Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Please Go to Our New Site - This is Our Older Site, Which is Now an Archive

Go to Our New Site At:

www.oathkeepers.org

(this site is now an archive)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Site input

Folks,

Please give me your input on how to improve the new Oath Keepers main site at www.oathkeepers.org. Constructive criticism is most welcome, so if there is something you don't like, say so - but also tell us how to make it better.

When Drew and I designed the site, my model was Pat Dollard's blog:

http://patdollard.com/

Drew wasn't able to set our up exactly the same, but close.

I'm not completely satisfied with how it turned out, so please go look at Dollard's site, look at ours, and give us your constructive criticism and suggestions for improvement.

Thanks a ton,

Stewart

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

National Guardsman Stands Behind His Oath

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My name is Christopher Davis I'm a former Arizona Army National Guardsman. I never served in combat and felt badly about that for a long time. But now I look at the Big Picture of global politics and feel more strongly then ever that I am lucky. What the duties of a soldier in combat are have never been blurrier. I feel our men are being exploited and no one is doing anything about it.

I grew up a few hours from Kent State University in Ohio, and we all know what happened there. I feel our leaders know no limits and the potential for that happening again has never been higher. Though my NCO's were clear on the line between moral and immoral orders and the soldiers individual responsibility, no formal training existed for guardsman, who will be the first called to RESTORE ORDER, and that scares the hell out of me now.

The Constitution belongs to the people (no matter how they alter it) and the Oath is the only protection it has. I thank the Oath Keepers for providing the backbone necessary for Our Leaders to see there are limits, and using military force to keep their power is never an option.

THANK YOU Stewart for allowing me the opportunity to stand behind My Oath in a manner that is morally acceptable to me, and once again protect my family and my country from those that would do it great harm.

Sincere and faithful service,

Christoper Davis

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Active Duty Soldier Speaks Up


I intend on following your organization closely while I am in Afghanistan. I want to see it grow and reflect that our military and law enforcement are heavily made up of patriots, not mercenaries, and who fundamentally understand that what is ours already is not the government's or anyone else's to give us.

I am the first generation son of a legal Filipino immigrant who cannot understand what these elites in our 2-party system are doing to our country. I have also been an Infantryman since 2004, trained to be what enforces US foreign policy however we are able to.

I take it personally when I see Americans being mistreated and robbed of their own property rights and responsibilities.

Ray

RIP SGT Brennan Gibson. KIA 10DEC2006.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Be Sure to Use the New Site at Oathkeepers.org


All,

Be sure to visit and comment on the testimonials at our new site, www.oathkeepers.org which will soon replace this blog.

All new testimonials, video, and articles will be posted at the new site. (we have some cool videos from July 4 events posted there!).

For the next week or so we will continue to post some duplicate posts here since so many folks are used to coming here, but after that transition period all new posts will be on the new site only and this blog will be retained as an archive, directing all visitors to the new site.

But please post your comments at the new site rather than here.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Merchant Seaman Defending What Is Rightfully Ours

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I am well over 80 years old, A Merchant Seaman of WW2. Ive seen torpedos, gun fire, storms, etc. My Dad was a Purpel Heart Vet. of WW1. My brother was in Korea. Through it all Ive always been proud of My country. Now I dont like our Govt. getting Nazi Hitler ideas. As old as I am, I am VERY CAPABLE of defending what is rightfully ours. God Bless America!

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USAF Veteran Testimonial

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I am a veteran of the U.S. Air Force 79'-83'. I felt it my duty to serve my country and proud that I did. I took my oath very serious then and that oath never expired. I will defend the honor of my family who has fought in every war from the Revolution through Vietnam. We must not forget those 96,000 men who died in Korea and Vietnam fighting against the very ideology that now prevails in Washington. May their sacrifices not be in vain.

