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“I Have Some Issues With The Constitution” – BLM Contract Deputy Sheriff Jason Stanton

 

 

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[Editor’s Note:  By phone conference Wednesday, April 15, 2015, various Board members and Stewart Rhodes took reports from Joseph Rice who is the coordinator for Josephine County Oath Keepers in Oregon. Joseph Rice has done an outstanding job in furnishing and organizing security to the mines involved in this most-recent gambit by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management, another rogue Federal agency which is being used to probe the American people and wrest State ownership of public lands within State boundaries from We The People).  Joseph Rice has a good working relationship with the Sheriff of Josephine County, and he lamented to the Board that the Sheriff is now reporting “death threats” (plural) are being made against the life of the Deputy mentioned in the article below.

Oath Keepers Founder and President, Stewart Rhodes, has asked me to make clear to all Oath Keepers everywhere that Oath Keepers will not tolerate any member who makes death threats. Period. According to Josephine County Sheriff, these threats are being investigated now.

I feel confident that the death threats against the Deputy have not come from any dues-paying member of Oath Keepers, but I want to point out that no one who dares to make a death threat against anyone (and certainly a Deputy) can remain a member in Oath Keepers, and indeed will be banned from membership for life. We will not tolerate that.

I understand the logic in many reactions to this Deputy having made his now infamous statement, and it is obvious to me that the SPLC’s training programs for “law-enforcement officers” has its fingerprints all over the poor Deputy’s brain. What he has said is a clear example of the sort of training our cops and Deputies are receiving now that America is being converted into a police state. They are being taught that the Constitution and the people who uphold it are “problems” for law enforcement. While that is in itself a travesty and constitutes what amounts to treason, it is not the mission of Oath Keepers to call for the death of any officer who succumbs to the current training programs and devolves his humanity to the point he allows himself to be a tool of governmental tyranny. Brainwashed cops/Deputies/soldiers are not the problem — they are the symptom of the problem.  Oath Keepers sets a high bar for standards of deportment to qualify for membership in our organization. All Oath Keepers are expected to remain calm and cool in their mind sets.

Thank you,

Salute!

Elias Alias, editor]

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“I Have Some Issues With The Constitution”

— BLM Contract Deputy Sheriff Jason Stanton

 

Story by Shorty Dawkins, Oath Keepers Associate Editor

While serving a BLM Stop Order upon the Sugar Pine Mine, BLM Contract Deputy Jason Stanton, when told by the parties involved that they were ‘Constitutional people’, Deputy Stanton replied, “I have issues with the Constitution.” Below are two sworn affidavits from two witnesses to the exchange.

Issues with the Constitution? Really? Deputy Stanton, you swore an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. If you had “issues” with the Constitution, then why did you swear an oath to defend it? Are you saying your oath is meaningless? By extension, are you announcing you have no intention of honoring your sworn oath? If so, then you should be honorable enough to resign from your position of trust.  At the very least, the Sheriff of Josephine County, your superior, should give you some instruction on your duties, and the meaning of your Oath. You took the oath, which says:

“I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same”

What issues do you have, Deputy Stanton? The people of Josephine County deserve to know if you will abide by your sworn oath. They need to know if the “issues” you mentioned will prevent you from doing your lawful duty as a Deputy.

 

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  1. BLM Contract Deputy Jason Stanton has committed the crime of Perjury.

    If it has been found that he broke his Oath in action also, then he has committed at least one more felony. He is REQUIRED by the position that he occupies to BE A CONSTITUTIONALIST. It is a requirement of the Oath that makes him PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE for any actions or orders he enforces or commits.

    The Oath is serious business folks. It is considered so serious to break it here in America that this law was created;

    Title 18 U.S. Code section 2381: “When in the presence of two witnesses to the same overt act or in an open court of law if you fail to timely move to protect and defend the constitution of the United States and honor your oath of office you are subject to the charge of capital felony treason, and upon conviction you will be taken by the posse to the nearest busy intersection and at high noon hung by the neck until dead… The body to remain in state till dusk as an example to anyone who takes his oath of office lightly.

