Testimonial – Rick Anderson
Testimonial: I took my first oath to the Constitution in August 1965, when I joined the US Air Force. In earlier years I had affirmed my belief in God and our Country in the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts.
My oath means I am doing all within my power as a citizen of this great country to keep her safe and strong. I vote, I participate in web sites such as Oath Keepers, Arizona Firearms Forum, Gun Owners of America, Arizona Citizens Defense League, and others, and I discuss the current state of affairs with anyone and everyone who will listen.
Furthermore, my oath, just as it did every time I reaffirmed it, upon reenlisting in the Air Force each time, until my retirement in 1985, means I am prepared to give my life for my country if God and my country deem it necessary. My oath means if ballots don’t save our country, then bullets must do so. I am prepared to sacrifice whatever is needed, including in battle against our own tyrannical, dictatorial, un-American, government if it should ever come to that.
I have told everyone I know since my original enlistment in 1965, to remember that we take our oath in God’s name to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC, so help me God”. I never took an oath to support a politician, nor a political party, nor any other individual or group. And remember, our oath was taken in the name of God and is not to be taken lightly or without sober knowledge and understanding of exactly what that oath entails.
I do not wish for battle against my own government, nor do I recommend such action. However, being fully aware of the cautionary warnings from the very founders of this great nation, I am aware that our own government, just like other great governments of history, can become our worst enemy. Should that happen, it will be time to stop talking and start fighting to fulfill not only our right, but our duty and obligation to throw off the yoke of such a government. In other words, it will be time to live up to our oath to the Constitution and reinstitute a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people”.
To this day, I swear I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, so help me God.