So begins the list of promises sworn by participants in Oath Keepers, a new organization dedicated to educating soldiers and peace officers in their duty to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution. But it's more than education; it's a call to take a stand for law and liberty upon those who have the power to crush it, if so ordered. From WorldNet Daily:
He said the organization deliberately does not collect the names of those who subscribe to Oath Keepers' beliefs because of their status mostly as active duty soldiers.
He told WND he is scheduled to talk about the issue on G. Gordon Liddy's radio program tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time, and he's begun working with "Gathering of Eagles" on several projects, including a Pro Troop Events gathering scheduled in Washington in June.
Rhodes said his goal is to "teach them more about what they swore to defend so they will be better able to see when an order violates the Constitution and the rights of the people, and is thus unlawful."
That review must be done immediately, so they have an opportunity to decide what is right and wrong and then to "steel their resolve to take a stand and do the right thing, whatever the cost," the organization says.
Yes, immediately. Before the ranks are purged of honorable men who will refuse to execute a tyrant's decree for civilian disarmament or martial law.
The Internet is wonderful for many reasons, but one of its greatest benefits is the devolution of power from centralized states to individuals and small groups. Organizations like Oath Keepers spring up, spread their message, and win adherents faster than the State can take notice of them. The initiative is no longer solely in the government's hands, so that the people can only react to the latest fait accompli announced in Washington.