Oath Keepers, the military and police organization that was formed earlier this year and held its April muster on Lexington Green, may be a particularly worrisome example of the Patriot revival. Members vow to fulfill the oaths to the Constitution that they swore while in the military or law enforcement. "Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and we will not obey unconstitutional (and thus illegal) and immoral orders," the group says. Oath Keepers lists 10 orders its members won't obey, including two that reference U.S. concentration camps.
Huh? The SPLC has a problem with soldiers and law enforcement personnel who promise to refrain from illegal and immoral actions? Can I ask why?
Is the SPLC saying our armed forces and law enforcement SHOULD mindlessly obey politicians regardless of the morality or legality of their orders? Didn't the United States once support Principle IV of the Nuremberg Principles?
Now if some group formed with the express purpose of violating the Constitution, or aiming to confiscate citizens' food, property, and means of self-defense, then I'd find that worrisome. (Not enough to give Morris Dees my money, however.) If you click on the Intelligence Report link, you'll notice the SPLC once again fails to link to the original source. Can't have their gullible readers making up their own minds, you see. So here's a link to the Oath Keepers. Click on it, read what their goals are, and ask yourself a question: Which is scarier, a group that promises to uphold the Constitution, or a group that condemns those who do?
H/T to mfoster!