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Bloviating Zeppelin: Oath Keepers

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Oath Keepers

You may never know where you'll meet your next good friend.

I met a new friend today, a man who moved from service responder to acquaintance to friend, all in the span of one day. When we began speaking to each other, we recognized that we actually shared much in common. Starting with my Gadsden flag outside.

One of those items involved Oath Keepers.

Which made me realize: I haven't made much mention of Oath Keepers here on my blog.

I'm a member of Oath Keepers. And Oath Keepers, as they describe themselves, "is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters who will fulfill the Oath we swore, with the support of like minded citizens who take an Oath to stand with us, to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God. Our Oath is to the Constitution

Our motto is "Not on our watch!"

I have made a like vow: I will defend to the death the oath I swore as a peace officer. I don't take that oath lightly, and neither should any other peace officer in my state -- California -- or any other city, county, state or FEDERAL law enforcement officer.

These are trying times for those of us who defend this nation on foreign shores: our US military personnel -- and on domestic lands: our civilian peacekeepers.

ROEs -- Rules of Engagement -- seem to change on a monthly, perhaps even daily basis. They certainly change with each new administration, new Chief, new Sheriff, new President. Our Peacekeepers, military and civilian, keep that line drawn and defended as clearly as possible. Because there are Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs. We, my civilian and military brothers and sisters, are the Sheepdogs.

The state and federal courts don't do much to keep things simple either, in terms of search and seizure, arrest and contact opinions -- as well as civil torts.

Peace officers, it is little recognized, can find themselves subject to not just double jeopardy, but triple jeopardy: tried criminally in state courts, tried criminally in federal courts, and then sued in civil courts. And, further, subject to internal agency investigations. Quadruple jeopardy, anyone?

Unlike the rest of the civilian population.

That said, I joined Oath Keepers to support the TEN ORDERS that I will NOT OBEY:

1. We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people.
2. We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people.
We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to military tribunal.

We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state.

We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty.

We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.

7. We will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext.
We will NOT obey orders to assist or support the use of any foreign troops on U.S. soil against the American people to “keep the peace” or to “maintain control."

9. We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies.
We will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.

Some people may think this is actual heresy. Frankly, I feel sorry for them.

Because these points are but only based upon the foundational documents of this nation when it was young and revolutionary itself.

Some people, my new friend included, believe that my clear posting of this and other information will place me on the various scopes of federal monitoring. To that I say: been there and done that. And I am not impressed.

If believing in the core foundational documents of this nation places me into the category of a potential "terrorist" then I am comfortable with that. Because when my moral, legal and professional oaths conflict with any temporary administrations fleeting wants, there is essentially no conflict whatsoever.

Because my philosophical tendencies are based upon what is right, proper and moral in consideration of this sovereign nation's history and its creational documents.

Because the bottom line is this. And it should be the most frightening aspect of any inner or outer corruptive influence: in order to do your potential Bad Works, you absolutely require the "buy-in" of your military and civilian law enforcement bodies.

Because if they refuse to cooperate, your plans are failed.

Which is why Oath Keepers had to be created in the first place.

I am an Oath Keeper.


Thanks to you, Jeff, for enlightening and invigorating me.


Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...


Wed Dec 21, 08:21:00 PM PST  
Blogger Oath Keepers - Louisiana said...

Very well said brother.


Thu Dec 22, 07:17:00 AM PST  
Blogger mrchuck said...

Wonderful to read your thoughts and how you think.
If we ever get into a position that needs someone to write up our declarations,,,, I will vote for you to do it.

I am sure 100% of us old shaggy lawdogs would agree.

And,,,,be careful out there,,,,

Thu Dec 22, 07:33:00 AM PST  
Blogger TexasFred said...

I am appalled at the comments allowed to stand on this post...

Thu Dec 22, 03:26:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Hey, mistakes occur. Thanks for pointing that out TF.


Thu Dec 22, 04:34:00 PM PST  
Blogger TexasFred said...

And now I am un-appalled... :)

Thu Dec 22, 04:44:00 PM PST  
Blogger Greybeard said...

Is this another organization I need to join, just to show strength in numbers?
I'm alread a member of the National Rifle Association, the VFW, and the American Legion, simply because I want pols to look at long lists and be threatened.
I like it a LOT when Pols are threatened.

Thu Dec 22, 05:43:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

TF: wrong buttons.

Greybeard: if you have a couple of dollars and support to send, then I would suggest: YES, that would help.


Thu Dec 22, 05:53:00 PM PST  
Blogger TexasFred said...

BZ - Ya never know what REALLY happens when you push the wrong buttons...

Until you push the wrong buttons... :)

Thu Dec 22, 06:09:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Man, with Blogger, TF, is THAT ever true.


Thu Dec 22, 06:37:00 PM PST  

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