Statement From Keith Pantaleon, a Leader in NJ Oath Keepers
Re: civil lawsuit by New Jersey Democratic state committee
My name is Keith Pantaleon. How I became a Lifetime Associate Member of Oath Keepers started when my rights were violated in many ways, a brief summary can be found here at the following link:
The actual ruling in the hearing can be found here:
After that experience, I believed that the only way an event like that could even be possible is if those who swore an oath to the US Constitution were to violate that oath out of malice or ignorance.
Many of the people who spoke on my behalf when I was unable to were Oath Keepers, among other groups who are interested preserving the freedoms enumerated in the Bill of Rights.
It has come to our attention that the Democratic State Committee in New Jersey are accusing Oath Keepers in New Jersey of voter intimidation while implying the use of tactics reminiscent of the KKK.
The irony is not lost on me that historically the Democratic National Party was in fact the political arm of the Klu Klux Klan as noted in “Power Devaluation, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Democratic National Convention of 1924.” by American sociologist, professor of sociology, director of the Center for the Study of Social Movements and the chair of the department of sociology at the University of Notre Dame, Rory McVeigh.
And also the National Bureau of Economic Research published this finding which can be found in the following link:
“The Klan typically aligned itself with the Democratic Party (at least in the South), though a candidate’s religion was a better indicator of Klan support (Moore 1991, Tucker 1991).”
Remember, the KKK was created with the purpose of infringing on the right to vote among other rights.
Also, it is a matter of record that the DNC has been implicated and accused of election and voter fraud:
It should be no surprise that they would use whatever means available to them to stop any efforts to provide wide visibility using the guise of “voter intimidation.”
I recommend using every legal and lawful option available to individuals to engage in the First Amendment as citizen journalists and document what you see and hear.
I also have some good news to share: We prevailed against those who sought to stop us as private citizens working to ensure the integrity of the electoral vote.
Stewart Rhodes and our police leadership put forth a plan which for lack of a better term, amounts to “If you see something, Say something.”
The reports of voter and election fraud are ever present, and it is up to us, not only as Oath Keepers, but as private citizens who want to preserve our liberties for ourselves and our posterity, to ensure fair, clean elections.
Thus, the victory in this suit is not only a victory for Oath Keepers, but a victory in the pursuit of preserving liberty for all.
Public Information Officer, NJ Oath Keepers