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Call to Action: Stand For the Students of Covington Catholic High School


The Radical Left Has Now Actualized “Facecrime” from Orwell’s 1984.  And the sentence is assault or death.


Call to Action: Stand For the Students of Covington Catholic High School


Join us in taking a stand outside of Covington Catholic High School, starting on Wednesday, January 30.  Stand for the students!  Stand against terrorism!


Calling all Oath Keepers, all three Percenters, all patriots, all Americans who believe children shouldn’t be threatened with death for going to school or for attending a school field trip to D.C. –  it is time to stand up to the terroristic insanity of the far left.

It’s time to stand for the rights of free speech, assembly, and association and to stand against terrorism, by standing for the students of Covington Catholic High School, and standing up for their right to go to school without being murdered by hate-filled terrorists.   Starting on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, join us outside the school to make a public stand in support of the students.

NOTE:  If you can’t make it yourself, please make a donation to support our work.  Go here to donate.  

What:  Stand on the sidewalk outside the school to show your support for the rights of the students and in defense of their rights.  Bring your American flags and your signs of support such as “I stand with CovCath Students” or “I stand against terrorism” or “We stand against ‘face crime'” or against “hatcrime,” and if you want to wear a MAGA hat to make the point, by all means do so.

We welcome the participation of other groups, such as AP III, Bikers for Trump, Patriot Guard Riders, etc (so long as you are pro-constitution and anti-racist, you are welcome to stand with us), as well as veterans groups such as VFW, American Legion, etc, and other biker clubs – really any individual or group who believes in free speech and individual liberty.  Come stand with us for the students.

When:   Every school day starting on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.   Come out any school day you can, during school hours, to show your support and to stand for the students.   Come as individuals or as groups.  Let this be a grass-roots effort.  Just show up when you can, as you can, for as long as you can.

Where:   On the sidewalk outside the Covington Catholic High School (abbreviated CCH or CovCath), at:  1600 Dixie Hwy, Park Hills, KY 41011

Why:  Because no school children anywhere should be threatened with violence or death for any reason.  The students of Covington Catholic High School have been threatened with violent assault and death by leftist terrorists across the United States (including threats to lock the doors of the school and burn them to death inside,  school shooting threats, and bomb threats) for the “crimes” of:

Thoughtcrime:   Straight out of George Orwell’s 1984 – for daring to be pro-life Catholic Christians and attending the March For Life in Washington D.C.

Facecrime:  Another one from Orwell’s 1984 – having the wrong facial expression – for daring to simply stand, silent, and smile, in the case of sixteen year old student Nick Sandmann, who was condemned for “smirking” by legions of leftists in the media, in Hollywood, and all over the internet. Leftists stated that his face was deserving of being punched, and being accused of being “racist” simply because of his facial expression while standing eye-to-eye with Nathan Phillips. As a direct result, Nick and his family have received death threats. To Nick’s credit, he has stood his ground and defended his actions, asserting that he owes no apology. Unlike some adults who should have known better, he did not give in to pressure and did not allow himself to be “bullied’ into an apology. We encourage him and the other students to continue to stand firm. Do NOT give in to terrorist threats, and do NOT negotiate with terrorists.  Stand your ground.

Hatcrime:  (Not “hatecrime” – “HATcrime”) This is one Orwell missed, and the modern totalitarian left have even outstripped Orwell’s nightmare by also condemning the boys for daring to wear red Make America Great Again (MAGA) hats, which the kids had bought that day from D.C. Street vendors.  This is actually the most egregious “offense” the boys committed, according to many on the left, who insist that a MAGA hat is equivalent to a KKK hood.  Leftists across American condemned the boys merely for wearing red MAGA hats – that’s “hatcrime” in their eyes.

Skincrime“:  Another one Orwell missed – for daring to have white skin while doing the above activities. The examples of the boys being presumed guilty of “racism,” condemned, hated, and wished violence and death because of their skin color, number in the thousands, if not millions, all over the web, and in fact, started on the day they were in D.C. The actually racist “Black Hebrew Israelites” yelling hate-filled racist rants directed at the young boys. It is sad and sickening to see the far left project onto the boys the racism that the leftists themselves feel, with their identity-politics indoctrinated hatred of white people for merely being white, while they barely noticed the real racist adults there that day.  It is also disturbing to see leftists presume that Nathan Philips was automatically in the right and also presuming he was telling the truth about the incident simply because of his race.

In George Orwell’s ominous novel, 1984, are descriptions of both “thoughtcrime” and also “facecrime.”   Here is the description of “Facecrime”:

It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself – anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face (to look incredulous when a victory was announced, for example) was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime, it was called.

Apparently lost on the modern totalitarian left is that Orwell’s 1984 was supposed to be a warning, of where we should not go, not a manual on how to get there as fast as possible.   And, as noted above, the modern left has outdone Orwell with their additions of “hatcrime” and “skin crime” all in the name of being “anti-racist” and “anti-fascist.”

And in their totalitarian zeal, they are doing what the Taliban and ISIS did, threatening to murder children for the sin of going to school as they threatened to bomb schools, bomb school buses, or threatened to lock the doors shut and burn children to death.  This is straight out of the play book of Islamist terrorists.

And if we won’t stand up against that, we won’t stand up against anything.

