, fulfill your oath. Join us.


Go to http://oath-keepers.blogspot.com/


We are in a battle for the hearts and minds of our own troops.

Help us win it.


52 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://johnjacobh.wordpress.com/2009/03/06/my-contribution-to-the-oath-keepers-website/

In Liberty,
JJH

Anonymous said...

you know, i would have thought we'd have learned by now that #2 was a terrible, terrible mistake. how about this:

To secure these rights, men must rise to the moral duty of self-government.

Anonymous said...

"you know, i would have thought we'd have learned by now that #2 was a terrible, terrible mistake.'

Sure, but why don't we get the boot off the back of our necks first?

and what better way than to use the tyrants own troops against him?

drjim said...

Wonderful post! This is something every grade-school kid should memorize!

markofafreeman said...

Small correction:

In number 3: Governments have no inherit or intrinsic powers

I think that should be "inherent," not "inherit."

Stewart Rhodes said...

drjim, thanks!

markofafreeman, you are correct. That's what no sleep will do to a man.

Fixed!

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

TOUJOURS PRET

Stewart said...

Anon, are you a member or vet of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment?

Care to submit a testimonial? It can be anonymous.

prsmith said...

Thanks! Great blog (and I look forward to the web site!)

Add a Digg! button! You've already got 68 Diggs - let's make it 6800!

Robert said...

A correction in point #7, regarding Pinochet - he was more like an example of an Oath Keeper taking action against domestic enemies when it became necessary.

(See http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20928842-7583,00.html)

Jose Pinera also wrote an article about Pinochet taking action against the tyrannical Marxist Allende in response to a call from the Chilean Parliament for the military to do its duty, and there is also a link in the article to the Parliament's declaration at:

http://simply-truth.blogspot.com/2005/09/truth-about-chilean-revolution-by-jos.html

Dennis said...

Preparedness is more important than sleep. Remember, there are many more out here than you can even imagine. I, for one, have your back. semper fi. D

Debra said...

I will certainly let my two military children (one station at Ft. Bragg, the other completing AIT at Ft. Leonard Wood) know of oath keepers. I will also do my utmost to pass your message along. Even though I am only a American citizen and have not taken any oath...I too, would willing rather die for my country than to live as a slave. God bless you all.

Anonymous said...

You guys need a .pdf file with this info so we can print out ourselves, and start handing out these to soldiers and police officers in our areas. 1/2 page or full page and clearly stated.

Anonymous said...

Re: the two reference articles posted here by
Robert, regarding Pinochet are no lomger reachable, by my computer, at least. I swore that Oath, many decades ago,and still feel bound by it, as stated, "to defend the Constitution, and the OFFICE of the Presidency, against all enemies, foreign and dometic, with my life, if necessary". But womwn weren't combat-trained, in those days! Proud of my service, dismayed by the past decade, and for the first time, feel there is hope for this Nation, amnd it's People, once again.

Navy Vet said...

I'm in and will be printing the "Orders We Will Not Obey" to carry around with me and show to other like-minded individuals wherever I find them. With enough membership, it will never escalate to the revolution our forefathers had to endure. Strength in numbers. Let's roll!

Anonymous said...

I am in 100 percent support of this website and its agenda.

Semper Fi
Jack
Once A Marine always a Marine

Teresa said...

I knew we were not alone. I knew you were there. Thank God you are here.United We Stand! We the people embrace you.

Anonymous said...

We have always been here. Since the American Revolution. We will always be here, waiting in the shadows till America needs us agian.

We are your veterans and we love you more than our own lives America!

Stewart Rhodes said...

Amen! Very well said.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to you is not enough, You sure got my support. Been waiting along time...
Semper Fi Mac

Anonymous said...

I'm not so sure. Oath 5, sounds suspiciously like something Jefferson Davis stood for. As my ancestors fought in a slave unit: I can say that "States Rights" means that the States get the rights and the people gets none. I'll pass on oath five as it offers no protection to people.

I don't much like oath six either. After all have you lost your job to a Mexican? Take what happenned in Los Angelese a few years ago. Bush was still the President then: Mexicans raised a Mexican Flag and declared Southern California to be a part of Mexico. I guess you oath keeper types are not opposed to blockading a Mexican city?

Oath nine is a joke. Courts routinely confiscate the property of the American people, its called "Family Law", "Tax Law", "Narcotic's Laws", "Anti Money Laundering Laws", "The Federal Reserve" (yeah I believe Ron Paul)

Oath four is problematic as well, what happens if there is anothe Hurricaine Katrina, and a bunch of criminals start shooting "first Responders" people like they did in New Orleans?

