Oath Keepers Quote

“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 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.”

~ Oath Keepers


Ratings and Comments

E Archer, NYC

Count me in, too. I sincerely hope that our service men and women currently on duty share the same sentiment.

Kimo, USA
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Kimo, USA    12/12/11

Steward is a brave man. Let us hope, all compassion is not gone, in our people. As many know, the people who may fire upon US citizens,may be UN related, time will tell. Yep, Merry Chistmas.

M. Slentz, Denver City, USA

We can all do our part by going to our sheriffs and asking them to sign a contract that they will uphold the constitution. Rick Perry signed a contract to uphold the constitution at the San Antonio Tea Party event several years ago. I have a picture of him doing so.

J Carlton, Calgary

My first question is, what directives do they know about that prompted them to come up with this very particular list? Go Oathkeepers!

Cal, lewisville

This should be their oath at enlistment.

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Abby    12/12/11

It pretty much IS their Oath at enlistment and is the Oath of every public servant...but many are thinking of the 'job' and don't pay attention. That is the point. When you join the military, police, or other 'authoritative' gov agency, the Oath is to support and defend the US Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic. Oathkeepers are determined to honor their Oath...something we don't see happening in congress, the white house, at governorships, in courts, by police and sadly by sheriff dept. However, Sheriff Mack is now working towards a goal of teaching sheriffs about their Constitutional duties so look him up online, he could use some help with that project.

Mike, Norwalk

I recently attended a seminar put on by Sheriff Richard Mack (on the Board of Oath Keepers - whom I've been acquainted with since the mid 80s). A lot of the meeting expounded on his Supreme Court decision (Printz v. United States, 521 U.S. 898 (1997) - basically, the People and/or States do not have to follow any Federal mandate out side of Article I Section 8 and the County Sheriff is the supreme officer at law in the U.S.) As per the quote on its face, ABSOLUTELY ! ! ! I can say, at least somebody is trying to do something.

Mike, Norwalk

Thanks Abby, I think Sheriff Mack is having a big training seminar of Sheriffs in Las Vegas in January (-; it couldn't hurt ;-)

Anonymous, canada

It has just passed on Quote # 8. Canadian border enforcement is now allowed to operate in the U.S. and vice versa. Canadian troops on American soil. greg

jim k
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jim k    12/12/11

I seriously doubt that DEA agents would sign on to this but I hope that our military and law enforcement officers will.

Ralph F. Passonno jr., Troy

From a grammatical point of view, you can strengthen your ten points in the oath by using the word SHALL rather than I after we and the word WILL after I. Keep up the good work.

Randy, Upland, CA

If anyone would like to know why this has been put out, look up Operation Garden Plot and it's many revisions.

J Carlton, Calgary

Randy, I checked it out. It's basically a recipe for UN guided martial law in the United States.

Mike, Norwalk

Randy, that's been a scary noose hanging around the necks of We The People for years now. Thanks for the recent update. The treaty is open ended so that Canada can not only use Canadian Armed forces to enter The Union of Socialists (U.S.A.) but anyone it hires (Chinese or N. Korean regulars, Cubans, ? ? ?) I guess its only fair since the one worlders have been using the U.S.A. as a world wide take over vehicle that we now have foreign troops on our soil to occupy us. The occupying statiest theocracy infesting this land wasn't enough for the foreign tyrants. As I've stated before, police departments were viewed as a standing army to enforce a foreign despot's enslavement. That fear having come, true only explains why the Oath Keepers have had such minimal success.

Ray, Pace, FL

My Oath of Enlistment did not have an expiration date!

L. Hanson, Edmonton, Canada

You see in Canada, Carlton, in CANADA we don't have to worry about that crap; we have a Charter that is apparently more sound than your Constitution. What a tragedy; you had it all and you threw it away.

L. Hanson, Edmonton, Canada

I just heard, Carlton, that your Senate just passed a bill that would allow your police to keep one of your citizens in jail without cause or without being charged. Congradulations your country has reached a new low; a little closer to Nazi Germany.

J Carlton, Calgary

Hanson, you need to look in your own back yard before casting stones. Canada has a mirror law for everything you seem to despise. Perhaps you would quit basing your "opinions" on sound bytes and propganda. Wake up! My God, but you are a nasty little socialist. BTW, Canada is as much my country as yours, like it or not.

Mike Phillips, Lakeland TN.

As a Jew I fear those that in power now. It could be Nazi Germany all over again.

Patrick Henry, Red Hill

As Sovereign Individuals, under the aegis of the Constitution, all Americans ought to esteem themselves to be under a solemn obligation to be the self sacrificial instruments of the preservation, protection and defense of the Noblest work of Man, of its kind, so help them God.

John Shuttleworth, New York City

Broadly stated with non-specific implications which can be applied as seen fit by anyone who is determined to commit an act of civil disobedience whether soundly grounded in rational action or not. I am reminded of Mark Rudd screaming explicatives  in the name of free speech. Yes, you have the right to swear vociferously into the ether without cause; but the words are still crude, offensive and applied uselessly. Unless you just want to show mommy and daddy what a big boy you are. Allow me to assert, after 11 years of service under arms to this country, had I displayed such baseless defiance the Marine Corps would have kicked me out with less than a shrug. Then, exercising my citizen rights, I could have stolen a soap box, stood on a street corner and proclaimed my defiance to the world; but not as a Marine. Got It ?!

E Archer, NYC
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E Archer, NYC John Shuttleworth, New York City 7/5/18

John, which of those oaths are you referring to?  Cursing in the ranks wasn't one of them.  Are you saying that during your service, you were required to violate any of the above under orders?

jim k, austin

As to #9, this is already being done under the guise of  "asset forfeiture" thanks to the horrible "war on drugs". 

Chuck Woolery, Rockville

It is not possible to keep an oath to "support and defendthe Constitution ...[and] the principles in our Declaration ofIndependence.  The Constitution is based on a mythical ideal of independence which exists no where but in our minds. Protecting our freedoms and security depend on being responsible in how our government uses its power here AND aboard. It (we) have failed miserably in our devotion to justice for all.  It is better to be rich and guilty in this nation than innocent and poor.  And if you are not a US citizen...our government has no respect for your inalienable rights.  The very principle the Declaration gives for the creation of our government...

Ronw13, OR
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    Ronw13, OR    7/6/18

    Let me tell you something, there is a threshold. Keeping the peace is the point with open debate, if peace cannot be keep, what in the hell is the point of defending our way life. We were established AT LIBERTY AS INDIVIDUALS, If civil discussion cannot be engaged, what is the purpose of a defence of the wholesome family unit? shall we burn our cities down? Shall we let cities become waist lands ? Let the citizens defend for themselves ? Revolt or Invasion our founding fathers stated, is the purpose of defence. AT HOME OR ABROAD. If one does not have the ass to hold your own ground, what are you in the Fight for. ! A pay day, is not anywhere, nearly enough. Captain says guard the door, your families are on the line. IT HAS COME HOME AMERICA. get some ass or get out. The quote is a weak statement of fence sitting. If you cannot police your own yard, what the hell are you worth ? State Sovereignty Perhaps, if like California, jumping for the wrong reason, seeing they have turned socialist, rather than the Republican form of Government they Should be. JUMP. Patriots await to pick up the peaces when you fall. Snow flakes had better RUN. time to get to work America, stop playing the socialist game, you will loose in America. 


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