"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority ... the Constitution was made to guard against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." - Noah Webster

"There is no worse tyranny than forcing a man to pay for what he does not want just because you think it would be good for him."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Oath Keepers

In the past, I've met young men who aspired to become law enforcement officers.  My first question to them was always this:  "If you were given an order to go house-to-house, confiscating weapons from people, would you follow it?"

If they answered in the affirmative, I would point out that the Constitution made that an illegal act.  I would further point out that people who join the military, both officers and enlisted take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution.  Not higher ranking officers or politicians. Further, that if the politicians were to "pass a law" that is in direct conflict with the Constitution, such a law would be null and void.

Sadly, I had three young men that still told me that they would obey any order given them.  This is why you need to know about this organization, Oath Keepers.  You need to go join them as a citizen associate.  You need to ask your local LEO if he/she is a member, and if not, why not.  If they tell you that they will obey any order given them, you need to explain to them about the Nazi's and the trial at Nuremberg.  Then you need to be afraid, and you need to keep an eye on that LEO.

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