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Press Release 4-13-2010
« on: April 14, 2010, 11:34:17 am »

Oath Keepers, Inc.
PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Oath Keepers withdraws from Virginia Open Carry Rally

Las Vegas, Nevada April 13, 2010 --

The Board of Directors of Oath Keepers, Inc. has decided against participating in the
"Restore the Constitution" rally in Virginia near Washington D.C. scheduled for April 19, 2010.
That rally is organized by a very honorable U.S. Marine Corps veteran who saw combat in Iraq,
and who is also a patriotic member in Oath Keepers. The organizer is Daniel Almond of the Georgia
Oath Keepers Chapter. Oath Keepers salutes Daniel Almond for organizing this pro-Constitution rally.

Oath Keepers endorses Americans' protected right to keep, and bear, arms. In keeping with our stance, Oath
Keepers' representatives have recently performed oath ceremonies at open-carry rallies at several State capitols,
including before the capitol buildings in Kentucky and Montana. We fully support the right of Americans to peaceably
assemble and publicly exercise their right to bear arms right along with their right to free speech, association,
and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.

However, because of published statements by some participants in the upcoming Virginia rally, Oath Keepers as an
organization feels that a confrontational stance, such as has been published, places this event, in public perception, 
outside the terms of our stated and published mission. The mission of Oath Keepers is not to confront the government.
Instead, our mission is to reach out to people within government - to police, military, firefighters and first responders
- to teach them about their obligations under the oath they took to defend the Constitution, to increase their knowledge
of the Constitution, and to inspire them to defend it by refusing to obey unconstitutional, unlawful orders. That's it.
And if we can reach enough of them with that message, it could prevent possible future egregious violations of
the Bill of Rights in a very peaceful way.

Confronting the government is not included in the Oath Keepers stated and published mission and as an educational
organization focused on the current serving, Oath Keepers refrains from confrontation in deed and rhetoric. Oath Keepers
wishes Daniel Almond and all his supporters a fruitful and meaningful rally. Oath Keepers is not asking our membership
to withdraw from attendance, but Oath Keepers is formally asking all Oath Keeper members who attend to do so as
individuals, not as representatives of Oath Keepers. We are further requesting that Oath Keeper gear and garments not be
worn at this event.

Oath Keepers shall, as planned, participate in the Washington D.C. Second Amendment March on April 19
(www.secondamendmentmarch.com) and shall offer the public an Oath Keepers ceremony in which citizens can
themselves stand and reverently take an oath to defend the Constitution right along with current and prior service
police, military, and fire personnel (who will be renewing their oaths), all together as patriotic Americans. Please see our
banner announcement for this march in Washington D.C. on April 19, 2010, at www.oathkeepers.org


Stewart Rhodes,
Founder and National President,
Oath Keepers, Inc.
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Re: Press Release 4-13-2010
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010, 11:51:54 am »

This is actually a VERY important precedent for Oathkeepers, and I agree with Stuart's decision.  Oath Keepers is NOT a protest organization.  It is NOT a counter-whatever organization.  It is NOT about "fighting back" against government, EVEN IF government gives one of the "10 orders we will not obey."

If given one of those orders, we will NOT fight back.  We will simply disobey.  We will do NOTHING.  We will put DOWN our arms, sit on our fannies, and say, "NO.  Not on our watch."

There are a LOT of people who have the wrong idea about what Oathkeepers is about.  Some patriots WANT it to be counter-whatever.  Sorry folks, it's not.  The enemies of liberty REALLY want Oathkeepers to be counter-whatever, so they can claim (as some are already) that Oathkeepers is violent and dangerous.  Sorry folks, it's not.

Oathkeepers is about non-violent civil disobedience.
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Re: Press Release 4-13-2010
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010, 12:08:47 pm »

This is actually a VERY important precedent for Oathkeepers, and I agree with Stuart's decision.  Oath Keepers is NOT a protest organization.  It is NOT a counter-whatever organization.  It is NOT about "fighting back" against government, EVEN IF government gives one of the "10 orders we will not obey."

If given one of those orders, we will NOT fight back.  We will simply disobey.  We will do NOTHING.  We will put DOWN our arms, sit on our fannies, and say, "NO.  Not on our watch."

There are a LOT of people who have the wrong idea about what Oathkeepers is about.  Some patriots WANT it to be counter-whatever.  Sorry folks, it's not.  The enemies of liberty REALLY want Oathkeepers to be counter-whatever, so they can claim (as some are already) that Oathkeepers is violent and dangerous.  Sorry folks, it's not.

Oathkeepers is about non-violent civil disobedience.


Yep.  'Zackly right Klapton.

Well Said.

Would you mind IF I quote you over on the OK Forum ?
OR would you mind posting same over there ?
Thanks.

[If given one of those orders, we will NOT fight back.  We will simply disobey.  We will do NOTHING.  We will put DOWN our arms, sit on our fannies, and say, "NO.  Not on our watch."  ]

Unless the situation is an overt armed imposition of tyranny [rather than just "orders" being issued] then Oath Keepers will have "Failed" in it's efforts to Prevent the imposition of Tyranny. At that point Oath Keepers [the Org.] ceases to exist and all Oath Keepers then become American patriots protecting their families, homes, communities, counties, States, and Country against said imposition.

Again ... Well Said Klapton.


Stay Safe,

gooch

PS
FYI=the correct spelling is Stewart as in E. Stewart Rhodes.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2010, 12:36:08 pm by gooch »
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Re: Press Release 4-13-2010
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010, 12:44:11 pm »

Done.  Sorry about the spelling.  I have a cousin named Stuart, so it rolled off my keyboard easily.
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Re: Press Release 4-13-2010
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010, 02:45:46 pm »

Done.  Sorry about the spelling.  I have a cousin named Stuart, so it rolled off my keyboard easily.


No Problem I'se just bein' he'pful.

So ... can we Copy and Paste your response ?
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Re: Press Release 4-13-2010
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2010, 03:34:54 pm »

I'm involved in the thread now using a different name.

EDIT:  But if you ever want to use that quote, feel free to do so any time you like.
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