I'm the widow of a navy veteran. He served in Korea and Viet Nam aboard air craft carriers. He loved America, but came home with a dark hate for the oath breakers of the US government that shadowed the rest of his life. He was a very active life member of the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, and other civic organizations. He would have been proud to join the Oath Keepers, as he did keep that oath all his life. He died in 1986.
You might want to include widows and spouses in your invitation. Many of us are also ready to fight for liberty and honor the oaths our loved ones lived by.
As for me, my oath is the zero aggression principle. I am a retired RN and an NRA certified instructor for handguns and self defense. I especially reach out to women so they may overcome their conditioning and fears and be able to defend themselves and their children.
I am also armed at all times. I carry a gun openly everywhere I go, and work to educate anyone who asks about it. Not sure if that fits what you're trying to do, but it's my way of fighting for liberty and justice each and every day.
If the worst comes to worst, I'm too old to be on the front line, but I'll be back in camp helping to patch up those who fall. And, if God is willing, I'll be working to rebuild America when the smoke clears.
Yours, Susan Callaway
The Price of Liberty
No human being has the right -- under any circumstances
-- to initiate force against another human being,
nor to threaten or delegate its initiation.
The Zero Aggression Principle
Monday, March 2, 2009
Here is the testimonial a Navy vet's widow just sent in, on behalf of her late husband: