Sunday, September 13, 2015

A Well Regulated Extremist Militia

Fresh off their appearance in Ferguson and their defense of racist, scofflaw, squatter Cliven Bundy the Oath Keepers are offering their services to Kim Davis. Stewart Rhodes is apparently Supreme Appellate Judge of the United States now.

Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, issued a written statement saying in part, "We believe Federal District Court Judge David Bunning grossly overstepped his bounds and violated Mrs Davis’ due process rights, and in particular her right to a jury trial.... [W]e see the rise of an imperial judiciary that not only legislates from the bench but is attempting to expand their 'contempt' power to likewise swallow up our Bill of Rights and circumvent jury trial."

I do hope the government is keeping close watch on these nuts. At least SPLC is.

(C)entral is the group’s list of 10 “Orders We Will Not Obey,” a compendium of much-feared but entirely imaginary threats from the government — orders, for instance, to force Americans into concentration camps, confiscate their guns, or cooperate with foreign troops in the United States. These supposed threats are, in fact, part of the central conspiracy theory advocated by the antigovernment “Patriot” movement of which the Oath Keepers is a part — the baseless claim that the federal government plans to impose martial law, seize Americans’ weapons, force those who resist into concentration camps, and, ultimately, push the country into a one-world socialistic government known as the “New World Order.” In 2013, the group took on a more aggressive stance, announcing the planned formation of “Citizen Preservation” militias meant to defend Americans against the New World Order.

They sound kind of like the Green Party, or at least it's NY 21st incarnation. Lots more interesting stuff at the Southern Poverty link. 

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