Joel Menges

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Former U.S. Army Infantryman Never Forgot The Oath

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Stewart and all my fellow Oath Keepers,
My name is David Helms and I am a former U.S. Army Infantryman. As with all of the rest of you, I swore an oath to defend the constitution and have never forgotten that oath nor failed to do my best in it's defense. I will continue to do so as long as I draw breath.
I will be reading an Oath Keeper letter at the Fayetteville, Arkansas Tea Party on Independence Day.
Thank you Stewart for all the hard work you do, I know it can be overwhelming. Thank you also to all of you who make Oath Keepers what it is and, more importantly, what I know it will become...a bulwark against tyranny.
David Helms

First Oath Never Expired





I Enlisted in the USMC on my birthday in 1962 (RVN 65-66), I have also served in the US Army and am a retired peace officer. I have taken the oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States many times, but as the first one doesn't expire the rest were just to satisfy form. I will continue to protect and defend the Constitution, whatever it takes, until I stop breathing, and may God bless our cause. Semper Fi

Friday, July 3, 2009

OFFICIAL OATH KEEPERS SPEECHES THAT JULY 4 TEA PARTY EVENTS CAN USE

Below are two Oath Keepers Speeches that can be used by any public July 4 Tea Party event and read by any veteran, current or former police officer, or active duty military. The first one is long. The second speech is very short. Use whichever best suits your event. Both include an Oath Ceremony so the entire audience can take the oath.

To get a sense for what that is like, watch this video of the oath ceremony from the April 15 Knoxville Tea Party, where 3,000 people stood and took the oath:

NOTE: Oath Keepers grants permission for public July 4, 2009 Tea Party type events to use these speeches and have a local veteran or police officer read the speech and administer the oath. We do NOT grant permission for any other type organization or events to use these speeches unless and until they contact Oath Keepers at oathkeepersok@gmail.com and secure permission. In particular, your event must be open to all, regardless of race, nationality, or religion.

SPEECH #1

The following speech has been adapted from a speech written by Houston, Texas Police Officer John Shirley, who serves as the Texas peace officer liaison for Oath Keepers. With officer Shirley’s consent, the Founder of Oath Keepers, Stewart Rhodes, has provided this speech to dozens of Tea Parties across the nation, who will all be conducting Oath Ceremonies for Independence Day. (Might be a good idea for the MC to state the above and then introduce the police officer/veteran, etc. who is giving it).

[NOTE: Please feel free to shorten as needed. See also the very short speech below].

SPEAKER: I want to thank the Tea Party Organizers for inviting me to speak to you on behalf of Oath Keepers. It’s a humbling honor to be a part of such a great and laudable gathering of Americans taking on this grand intellectual revolution.

My name is _____________ and I am a __________ (veteran ,peace officer ect.). I served in ____________ . And I am an Oath Keeper. Before I explain what the Oath Keeper Organization is all about, I’d like to first speak on the nature of Oaths in general.

Webster’s Dictionary defines an Oath as a solemn, usually formal, calling upon God or a god to witness to the truth of what one says or to witness that one sincerely intends to do what one says. It also defines it as a solemn attestation of the truth or inviolability of one's words.

Put simply, an Oath is a person’s formal promise to actually do what they say they’re going to do….

Generally speaking, we use oaths when calling upon someone to fulfill an important purpose or to take on responsibility not normally required of every person.

I took an Oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution.

Our respected military service members all took an Oath to Protect and Defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

While many political offices require a similar Oath, among public servants only military and Police Officers have the training and means to truly fulfill the Oath…. But more importantly, we are the only ones not beholden to a political party or candidate. We are only beholden to the Constitution and to the People we serve. We are the true Guardians of the Republic!

To that end, Oath Keepers exists to remind current and veteran Police Officers and military service members of their Oath to the U.S. Constitution, and the restrictions the Constitution places on the power and scope of governmental interference into the lives of its citizens. You can go to www.oathkeepers.org to learn more and to join Oath Keepers if you want. Even if you are not current or former military, you can join up as an honorary Oath Keeper and help spread the message.

As a member of Oath Keepers, I pledge to be faithful to my Oath, and to that end and in that vein of belief, we pledge NOT to do any of the following 10 things listed in the Oath Keepers Declaration of Orders We Will NOT Obey:

We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people.

We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people.

We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to military tribunal.

We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state.

We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty.

We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.

We will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext.

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.”

We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies.

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.

You can read the full version of the above declaration, with explanations for each point, on the Oathkeepers.org website. While this list is not all encompassing, it lays out the types of government abuses that we see on the horizon and ones we will not tolerate nor enforce.

I want to take a minute and speak with you about things that are going on around us that aren’t receiving coverage and things we the people need to be aware of….

Number One…. Violation of the Posse Comitatus Act…. Although the Federal Government didn’t begin violating this law there, the events surrounding the Hurricane Katrina Aftermath are an egregious example of an out of control government. For months, US military troops (as well as armed government contractors), patrolled the streets of New Orleans and surrounding areas…. This is a direct violation of the law… They also took part in mass gun confiscations, including door to door searches for weapons in parts of the city that were not flooded. A natural disaster is NOT a legal reason to deny citizens of their 2nd Amendment Rights….. Nobody has a problem with the military rescuing people from their rooftops, but its another thing entirely for them to be running armed patrols around a city. This is a job for the local and state police.

Another disturbing trend is the ongoing Urban Warfare drills going on around the country, where US troops and sometimes foreign troops will “occupy” small US cities for several days of training. We are told by press releases that these drills are to “prepare the troops for the jobs they will do overseas”, but I take issue with that reasoning. The streets of Fallujah have absolutely NOTHING in common with Main Street USA….. and the military already has mock cities and towns to train in. The only logical reason to train going door-to-door in Middle-America, practicing disarming people, is for the troops one day to do EXACTLY that, right here!

The purpose for our Armed Forces is to project force SOMEWHERE ELSE, against foreign enemies! From the days of ancient Rome, it was against the law for Caesar to march the military under color of flag across the Rubicon River… and when that rule was broken, the Roman Republic was history – Ceasar made himself emperor and Rome was ruled by Emperors from then on. We must NOT let these drills continue! How do we put the military back on track? Since most of the military is under direct Federal Control, it starts with congress…. We must elect our representatives based upon their belief in the US Constitution, as it was WRITTEN… Not based upon some phony party affiliation, or the false left versus right paradigm.

For fixing the National Guard, we encourage electing state representatives and governors that will demand the sovereignty of that State’s Guard units from the Federal Government. A little known fact is that although the National Guard of a state can be deployed by the Governor of that State, the Federal Government owns most, if not all, of the equipment they have (including weapons and vehicles)… Therefore, without the permission of the Federal Government, the state guard can’t deploy. We must demand the COMPLETE sovereignty of the State Guard from direct Federal Government control.

Number Two….. We must fight to keep our local police LOCAL… For decades, the Federal Government has gotten local politicians addicted to Federal money and now they basically control how local police departments are run. Any police chief or Sheriff who dares not follow the federal agenda risks losing millions of dollars…. In the end, the federal government doesn’t have to pass laws to militarize the police, they only have to threaten to stop the flow of grant money.

On a related note, it is our belief that the Federal Government wants to make all police into Federal Law Enforcement Officers…. This is happening through standardized training, standardized policy manuals, even standardized police identification cards. While accomplishing this is a tall order, even for the Federal Government, the handwriting is on the wall….. As the US economy suffers from the plundering by the Federal Reserve System, many large cities are quietly whispering of going into bankruptcy and how they are going to need a Federal bailout….. Mark my words…. Along with Federal Money, comes increased Federal Control…. And this takeover will be wrapped in threats of laying-off police officers and anarchy on the streets. They always use fear to obtain their goals, and this time will be no different.

What can you do, as citizens, to stop this? It may sound cliché, but its as simple as the old saying, “Support Your Local Police”

Encourage your Sheriffs and Police Chiefs to get out of the Federal Lunch Line….. Send them copies of Sheriff Mack’s Book, The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope. Encourage your Commissioner’s Court and City Councils to return their police departments to their original intent, which is being Peace Officers…. It is the transformation of the police officer from one of being a peace officer to one of law enforcement officer that has engendered a god complex in a select few, and an “us versus them” mentality in most.

