Thread: Oath Keepers
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Old October 22, 2009, 05:45 PM   #59
MTT TL
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Curiouser and Curiouser... The military should not have a problem with most of these but the police sure will.

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1. We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people.
Ok, got it.

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2. We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people
Hmmm... this is problematic for the police. There are many circumstances where a search is conducted without a warrant legally.
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3. We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to military tribunal.
On the surface this seems clear. However there are a number of circumstances (such as captured in a combat zone fighting US troops or certain contractors) where this simply would not apply.

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4. We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state.
That is pretty much a non-starter. A "state of emergency" is declared frequently after a natural disaster strikes.
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5. We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty.
That is no good either. The SCOTUS found in White vs. Texas that the States do not have the right to secede. I guess they only believe in certain parts of the Constitution and not the whole thing.

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6. We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.
Well OK. Even if such a thing were possible it would require a huge amount of resources so they would probably have a pretty good reason for it.

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7. We will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext.
Hmm. That is also a non-starter for police. The location for prisoner processing is sort of irrelevant so long as their rights are respected.

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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."
While even more Paranoid than #6 it seems a good idea.

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9. We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies.
Again a non-starter for the police, especially the feds who confiscate stuff at the drop of a hat. Many of the drug war laws would have to be rolled back.

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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.
Not a chance. Not if they mean unlimited rights anyway.
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