I SEEEEE YOU!
Jeffrey Earnhardt, a young prince of one of NASCAR’s royal families, and the Oath Keepers, a conspiracy-spinning “Constitutionalist” group, are joining forces for an upcoming race that “could help make Oath Keepers a household name.”
At least that’s the pitch – and the hope – of the Oath Keepers founder, Stewart Rhodes, as he tries to raise $30,000 in time to get a car on the track for a June 1 NASCAR-sanctioned second-tier race at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.
Tries to raise? More like raised. As I write this, we are at $26,584.00 with eleven hours to go in our fundraising campaign, on the verge of reaching our $30,000.00 goal. As Yoda said, there is no try. Do or do not. We are doing it. Consider it done, especially as our supporters read this today and reflect on the fact that nothing will annoy the constitutionalist-hating radical leftists at SPLC more than seeing an Oath Keepers car on the track. Nothing. Rather than spend five bucks at a Starbucks, or on a six pack after work, they can give the gift that keeps on giving.
Mark Potok’s worst nightmare, on wheels.
At least SPLC correctly describes Jeffrey Earnhardt as a “young prince of one of NASCAR’s royal families.” That he is. And a stand-up, patriotic “traditional” American to boot, who has the courage of his convictions. He does his family proud.
As for Oath Keepers, SPLC also correctly describes us as “comprised mostly of active-duty police and military, as well as veterans,” though they leave out the first responders within our org. As usual, they try to pigeon-hole us as conspiracy theorists worried about a “New World Order” while entirely ignoring our very clear and continuous opposition to well-documented assaults on the Bill of Rights such as the PATRIOT ACT (granting FBI agents power to write their own warrants, known as “National Security Letters”); the gun confiscation during Katrina and the more recent assaults on the right to bear arms at both the state and federal level; the NDAA of 2012, which authorizes military detention, trial, and rendition of anyone, including Americans; the use of drones on American citizens; the claim that the President can use targeted assassination on Americans (with Obama already intentionally killing three U.S. citizens in drone strikes); the warrantless mass-spying on Americans by the NSA; CISPA and other attempts to curtail free speech on the internet; and the use of warrantless searches in the Boston area in the wake of the recent bombing. Those are all facts, not conspiracy theory.
SPLC also glosses right over the fact that we oppose all such actions that were carried out during the Bush Administration. As I often say, it’s not about the left or right. It’s about our Bill of Rights. We stand against all who violate the Constitution, of either party -unlike the SPLC, which correctly criticized some of the unconstitutional actions of the Bush Administration but has been utterly silent about Obama’s even more outrageous violations of the Bill of Rights.
The partisanship of the SPLC is especially troubling because Cohen, the CEO of the SPLC, sits on a DHS panel for “countering violent extremism” which makes SPLC essentially part of DHS. The minions of SPLC are doing all they can to turn DHS into a weapon against their political opponents. And that is why you see Oath Keepers, made up of military, police, and veterans who simply state that they will keep their oaths to defend the Constitution, demonized on SPLC’s “Hate Watch” page. It should be called “hateful watch” as the comments reveal their contempt for anyone who disagrees with their leftist agenda, or who dares to oppose anything their guy Obama does. One of the comments on the SPLC article stated:
Q, Why is NASCAR so popular in the South?
A. Because it combines their two favourite races, auto and white.
That stereotyping of Southerners and NASCAR fans as racists is both telling and ironic, as the people at SPLC who prattle on endlessly about “teaching tolerance” display their intolerance and bigotry.
To drive their speeding billboard around and around, the Oath Keepers have enlisted the heir to one of auto racings most accomplished families. Jeffrey Earnhardt is the 23-year-old grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt, seven-time NASCAR Cup champion. His uncle is Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Well, at least the SPLC understands what we are doing. This is indeed a “speeding billboard” that will reach millions of eyes – many of them active duty military and police, and millions of them veterans, which is square on our mission. It is very similar to our billboard campaign to put Oath Keepers billboards outside of every major base in America. Both are our way of getting our message directly to our target audience of current serving and veterans. The mainstream media, with very few exceptions, truly is the “Mouth of Sauron” and is certainly not going to help spread our message to millions of viewers. We have to do it the old fashioned way, by word of mouth, by advertising, and by use of the new social media tools available to individual Americans.
This NASCAR project is just the ticket for reaching millions with our message of fidelity to the oath and the need to defend what is left of our Constitution, and especially our Bill of Rights. I look forward to imagining Mark Potok’s face when he sees our “speeding billboard” zipping around the track, driven by such a fine young American as Jeffrey Earnhardt.
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