We must return our police to being IN the community, not OVER the community…. Officers need to be reminded that Community Policing is not new, it’s actually what being a peace officer was all about 100 years ago…. In the name of efficiency and response times, officers no longer know the people or businesses they serve. They are discouraged from getting out of their cars and meeting business owners, citizens, or pastors, in the name of “productivity”…

I encourage citizens to get to know their local police officers by name….. Invite your officer’s to a block party…. Have them over for coffee… Let them know that you appreciate the hard job they have. The more that local officers feel like they’re a PART of the community and not only there to “take out the garbage”, the less likely they are get the “bunker mentality”.

These men and women are the real last official line of defense between you and tyranny…. Because it doesn’t matter how many laws come out of the State Capitol or Washington D.C. What matters are the public servants that are out in the community choosing whether to serve the government or serve the people.

Lastly, once you have that relationship built, encourage them to join Oath Keepers….

I know there must be a lot of you out there that are either current or retired military and police….

I would ask all current or retired military to raise their hands….

I would also ask all current or retired police officers to raise their hands….

Now, I would ask everyone else to shake their hands or pat them on the back and thank them for protecting the Constitution… Because at the end of the day, that is what these men and women do….. They are the real protectors of the Constitution… The real protectors of our rights….. Its these men and women that separate us from tyranny.

Thank all of you for your service to the people and the Constitution.

It has become an Oath Keepers tradition (albeit short lived), for whenever we speak to a group, we administer n Oath to the Constitution….. And we encourage everyone here to join and take it along with military men and peace officers who wish to renew their oaths. When the chips are down (and people, right now the chips are down….) we are ALL protectors of the Constitution.

If you are compelled to take the oath, please stand and repeat after me:

OATH KEEPERS OATH:

I, ___________________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support

and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, against all

enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the

same, and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or

purpose of evasion, pledging my life, my fortune, and my sacred honor. So

help me, God.

Now all we ask is for you to be true to your oath, and spread the word…. For more information I encourage everyone to visit www.oathkeepers.org. There you will see testimonials from officers around the country and soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, Coasties and Fire - Fighters who share their commitment to YOU and the CONSTITUTION.

Thank you for your attention and God Bless America.



SPEECH #2

HERE IS A MUCH SHORTER SPEECH YOU CAN USE IF YOU HAVE LIMITED TIME – Written by former Army Ranger, David Helms:

Oath Keepers

Thanks to _____________________ for allowing me to speak and thanks to all of you who came out today. My name is ________________________ and I am an Oath Keeper. Before I explain what an Oath Keeper is I have a few questions: Do we have any active duty service members here? Any veterans? Any current or former law enforcement personnel? Do we have any patriots? Very good, I want to thank you all for your service.

____________________, when I was inducted into __________________________I took an oath. This is how that oath read:

“I, _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God.” (or whatever version of the oath you took).

Now let me explain what I meant when I said I was an Oath Keeper. Oath Keepers is an organization founded by former Army paratrooper and Yale-educated attorney, Stewart Rhodes. Its membership is comprised of active duty service members, veterans, law enforcement personnel, and fire-fighters who will honor their oaths to defend the Constitution, who will not just follow orders, who will stand for liberty, and who will save the Republic, so help us God. Our motto is: “Not on our watch!”

Oath Keepers is a non-partisan organization. Its purpose is to remind those of us who have taken the oath of our duty to the Constitution. Our oath wasn’t to an officer in the ranks above us, or to a politician, or even to a president. It was to the Constitution. This means that not only will we obey lawful constitutional orders but that we MUST refuse unlawful, unconstitutional orders. This is not only our right it is the law, it is our DUTY, and the essence of the oath we took. For if we follow an unlawful, unconstitutional order, how can we possibly be supporting and defending the Constitution? Based on that reality, Oath Keepers has issued a Declaration of ten orders we will not obey. Here are those ten orders:

1. We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people.

2. We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people.

3. We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to military tribunal.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In closing I would like to ask two things:

  1. If you are in military service or law enforcement remember your oath! You may someday find yourselves as a last bulwark against tyranny.
  2. If you believe in this Constitutional Republic of ours, whether you’ve ever been in military or law enforcement or not, and you would like to swear an Oath to defend the constitution, please stand, raise your right hand and take the oath with me now.