Just a Lawyer

Anonymous said...

God bless America. A republic if we can keep her. R3VOLUTION!

Randy Gilmore said...

As a Navy Vet I swore an oath to uphold this constitution. I definitely don't like the direction this country is going, and it concerns me that it will follow previous parts of history that will not be advantageous to the people of America. You have my support. God Bless America!!!

Michael09 said...

I swore the oath to protect and defend the constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic 45 years ago, and I vow never to break that oath. I choose to die on my feet as a free man, not on my knees as a slave.

The Author said...

I would like to see this "Principles" page in a more prominent location on your main page. This is a statement of positive principles and should be used on the top of your right sidebar rather than the "orders we will NOT follow" listing.

It is better to state who you are rather than who you are not.

Quicksilverdime said...

As founder of the Constitutional Rights Enforcement & Support Team (The C.R.E.S.T.) www.TheCrest.org and also as an Army veteran of the Viet Nam war, I continue to uphold my oath to defend the Constitution against ALL enemies, foreign AND domestic. I wholeheartedly agree with the mission and goals of the Oath Keepers and I think I speak for the members of the CREST also.
No true patriot should ever obey any unconstitutional orders, especially the 10 orders in the Oath Keepers declaration. I do hereby make an oath to never obey any such orders. Long live the Republic. Death to the New World Order! - QSD

Anonymous said...

Whatever it takes. Live free or die. Simple.

Anonymous said...

I support this web site. There is a nother danger we are facing, and that is those who live off the system and have NO reguard for how many children they have. Prepare for war, strive for peace, but always stand ready

Anonymous said...

I am just avarage working person who has beleived in frredom of rights and what is right and wrong....My beleifes have always been strong for this counrty.I think it is a shame the way our rights have been taken from us little by little, when we the American people are what makes up the counrty.It is sad that what we have to say has turned into what the goverment thinks is best for us....What happend to what we think? This seems to be a thing of the past. People have become scared to stand up and stand out to make that difference.I am not scared.......I will do what it takes to protect my family and my constitutional rights.I am glad to see i am not alone in this......so God Bless You All!

Anonymous said...

Count me in... USAF, separated. My oath hasn't expired.

MontanaRifleman

Anonymous said...

My deceased father was an Army Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, as were many of my family in the different branches of the military for many, many years. We are very proud of all of them. Most are career military men. I myself, am not military, but I am a Patriotic American citizen. I do swear by that same Oath to support our U.S. Constitution, and the American people. You may ask yourself what can I, a grandmother, do to help fight the enemy.
My retired army grandfather taught me how to shoot with many different guns from the age of 7 years old in Kentucky. He told me I am a natural Marksman, and that I have the eye for it just like him - he did trick shooting, and was a hunter. My ex-husband, a hunter also, taught me how to shoot a crossbow, I got the bullseye on the first try with this weapon, and never used one before in my life. My ex-husband first freaked out and stared at me, and then started laughing. I had forgotten to tell him I could shoot a gun very, very well. Needless to say, we did a lot of target practice, and hunting after he found that out. He told me I am a natural marksman too, and that I would make a great sniper in a war with that kind of skill. I have gotten older now, but I am still sharp and deadly on the aim with gun or crossbow. I am not afraid to fight and die for my country. I would just meet my maker - GOD - all the sooner. I would rather die free and fighting on my feet, than be an evil man or groups lacky or slave for the rest of my life. The are going to kill most of us anyway down to few million, so what do we have to loose. My family is preparing for the worse and stocking up for those elitist Domestic Terrorist, and their flunkies. Try and take our guns and violate our God, Founding Fathers, legal and binding Constitutional right to bear arms. As well as form militia to supress upsurpers in our great democratic nation.
Let us as a nation, never forget, and not let our future generations ever forget, the enemies of this time in our history, and their treason, Logan Act violations, human rights violations, and purgery against America and all Americans. This must be the first thing we teach our kids in school and reinforce it every 3 years with renewed teaching. We need to bring God and the Pledge to Alligence back to our education system as it was meant by our Fore-fathers. Now we know why the elitist forced their removal, to weaken our future generations pride in their country and people. Restore our government and country in full as it was meant to be in the Constitution - as written people.
After this is all over and done with, all Americans need to call for the strengthening of our U.S. Constitution. So this will never happen again for our future generations to endure. I think 2 times in this young countries lifetime is 1 too many. We need more safeguards to make sure the Constitution is followed to the letter, never ignored, never dismissed as not important in America, completely binding, not changeable or amendable if it removes or changes any other part of the document itself. Only add to it to improve upon it, as long as it doesn't change the form, formatting or freedoms of the original document in any way, shape, or form. Times change and we do need to change with them but not at the expense of our original Constitution.
Us grandmothers, mothers, sisters, daughters, grandfathers, fathers, brothers, sons, in America need to hear from you now, many are very afraid of you due to the conditioning on the TV. We need to know that the military, firemen, sheriff, police, troopers and others will stand by their OATH OF OFFICE and support and protect the U.S. Constitution and the American people, and not our corrupt government, foreign troops, and the greedy elite usurpers.