    “… if you fail to timely move to protect and defend the constitution of the United States and honor your oath of office you are subject to the charge of capital felony treason, and upon conviction you will be taken by the posse to the nearest busy intersection and at high noon hung by the neck until dead… The body to remain in state till dusk as an example to anyone who takes his oath of office lightly” means that the Oath is more then just words whatever the progressive teachings in school, military, law enforcement, etc.

    The US Constitution, the SUPREME LAW of this land requires that Oath and that it be kept. Remember every word within the US Constitution has meaning.

    God Bless!

    1. Actually, what you cite as section 2381 is no longer the text you shall find there if you consult modern law books (which are available freely online…)

      But then, why do you think Congress, guilty so often of the crime of Treason under the law as it used to be, took it upon themselves to amend that exact law you cite to make only a thin reference to making war upon the United States? They knew what they were doing was death, and they wanted to put a thin veneer of justification on it.

      I couldn’t tell you when the change was made, only that it was. You can decide for yourself if the act of doing so in and of itself qualifies as committing the crime they attempted to erase, however.

    2. Cal, Title 18 U.S. Code section 2381 doesn’t say what you quoted. Care to amend your post with the correct statute?

      1. Absolutely.

        I am sorry all, I have posted both the revised and this version so many times here. The reason for the single was to show how important the Oath was to those who were still constitutional. I should have made that clear.

        Title 18 U.S. Code section 2381: “When in the presence of two witnesses to the same overt act or in an open court of law if you fail to timely move to protect and defend the constitution of the United States and honor your oath of office you are subject to the charge of capital felony treason, and upon conviction you will be taken by the posse to the nearest busy intersection and at high noon hung by the neck until dead…The body to remain in state till dusk as an example to anyone who takes his oath of office lightly.

        REVISED Title 18 U.S. Code section 2381: Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

    3. I so wish that your reference to the US Code was true. But as iKarith states below it no longer apples. I also checked the code before I forwarded it to all my friends . I think it is so important that we check our accuracy so we can be beyond reproach to those who will come against us. Thank you for trying/.

      1. What is with all these people wanting to start petitions for everything? Petitions do nothing. Show me a petition that has caused an action of any consequence. There are none.

  2. That guy is an asshat, and I would call him an Oath Breaker! How does an asshole like him get elected any more with out somebody asking him about these things???
    But, I do believe that he has just answered all the questions about which side he is on!

  3. This isn’t surprising. BLM is following the example of the president, who also took that oath and pisses on the Constitution every other day.

    1. so does most of washington.. whats your point?

      comments like this are why the other side doesnt take us seriously. stop blaming the problem on just one guy. its no different than saying “its all bush’s fault”..

  4. Does this truly surprise anyone? A left coast politician (and make no mistake, he’s a politician first and LEO much further down the list) Keep your powder dry boys and girls, it’s just a matter of time before someone strikes that match..

  5. He’s a “Contract BLM Deputy?” Does that make him a mercenary?!? If so, does that mean he doesn’t really hold any more LEGAL LEO authority than a civilian?!?

  6. How do we start a petition to get this man(?) fired? He swore an oath and obviously has broken it.

    1. How do we get rid of Fuehrer Obama, who was put into our midst as a candidate by an enemy foreign government. Now, it has come payback time, that country was most likely Iran, Saudi Arabia, or Russian or all three. Remember his friend, Bill Ayers,”We are a group of Communist men and women…” Then on the Kelly File, he lies and says he never met Obama. And the lies continue

      1. By the Militia of the several states, by the Grand Jury, by controlling your ELECTIONS so that Election Fraud does not continue, by knowing and practicing the US Constitution and the Constitution of the state you live in.

        You can also start nullifying (tenthamendmentcenter.com) much of the federal bs. Plus you can start working to get an alternative currency going within your state so that when the SHTF hits, there will be less fall out on them.

  7. Just pulled the text for 18 U.S.C. § 2381 : US Code – Section 2381: Treason

    Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States. – See more at: http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/18/I/115/2381#sthash.jOia3nDR.dpuf

  8. Actually…..the statute reads….”Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”

  9. I have a problem with people that take an oath and then trample on it like it was a door mat. Either do it right or get out

  10. 4/14/1865 – 4/14/2015

    150 years since the last American patriot put in any work.

    Sic Semper Tyrannis!