Repeat after me:


OATH KEEPERS OATH:

I, ___________________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support

and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, against all

enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the

same, and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or

purpose of evasion, pledging my life, my fortune, and my sacred honor. So

help me, God.



Thank you again for allowing me to be here and if you’d like additional information on Oath Keepers please visit our website at: oathkeepers.org



Wednesday, July 1, 2009

SPECIAL INDEPENDENCE DAY EVENTS


July 4-5, 2009. Bozeman and Three Forks, Montana.

July 4, 2009

Bozeman, Montana
Saturday, July 4, 2009
10:00 AM/7:00 PM

Speaker: Stewart Rhodes
Event begins at 626 E. Main St., Bozeman, MT
Joan Stanley (organizer)
406-579-1496 (organizer phone)

AT 10 AM WE WILL BEGIN THE EVENT WITH A MARCH FROM THE PUBLIC LIBRARY TO THE COURTHOUSE DOWNTOWN. CELEBRATION TO FOLLOW JUST EAST OF THE GALLATIN FIELD TERMINAL AT AVIATION LANE (Next to Central Helicopters) OFF AIRPORT RD. IN BELGRADE. GREAT MUSIC, SPEAKERS AND FOOD. LOTS OF FREE PARKING. IF FLYING TO BOZEMAN (BZN) USE RUNWAY 30 AT THE EAST RAMP. NO FEES UNDER 8 HOURS, NO TIE DOWNS AVAILABLE.

JULY 5. Oath Keepers meeting.

Sacajawea Hotel Conference Room, Three Forks, Montana (http://www.sacajaweahotel.com/). This is also in the Bozeman area.

9:30 am to 6pm (with a break for lunch). Email oathkeepersok@gmail.com to RSVP.

At this July 5th meeting, we will have:

Sheriff Richard Mack will be teaching a class on the duties and powers of the county sheriff. Also speaking will be Navy LCDR David Gillie and retired police Captain Chauncey Normandin (he will give a speech in Inverness, Florida on the 4th and then fly up to MT that night), along with me, Stewart Rhodes and our man in Montana, Elias. Together, we will teach classes on how to set up local Oath Keepers chapters in every county and how to conduct outreach to military and police. Montana will serve as a test model for our ultimate goal of chapters in every state and county level associations in each county, until we have every county in America with a strong oath keeper presence.


OTHER OATH KEEPERS SPEECHES ACROSS THE NATION:

We now have Oath Keepers speeches and ceremonies scheduled at eight different July 4th events (and one on the 3rd, in Las Vegas). So far, counting the Bozeman event already mentioned above, we have:

July 3, 2009

Las Vegas, NV

Desert Breeze Park beginning at 10:00 AM, Friday, July 3rd.

Veteran Bill Pojunis will deliver an Oath Keepers address and conduct an oath ceremony.

http://www.desertconservative.com/2009/06/19/las-vegas-tea-party-schedule-july-3/

July 4, 2009

Bozeman, Montana
Saturday, July 4, 2009
10:00 AM/7:00 PM

Stewart Rhodes
Event begins at 626 E. Main St., Bozeman, MT
Joan Stanley (organizer)
406-579-1496 (organizer phone)

AT 10 AM WE WILL BEGIN THE EVENT WITH A MARCH FROM THE PUBLIC LIBRARY TO THE COURTHOUSE DOWNTOWN. CELEBRATION TO FOLLOW JUST EAST OF THE GALLATIN FIELD TERMINAL AT AVIATION LANE (Next to Central Helicopters) OFF AIRPORT RD. IN BELGRADE. GREAT MUSIC, SPEAKERS AND FOOD. LOTS OF FREE PARKING. IF FLYING TO BOZEMAN (BZN) USE RUNWAY 30 AT THE EAST RAMP. NO FEES UNDER 8 HOURS, NO TIE DOWNS AVAILABLE.

And on July 5, in Three Forks, a special Oath Keepers meeting from 9:30 am to 6pm (with a break for lunch), at the Sacajawea Hotel (http://www.sacajaweahotel.com/). Email oathkeepersok@gmail.com to RSVP.