We, the American people need your inspiration ladies and gentlemen of the military and law enforcement, in order to combat the enemies propaganda being fed to Americans on a daily basis. We are in bad need of a moral boost, and you are just the ones to provide it for Americans everywhere. Tell everyone to come to this website, and let us know we have that much needed support from all of you to keep our nation strong and free from tyranny. Tell normal Americans on the street that you support them and your OATH to the Constitution. We will fight alongside of you, instead of fearing you - our own families in uniform, from our evil treasonous oppressors.

A nation that stands together, cannot be divided! Keep that in mind, that is how we beat them the first time. Now they are using physiclogical warfare on all Americans to beat us down. Trying to make us afraid of our own law and military people and family members. Americans need that extra moral support from you all at this time.

I pray to GOD for America daily and all patriotic Americans. May GOD keep you all safe and out of harms way during this struggle.

The Elitist, corrupt officals, judges, politicians, lobbiest, and others behind this, you know who you are. No mercy for you at all, you will face treason charges, and execution by the American people in the future - no prison time - execution only. I think we should even use your own guillotines you purchased to use on us. Think about that you upsurpers before you cross us Patriot Americans, and our multi-millions of guns and spirit.

God bless you all. We are in the fight of our lives.

Juhn Buck said...

I'm in USAF 23rd sts 720 stg, this oath is for life.

Jerry Aspar said...

Friends,

Near the top of my blog is a link to Oathkeepers.

Jer

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize that declaring martial law by a state was illegal. Some one please explain. Peaceb2u

Anonymous said...

Active police officer here who supports the constitution and will not participate in any actions contrary to it. My fellow police officers feel the same way.

CaptGooch said...

On April 14 at 7:17 AM
"Anonymous said...
Active police officer here who supports the constitution and will not participate in any actions contrary to it. My fellow police officers feel the same way.
"

Excellent !
Welcome aboard Officer "Anonymous".

Help us spread the word.
If we can "awaken" the entire Military and Peace Officer Corps there won't be anybody to enforce any illegal laws and thereby no need for violence at all.
Blue Hats, or anyone else for that matter, from other countries will find WW II Japanese Admiral Yamamoto's warning to his "superiors" prescient.
I paraphrase it here....
"We cannot attack the United States. There will be a rifle behind every blade of grass."



[See Appleseedinfo.org]
For the Republic

Anonymous said...

I'm not a police officer or military personal. As a naturalized citizen I had to swear an oath to defend the Constitution.

Anonymous said...

Its good to see all of you still stand by the oath I took as well a few years ago. This nation will be defended by the best, for this we'll defend.

A vet in Kansas

Anonymous said...

War By Any Other Name….
It appears that the Obama Administration wants to fiddle with our perceptions of terrorism and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, not by actually doing anything except to neutralize the associated words to come off as emotionally flat, yet pedantic enough to give the false impression that they have some deeper meaning.


The wars are now “overseas contingency operations.” That conjures up an image just a skosh riskier than planning a trip to Europe and, at the same time, as boring as reading the tax code.

Terrorism is being referred to as “man-caused disasters.” That term could also be applied to a defective Pinto or even my Uncle Jerry’s dreadful jokes.

Obama’s team is without peer when it comes to successfully selling perceptions, at least during the primaries. (How else could a junior Senator with little relevant experience be elected as the leader of the free world in a time of colossal national and international peril?)

But these two attempts to flatten out the horrors of war and terrorism go too far! Does the administration really think we are all idiots?

Apparently so. The Washington Post outlines how various officials have switched from using the term “war” to using “overseas contingency operations” instead. And Spiegel International interviewed Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano who, upon being asked why she did not use the term “terrorism,” stated:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wpdyn/content/article/2009/03/24/AR2009032402818.html

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,613330,00.html

presume there is always a threat from terrorism. In my speech, although I did not use the word “terrorism,” I referred to “man-caused” disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.