  11. Your government swore allegiance to the Constitution of UNITED STATES which is a corporation. Are you working for the government? Do you use the ALL CAPS name, SS, drivers license, deed to mortgage. reaperishere.weebly.com

  12. Hey stanton.. YOU PIECE OF S**T. You need to be fired yesterday…and then your papers rechecked to make sure you are a legal citizen (reads like you are not) and if not ship your ass out of here.

  13. Trrannicull, what exactly are you speaking about as I somewhat resent that connent , as I am a true patroit, defended this country in three conflicts now, and probably going to my fourth soon.

  14. You can have all the issues you want to with the constitution, just not in the performance of your job as a government employee and a servant of the people.

  15. Why don’t the sworn statements match? In the truck vs out of the truck. Constitution vs constitutionalists. Maybe since they obviously don’t see it the same way, maybe they heard him wrong.

  16. I was once a proud member of Oath Keepers and I still proudly carry my silver OK medal and explain the purpose and missions of the OKs to anyone I can open a conversation with when I display my medal. I stopped my membership because I posted comments that the OKs were doing nothing but talking and not becoming actually active in our fight to live up to our oaths and to get others to do the same. I was proud to see the Oath Keepers finally become very active beginning with the Bundy Ranch standoff. However, none of our RTI, nor our written comments, nor the individual “standoffs” with the feds, are achieving our desired goals. Groups like the NRA (I am a longtime member) and other gun rights groups continually attempt to fight off attacks against our 2nd Amendment rights. BUT large and small individual citizen and business groups around the country fight to restrict or remove our God-given and Constitutionally protected rights. Many other individuals and groups keep demanding a Constitutional Convention to either cancel/rescind all or parts of our Constitution, or to add new amendments to it, or to write a brand new constitution (can you imagine what all the ambulance-chasing lawyers, special interest groups, and divided American population groups would try to write into a new constitution????) THE BOTTOM LINE IS: while we continue to talk, complain, and fight for our natural rights, the federal government, most of the governments of most of the eastern states (including the original thirteen colonies who took up arms to create our once-great nation) are now succeeding in destroying those rights. We voted a bunch of new republican people into Congress in the last election to show our discontent with the obamaites and their allies and it changed absolutely nothing. Our country is losing its greatness, has become a joke around the world in the foreign affairs arena, our military has been gutted of its leadership and strength, and our enemies around the world, Putin in Russia, the Chinese, the ISIS and other groups in the Mideast, are doing anything they please with no response from us. Our only staunch ally in the Mideast, Isreal, has been stabbed in the back by Obama. Obama is trying (and pretty much successfully) to get us allied with Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, et al, while our elected members of Congress act like they can do nothing to stop him and his minions except whine and complain while he issues his dictatorial decrees. I for one believe we have passed the time to discuss the possibility of taking up arms just as our founding fathers did, to defend ourselves, our families, our communities, and our once proud nation. Voting and talking are what we have tried for years now, and they have failed to save us.

    1. I agree with what you are saying. At what point do we react and at what level. I do understand the need of not firing the first shot, but what if the usurpers are able to get their plan initiated without firing it?

    2. Uhm, thank you for your comment. I have no comment back to you, regarding why you felt so strongly that we do not accomplish anything as an organization and decided to cease supporting us with your membership. However, one point I would like to address is your mistake in thinking that Israel is our “ally”. That is simply not true, although most Americans have been taught to think it. The Israeli people are our friends, but their government, like our government, is as far out of control as is our own government, and I would note for you that no matter what any people in other countries think of us, nowhere in our Constitution is our government given the responsibility to interfere with the internal affairs and fate of any other government. I am for cutting off all foreign aid to every other country on earth, bringing our military home, getting rid of all connections with the UN and NATO, and minding our own business for a generation or two, just as George Washington advised. Believing somehow that because the globalists planted the State of Israel right smack dab into the middle of all their natural enemies we as Americans are now responsible for Israel is a total breakdown in Constitutional law. The MOSSAD is deadly, and the government which it runs is not our friend. I’ll close by advising you that I married a Jewish woman — in case you think I’m anti-Jewish. I like the Jewish people, but I abhor the Israeli government and its MOSSAD, same as I like the American people but abhor our current out-of-control Federal government and its CIA. Please re-think your view on Israel as our “ally”. It ain’t.
      Salute!
      Elias Alias, editor

    3. Educating those bearing arms of war that would be used against us here on US soil is needed, and appreciated.

      Education of the masses who do not even know what our government is (constitutional republic, NOT a democracy) is also important because it IS the “masses” that are the constitutionally mandated group to enforce the US Constitution and all that is in Pursuance thereof it, each state’s Constitution, hold accountable those who serve in any of the three branches and defend our states, borders, nation.

