We met Chauncey for the first time over the weekend of April 18 and 19 when we all gathered for the Committees of Safety and Oath Keepers muster on the Lexington Green. Chauncey was key in arranging the presence of a Lexington police detail to ensure that the gathering on the Green was not disturbed. At this critical stage of our young organization, we also benefited from Chauncey's sage advice and hard learned wisdom (learned by means of the school of hard knocks). He is a key organizer of the Defenders Motorcycle Club, which is a club for current and former police officers that is growing fast.
In the above video Chauncey speaks about the importance of the oath - about how its not enough to be just an oath taker, you have to also be an Oath Keeper - and why he has joined Oath Keepers. He also states the sad truth that the biggest reason we are where we are today as a country is because our parents, and then we too, were so focused on making ends meet and making a living that we did not pay enough attention to our Republic, and we have nearly lost it. But, as he says, we can still turn it around.
Chauncey Normandin is what a police officer should be, and we are honored that he has joined us. Dave Freeman and I look forward to his active participation in Oath Keepers, both in Florida and nationally, and we will greatly value his advice as we plot our course.
As he said, "if we all do nothing more than fulfill our oath, then we can turn things around just on that alone." Well said.
For the Republic!
PS - we are still working out what our membership policy will be. A post on that is coming soon.