10 Orders American Citizens Will NOT Obey
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Following is copied from the OathKeepers Web site (6/24/2009) for educational purposes and discussion.
OATH KEEPERS: Orders We Will Not Obey.
"The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their Houses, and Farms, are to be pillaged and destroyed, and they consigned to a State of Wretchedness from which no human efforts will probably deliver them. The fate of unborn Millions will now depend, under God, on the Courage and Conduct of this army" - Gen. George Washington, to his troops before the battle of Long Island
Such a time is near at hand again. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the Courage and Conduct of this Army - and this Marine Corps, This Air Force, This Navy and the National Guard units of these sovereign states.
Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, reserves, National Guard, peace officers, and veterans who swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic … and meant it.
Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and that oath will be kept. We won’t “just follow orders."
Below is our declaration of orders we will NOT obey because we will consider them unconstitutional (and thus unlawful) and immoral violations of the natural rights of the people. Such orders would be acts of war against the American people by their own government, and thus acts of treason. We will not make war against our own people. We will not commit treason. We will defend the Republic.
Declaration of Orders We Will NOT Obey
Recognizing that we each swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and affirming that we are guardians of the Republic, of the principles in our Declaration of Independence, and of the rights of our people, we affirm and declare the following:
1. We will NOT obey any order to disarm the American people.
The attempt to disarm the people on April 19, 1775 was the spark of open conflict in the American Revolution. That vile attempt was an act of war, and the American people fought back in justified, righteous self-defense of their natural rights. Any such order today would also be an act of war against the American people, and thus an act of treason. We will not make war on our own people, and we will not commit treason by obeying any such treasonous order.
Nor will we assist, or support any such attempt to disarm the people by other government entities, either state or federal.
addition, we affirm that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to preserve the
military power of the people so that they will, in the last resort, have
effective final recourse to arms and to the God of Hosts in the face of tyranny.
Accordingly, we oppose any and all further infringements on the right of the
people to keep and bear arms. In particular we oppose a renewal of the misnamed
“assault-weapons” ban or the enactment of H.R. 45 (which would register and
track gun owners like convicted pedophiles).
of the causes of the American Revolution was the denial of the right to jury
trial, the use of admiralty courts (military tribunals) instead, and the
application of the laws of war to the colonists. After that experience, and
being well aware of the infamous Star Chamber in English history, the Founders
ensured that the international laws of war would apply only to foreign enemies,
not to the American people. Thus, the Article III Treason Clause establishes the
only constitutional form of trial for an American, not serving in the military,
who is accused of making war on his own nation. Such a trial for treason must be
before a civilian jury, not a tribunal.
international laws of war do not trump our Bill of Rights. We reject as
illegitimate any such claimed power, as did the Supreme Court in Ex Parte
Milligan (1865). Any attempt to apply the laws of war to American civilians,
under any pretext, such as against domestic “militia” groups the government
brands “domestic terrorists,” is an act of war and an act of treason.
of the causes of the American Revolution was the attempt “to render the
Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power” by disbanding the
Massachusetts legislature and appointing General Gage as “military
governor.” The attempt to disarm the people of Massachusetts during that
martial law sparked our Revolution. Accordingly, the power to impose martial law
– the absolute rule over the people by a military officer with his will alone
being law – is nowhere enumerated in our Constitution.
response to the obscene growth of federal power and to the absurdly totalitarian
claimed powers of the Executive, upwards of 20
states are considering, have considered, or have passed courageous resolutions
affirming states rights and sovereignty.
of the causes of the American Revolution was the blockade of Boston, and the
occupying of that city by the British military, under martial law. Once
hostilities began, the people of Boston were tricked into turning in their arms
in exchange for safe passage, but were then forbidden to leave. That confinement
of the residents of an entire city was an act of war.
forced internment into concentration camps was a
hallmark of every fascist and communist dictatorship in the 20th Century. Such
internment was unfortunately even used against American citizens of Japanese
descent during World War II. Whenever a government interns its own people, it
treats them like an occupied enemy population. Oppressive governments often use
the internment of women and children to break the will of the men fighting for
their liberty – as was done to the Boers, to the Jewish resisters in the
Warsaw Ghetto, and to the Chechens, for example.
Such a vile order to forcibly intern Americans without charges or trial would be an act of war against the American people, and thus an act of treason, regardless of the pretext used. We will not commit treason, nor will we facilitate or support it.
"NOT on Our Watch!"
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” during any emergency, or under any other pretext. We will consider such use of foreign troops against our people to be an invasion and an act of war.
During the American Revolution, the British government enlisted the aid of Hessian mercenaries in an attempt to subjugate the rebellious American people. Throughout history, repressive regimes have enlisted the aid of foreign troops and mercenaries who have no bonds with the people.
Accordingly, as the militia of the several states are the only military force contemplated by the Constitution, in Article I, Section 8, for domestic keeping of the peace, and as the use of even our own standing army for such purposes is without such constitutional support, the use of foreign troops and mercenaries against the people is wildly unconstitutional, egregious, and an act of war.
We will oppose such
troops as enemies of the people and we will treat all who request, invite, and
aid those foreign troops as the traitors they are.
One of the causes of the American Revolution was the seizure and forfeiture of American ships, goods, and supplies, along with the seizure of American timber for the Royal Navy, all in violation of the people’s natural right to their property and to the fruits of their labor. The final spark of the Revolution was the attempt by the government to seize powder and cannon stores at Concord.
Deprivation of food has
long been a weapon of war and oppression, with millions intentionally starved to
death by fascist and communist governments in the 20th Century alone.
There would have been no American Revolution without fiery speakers and writers such as James Otis, Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, and Sam Adams “setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”
Patrick Henry: "Give me Liberty, or Give me DEATH!"
Tyrants know that the pen of a man such as Thomas Paine can cause them more damage than entire armies, and thus they always seek to suppress the natural rights of speech, association, and assembly. Without freedom of speech, the people will have no recourse but to arms. Without freedom of speech and conscience, there is no freedom.
we will not obey or support any orders to suppress or violate the right of the
people to speak, associate, worship, assemble, communicate, or petition
government for the redress of grievances.
The above list is not exhaustive but we do consider them to be clear tripwires – they form our “line in the sand,” and if we receive such orders, we will not obey them. Further, we will know that the time for another American Revolution is nigh. If such a revolution comes, at that time, not only will we NOT fire upon our fellow Americans who righteously resist such egregious violations of their God given rights, we will join them in fighting against those who dare attempt to enslave them.
NOTE: please also read our Principles of
Our Republic We Are Sworn to Defend
More About Oath Keepers
Oath Keepers is a non partisan association of currently serving military, veterans, and peace officers who will fulfill our oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.
Our oath is
to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and not to any political party. In
the long-standing tradition of the U.S. military, we are apolitical. We don’t
care if unlawful orders come from a Democrat or a Republican, or if the
violation is bi-partisan. We will not obey unconstitutional (and thus unlawful)
and immoral orders, such as orders to disarm the American people or to place
them under martial law. We won’t “just follow orders." Our motto:
“Not on Our Watch!” or to put it even more succinctly, in the words of ,
We are in a battle for the hearts and minds of our own troops.
Help us win it.