January 21st, 2013

John Mackey and Stewart Rhodes at Idaho Gun Rally

Enjoy the YouTube video of Oath Keepers’ founder Stewart Rhodes’ speech at the Coeur d’ Alene rally:



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Here is the link for local television news coverage of John Mackey’s Oath Keeper “Gun Appreciation” rally in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho on Saturday, January 19, 2013.


John Mackey has been with Oath Keepers since our beginning, and has served in various offices at national level as well as with Nevada Oath Keepers and Idaho Oath Keepers. John tells me that he estimated about fifteen hundred attendees at the rally in Coeur d’ Alene.

John’s featured speaker at the rally was none other than Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes.

NOTE FROM STEWART:   This event was a smashing success.  With only one week notice, John Mackey and the rest of the crew in Idaho Oath Keepers put together a wonderful event, with an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 people in attendance at the busiest time of the rally.  Most were open carrying pistols, and some were even open carrying semi-automatic rifles such as AR-15s (which is especially fitting, considering that such weapons are now being demonized and targeted by the hoplophobes).   Hats off to John, Scott, Dave, Joe, “Ranger Rick” and the rest of the NE Idaho chapter for their hard work.  A special thank you also to Black Sheep Sporting Goods for hosting the rally on their property.  It was also great to see Washington State Rep. Matt Shea, who is a shining example of what an oath keeping state legislator looks like.

I am very glad I was able to make this rally, and I salute the folks in Idaho who showed up and helped to send a strong message to the oath-breaking perfumed princesses in DC of MOLON LABE!

At this rally, John Mackey read the great public statement of Bonners County Idaho Sheriff Daryl Wheeler, wherein the Sheriff makes it clear that his oath was to defend the Constitution, not to obey politicians who have strayed beyond its bounds.   Go here to read that statement.

John Mackey also read a heartfelt, hand-written letter from a local police officer who wanted the crowd to know that he will honor his oath, and will defend their right to bear arms.  We will post that letter on our site as soon as possible.    Both of those fine men join an ever growing tidal wave of peace officers across the nation, many of them Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police, who are stepping up to declare their devotion to the Constitution and their commitment to refusing to enforce any violations of the Second Amendment no matter where they come from – be they by means of legislation, executive orders, or treaties.  Their oath is to the Constitution, which includes the Second Amendment.   And they will keep it.

I encourage you to step up and join those brave peace officers by making your own public pledge to defend the Second Amendment, by going to our new Molon Labe Pledge site.


You can sign the electronic pledge anonymously, or use your real name.  Up to you.  What matters most is making your own personal commitment to never disarming and to standing firm in defense of your rights.  The most critical audience for that pledge is the man in the mirror.  Commit to YOURSELF that you will not disarm, you will not register, you will not comply.  And then commit to your children, and children’s children, that you will honor your oath and will defend their birthright of liberty.   And help us to make it clear to each American patriot that he and she is not alone, and to each oath keeping peace officer that they have your support.   We are legion!

Feel free to personalize that pledge and repost it on your own blog, Facebook page, in your favorite chat forum, or anywhere else online.   Just please include a link to our www.molonlabepledge.org site.

For the Republic! (and Molon Labe),

Stewart Rhodes

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19 Responses to “John Mackey and Stewart Rhodes at Idaho Gun Rally”

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    Rich Buckley Says:


    Many  Fire Department have for months provided disaster preparedness training, CERT, Community Emergency Response Teams. These are the volunteers in green vests who arrive on scene when public disaster response agencies are overwhelmed.  The humanitarian goal embodied in CERT members is to save as many lives as possible. They are trained in assessment, triage, emergency medical organizing, light search and rescue, incident command organization, and putting out small trash-can size non-hazardous materials fires.

    In a real disaster, after you’ve taken care of yourself and your family, you will see green vests. Migrate to those green vests and offer your help.

    There are public forums on FEMA websites that discuss many concerns CERT members have raised, even a wide ranging discussion of a complete breakdown of law and order as in the case of Katrina and whether or not CERT member should or should not be armed:


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    T.J. Thompson Says:

    Officially , there is an organized militia & the unorganized militia of which certain officials are not allowed to belong….as well as the naval militia….we are the unorganized militia….the states have their organized militia…or use to have them….militia’s were allowed, purposely, to fade from attention. Good Job…

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    IdahoMan Says:

    Very heartening to see this here in my town.


  4. 4
    Lawrence B, Certa Says:

    What is the difference between Lance Armstrong and The Long Legged Mack Daddy Obama?

