Monday, May 11, 2009
I am a law enforcement officer and have worked in numerous law enforcement agencies in the last many years beginning with the military. I have taken my oath to this country many times. I have also realized that we have had many "domestic enemies" over the years.
It was recently asked of me because of my current position, what I was going to do if the federal government begins to make illegal moves against its citizenry. Its something that all law enforcement must ask themselves. I do know the difference between a "lawful order" and an "unlawful order."
Finding this site with your videos and reading your mission statement goes along with what I've been feeling for some time. I anticipate that many states will take the appropriate action as outlined in the 10th Amendment. Until then, we wait for "the unforgiveable line to be crossed."
I'm in a more precarious position than some of the other law enforcement officers as I work for the Department of Homeland Security. That is why I must remain anonymous. Know that there are many like us that believe that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land and we'll do whatever it takes to insure it remains intact.
Anonymous DHS officer
NOTE FROM STEWART RHODES
To the anonymous DHS officer: Thank you sir! It is good to hear additional confirmation that there are many federal officers who do see the dangerous road we are now on, who understand how our Republic is being subverted from within the government, who remember their oath, and who do have their personal lines in the sand figured out. As word about Oath Keepers spreads, we are hearing from more and more federal officers all the time.
To our readers: Some of you may be tempted to be hard on this anonymous officer from within DHS. for example, you might think DHS itself is unconstitutional and this officer should just resign (as I slyly suggested the agents of the BATFE should do during my speach at Lexington). I advise you to hold your fire.
First of all, remember that DHS swallowed up many other agencies and there were many lateral transfers. For example, one of my best friends started out as a border patrol agent, then moved to U.S. Customs on the border, and then that was absorbed into I.C.E. so now he officially works for I.C.E. though he is still a customs agent. So, who can say how this man ended up in DHS.
Secondly, the restoration of our Constitutional Republic will take time and will not take place overnight. Please don't make a mistake similar to one that many libertarian idealists make of wanting to run around condemning everyone who is in government employment (suggesting that all police and military service members should just resign). Whatever you think of any given federal agency or federal "law enforcement" position, it is obviously good to have officers who do see there is a problem and who are willing to take a stand on some very important lines in the sand.
Remember, our declaration of orders we will not obey is meant to prevent the very worst from happening, so we will not have a full-blown dictatorship in this country and can right things by means of peaceful reform. That is the whole point of Oath Keepers. We are in constitutional triage. That's why our declaration does not include statements that such and such agency should not exist, or go into minutia of the many thousands of unconstitutional government laws and actions. Let's focus on the really big stuff - the stuff that could lead to another Revolution. Let's focus on making that unnecessary so we can have a peaceful restoration. This officer is letting us know he and others within DHS have lines they will not cross. That is damn good to know!
Third, it's men like this on the inside who can and do provide information to expose what is going on. The MIAC report was leaked by a Missouri police officer who happened to be a Ron Paul supporter and was ticked about being labeled a potential terrorist. And I have it on good information that both the DHS report that smeared veterans and the DHS Extremist Lexicon were leaked by a federal officer who was outraged at their contents. Such men deserve our thanks.
And I suspect we will be hearing from many more federal officers now that the elites are smearing veterans en mass as potential "terrorists" and "extremists" and now that just about anyone with even mildly conservative or libertarian views is likewise being added to the lists of potential enemies of the elite - er, I mean the state. The more citizens they try to smear and marginalize, the more military and police will have their eyes opened.
And besides, now we can add a DHS patch to our display of patches that shows that there are "Oath Keepers among them." That ought to get a few panties in a wad. Good fun!
Posted by O.K. at 2:36 PM