April 24th, 2014

Oath Keeper statement regarding New York Times Article


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The New York Times is reporting that Cliven Bundy said the following:

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids – and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch – they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

If the above quote is accurate, of course we vehemently disagree with that viewpoint as it is entirely inconsistent with our values.  No one is ever better off as a slave under any circumstances.  We stand for the liberty of all Americans at all times and we stand for the liberties of all mankind of every race, creed, and color. Our stand at the Bundy Ranch is about liberty and freedom from government oppression for all Americans.

In fact there are black Oath Keeper veterans standing watch at Bundy Ranch.  Among them was Navy veteran David Berry.

Video Link: http://youtu.be/iyaxEwOrUyY

Dave Berry attended our first conference in Las Vegas in 2009 to see for himself whether the smear attacks of SPLC were true. He found that we were simply Constitutionalists defending everyone’s rights. That is what we will continue to do, which is why he was here with us at the Bundy Ranch.

Our Bylaws are very clear that this organization is open to all Americans and that we oppose all racism.


We are awaiting clarification by Mr. Bundy and if he makes that clarification we will post it here.

However, regardless of what he said and what his position is the stand we are taking is not just about the Bundys, but about the whole west and the methodical attack on the west to impoverish rural America and drive us off the land.

Using the endangered species act as a weapon of mass destruction against us to kill the livelihood of ranchers, farmers, loggers, etc., and to crush rural America as explained by Montana State Senator Jennifer Fielder in “Taking Back Our Lands”.


That is why Oath Keeper founder, Stewart Rhodes has helped bring the Coalition of Western States Legislators and Sheriffs together to form the Coalition of Western States (C.O.W.S.) led by Washington State Representative Matt Shea.


In addition, Stewart is working closely with Nevada Assemblywoman Michelle Fiore to organize resistance by Nevada County Commissioners and Sheriffs. Stewart and Michelle Fiore will be attending the Nye County Republican Party Central Committee meeting this Saturday [Saturday, 26 April 2014] at the invitation of the Chairman to discuss strategy for Nye County to resist BLM abuse. We will be doing this across the west calling on and assisting all rural Americans and asserting their rights just as we were answering the call in Connecticut and New York where the 2nd Amendment is under assault. Our strategy is to get those who have sworn the oath both inside and outside government to honor it by defending all the Constitution for all Americans.

As two time Medal of Honor winner Smedley Butler said:

“There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.”

Note: See General Butler’s biography here:


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102 Responses to “Oath Keeper statement regarding New York Times Article”

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    Dr Mark Carducci Says:

    Agree with above OK statement, however, all should hear entire interview to put the comments into the correct context, which happened to be entirely positive toward the work ethic of minorities- particularly Asians and Mexicans and ” Negroes” as Cliven called them. Blacks in a sense had SOME more positive elements as slaves, and this is not to belittle the shame all Americans should feel about that aspect of our history, where some founders deviated from the Republic and allowed a “democratic” majority to overrule blacks’ inalienable rights from our Creator. Shameful. It is rather a comment about welfare dependency. When working concrete in the 80’s, fellow black and Mexican Americans exhibited a better work ethic than most Caucasian Americans shoveling next to me. Amen Cliven.

  2. 2
    Owley One Says:

    While I DO NOT agree with Mr. Bundy’s statement, it is his right to make them and suffer any consequences that may come.

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    Henry Heymering Says:

    What Cliven Bundy said seemed quite clear to me and not racist in the slightest. Right before he said the above he said [not exact words] ‘we’ve progressed since then [Watts riots] and the colored have gotten more freedom … we sure don’t want to go back.’

    His point about were blacks better off during times of slavery was a question of ‘were they actually more free and with a tighter knit family’ … it’s the same thing Star Parker, a black woman, writes about in her book “Uncle Sam’s Plantation.” She says that blacks have traded one form of slavery for another. I’m not sure, but wouldn’t be surprised if she expressed the same question – are blacks better off now … or then? http://www.amazon.com/Uncle-Sams-Plantation-Government-Enslaves/dp/1595552235

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    paul huggins Says:

    I find it strange when our sic government wants to respond to someone is to immediately play the race card. This current Administration has been playing the race card calling people racist, when they have no other come back. The Democrats are famous to always make every thing and any thing racial! Mr Bundy never called anyone a n*****! Ive listened to his speeches.

    keep up the good fight.

    Paul Huggins vet us navy Viet nam.

  5. 5
    Guy Says:

    I will direct you to the link below and let you hear Mr. Bundy’s words for yourself in the FULL video, not the edited snips the media is putting out and using to paint him as a racist which he is not.
    bambuser.com/v/4549915 (about 16 to 20 minutes is the key section)

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    Mae Woo Says:

    Well, you know that the NY Times, the Globalist/Government rag will sooner or later find the most offensive thing they can find on the Bundy’s to distract from the real battle and the real victories here. Americans need to be distracted from the truth and the Bundy’s need to be made to look like villains instead of heroes.

    I am a double minority – Female and Asian and when I look at that statement, there is a lot of turht in it, whether it was really said that way by Bundy or not. We need to get over the
    Thought Police” mentality put upon us by the Liberal Establishmemt and prostitute press.

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    Harry Vandoloski Says:

    Re:so called Cliven Bundy “quote”. I have no knowledge about that specific quote but a very similar version has been around for years attributed to various people. My instinct would say likely “smear campaign” Thank you for standing by on the issue of freedom for all Americans

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    David Peters Says:

    Mr. Bundy will never win any points for tact, but he asks a valid question:
    What is the difference between being a slave and being totally dependent?

    When you are a welfare recipient, you have no control over your own life, where it conflicts with the strictures of the welfare department (and there are a lot of strictures). You get the worst schools, the worst living conditions. The only thing you can have is hope, hope that you can escape. But hopelessness is more the name of the game.

    For the slave, there is no such hope.

    I was a welfare worker years ago,and that is a system designed to be self-perpetuating, administered by people who have no hope either for their charges.

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    John Heidenreich Says:

    Even if Bundy did say this the way the NYT says that he did, ( He didn’t say anything about picking cotton. The NYT lied. Imagine that) But even if he did say it exactly the way the NYT says that he did. So what. I don’t see anything wrong with it. What he meant was that blacks have traded one form of slavery for another. At least under slavery they did have a more cohesive family unit. the fathers actually took care of their family, children were taught manners and good work ethic, babies weren’t aborted. Now they have gone along with the government telling the women that they don’t need a husband and children don’t need a father, which means children getting into more trouble and being arrested. Women were taught by the preachers that worked for Margaret Sanger that they should abort their babies in the name of being independent because that was the plan of the Democrats to eradicate “Those weeds” (Margaret Sanger’s words)

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    Jim Hauck Says:

    Cliven Bundy is certainly an inarticulate cattle rancher. His point is that the welfare plantation our government has built up to control the black vote has done more to destroy their lives and families than even slavery had done. Given the resultant rates of abortion and crime within the black community, along with the embarrassing rate of illiteracy forced upon them by government schools, all in the name of supposed “help” from the government, leaves one wondering.
    If only they could be set free once and for all, to make their own way without government controlling their every move, they would gradually assume their rightful place among us all.

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