EDITOR’S NOTE: There are very few organizations that are seriously dedicated to our cause – the Constitution – every issue, every time, no exceptions, no excuses. So, when we connected with Stewart Rhodes of Oath Keepers (OK) to participate as both speaker and sponsor on our Nullify Now! tour, it was a natural fit.
Like the Tenth Amendment Center, Oath Keepers has been getting plenty of attention in the media – and probably even more. The mainstream doesn’t like an organization that calls upon its members to refuse compliance with unconstitutional acts. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) considers Stewart himself to be a dangerous patriot. Rachel Maddow considers us to be racist, neo-confederates.
Obviously, the mainstream doesn’t like what what we’re doing. But we’re going to keep doing it anyway. And while the pressure keeps rising from the mainstream media, it becomes essential for us to find ways to work together and support each other as much as possible. In that spirit, I strongly encourage you to read the following personal message from Stewart Rhodes….and I hope that you’ll do what you can to support his important new projects. Together, we can push back against the establishment and work for more liberty in your lifetime.
OPERATION SLEEPING GIANT
by Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keepers
Tenthers, it is an honor to be part of the Tenth Amendment Centerâ€™s Nullify Now! Tour. The mission of Oath Keepers (www.oathkeepers.org) fits hand in glove with your mission. We urge active duty military and police to remember that their oath is to the Constitution, not to whoever happens to be â€œthe deciderâ€ in the White House (of whatever party). And that oath to defend the Constitution requires that they defend the separation of powers between the federal government and the states, and defend the powers reserved to the states and to the people, as the Tenth Amendment makes clear. It is no accident that within our Declaration of Orders We Will Not Obey (http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2009/03/03/declaration-of-orders-we-will-not-obey/) we vow to refuse orders to enter into a state with force, for any reason, unless, and until, invited in by that stateâ€™s legislature, or by the governor if the legislature cannot be convened, as required by Article IV, Section IV of the Constitution (known as the â€œRepublican Governmentâ€ clause). Nor will we obey orders to subjugate a state that asserts its sovereignty and nullifies unconstitutional federal laws, or orders to impose â€œmartial lawâ€ on the American people (a power nowhere granted, or even mentioned, in our Constitution). We are proud to call ourselves Jeffersonians, and we have pledged our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor in defense of the timeless principles of liberty enshrined in our Unanimous Declaration of Independence. We are honored to work with all of you in any way we can in the fight for liberty.
However corrupt and power hungry the oath breakers in Mordor on the Potomac become, they are truly powerless if the military and police simply stand down. Is that possible? Yes, it certainly is! Thatâ€™s exactly what happened in East Germany in 1989, where the commanding General of the Army refused the Communist Partyâ€™s orders to crush peaceful mass protests. Without the support of the Army, the hated Stasi secret police were overwhelmed by the people and the Communist Party was DONE. Two days later, the Berlin Wall fell. You can watch an interview with a former East German Colonel (who is now a Texas Oath Keeper) who was there when the wall fell, here.
Likewise, in Romania in 1989, the military refused orders to fire on their own people and ten days after the uprising began, the brutal communist dictator CeauÈ™escu was dead. And we just saw a similar stand-down in Tunisia, with that dictator, Ben Ali, also forced to flee after the Tunisian military refused his murderous orders. I spoke of that example at the recent Phoenix â€˜Nullify Now!â€ event. You can watch that speech here:
If the armed forces of communist and third world dictatorships can finally wake up and do the right thing, then so can our military, so long as we donâ€™t forsake them. The corrupt domestic enemies of our Constitution want you to believe that the military and police all belong to them. Donâ€™t accept that. Deny them their â€œmuscleâ€ by helping us reach each and every man and woman in uniform with the message of liberty. Letâ€™s send the elites the message that â€œall your bases are belong to us!â€ We already know, from our interview with Sgt. Joshua May of the Utah National Guard, that some troops did refuse to participate in gun confiscation during Hurricane Katrina:
We just need to create more Sgt. Mays. By and large, the military has the honor and courage, they just need the knowledge of what is the right path.
I invite you to join us, and take part in our efforts. Even if you are not prior service, you can join as an associate member. We have many dedicated citizens within Oath Keepers who have never served in the military, police, or emergency services but are very active in reaching out the current serving with our vital message.
NEW OUTREACH TO VETERANS: OPERATION SLEEPING GIANT
The second part of our mission is to remind veterans that their oath does not expire until they do, and to keep it they must vote only for oath keeping statesmen, such as Congressman Ron Paul or his counterparts in the state legislatures. To vote for an oath breaker, is to become an oath breaker. We also urge them to defend the powers reserved to the states and to the people by supporting state sovereignty resolutions and nullification of unconstitutional laws.
Veterans must take the lead in revitalizing the core institutions of a free people in sovereign states. That is now all the more urgent because the Federal Reserve created fiat money system is destined to collapse, and when it does, the power elites intend to force upon us a world-wide version of the â€œFedâ€ along with â€˜world governance.â€ We need strong communities in strong states that can weather the coming storm and reject the â€œfinal solutionâ€ of the global elites, and instead choose independence and liberty.
That is why we have started Operation Sleeping Giant (www.operationsleepinggiant.com) to wake the veterans up! That effort urges them to focus on:
1. Food and fuel independence and security (as individuals, within local veterans organization chapters, mutual aid societies, co-ops, farmers markets, and at the town, county and state levels).
2. Physical security and Independence, again as individuals, neighborhoods, towns, counties and states, to include forming neighborhood watches, a volunteer sheriffâ€™s posse, and county militias established by county ordinances but staffed by self-supplied and self-funded volunteers (like in a volunteer fire department), and ultimately, a true state militia capable of â€œrepelling invasions.â€
3. Economic security and independence, as individuals and communities, including barter networks, use of silver and gold as real money, and sound money bills at the county and state levels. We must have an alternative to the fiat money system in place when it collapses.
4. State sovereignty and nullification of unconstitutional federal laws and actions. We encourage peaceful withdrawal of consent and support, and the application of the doctrine of interposition by states, in defense of the rights of their citizens.
Please go to www.operationsleepinggiant.com to learn more.
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Please join our organization if you can, make a donation if you are able, or at least help us spread the message of liberty to the current serving and veterans by forwarding this message to any and all you know and feel free to repost our banner. I am encouraging all Oath Keepers to join the Tenth Amendment Center and to help you in your vital mission. Together, we can do it!
For Liberty and the Constitution,
Founder of Oath Keepers