      No one else LAWFULLY can. The people as the organized Militia is constitutionally mandated to:
      — Enforce the US Constitution and each state’s Constitution,
      — Enforce and keep the “Laws of the Union” (which are constitutional laws ONLY),
      — Protect the country against all enemies both domestic and foreign, and
      — “to suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions”.

      It is the People, the masses, that are the Grand Jury and can be the jurors to decide the guilt and innocence of those charged. It is the People who can charge judges with not using the constitutionally required “Good Behaviour”, find their innocence or guilt in a by jury trial, and remove them if found guilty.

      Why do you think it took decades to get us here? Because the domestic enemies and traitors and foreign enemies of the USA had to “RE” educate the people and dumb them down. Get it so that they do not know the US Constitution, the Constitution of the state they are living within because then they do not know the contract that those that serve within our governments – state and federal – are under.

      It is the people as the organized Militia that can charge, arrest those that serve within our governments – state and federal – and the People ad the Grand Jury who can investigate and charge, and the people as the jurors that find the guilt/innocence; BUT not until the people know and understand their constitutionally assigned duty.

      So if YOU are ex military/LE/etc YOU are already the organized Militia within your state, even if your governor is corrupt and will not “recognize” you as such. YOU are the people who needs to be out educating and training those of your state, PLUS working to get your state on board, or even your city, county, piece of land as a constitutional area where those who serve are constitutional as required, and arrested and charged if not.

      The Preamble to the US Constitution; starts with: “We the People of the United States do ordain and establish this Constitution”, and by those words it is saying that “We the People” are the source of any and all legal status of the state and federal governments.

      Clause 15: “To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel invasions.

      This clause is very straightforward also. The militia of each state is taxed with the defense of the USA and her people, not just with the defense of their state; and they are to be armed with weapons that can repel any invasions bearing modern weapons of war. The Congress is required to provide those military grade weapons for the militias in Clause 16; not some other branch giving them to foreign entities, foreign nations, foreign terrorists/rebels, or to the law enforcement agencies within the USA.

      Clause 16: “To provide for organizing, ARMING, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress”.

      Thomas Jefferson, 1st inaugural, explained that: “a well-disciplined militia” is “our best reliance in peace and for the first moments of war, till regulars may relieve them” and also a guarantee of “the supremacy of the civil over the military authority; [and] economy in the public expense.”

      Tench Coxe: “Who are the militia? are they not ourselves. Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American…The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”

      Tench Coxe, ‘Remarks on the First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution’, in the Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789, on the Second Amendment where he asserts that it’s the people with arms, who serve as the ultimate check on government: “As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms”.

      Richard Henry Lee: “A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves …”

      George Mason, Co-author of the Second Amendment: “I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few public officials. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”

      Thomas Cooley: “The right is general. It may be supposed from the phraseology of this provision that the right to keep and bear arms was only guaranteed to the militia; but this would be an interpretation not warranted by the intent. The militia, as has been explained elsewhere, consists of those persons who, under the law, are liable to the performance of military duty, and are officered and enrolled for service when called upon. . . . If the right were limited to those enrolled, the purpose of the guarantee might be defeated altogether by the action or the neglect to act of the government it was meant to hold in check. The meaning of the provision undoubtedly is, that the people, from whom the militia must be taken, shall have the right to keep and bear arms, and they need no permission or regulation of law for that purpose”.

      Samuel Adams: “Under every government the last resort of the people, is an appeal to the sword; whether to defend themselves against the open attacks of a foreign enemy, or to check the insidious encroachments of domestic foes. Whenever a people … entrust the defence of their country to a regular, standing army, composed of mercenaries, the power of that country will remain under the direction of the most wealthy citizens.
      And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms; or to raise standing armies, unless necessary for the defense of the United States, or of some one or more of them; or to prevent the people from petitioning, in a peaceable and orderly manner, the federal legislature, for a redress of grievances; or to subject the people to unreasonable searches and seizures of their persons, papers or possessions”.

