I recognize this is old news to probably most everyone here, but in case there are any AWD lurkers out there still in the dark on the Oath Keepers and their mission—and in the interest of getting back onto the posting wagon—here’s a copy of an email I forwarded this morning to my personal distro…
For anyone not familiar with the Oath Keepers, there are various “meetup” groups around the country (e.g., http://www.meetup.com/New-York-City-Oath-Keepers/ or http://www.meetup.com/HudsonValleyNY-OathKeepers/) to help educate those with a license to kill American citizens (i.e., military, law enforcement, etc.) about the oath they took to uphold the Constitution—and the priority that oath has over direct orders from superiors.
Though military and law enforcement are their core audience, “associate members” (i.e., everyday citizens) are welcome to join as well. I’d certainly suggest checking it out—if not also recommending friends in the armed services to check it out as well.
And despite what the fraudulent $PLC says, this is not some irrationally paranoid, radical right-wing organization. Not only did the ivy league-graduate founder get his motivation from the Bush regime, but below you’ll find an email I just received from the liberal group “Demand Progress” on a subject that is also the hot topic amongst the Oath Keepers.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away
from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in
the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected,
and handed on for them to do the same, or one day
we will spend our sunset years telling our children
and our children’s children what it was once like in
the United States where men were free.”
– Ronald Reagan
From: David Segal, DemandProgress.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2012 11:01 AM
President Obama just signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law despite startling provisions that will allow the military to indefinitely detain American citizens.
It’s a travesty, defying basic principles of justice and due process in perhaps the most extreme respect our nation has ever seen.
Thankfully, several lawmakers are keeping up the fight. Senator Dianne Feinstein has introduced legislation to undo these provisions of the NDAA, in the form of the Due Process Guarantee Act.
The Due Process Guarantee Act of 2011 amends the Non-Detention Act of 1971 by providing that a Congressional authorization for the use of military force does not authorize the indefinite detention—without charge or trial—of U.S. citizens who are apprehended domestically.
If there’s enough of a public outcry, we have a real chance of making this happen:
More than 40 senators voted against the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA — and that was before the media and general public caught on to what was happening.
It’s been a tough year for civil libertarians — thanks for keeping up the fight.
P.S. If there’s enough of a public outcry, we have a real chance of making this happen. Please use these links to ask your friends to join the fight:
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