January 7th, 2012

Ohio Peace Officer Drafts NDAA Letter For Police And Sheriffs


Below is a letter composed by one of our peace officers in Ohio. This letter was written to raise awareness of the ominous problems in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.  Because Jim Singleton is a State chapter officer for Ohio Oath Keepers and is Ohio’s Peace Officer Liaison, this letter will be circulated within LE communities around Ohio. I am placing this letter on our national website as a guide and/or template for all Peace Officer members in Oath Keepers in all State chapters.  All are encouraged to write their own letters and mail to all Peace Officer offices in respective States. Oath Keepers is mobilizing on various fronts in response to the travesty called NDAA-2012. Oath Keepers salutes current-serving Peace Officer Jim Singleton, our Ohio chapter Secretary.

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Ohio Oath Keepers
Office of the Secretary
Law Enforcement Liaison

Greetings and Salutations,

It’s unfortunate that I have to write this letter, however in light of current events it is inevitable. Just days ago the United States Congress passed the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) this in itself was necessary. However in this bill was an insidious piece of verbiage that for all intents and purposes destroys the foundation of everything we believe in and took an oath to uphold. To me the possibility of those citizens and others under my protection being spirited off in the middle of the night by agents of the military, then being summarily incarcerated without access to judge or jury are insufferable and intolerable acts.

It will be argued that this only applies to foreign persons or others suspected of terrorism, but there are far too many avenues available to apply this to any group to which any administration may take umbrage with. When growing up and especially during our training in the academy we are instructed that the constitutional rights of all must be upheld at all times, as well as the respect for all people we come in contact with or represent. This section of the NDAA attempts to remove those rights which are enumerated and given to us by our creator, and places them in the hands of the office of the President of the United States to be disregarded at his whim.

And in those few words lies a conundrum, do we as police officers, sheriffs, deputies and others who have taken the oath to uphold and defend the constitution, now turn our back on that very oath? Do we now turn against the very same people that entrusted us with a most sacred duty to serve and protect them? If in fact we follow a rule of law such as this bill enacts, it would mean that the oath that we all took meant nothing. We are obliged to follow all lawful orders given to us, but we cannot do this blindly. History has seen the result of these acts and has judged them accordingly. I can only ask all of you to take a moment to reflect upon all that we are taught and hold dear, the people we serve deserve and demand our highest respect for it is through them and they alone that we were given this oath. Do we simply turn a blind eye for the sake of political expediency and lose our respect? Is a few pieces of silver so dear that we would sell our honor for it? How will we explain to our friends and loved ones why members of our community were spirited away or how will they see us when they realize (that when their time comes) we won’t be there for them?
I believe that if and when those orders come, I cannot in good faith and in strict observance to my oath, allow myself to be a part of them. I would hope that members of our military in accordance to the articles of the UCMJ, would also refuse them as well. When that time comes I will do exactly as I have sworn to do, I will serve and protect those under my care, so help me God.

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying,
Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?
Then said I, Here am I; send me. Isaiah 6:8

Respectfully Submitted
James B. Singleton

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Secretary Ohio Oath Keepers
LE Liason – Ohio



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119 Responses to “Ohio Peace Officer Drafts NDAA Letter For Police And Sheriffs”

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    Wasington76 Says:

    An informed population that demands honesty and integrity from its leaders and from each other will keep this Republic free as our founders intended!

    The future of our country rests on the ability to separate the truth from lies.

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    Bill Says:

    Jim,
    You make me proud to be a Oathkeeper and a Buckeye!

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    william c Says:

    NDAA and now this! Read it all carefully. They want to make some changes to the “Enemy Expatriation Act” that would include anybody. It seems to me that they are preparing for resistance from the people.
    Internet kill switch could be next.

    http://www.newswithviews.com/LeMieux/michael160.htm

  4. 4
    Lee Says:

    Awesome James!

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    GAIL JONES Says:

    THE SENATORS, CONGRESSPEOPLE, AND THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE IMPEACHED WHO SIGNED THIS TERRIBLE LAW. IT WILL BE USED AGAINST US. REMEMBER WHAT HITLER DID TO THE JEWS? THAT CAN HAPPEN TO U.S. CITIZENS. WE CAN NOT LET THIS STAND. WHERE DO WE GO TO PROTEST!!!!!FAX THE WHITEHOUSE: 202 456 2461 AND IF YOU KEEP IT SHORT IT IS MORE LIKELY TO BE READ. GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES. GOD HELP US ALL.

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    donald rutledge, sgt Says:

    thank you for the posting i sent this to friends and family and my county sheriff also

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    Jack Ranck Says:

    As a resident of Ohio, I thank Mr. Singleton for this letter. I also urge the Oath Keepers to file court cases in as many jurisdictions as possible challenging NDAA as being unconstitutional, citing the various Amendments contained in the Bill of Rights as possible. Like LE officers, as a veteran, I raised my right hand and swore to defend and protect the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC. The people who passed NDAA have placed themselves into the “domestic enemy” category by their vote. I took that oath four times during my military career and I WILL defend and protect the Constitution.

    Jack Ranck
    Former Captain, US Air Force

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    cjmartel Says:

    First off I would like to thank Mr. Singleton for stepping up to the challenge that WILL face us all. We are indeed living in treachorous times, the national government has big plans for us, and they are not good. I have noticed over the past several years, but especially in the past several MONTHS a slew of laws, rules, regulations, fines, orders, executive fiats,that are eroding our constitutional rights. Even had we no constitution, these laws are an affront to any human being. People need to unplug themselves from the MSM and start reading, while we have the internet. I harbor no illusion that the internet is going to be the next target and when they shut it d own we are going to completely screwed.
    I am beginning to doubt if we will see an election this year, there is a crisis being assembled that will be used to put the final nails in our coffin.
    No matter how bad things get, there is always hope. Remember liberty is an idea, and regardless of how many bullets the government may have, it is impossible to kill an idea.
    Mr. Singleton, we are with you.

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    DPS Says:

    Oath Keepers,

    While Imyself have never taken the oath I like to say how proud I am of you men. All you do and have done for this country is commendable. I very glad to see LE take a stand on this issue. Keep up the great work men.

    DPS

    ” He that does good for good’s sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end.”

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    Daisy Luther Says:

    Thank you for reaffirming your vow….I feel safer knowing you are out there.

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