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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  1. 11
    Phil Dollisonj Says:

    I will stand and not be disarmed.

  2. 12
    tim mather Says:

    when it is time who is going to call the ball? ? ?

  3. 13
    jack Hopkins Says:

    AMEN !! We are ONLY FREE, if we are TOTALLY FREE !! Government has to be the SERVENT of the PEOPLE !! I will NOT surrender !!

  4. 14
    Norbert Tanguy Says:

    Please help me publicize my web site for more Patriots will become Warriors for the Second Amendment.
    Thank You,

  5. 15
    Brian Says:

    Great words, Great people, Hope and pride when i see the turn out.

  6. 16
    Janette Says:

    I made my personal pleadge January 19, 2012. And if we do not continue the momentum, we will find that not only our 2nd amendment rights have been taken away, but they will start going after our 1st amendment and before we know it, we will have no rights. The constitution is to protect the people of the United States from a KING style power and we the people need to make sure this does not happen. We do not want to end up with a dictator running THE UNITED STATE. I would like to know what I can do to help keep this movement going.

  7. 17
    Arla Martinez Says:

    Not our troops used against us, although he’s trying to! But how about the Chinese troops Obama brought into our country on the Mexican border and the Russian troops on the Canadian border and in Alaska??? UN Troops!!!

  8. 18
    mike smith Says:

    Does not sound like Sheriff that presides over CDA, ID. Is not very much for the 2nd amendment. You patriots in Couer d Alene need to vote that guy out!!!

  9. 19
    Paul Says:

    Hey Stewart you should address women as much as men in your speeches. There are many women active and inactive in service to the people that took a oath. You tend to leave them out like in your Idaho speech. Also, not everyone that takes a oath or is willing to die for freedom is a Christian. You address the crowd in Idaho “because you have Christian Morals.” You don’t have to be Christian to have morals. Just look at our founding fathers if you think I am wrong.

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