    Answer: Obama has yet to go to Oprah and confess

    - ATLAH Times, Dr. Manning’s Personal Page

  5. 5
    Raymond Says:

    What Happens When Self Defense is Against The Law?
    What Happens When The Protectors Become The Predators?
    What Happens When Evil Rules A Nation?


  6. 6
    Ruth Says:

    It wears me out the amount of work that it will take to regain what was the normal American way of life not all that long ago. In my youth and young life there was a respect, honor and people went to church because they believed. Now there is such gargage all around; our childern are learning such porpaganda in school from K to 12 and certianly in colleges all over! athere is such corruption in our governmetn that basically we can trust no one on either side, we are making everyone all over the world hate us…why because we were the beacon on the hill and gave up….NOW THEY JSUT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF US! How is anyone that truly is a patriot, believes in God and is an honest good person going to make in this world anymore? The only hope I can see is there are many who still are good God fearing peole who love this nation and will stand up and take back what is ours with honor! No matter whom it is that tries to take it from us, we must band together or we will not be effective. There needs to be a brick wall that evil and the left hits everytime they try to take us out!!! First line of defence for the future is our children …teaching them that what is true and right is much more important than the rubbish they here at public school. Take them to private schools if at all possible and faith based ones!!! They are our future!!!!

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    Debra Says:

    Matthew 24:6And you shall hear f wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled; for all must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 for nation shall rise up against nation and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places. 8 allthese things are the begining of sorrows.
    I have heard the rumors of civil war all over the place. there are civil wars going on all over the world. We should all be on our knees day and night 24/7 for our God to arise and scatter His enemies. Not By might nor by power but by the Spirit of the Lord. Pray for wisdom, pray the Father fight for us, or give us knowledge as did to the Israelites, when they took their country back.
    No other war kills as many citizens as a civil war. I do believe this is there goal to kill as many of us as they can, by any means.
    Most of all you have to know the president is just a puppet on the stick they wave at you so you get angry at him and not the mans who’s hand holds the stick. Find the man holding the stick, these people have no means to fight except the puppet people.
    As far as fighting it will be a foriegn communist military in our own country. China and Russia both do come to practice in our country. Red Dawn?
    Israel has been fighting for decades for their country, bombarded daily by terrorist. They have tried the land for peace thing, it only brought the enemy closer. All the nations keep saying give it up. The entire country is about 1/3rd the size of Texas. How much would you surender? If Israel is force to divide their land and no one intercedes that country too will loose their land.
    That is what I think. This president is a Chicago politian con-artist with a pen in his slight of hand. Look for the controler of him, the man holding the stick is the one sticking it to us, the puppetier.
    What if his goal is to disarm us because he has promised China our prime land for the debt we they have racked up.

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    JJM Says:

    Please let us know when it is ready for pledges, I could not find Where to add my name!!
    I encourage you to step up and join those brave peace officers by making your own public pledge to defend the Second Amendment, by going to our new Molon Labe Pledge site.

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    Don Dineen Says:

    This sounds like a great program. We need every sheriff to take a stand. They may all have SWORN TO SUPPORT AND DEFENDE THE CONSTITUTION. But we have seen mtropolitan sheriffs and police chiefs buckle to the feds. Get you local chiefs and sheriffs onboard and don’t let them slack. We the people can provide police servic es as our founders did. We may need the sheriff to only make sure warrants are done properly Call it a possee or county militia – we can preserve and defend out homes.

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    Patricia Says:

    I am a widow of a veteran plus I took an Oath when I worked for AZ Dept. of Corrections and worked in a level 4 all male prison. I am a senior citizen, aged 73 and I consider myself an activist for the rights of our country. I spend at least 6 to 8 hours a day on the internet to get all the information I can on many web sites which I distribute to people I feel should know what is going on in our beloved country. Unfortunately due to my health and no vehicle, I am limited to what I can do to help spread news such as what you have, but I promise you, I will forward all I can to let people know and hopefully they forward what I send them. Word of mouth and the web site is the only way to reach people since the media does not tell the public much of anything. The gun control Obama is attempting is only the beginning to complete control of the people and it scare’s me for all the people I love and my country. I am so glad to hear Sheriff Mack and how dedicated he is and I am praying all Sheriff’s will stand with him. Our Constitution is the Law of the Land, and what Obama is portraying is no law to follow as a citizen. I want to do more, but I don’t know how. I am willing to do my part and if you will give me some instructions it would be appreciated and I would be grateful to do all I can.

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