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
Oooo, it is sooo much fun aggravating the living sh*t out of them. Giggle with glee indeed!
gee when you hear one president after another say the new world order it tends to give the conspiracy some merit! one more thing i like the oathkeepers and thinking of joining!
I can't say I always disagree with the Southern Poverty Law Center but seems I agree with them for different reasons on most occasions. They can point to us and say paranoid! Guess we should be, I never dreamed the President of the United States would refuse to enforce the federal law! If he will do this then, what will he not do?
Obama has no respect for law or rules. He does as he pleases and the media supports him. SO YES I AM A PARANOID!
If Obama declares Martial Law then he and I are at war. I don't think I will win but then the only regret I have is that I only one life to give for my country!
Let me think about this: Southern Poverty law Center vs Oath Keepers - NOT ON MY WATCH!
Keep it coming Alan.
NCRenegade.com beat TPN for this dubious honor by the Southern Poverty Law Center. I agree that we must be doing something right.
PSSSSSSSS on them.
We are not only known by the company we keep but by the enemies we make. If TPN has attracted the attention of the far left attack dog group SPLC then Alan and TPN are doing quite well. SPLCs existence is symptomatic of the malignant social disease that is leftist ideology. SPLC is the lefts largest organized hate group striking out at anything good and moral and defending evil and the indefensible. Next up, ABC and MSNBC, if Alan and TPN can arouse their ire it's the big leagues.
SPLC, mouthpiece for the worlds largest political mass murder cult.... the leftists.
Good for you Alan!
Seems if you you criticize the Left the SPLI sees it as an as something illegal. Sol Alinsky is a patron saint, a communist, and yet the SPLI ignores the threat of his followers. Let the SPLI mend the thievery of Wall Street and perhaps its support will fold.
I think we found their cavity filled tooth and we're drilling it pretty good.
Think Iceland.., think proactive. Let's get this work of restoring the Republic underway.
Looks pretty factually accurate to me. Only the idiotic attitude about it is goofy in the extreme. Had I read the original article without being primed for it's content, I would have said, "Well? Your point is?" :)