It’s Not Oathkeepers Who Are Militants
In an article written July 24, 2018, by Steve Straub for The Federalist Papers, and titled: “Maxine Waters Just Got a Dose of Her Own Medicine…And She’s Mad,” the “Oathkeepers” group were labeled as a “militant group.” I personally find this assignation of the group offensive on every quantifiable level. I take personal insult from this maligning of “Oathkeepers;” and before anyone asks – no I am not a member of “Oathkeepers,” but I am about to become one and I am going to encourage others to become same.
Being unfairly and dishonestly labeled as a “militant” group paints “Oathkeepers” with the brush that should paint, Antifa and other violent communist aligned domestic terrorist groups whose singular objective is to destroy traditional America and all that the Constitution represents.
Following is what the “Oathkeepers” are about as taken from their website Oathkeepers.org:
Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders, who pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” That oath, mandated by Article VI of the Constitution itself, is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and Oath Keepers declare that they will not obey unconstitutional orders, such as orders to disarm the American people, to conduct warrantless searches, or to detain Americans as “enemy combatants” in violation of their ancient right to jury trial. See the Oath Keepers Declaration of Orders We Will Not Obey for details.
Oath Keepers reaches out to both current serving and veterans to remind them of their oaths, to teach them more about the Constitution they swore to defend, and to inspire them to defend it. See below for details on how we do that. Oath Keepers also includes a membership program designated as “Associate Members”, which consists of patriotic citizens who have not served in uniform but who serve now by supporting this mission with their Associate Membership and volunteer activities. Oath Keepers welcomes our Associate Members and appreciates their support of our mission.
Our motto is “Not on our watch!“
Wikipedia goes even further in their disparaging description of Oathkeepers. Some progressive liberal wrote:
Oathkeepers is an anti-government American far-right organization with the patriot and militia movements…Several groups that monitor domestic terrorism and hate groups describe the Oathkeepers as extremist or radical. Mark Pitcavage of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) describes the group as “heavenly armed extremists with a conspiratorial and anti-government mindset looking for potential showdowns with the government.” The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) lists the group’s founder as a known extremist and describes his announced plans to create localized militia units as “frightening.” According to the SPLC, the group espouses a number of conspiracy and legal theories associated with the sovereign citizen movement and the white supremacist posse comitatus movement. SPLC senior fellow Mark Potok describes the group as a whole as “really just an anti-government group who believe in a wild set of conspiracy theories. … Oathkeepers had a controversial presence in Ferguson, Missouri during the 2014 and 2015 unrest in the city, when members armed with semi-automatic rifles patrolled streets and rooftops.
If there were ever an unimpeachable example of Communist “pots” calling American patriots “black”, this is it. The ADL is nothing more than an extension of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which is a group of definably militant Socialists who are committed to destroying traditional America while upholding and defending all that is antithetical to traditional America and the Constitution. ADL is the very definition of a terrorist and militant organization that uses activist courts to bully and demagogue people, businesses, et al into forced compliance with their Socialist agenda.
The SPLC has been “alleged” to be a Communist inspired front group from its origins. In either case, there are no Alinskyite groups more Erebusic, malevolent, and anti-government than these.
Keep in mind that Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Ayers, and every anti-American radical since the inception of ADL, SPLC, and ACLU have supported and continue to support these vile groups. They are the very definition of evil and anarchy.
Maligning American patriots who have served America faithfully, many times risking their lives literally every day, is disgraceful and morally opprobrious but it is obviously not out of character for these groups and those who fund them. Speaking of which, if we want to learn what groups are truly unpatriotic neo-Leninist bastions of plotting to subjugate the citizenry under neo-Leninist control, see who funds them.
George Soros is not the top financial underwriter of these proven domestic terrorist groups but he is one of the most prolific.
Keep in mind also that while ADL and SPLC are savaging Oathkeepers, that it was not Oathkeepers who both spawns and opens their arms to groups like the domestic terrorist organizations of the 1960s such as the deadly group “The Weather Underground.” These groups included the Black Panthers and the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).
I have at times been the lone voice reminding people that the domestic terrorist groups of the 1960s did not go away. They enjoined groups like the SPLC and ADL. They became professors like terrorist Angela Davis. They became department heads and professors, as was Bernadine Dohrn, the wife of one of Obama’s closest friends and confidant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, who spent time on the FBIs 10 Most Wanted List. I should also here note that these same people are close friends and associates of John Kerry.
When you hear ACLU, ADL, and SPLC you had better darn well know and understand that these groups are nothing more than the transmogrification of the domestic terrorist radical groups of the 1960s. They are well funded and positioned within the enclaves of government along with sympathetic politicians ready to their bidding.
The anarchist domestic terrorist groups of today are denying free speech on campuses nationwide and are recruiting protesters to terrify the law abiding in cities such as Ferguson, Missouri. Patriots such as Oathkeepers wish to help protect human life, businesses and private property.
It is an unmitigated attempt to tarnish and vilify Oathkeepers when absurd claims are made that they walked the streets in Ferguson, Missouri while ignoring that hoodlums burned, looted, and otherwise vandalized the city. It is also worth noting that the presence of the Oathkeepers would not have been necessary if George Soros funded satellite front groups who owe their allegiance to SPLC and ADL had not recruited unemployed and homeless persons from out of state to protest and incite the violent unrest.
When I was a keynote speaker at an event that took place on the very spot on the Gettysburg, PA Battlefield that President Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address, it was the Oathkeepers who were the Color Guard for the Flag and the Pledge of Allegiance. It was Oathkeepers who welcomed me and thanked me for being a Patriot.
I’ve never had an Oathkeeper treat me with anything apart from respect; but I do not have enough phalanges, i.e., fingers and toes, to count the number of times progressive liberals have called me names based upon the color of my skin. It is nothing more than a cheap trick and regurgitation of the standard practice of these pernicious progressive liars to accuse and suggest Oathkeepers are in some way a supremacist group.
When did members of Oathkeepers became domestic terrorists to these pusillanimous classroom theorists who use and underwrite groups like Antifa, Black Lives Matters, Occupy Wall Street, et al to carry out their neo-Leninist agenda? Did the Oathkeepers become domestic terrorists while they were risking their lives and bodies to fight wars thousands of miles away? Was it when members of Oathkeepers run into burning buildings or sustain gunfire as they subdue the most violent criminals? Did members of Oathkeepers become domestic terrorists like these commie, Dockers wearing tenured purveyors of agitprop when they left their families and friends to serve on the battle field knowing they might not return home? I want these commie front groups to tell me just when it was that Oathkeepers became militants and domestic terrorists?
As for me, I purpose to become a member of Oathkeepers with all due haste.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here