It doesn’t matter if the children are right or left.  Doesn’t matter what the kids said or did, and apparently they actually said and did not much at all. The radical left doesn’t really care –  even after additional footage showed the kids were not aggressors in any way, many leftists still hate the kids for daring to wear those hats, and daring to be pro-life, and daring to smile (again, hatcrime, thoughtcrime, and face crime).

This is evil and we have a duty to stand against it and to speak against it. We call on all Americans to step up and stand in support of the right of these kids to not be murdered or to be threatened with murder for simply going to school, or going on a school field trip to D.C. to march in the March for Life.

Even if you are not prior service, come out and bring an American flag and stand on the sidewalk in support of the kids and standing against terrorism because that is exactly what this is.

Additional Security Mission:

Oath Keepers has issued a standing offer of protection to the students of Covington Catholic High School and their families, as well as an offer of protection to the law firm representing some of them (after that law firm received a bomb threat).  We have retired police officers, special warfare veterans, military combat-arms veterans and highly trained Personal Security Detail professionals who would consider it both an honor and a duty to protect the students and their families against terrorist threats.

That is an offer to escort them to and from school, and an offer to conduct a security assessment of their home and of the perimeter around the home. We are also willing to post up outside the home of any student and family under direct death threat or who have been “doxed” by radical leftists, who are encouraging terrorism against the students and their families.  Such security can be covert or overt, depending on their needs.

Those who wish to volunteer to serve on those volunteer security details may do so by emailing us at:

In the subject line, please enter “SECURITY VOLUNTEER”

If you are a parent or other family member of a student, and want our protection, please also email us at that same email address but put “STUDENT AND FAMILY NEEDS PROTECTION’ in the subject line.

For the PSD details we prefer current serving or veteran:

A.  LEO and military special operators.

B.  Military combat arms with force protection or PSD experience as well as combat medics, or well trained personal security professionals.

You will be carefully vetted and will have to pass a full criminal background check.

That is for a separate security mission only, and not for the general show of support outside the school.  As stressed above, regardless of your training or experience, all patriots need to gather outside the school to show your support for the students, and in support of their standing their ground.   While there, if you see a threat to the school or students, of course report it immediately to local law enforcement (which whom we will closely liaison and coordinate).  You don’t need to contact us to do that.  Just show up.

For the Republic,

Stewart Rhodes

Founder of Oath Keepers

PS – Even if you don’t agree, and think the kids were somehow wrong, nobody should threaten a child with assault or death.  That should be something we can all agree on.   That there are adults who have so lost their way that they would threaten children or call on other adults to harm or kill children, should be a serious wake-up call of how bad things have gotten in this country.


If you agree with our mission to defend the Constitution, and support our work,

please consider making a donation, or joining Oath Keepers.  




Call to Action: Stand For the Students of Covington Catholic High School


Stewart Rhodes

Stewart is the founder and National President of Oath Keepers. He served as a U.S. Army paratrooper until disabled in a rough terrain parachuting accident during a night jump. He is a former firearms instructor, former member of Rep. Ron Paul’s DC staff, and served as a volunteer firefighter in Montana. Stewart previously wrote the monthly Enemy at the Gates column for S.W.A.T. Magazine. Stewart graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, where his paper “Solving the Puzzle of Enemy Combatant Status” won Yale’s Miller prize for best paper on the Bill of Rights. He assisted teaching U.S. military history at Yale, was a Yale Research Scholar, and is writing a book on the dangers of applying the laws of war to the American people.



  1. Old timer OK here. This is an awesome Call to Action. I have to say the analogy to Orwell’s 1984 is brilliant. I’m thinking SD has his fingerprints on it. But kudos to whoever wrote it.

    1. Montana. I’m also an old warhorse, fought two combat tours in Nam and cannot understand so many people standing back and letting these scum do and say what they want! Why is it ok if the morons talk of killing students, or anybody else who doesn’t agree with them and they’re not arrested for hate crimes. I’ve said it before, look to 1930’s Germany , the demnazis are following hitlers beliefs and hate for anyone not going along with the furerer (whatever that pervert and his socio-pathic cronies decided in their twisted minds. Billary and obamatollah are dividing us and trying to start a civil war!

      1. Those who threatened to kill the kids need to be prosecuted for terrorism and terroristic threats. And this who encouraged others to commit violence against the kids need to be prosecuted for inciting terrorism. It is NOT protected speech to either threaten to harm or kill specific people, nor is it protected speech to urge others to harm or kill specific people. Those are crimes.

        They can also be charged at the state level, and should, in whatever state they live in, but they can also be charged federally for the federal crime of terrorism or incitement/conspiracy to commit terrorism (which is currently defined as the use of force, or the threatened use of force, for political goals – to change the behavior of people or governments).

  2. It’s time for legal action against these extreme left-wing MSM reporters whom due to their incompetence failed to report the truth and the result is that there are extreme left-wing activists and hollywood elites calling out death threats towards school children and their family and they should all be held accountable in a court of law.

  3. I would love to come help, and could even pay my own way there from New Mexico, but just can’t afford to pay out of pocket for accommodations while there. These call to actions are awesome, but without some sort of logistics plan they are just unrealistic for many of us!

    1. If you volunteer for a security detail, and we vetted you and gave you a green light and assigned you to a student/family, then we would provide accommodations. Go ahead and apply for it by email at

      But that is also why people need to step up and donate, so we have the funds to provide for accommodations and travel expenses for our people.

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