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
You should feel honored that they attack you. They feel threatened.
What is the "Southern Poverty Law Center"??? I never heard of it........
The Southern Poverty Law Center was involved with Eric Holder in the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City. They had agents infiltrating Elohim City, Oklahoma. The Southern Poverty Law Center and specifically Morris Dees is guilty of misprision of felony for their part in the cover up of the roots of the bombing.
Let's open the investigation which would be the only surefire way to get rid of the criminal enterprise known as Eric Holder.
Eric Holder approved detonators, guns and money go to McVeigh and Nichols through a DOJ asset.
See link for more dirt on SPLC. http://www.alamoministries.com/false_accusations/splc.html
Thank you Royce. I loved this article Mr. Caruba.....thank you.
Hats off to you Alan, we got their attention so now lets get the politicians attention.
GUILTY AS CHARGED!! And proudly so.
"Extreme", "Racist", "Sexist", "Bigot", "Homophobe" -- are there five other words in the English language which are more hackneyed and meaningless?
When Liberals call anything political "extreme", you can read it as "successful in countering Liberal lies and promoting sensible government".
No one can be more extreme than Holder and Obama. Obama is racist against blacks and Holder is racist against whites.
Southern Poverty Law Center what a joke. SPLC ( Stupid People Law Center)
That acronym would actually be:
SPLC = STUPID PEOPLE LEARNING COMMUNISM
Another Stealth name from the Bottomless Pit of Deceit and Lying Left Wing agitators of the Communist party in America.You see they don't know what "Oathkeepers" stands for because they lack any gonads to serve this Republic in any capacity of our Military. So much for the assumed name of Southern Poverty Law Center hmmm! Aww! A bunch of Academic Lawyers entering our Arena huh?
The Poverty Law Center . . . created in the image of the ACLU, has a single OBJECTIVE and their common fund raising tactic is to bring suits against, often innocent, Americans and American Corporations.
Their strategy is to pick a Plaintiff in a Liberal Federal Judge's district . . . . then bring charges, founded or not, they then sue for a sum generally in the 6 figure range.
The Defendant then has to decide whether to enter into years of legal defense and expense or simply pay the extorted sum, as they know Liberal Judges often rule against innocent Americans . . . no matter how good their defense.
It's a racket! They do, on occasion have legitimate suits . . . but, only to confuse the public.
When you look at their goals, read on the House Floor, in 1963 . . . . America is losing and us taxpayers pay the bills.