Meet Stewart Rhodes: Founder of Oath Keepers

I have known about Stewart Rhodes for several years now.  The first time I heard him interviewed I was blown away by his courage, intellect, resolve and heightened capacity for strategic thinking.  I remember thinking he reminded me more of our founding fathers than just about anyone else out there.  I remember thinking he reminded me more of some of our founding fathers than just about anyone else out there.  The group he founded, Oath Keepers, is pure genius and I send every active duty military person or veteran that reaches out to me toward this organization.  This is how they describe themselves:

Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, veterans, peace officers, and firefighters who will fulfill the oath we swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.

Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and we will not obey unconstitutional (and thus illegal) and immoral orders, such as orders to disarm the American people or to place them under martial law and deprive them of their ancient right to jury trial.

We Oath Keepers have drawn a line in the sand. We will not “just follow orders.”

Our motto is “Not on our watch!”

If you, the American people, are forced to once again fight for your liberty in another American Revolution, you will not be alone. We will stand with you.

There is at this time a debate within the ranks of the military regarding their oath. Some mistakenly believe they must follow any order the President issues. But you can rest assured that many others in the military do understand that their loyalty is to the Constitution, and understand what that means.

The mission of Oath Keepers is to vastly increase their numbers. We are in a battle for the hearts and minds of our own troops. To win that battle, Oath Keepers will use written and video testimony of active duty military, veterans (especially combat vets), and peace officers to reach, teach, and inspire our brothers in arms in the military and police to fulfill their oaths and stand as guardians of the Republic.

If you are currently in the military, are a veteran, or are a peace officer, please submit your written and/or video testimony on your oath, so you can help us win that battle for hearts and minds. Your submission may be anonymous.

Now please take the time to watch this video of Stewart speaking at Paul Fest 2012.  It’s worth your time.

In Liberty,

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  1. Most of the Oath Keepers I have seen are all old dudes, no longer in a position of authority or power. Most people actually working in “law enforcement” or the military are there because they love giving and taking orders. Anyone counting on them to honor an oath taken to the Constitution are dreaming.

  2. You may surprised what an “old” vet can do. You say most, and I agree. However, even cancer starts with a cell…then spreads. Don’t be disheartened, be proactive.

  3. There was nothing old about the large group of Oath Keepers that played a large role in the pro-2nd Amendment rally at the Hartford State Capital on the 26th. All of them appeared more than capable of handling themselves if need be.

    I would imagine that nationwide, The Oath Keepers are a mixture of ages, as it rightly should be.

  4. Ditto Johnny — I was at the rally in Hartford too. The Oath Keepers pledge was powerful and showed just how many of the people who actually act to support the 2nd Amendment are vets, police and firemen. Where was the Ron Paul crowd — I didn’t see very many there!

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