Klamath County Commission resolves anti-NDAA stance to protect County citizens.
Oath Keepers wishes to acknowledge the efforts of two key leadership members in Oregon. Tom McKirgan is a busy man, as you shall see. His work with Oregon’s PANDA people, despite failing to please PANDA national’s highest expectations, has produced another Oregon County to proclaim disapproval of the NDAA-2012.
Shane Ozbun, the Oregon State Director for PANDA, works directly with Tom and other Oregon Oath Keepers. When teamed with motivated Oregon Oath Keepers and Richard Fry of The Intolerable Acts, PANDA’s Oregon detachment is gaining good ground.
Tom McKirgan reports: “Coos County was the first County in Oregon to declare those sections in the NDAA as unconstitutional on July 30th, 2013. Then came Klamath County. Now, Douglas County is preparing to implement a resolution that we recently introduced there. We have other counties in our cross hairs.”
Working with Tom also is Jeff Ford, recent transplant from California, who runs Northern Oregon Oath Keepers while Tom runs Southern Oregon Oath Keepers. The two of them are a parallel for how, also, two people are running Mississippi Oath Keepers, a tandem operation in which Elaine Vechorik is running North Mississippi Oath Keepers and John Moran is running Southern Mississippi Oath Keepers.
Tom and Jeff work with Tenth Amendment Center people and PANDA as well as with State-level and Local-level Tea Party, Constitutionalist, and other Liberty groups and organizations. Working with others and encouraging Oath Keepers’ Oregon members to do the same, a steady mounting of public awareness is showing signs of success. What Klamath County has done is not the “end-all” of the fight against the NDAA, but is tangible (and enjoyable!) evidence that hard and persistent work, coupled with diplomatic carriage and communications, does produce accomplishment.
Oath Keepers invites all readers to view this nine-minute video of the County Commission of Klamath County, Oregon, delivering their statement opposing the NDAA-2012.
Oath Keepers salutes Tom McKirgan and Jeff Ford and all of their Oregon Oath Keepers for pushing forward in the fight for our Liberty as Americans. Below is a brief listing of activities coming up. This shows how two good men can get County chapters up and running. How did they do it?
They started where they were, with what they had, and every day they worked to add something more to their accomplishment. They understand a concept which Oath Keepers will be talking more about in coming days and weeks – the concept of “Each One Teach One”. If two or three friends in one County want to organize as an Oath Keepers chapter, all they have to do is start holding regular meetings for the three of them, but as each one teaches one friend or neighbor, their numbers grow accordingly. It’s local, it’s personal, and it’s rewarding. Just getting out there with boots on the ground and talking to people will always add new members to your chapter in any Local or County or State area.
Both Tom and Jeff are extremely busy, but I should send kudos to Jeff for also serving as a graphics designer for Oath Keepers national. Jeff works on our Billboard graphics and Internet/website graphics as well as various other graphics projects we find for him. His artwork is excellent and he’s fast. Both Jeff and Tom are holding meetings and producing events in Oregon.
Oregon Oath Keepers rally: Sunday, October 13, 2013; 9:00 AM
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Washington Park Across From Zoo.
Oath Keepers of Oregon Salem Chapter General Meeting
Saturday, October 12, 2013 5:00 PM · 3 attending
Oath Keepers Lane County General Meeting
Saturday, October 12, 2013 5:00 PM · 3 attending
Oath Keepers of Oregon, Portland Chapter (Gresham) General Meeting
Thursday, October 17, 2013 7:00 PM
Another example of the mindset of victory is shown in these excerpts from a letter to myself from Tom McKirgan:
Just an FYI, both Raphaelle and I have a press release ready to go out right after you’ve posted the Klamath County proclamation story on Oath Keepers.
It’s directed at the City of Coos Bay for voting down our resolution. We’re beginning an initiative process and hopefully can clean house at the council, come election time. We’re giving them something to remember before the holidays set in….
Next, I have an eight hundred [word] op-ed to go into The World Newspaper a couple of days after Raphaelle sends hers out. It was shared by Richard Fry and myself. Again, geared towards the City of Coos Bay. I’m trying to time them just right.
They also need to see that Klamath County honors their oaths.
S.W. Oregon Coordinator
Elias Alias, editor
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