A nuance? Did she say this with a straight face?

Joe Queenan, writing for the Wall Street Journal, decided to have some edgy fun with how our adversaries’ gruesome practices could also be made more palatable using word tricks. Here are a few of them:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123958305263912309.html#mod=rss_opinion_main

“Beheading” might be renamed “cephalic attrition.”

“Flayings,” a barbarously exotic style of execution, might become “unsolicited epidermal reconfigurations.”

Cutting off captives’ arms could be called instead “appendage furloughing.”

And finally, “jihad” might be more acceptable if known as “booka-bonga-bippo,” which Queenan thinks has a more “zesty, urban, youthful, and ‘now’ feel.”

It’s a little harder to apply obfuscating euphemisms to our own politics and policies because so much has already been done in that regard. What better term than “stimulus plan” as the euphemism for “raiding the taxpayers’ treasure“? Any other ideas for this outrageous practice of attempting to hide painful realities under a cloak of verbal nonsense?

Word play indeed! They DO think we are idiots.

Next it will be:

“Packaged vertically-challenged military units” instead of “Our Fallen Heroes Coming Home.”
“paying taxes” = “making a Treasury contribution”

“bailout” = “a loan” haha

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Anonymous said...

New Line of Attack-State/National Guard Quo Warranto

April 18th, 2009

As I finally have a new blog, new home free of all the Obama thugs, I can finally launch a new line of attack, that got delayed by two weeks because of the blog problems. I am sending today Matthew Michael Edwards v Obama Quo Warranto to the Attorney General of Wyoming and Governor of Wyoming.

I will explain in simple terms, what I am doing. Quo warranto, as I explained previously is a cause of action that is usually filed by the government against one holding a position in the government, whereby he is required to prove that he is eligible for the position. The first Quo Warranto I served on Attorney General Eric Holder, second on US attorney for the District of Columbia Jeffrey Taylor. This third one I am filing on behalf on my client Matt Edwards, active National Guardsman in Wyoming.

What most people don’t understand is that Quo Warranto can be not only federal, but also state. Each governor of a state is in charge of it’s National Guard, however in the military theatre in Iraq and Afghanistan all the National guards are under orders of commander in Chief or greatly influenced by the orders of Commander in Chief. Their lives are dependent on the decisions of the Commander in Chief. In this Quo Warranto on behalf of my client, Wyoming Guardsman Matthew Michael Edwards I demand that the Governor and the Attorney General of Wyoming institute proper Quo Warranto action to verify Obama’s eligibility to serve as Commander in Chief, due to the fact that he is not a Natural born citizen and never qualified to be the President and Commander in chief.

If any of you would like to volunteer and help with mailing by certified mail such quo warranto to all the Governors and Attorney Generals, or you would like to cover the postage fees for the mailings, please contact me at 949-683-5411 or e-mail dr_taitz@yahoo.com. You can see actual pleadings later today or tomorrow on this blog orlytaitzesq.com

thank you

Orly

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Anonymous said...

I whole hearted agree with you. BUT, it is too litte, too late. We must take positive, peaceful action. The only way to save The United States Of America is to join a tax revolt.
The government has purchased it's power with welfare, government employees (including many millitary and police), illegal's benefits, etc.
They have too many paid supporters to vote in a new government.
Next we must combine like minded groups to a concerted, focused organization. Let us use this forum for defining actions to take back our country.

Anonymous said...

MSM BOYCOTT ALLIANCE

http://www.tcunation.com/group/msmboycottalliance

CaptGooch said...

Please let me remind everyone that the purpose of this blog, the ONLY purpose of this blog, is to Reach out to the Military [including the Reserves and Veterans] and Peace Officers of our country to get them to Keep their Oath of Service.

We are also here to allow those who want to to post their testimonial here to Inspire the Active Duty Military and Peace Officers that are not familiar with their oath and its meaning to learn what that oath stands for and to begin to Keep that Oath.

We also are allowing public comment.
We are NOT here to chastise any particular politician.

If you do post something here be aware that racism or sexism or any of the other separatist "isms" WILL be deleted without comment.

Please do not use our bandwidth for your personal crusade.

We as Oath Keepers have a bigger goal. We want the Constitutional Republic reinstated and the Federal Government to return to Keeping its oath to support and defend the Constitution.

Please try to stay on subject.

Anonymous said...

