They are wrong.
The Oath Keepers site soon began hawking T-shirts with slogans like "I'm a Right Wing Extremist and Damn Proud of It!"
Please tell me that they are wrong about that part. I was told that Oathkeepers is a non-partisan organization, and if that is true, then there shouldn't be tshirts that say that. Some of us love the constitution AND are democrats.
No actually, they are lying by stretching the parameters of reality.
It is properly called propaganda.
To answer your question directly .... Oath Keepers has not sold any tee shirts with that statement on it. EVER. Period.
People who post on the blog-spot site were offering lots of different things. Bumper stickers, flags, tee shirts, who knows what-all ?
All Oath Keepers has ever offered are tee shirts with the Lexington message on it, patches, shoulder tabs and window stickers of our patch. [So Far .... we hope to get more designs up sooner or later.]
You do recognize the reference don't you ?
It is a direct response to the SPLC sponsored DHS "Right Wing Extremist" Report that claimed that ALL returning combat veterans are "right wing extremists" .
Oath Keepers did not put up the post nor was it an official Oath Keepers position. We did not, however, take the post down either and mostly because we are largely a veterans organization and that "Report" was felt as a personal attack to a lot of us.
Oath Keepers is NON-political.
Here is a quote from a response I gave to an poster who claimed we were all Liberals ...."We are not Liberals.
I think you May have missed the fact that Oath Keepers is Not political in mission.
Our mission, in case you missed it, is to Reach, Teach and Inspire any and all of those who have sworn to "support and defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic" to actually Keep that Oath.
It makes not a whit of difference who is in the Oval Office or any other office for that matter.
If they took an Oath of office or Oath of service and that Oath included the passage above then they are oath takers.
If they are oath takers our aim is to get them to become Oath Keepers.
Oath Keepers the Organization is Not Political in that we do not use any label BUT Oath Keeper.
We are not Liberals, [although some Oath Keepers May Be Liberals]
We are not Conservatives [although some Oath Keepers May Be Conservatives] and
We are not Demopublicans or Republicrats. [although .... but by now you have gotten the general idea I'd wager.]
Oath Keepers has No Political Agenda beyond preserving our Constitution and its Constitutional Republic."
Now .... About the Claims of the SPLC ....
IF I go to The website of the SPLC and advertise there my tee shirt store that sells tees that say Smart People Love Cockatiels .... does that mean that the entire SPLC organization is now endorsing a particular bird breed ?
But if I refer to that blurb on their website comments as the SPLC site "soon began hawking T-shirts with slogans like " ... Cockatiel's are all bird brained 1d1ot5" does it actually make my statement true ? Just because I said it someplace else and I then refer to that [my own] statement as a reference towards validation of the slam ?
SEE How that works ?
I make something up and put it online.
Then I go someplace else and refer back to it as "Proof" of the false original statement.
Propaganda is all it is Joseph Goebbels
would be proud.
The folks at SPLC are nowadays little more than Fear Mongers. Laugh at them. It is better than they deserve.
To cry for them would be more fitting because they started SPLC with such High Ideals and now it has sunk so low and all in the quest for filthy lucre.