America is under assault. Most of us have watched this assault for years, and thought that elections were enough to beat back the rising tide of statist authoritarianism. Then Hurricane Katrina happened in 2005. We were wrong!
In response to hysterical (and mostly inaccurate) cries of widespread murder and rape throughout the city, the Governor of Louisiana sent the national guard and local police on a house-to-house search for weapons in some of the poorer areas of New Orleans. When they should have been shooting looters, they decided to go on a search for weapons instead! Law enforcement officers knocked doors down when necessary, and subdued lawful, gun-owning citizens and even disarmed them at gun point! To make a grim scene even worse, they blockaded citizens of N.O. in the city proper by refusing to allow them to walk out of the city via the bridges, and even FORCED many to stay in the Superdome while sewage filled the walkways. The malfeasence of FEMA was legendary as well, and would require far too much space to document in detail. FEMA exacerbated the problem.
It was a hellish, nightmarish scene of third world tyranny and local incompetance--IN AN AMERICAN CITY!!
The government-induced disaster in New Orleans jolted me. I became aware that elections alone couldn't possibly protect our God-given rights as free citizens from those who disregard or even disdain our Constitution...our common rule book. Those National Guard soldiers and policeman who participated in these unconstitutional searches and seizures of weapons, and de facto BLOCKADE of the city, all took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. It's the same oath I took in 1987 when I joined the Navy for a six year hitch:
"I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."
Far too many troops and police failed to KEEP their oath.
You may notice that the first part of the oath is defending the Constitution, and that obeying the orders of the President comes after that? This way, when the President or Governor (or any government official) directly violates the Constitution, those orders are supposed to be ignored or countermanded on the spot. I know that's a lot to ask, and it's one hell of a lot easier to just obey bad orders than to disobey them, but our future as a representative republic of law depends on an informed and patriotic military and law enforcement arm.
Today we are afflicted by an administration and Congress that is so far out of control in it's lust for power that the Constitution isn't even a speed bump to these totalitarians and their devious schemes to "fundamentally transform America." In dozens of different ways our Constitutional, freedom-based way of life is under direct assault from within.
In the final analysis, all tyranny relies on it's enforcement arm; the police, the national guard, and ultimately the military. That's where the Oath Keepers come in. We seek to "reach, teach, and inspire" (thanks Mike Austell) all military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters about their primary oath to the Constitution of the United States. As long as they stay true to the oath we all took, the ballot box will remain effective at beating back statist tyranny. Click on the link below and the "Declaration of Orders We Will NOT Obey!"
The battle for America is on! The soul of this great representative republic, based on the rule of law--rather than the transitory and often brutal whims of men--is under relentless assault. Will we continue this amazing experiment in self rule and human freedom? Or will our way of life be destroyed, and tyranny take it's place?
Join us at the Oath Keepers. We have a republic to save!