I am here to re-affirm my oath that I took in '91.I am a non-combat disabled vet of the USAR 315th Mech. Infantry.I would like to thank all the combat Vets that have served this country in a capacity I was unable to.You have my undying respect and I pledge to stand beside you if the time comes.Thanks to the Oath-Keepers,to you I pledge my Life ,my Fortune and my Sacred Honor.

Namfrak said...

Greetings Brothers & Sisters!
I am a 100% disabled Vietnam vet.(service-connected) I served with the 2d & 7th Inf Divs. I am presently a Life Member of both the VVA & DAV, in addition to leading the Michigan chapter of the Gathering of Eagles. I find it a distinct honor to join the Oath Keepers. I have for years pointed out that I took a Constitutional Oath, when I enlisted into the US Army, but never was released from that same oath. I have steadfastly stayed true to that commitment since 1975. (my ETS)
Unfortunately, it would seem that our government has SO abused the rights of We the People that action must be taken to not only steer our government aright, but even possibly to abolish it. Our government has slowly, and over many decades, remolded itself into an entity our Founding Fathers would not recognize as their own creation. It would seem they have totally forgotten that they serve We the People, not their own egos, self-aggradizement and personal profit. Our Founding Fathers described what we now know as a "politition" as "a citizen-Patriot who gives of his own time and business to serve his fellow citizens." Does this sound ANYTHING like our contemporary polititions???
I whole-heartedly support our Constitution, but I have one proposed amendment. I do NOT think we should let the legislative be the sole arbitrater of political ethics and criminal misconduct. I think this function should be performed by neutral citizens committee. The polititions, I believe, have positively demonstrated that they cannot be trusted to "police themselves"! Prime examples would be the Congressonal Banking Scandal. (One politition had $70,000 in bounced checks. He served no time, he suffered no loss of job, he kept his retirement pension and he was merely ASKED to pay the monies back ASAP! Would any CITIZEN have gotten off like this?) Another is the Dan Rostenkowski (sp) case. He was CAUGHT red-handed cashing in his free franking priveleges, in the amount of $28,000. He was removed from the remainder of his Senate term and allowed to re-take his seat in the Senate, 2 years later. (Chicago re-elected this criminal!) Would any citizen have only TEMPORARILY lost their job, served no time and been able to receive his (GENEROUS) retirement, had THEY stolen from THEIR employer? It's been 2 years since we found out about the criminal activities of Jefferson and Rangel. Will they EVER be punished??? (BTW, BOTH are still in office.)
Even more ominous is the fact we have people leading our nation (Congress & the president) who seems to have little or NO regard for their Constitutional limitations. (where in the Constitution is the authority to arbitrarily release criminals, force the tax-payers to prop up failing PRIVATE businesses, tax the citizens for the climate, arbitrarily change signed contracts (AIG bonuses and oil leases) and force the tax-payers to financially support terrorism ($951 million to the paleostinians to rebuild Gaza and to emmigrate to the US)?) And we have the head of the DHS who sees her most patriotic citizens (veterans) as a larger national security threat than our open southern border (the majority of the "Ft Dix Six" jihadists illegally crossed there) or the 35 Islamic training camps within our borders. (why haven't we closed them yet?)
In summation, I'm tired of talk! The time for action is NOW! First through the courts, (if possible) then the ballot box (If this administration doesn't preclude this option by fraudulent means) and finally from the streets! (as the LAST resort)
God Bless our Nation, God Bless our Troops and God Bless you all! Radar, MI GOE, VVA, DAV

JCB said...

I am an honorably discharged United States Navy veteran who served during the Viet Nam war. I currently work for the State of Arizona as a Correctional Officer. I took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies Foriegn and Domestic and I would be proud to count myself amoung the many other vets/peace officers now re-affirming that oath here. Having read many of the posts listed here I believe our true intent should be to return our nation to the original intent of the Constitution and to limit government to that same original intent. If joining the ranks of other like minded American Patriots puts me on some "list of possible threats", then so be it! I concider myself in good company and willingly stand with you against tyrrany. God Bless the United States of America and the Republic that our founding fathers gave their lives and fortunes to bring into being.

CaptGooch said...

JCB,

Would you like to submit a testimonial ?
I can take the comment above, put a photo with it and post it as a stand alone testimonial. (?)

If you would like to make changes or additions just email the finished product to oathkeepersok at gmail dot com and we will get it up for you. Include any photo you may have or want to have posted with it. [No "nudes" or "hate" stuff.]

OR ....

I can take the comment above and post it with a photo of a ship since you were Navy.
What type ship did you serve on ? [I was DDG's]
What was your MOS ?
All of that "little stuff" counts.

Let us know....

And Welcome Aboard.