WEDNESDAY, JUL 11, 2012 10:14 AM EDT
Tea Party Nation goes extreme
The Oath Keepers are the last line of defense against tyranny, apparently
This article was originally published by The Southern Poverty Law Center.
The Tea Party Nation, one of the more extreme factions of the Tea Party movement, has dipped deeper into the conspiratorial waters of antigovernment lore, most recently promoting the Oath Keepers and other antigovernment “Patriots” as the last line of defense for Americans increasingly confronted with “a government verging on evil.”
In a post published over the weekend on the Tea Party Nation’s website, regular blogger Alan Caruba painted a dire picture of the threats to freedom that lie in wait under President Obama, whom he calls a “red diaper baby” and a far-left functionary “raised from birth and mentored to embrace communism.”
“Obama’s disregard for the Constitution, its separation of powers, and Americans suffering greatly from his policies, suggests that he is not beyond making the greatest grab for power using a bogus ‘national emergency’ or manufactured ‘crisis’ to declare martial law,” Caruba wrote. He goes on to cite three recent executive orders as proof positive that Obama is setting up the nation to abandon its constitutional mandates and wage an all-out campaign against freedom.
And that’s where the Oath Keepers comes in.
Founded three years ago by former Army paratrooper and Yale Law School graduate Stewart Rhodes, the group operates under the defiant banner of “Not on our watch,” plying thousands of politically disaffected men and women with ideas of a totalitarian “New World Order” looming on the horizon. The group is composed of active and retired military and law enforcement personnel who vow to uphold their oath to the Constitution and disobey orders they deem to be in conflict. Inherent in the group’s “Ten Orders We Will Not Obey” is a roster of far-right conspiracy theories involving domestic prison camps, the dismantling of the Second Amendment and more.
Caruba is also the communications director for the anti-New World Order American Policy Center, so it’s no surprise that he would repurpose the Oath Keepers’ paranoid talking points. “The biggest question facing Americans is whether the members of our military and our law enforcement authorities would obey [Obama],” Caruba wrote. “My bet is that they would not.”
In a series of articles last year, Caruba lashed out at immigrants, Muslims, the LGBT community and, of course, Obama. In one of those articles, he likened Obama to Casey Anthony, the single mother from Florida who had just been acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter. He has also been a perennial opponent of Agenda 21, a benign multinational agreement signed 30 years ago to protect the environment that has increasingly been compared on the far right to a blueprint for the New World Order.
In the interest of accuracy, something missing in large measure from this article, I am not the Director of Commuinications for the American Policy Center, although I served in that capacity for ten years until 2004. I remain an advisor to the APC. -- Alan Caruba
I guess if the hucksters at the Southern Poverty Law Center call us extreme, we must be doing something right.
right on Judson we should wear that as a badge of honor.
Pardon me as I giggle with glee.... We are getting them on the ropes..; sometimes it takes a lot of noise to get people to shut up and take notice. Put away your rose colored glasses put away your leftist reading material you have been suckling on like a piglet and wake up. The majority has awakened; business as usual in Washington is on a timer and that timer is ticking down.
You got that right. Additionally, if they believe that Agenda 21 is a 'benign' multinational agreement then they really have not done their homework and do not have any credibility.
Henry, you stole my thunder! But it's all good. I had to laugh with their A21 'benign' statement also. All you have to do is read the document and parse out some of the infamous statements from the likes of Maurice Strong to see that it's about as benign as a great white is when there's blood in the water.
Even staunch democrat and alternative lifestyle person Rosa Koire ain't drinking the Kool-Aid on this one:
Speaks for itself.
Oh, and I have a suggestion for those of us that have done our due diligence on this and other matters e.g. smart meters, A21, NWO, chemtrails, etc.etc.
It's not "conspiracy theories" anymore. It's just f-a-c-t. (We need to point that out when we're labeled as such whenever we get the chance in debates or public discourse.). Why do you think they are trying to control the internet?!?
Got that right. It was a few months ago the spokesperson for this left wing shill group was asked why they didn't monitor left wing extreme groups/Islamist groups. Apparently that thought escaped them. According to the spokesperson, the SPLC is not 'set up' to examine left wing hate/Islamist groups. The enemy of my enemy is my friends I suppose. I believe they would, as DHS is apparently doing, lump the Founding Fathers into a right wing extremist terrorist group.
I suggest that the "Poverty" contained in the center's name reflects on the ability of its members to think.....
A spin-off from the Nobel Committee, perhaps?.....
It sounds like Mr Caruba is getting rather close to the truth of things as well, Judson. Extreme times call for...facts, truth and people willing to stand up for individual liberty. I thank you both!
Kudos! Typical lamestream pandering from the SPLC.
What a compliment that they would consider Alan threatening enough to single him out in this way. Good going Alan Caruba!
I'll bet it is the Constitution study group that got them thinking we are dangerous and radical.
Looks like the SPLC is in league with the one-world Agenda 21 Communism freaks on the radical far left. This strenuous objection from them is proof positive.
Let's keep aggravating the living sh*t out of them by continuing to expose the truth about their lies, obfuscation and their aggressive attempts to take over our constitutional government. They fear the light of day, and it's a bright and sunny day out right now.