Selective Service

Oath KeepersI got another email asking me what sort of unconstitutional orders the Oath Keepers wouldn’t obey. Listen. First, I don’t know why you people can’t use the comment system. Right below the post is the box to reply in. I’m available by email, but comments should go in the reply box. Second, I link to these websites for a reason. The Oath Keepers are very clear on their website what orders they would not obey. But because you’re too lazy to click on the link that I manually added for your convenience, here they are (with my addition of which amendment is addressed):

  1. We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people. [2nd Amendment]
  2. We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people. [4th Amendment]
  3. We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to military tribunal. [5th and/or 6th Amendment]
  4. We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state.
  5. We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty. [10th Amendment]
  6. 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. [5th Amendment]
  8. 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. [5th Amendment]
  10. 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. [1st Amendment]

See?  All reasonable. They’ve covered much of the Bill of Rights, and added the right of individual states to override the federal government if they ‘assert their sovereignty’. No biggie. Here’s a video for those of you too lazy to click or to read: See? They won’t follow any of the unconstitutional orders that Bush gave during Katrina. And sure, Bush isn’t in office anymore, but who knows what Obama might do? He might detain American civilians without access to an attorney, like Jose Padilla. He might blockade a city, like New Orleans. He might conduct warrantless searches, like under the Patriot Act. He might try to confiscate the property of American citizens, like collecting income taxes. And he might try to disarm American citizens, like felons and the cognitively challenged. And who would be more capable of twisting the Constitution than someone who taught Constitutional Law? He’s got to know all the tricks.

No, we must be vigilant against these tyrannies, so it’s a good thing that the Oath Keepers organization was formed, just 1,331 days after the declaration of a State of Emergency for Hurricane Katrina (and 89 days after Obama’s inauguration).

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