      Samuel Adams: “It is always dangerous to the liberties of the people to have an army stationed among them, over which they have no control … The Militia is composed of free Citizens. There is therefore no danger of their making use of their Power to the destruction of their own Rights, or suffering others to invade them..”

      Patrick Henry: “If you have given up your militia, and Congress shall refuse to arm them, you have lost every thing. Your existence will be precarious, because you depend on others, whose interests are not affected by your infelicity.”

      Thomas Jefferson:“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves, And if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”

      George Washington: “The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.”

      Thomas Jefferson: “The most effectual means of preventing [the perversion of power into tyranny are] to illuminate, as far as practicable, the minds of the people at large, and more especially to give them knowledge of those facts which history exhibits, that possessed thereby of the experience of other ages and countries, they may be enabled to know ambition under all its shapes, and prompt to exert their natural powers to defeat its purposes.”

      James Madison, Federalist 46: “… the ultimate authority … resides in the people alone”

      George Washington: “It is our true policy to steer clear of entangling alliances with any portion of the foreign world. The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.”

      Thomas Jefferson: “I have ever deemed it fundamental for the United States never to take active part in the quarrels of Europe. Their political interests are entirely distinct from ours. Their mutual jealousies, their balance of power, their complicated alliances, their forms and principles of government, are all foreign to us. They are nations of eternal war. “

      John Quincy Adams: “America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She well knows that by enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standards of freedom.”

      Thomas Jefferson: “Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.”

      Alexander Hamilton: “Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence.”

      James Madison, Federalist No. 14: “In the first place, it is to be remembered, that the general government is not to be charged with the whole power of making and administering laws. Its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic, but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any”.

      US Constitution, Article III, Section 1: “The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.”

      James Madison, Federalist 39, 250 – 53: “According to the provisions of most of the constitutions, again, as well as according to the most respectable and received opinions on the subject, the members of the judiciary department are to retain their offices by the firm tenure of good behaviour.”

      GRAND JURY
      “The grand jury is mentioned in the Bill of Rights, but not in the body of the Constitution. It has not been textually assigned, therefore, to any of the branches described in the first three Articles. It is a constitutional fixture in its own right. In fact the whole theory of its function is that it belongs to no branch of the institutional government, serving as a kind of buffer or referee between the Government and the people”.

      “Thus, citizens have the unbridled right to empanel their own grand juries and present “True Bills” of indictment to a court, which is then required to commence a criminal proceeding. Our Founding Fathers presciently thereby created a “buffer” the people may rely upon for justice, when public officials, including judges, criminally violate the law.” (Misbehavior, “Good Behaviour” requirement)

      “The grand jury is an institution separate from the courts, over whose functioning the courts do not preside, we think it clear that, as a general matter at least, no such “supervisory” judicial authority exists. The “common law” of the Fifth Amendment demands a traditional functioning grand jury.”

      “Although the grand jury normally operates, of course, in the courthouse and under judicial auspices, its institutional relationship with the judicial branch has traditionally been, so to speak, at arm’s length. Judges’ direct involvement in the functioning of the grand jury has generally been confined to the constitutive one of calling the grand jurors together and administering their oaths of office. The grand jury’s functional independence from the judicial branch is evident both in the scope of its power to investigate criminal wrongdoing, and in the manner in which that power is exercised.”

      “The grand jury ‘can investigate merely on suspicion that the law is being violated, or even because it wants assurance that it is not.’ It need not identify the offender it suspects, or even “the precise nature of the offense” it is investigating. The grand jury requires no authorization from its constituting court to initiate an investigation, nor does the prosecutor require leave of court to seek a grand jury indictment. And in its day-to-day functioning, the grand jury generally operates without the interference of a presiding judge. It swears in its own witnesses and deliberates in total secrecy.”