Eureka, Montana July 4, 2009 - Live appearance/lecture by Sheriff Richard Mack. This is Sheriff Mack’s own event, but he will be conducting an oath ceremony as part of his presentation on the responsibilities and powers of a county sheriff. Go here for more details: http://www.sheriffmack.com/docs/2009-07-04%20MACKflyer.pdf

Sheriff Mack will then be traveling to the Bozeman/Three Forks area to join us the next day, July 5, for our Oath Keepers meeting at the Sacajawea Hotel. You may recall that Sheriff Mack was a special Oath Keepers guest speaker at the April 19, 2009 Lexington Green rally with Committees of Safety. His book, The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope, is highly recommended reading for all Oath Keepers. Go to http://www.sheriffmack.com/ and get yourself a copy and another for your sheriff.


Glendive, MT

Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Bill Charon (Ret.) will deliver the Oath Keeper message and conduct the oath ceremony. SMSgt Charon is a veteran of three wars: World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

Glendive Freedom Rally & Spending Protest July 4, 2009 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
E.P.E.C. Glendive Betsey Hedrick (organizer)

San Antonio, TX

Officer John Shirley our Texas law enforcement liaison and Facebook director will be speaking at The San Antonio Tea Party at the Rio Cibolo Ranch, July 4th. http://www.sanantonioteaparty.org/


Cheyenne, Wyoming

Cowboy TEA Patriot Party
Saturday, July 4, 2009

Dave Freeman, Army veteran, retired Las Vegas Metro officer, and Oath Keepers National Peace Officer Liaison.
12:00-5:30 PM
Capitol Steps
24th & Capitol Ave
Lisa Ray (organizer)
307-286-4082 (organizer phone)

www.cowboyteaparty.com and http://cheyennetaxdaytea.webs.com

Rally from 12-1:30 Event times 1:30-5:30 Kid events (face painting, coloring, historical stories), Educational Workshops, Music, Soap boxes, etc... It'll be great!

Inverness, Florida,

July 4, 2009

Army veteran,retired Police Captain, and official Florida Oath Keeper Representative Chauncey Normandin will speak at noon at the Inverness courthouse.

http://floridateaparty.weebly.com/

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma:

From 10am to 2pm at the Haikey Creek Park.


Ashville, North Carolina:

Marine Veteran Rand Cardwell will represent Oath Keepers at the Asheville Independence Day Tea Party on July 4, 2009

3:00 – 5:30 pm
Area in front of Buncombe County Courthouse

http://ashevilleteaparty.wordpress.com/

Utah

Veteran David Kale is tentatively scheduled to give an Oath Keepers address at both the Salt Lake City and Provo Utah Tea Parties on July 4.

See http://www.meetup.com/Utah-Tea-Parties/

Arkansas

Army Ranger Veteran, David Helms will be speaking at the Arkansas Unite July 4th Tea Party .See http://www.arkansasunite.com/


And more being set up almost as fast as we can post them (we'll be updating this list as they come in)

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

Let any July 4 Tea Party organizer know that we can set them up with a written Oath Keepers speech and oath ceremony that any veteran or police officer can read at their event - it does not have to be an official Oath Keepers representative. And the oath is designed to be for average citizens too, not just for military, police and veterans. For example, at the Knoxville Tea Party, we had 3,000 people stand and take the oath.


I will educate all of the new soldiers I put in to the 10 orders


Oath Keepers,

I am an active duty soldier serving in the Army for 7 and one half years. I have served two tours in Iraq. I joined the Army because I wanted to give something back to my country. I wanted to serve, but for the past couple of years I have realized that something is not as it should be with the way things are being done in our nation. Throughout all of my research I had become disheartened with all of this and was beginning to feel disenfranchised with my service.

I felt alone.

Today I stumbled upon your organization and felt a profound sense of relief. I AM NOT ALONE! Right now I am a recruiter in central Illinois. Can you imagine how hard it is to do that job with my beliefs about the state of our nation? I will take the pledge and I will educate all of the new soldiers I put in to the 10 orders that should never be obeyed.

Thank you for creating this. Hopefully in the near future I can become more active in this organization. I feel a glimmer of hope in my heart again.

Thank You,
SGT E
US ARMY