      “Recognizing this tradition of independence, we have said the 5th Amendment’s constitutional guarantee presupposes an investigative body ‘acting independently of either prosecuting attorney or judge”

      “Given the grand jury’s operational separateness from its constituting court, it should come as no surprise that we have been reluctant to invoke the judicial supervisory power as a basis for prescribing modes of grand jury procedure. Over the years, we have received many requests to exercise supervision over the grand jury’s evidence-taking process, but we have refused them all. “it would run counter to the whole history of the grand jury institution” to permit an indictment to be challenged “on the ground that there was incompetent or inadequate evidence before the grand jury.” Justice Antonin Scalia writing for the majority said In the Supreme Court case of United States v. Williams, 112 S.Ct. 1735, 504 U.S. 36, 118 L.Ed.2d 352 (1992)

      Molon Labe!

      Stay Safe and God Bless!

      If there were never intended to be action to defend the Constitution from those who are domestically attempting to destroy its power and authority, why would each Oath require it of those who take the Oaths?

    4. In reply to Rick Anderson’s comment; Rick, from the way you write and the content of your writing , I gather that you have all of your own teeth but not all of your hair. I understand what you are saying and I share most of your views. I am not familiar with OATH KEEPERS. My first information about them came when they participated in the Bundy Ranch standoff. I am not familiar with any other operations of the organization until the latest operation in Ferguson (?) Mo. In Mo. what I saw was not a display of courage, but simple acts of individual courage. It is these simple acts of courage that will change things. It is leadership by example. Displays of courage are plentiful in today’s world. Individual acts of courage are scarce. Keeping an oath is an individual act. You can organize all you want but in the final analysis keeping the oath is the measure of the individual’s integrity. Many like to wave the flag but few are willing to defend it when the shooting starts. This is the day of the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot..
      I sincerely believe that this attitude comes from a lack of understanding by the individual of who he is and where he came from. Also a lack of understanding of our law; where it came from and the principals it is base upon. An ignorant man is easily duped.
      The oath of office is a contract with the people of the united States. It set out both the primary and secondary duties of the oath taker. The primary duty being to the federal constitution and the state constitution. And only secondarily to the office upon which he is about to enter. Most serve with a bond. I am looking into that aspect of our governmental offices and it is proving to be very interesting. In reality every conflict comes down to a ‘man to man’ conflict; creditor-debtor, master-servant, sovereign-servant. Every man must understand his position in this scheme of things. Without that understanding he has no position to speak from. The debtor does not control the Creditor. The sovereign is not controlled by the contract servant. It all comes down to contracts. They are the basis of our society.
      We the people of the United States will not only survive, we will prevail. Not because we are a superior ‘race’. Not because of superior intellect. We will both survive and prevail because we have superior law based on principles as old as man himself. Even if we become as ignorant as beasts the law will go on and somewhere down the road someone will pick it up, dust it off and implement it. Our present duty is to keep from sinking to that level of ignorance.

      1. Ernie,
        That is one outstanding comment. Your clarity of perspective and accuracy of perception are exemplary. I’m with you all the way, and I’m sure others are as well. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts here.
        Salute!
        Elias Alias, editor

  17. This Deputy is absolutely WRONG and should resign or be kicked out. BUT he has the same problem that our Senators and Representatives have, and that is THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEIR OATH OF OFFICE MEANS. The best place to start demanding that those who hold these offices IMMEDIATELY start honoring their oath is in CONGRESS, both houses. Washington D.C. has become a CESSPOOL of useless, selfish, STUPID, wasteful, treasonous, criminals. We need to start at the top of the pile. Fighting brush fires are only a distraction from the REAL problem. Until and unless we FLUSH the toilet we are doomed.

  18. That is all he said? And he said it once without elaboration? Aren’t these angry demands for this officer’s job a bit over the top? It is not as if this guy burned the flag, or made any threats! One short sentence expressing his thoughts about exactly what we just do not know. And, apart from some imbecile threatening his life, we have members here advocating all sorts of remedial actions when they don’t know exactly what the problem is. I hold comments from fellow Oathkeepers to a higher standard than this.

  19. I am sorry , for I am a x Deputy Sheriff and have a problem with the two affidavits above. Witch one is correct. Did the officer make his comment about the Constitution before he got into the vehicle or after he got in?? This discrepancy can hinder the accuracy of the statements and question if the event ever happened.

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