Oath Keepers Can Stop Martial Law

An Open Letter From Oath Keepers Editor.

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USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Elias with Oath Keepers here. I am reflecting back on something I’ve noticed in recent years. Let us recall that it was the Republican Party’s rejection of Ron Paul in the 2008 Presidential campaign that caused our Founder, Stewart Rhodes, to create this organization.

I note that Oath Keepers was born out of the Ron Paul Revolution at the very time the Tea Party was spreading and growing like wildfire across middle-America from coast to coast, much to the dismay of established powers.

Since September 11, 2001, our dear Government has decided to crush dissent in this country by militarizing our police and backing them up with Fusion Centers from DHS and a mutual “chain of command” linking our police with the U.S. military itself. The current aim is to erect the infrastructure for imposing “martial law”.

Oath Keepers will recall that in the 2008 campaign cycle we seldom ever heard any politician talk about honoring one’s Oath. But in the three election cycles since Stewart Rhodes created Oath Keepers, 2010, 2012, and 2014, we have heard a great deal about the Oath.

It has become a part of the national dialogue.

Each of you helped make that happen, and I think that we all should celebrate that spirit, and build on it. We have had a powerful effect on the national dialogue, thanks to each of you.

I want to now challenge each of you to do all you can to help with our current RT&I project, which is one of the best projects Oath Keepers has seen. I’m talking about the production of a very classy documentary film which showcases Oath Keepers’ mission and spotlights our “Ten Orders We Will Not Obey”. The movie features Ron Paul as well as our President and Founder, Stewart Rhodes. Also in the film are Oath Keepers Board member Sheriff Mack and our national Chaplain, Pastor Chuck Baldwin. This movie will be an Oath Keepers teaching tool for many years to come, so I am asking all members to send in what you can to help us get this film finished. Read below please!

This film is about “martial law“, and what the Constitution has to say about “martial law“. The script for the film is inspired by

Dr. Edwin Vieira’s writings, which are superbly academic and undebatable. I am sure that all Oath Keepers already know well that martial law is coming at this nation like a runaway freight train. Let’s talk just a bit about what each of you can do to help us stop the coming martial law and win the fight for liberty.

Ron Paul and Stewart Rhodes will star in the movie MIDNIGHT RIDE

Oath Keepers and Matrix Entertainment are producing the classiest, most Constitutionally-correct denouncement of the coming police state’s authoritarian “martial law” with James Jaeger’s powerful movie documentary, MIDNIGHT RIDE.

Stewart Rhodes has already interviewed on film for this movie. Ron Paul will interview for the film shortly.

Saddle Up! Ride with US! Help us stop Martial Law!

View the trailer: below.

About Oath Keepers:
Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters who will fulfill the Oath we swore, with the support of like minded citizens who take an Oath to stand with us, to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God. Our Oath is to the Constitution. www.oathkeepers.org

  • 7 thoughts on “Oath Keepers Can Stop Martial Law

    1. Well, its time to stop talking about it and start doing something about it, if there are not enough people in this congress and this scotus to clean up the black house and remove the frauds to trial and imprisonment…then apparently the citizens will have to raise up! THAT is what they are afraid of, THAT is the reason for the home land insecurity, the fema, the martial law…..the communists did their work well back in the 30’s, and it spread like a major disease, which it is!!!

    2. “and a mutual “chain of command” linking our police with the U.S. military itself.”
      Really where do you get this idiotic statement. There is no central chain of command for all law enforcement in this country. There are over 36,000 different LE agency within the United State. If this has happen I guess someone forgot to tell me, and I am in the chain of command of my agency!!! You only add to the mistrust with misinformation.

      1. Jon,
        My statement may not be as “idiotic” as it may at first seem. I could not write a full history of everything I asserted in that article about the movie, for reason of brevity and coherence, but I do respect your question and will try to answer it for you now. Please bear in mind several basic facts on which I’m sure we’ll all agree.
        1 – On July 26, 1999, then-Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen posted an article he had written in the Washington Post. To the best of my knowledge the Washington Post was the only newspaper to carry that article, and the news media basically swept it under the rug. Cohen’s article was actually the transcript for a speech, and he had entitled it “Welcome To A Grave New World”. To brag about that speech years later, Cohen has also placed it on his website, so you can read it for yourself — but remember, it’s also on the record in the archives of the Washington Post. The link at Cohen’s current website:

        Please scroll that link down to the tenth paragraph where you will find this description of a “chain of command” —
        Quoting then-Sec/Def Cohen:

        “First, any military assistance in the wake of a domestic attack must be in support of the appropriate federal civilian authority — either the Department of Justice or the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Second, an unequivocal and unambiguous chain of responsibility, authority and accountability for that support must exist. ”

        The applicable words are “an unequivocal and unambiguous chain of responsibility, authority and accountability” .
        That’s it. An “unequivocal and unambiguous chain of responsibility, authority and accountability”. I will now quote more on this from an article I wrote many years ago:

        Quoting from my older article:
        Is that by any other definition not a “chain of command”? You’re right. But he [Cohen] was speaking a couple of years before 9/11/2001, and at that time any claim by the Pentagon to have any authority to give marching orders to civilian agencies, such as the Justice Department’s enforcement groups or any others, would have been laughed out of court by the American people. Therefore Cohen also notes in his speech –

        “Finally, we must not [sic] trample on American lives and liberties in the name of preserving them. Fears about the military’s role in domestic affairs are unfounded, as evidenced by a long history of reasonable and successful military support to communities ravaged by natural disasters, such as fire and flood.
        As in the past, any military support will be precisely that — support. Both legal and practical considerations demand it. The Posse Comitatus Act and the Defense Department’s implementing policies are clear — the military is not to conduct domestic law enforcement without explicit statutory authority, and we strongly believe no changes should be made to Posse Comitatus.”

        But of course Cohen was not being genuine. In fact, he was flat-out lying. Consider: It is doubtful that “explicit statutory authority” exists in any body of *lawfully* written mandate or statute, for Posse Comitatus stands opposed to any ‘explicit statutory authority’ which would place the military on U.S. soil in a policing role. He states clearly that no changes should be made to Posse Comitatus, the old 1878 law prohibiting the use of the Army to police the people of the several sovereign States. He was preparing the way for George Bush 43 to completely butcher Posse Comitatus, as indeed happened. But look at this – Cohen continues…

        “Also clear is that the military’s unique assets are most valuable when used to supplement — not supplant — continuing federal, state or local efforts. This is one of the reasons we are helping to train the local emergency “first responders” in 120 cities under a program mandated by Congress and now being transferred to the Justice Department. But merely managing the consequences of an attack is not sufficient. We must be vigilant in seeking to interdict and defeat the efforts of those who seek to inflict mass destruction on us. This will require greater international cooperation, intelligence collection abroad and information gathering by law enforcement agencies at home. Information is clearly power, and greater access to information will require the American people and their elected officials to find the proper balance between privacy and protection.”
        -end excerpt from Cohen’s speech-
        Did we notice how slick he [Cohen] was in sneaking that in there? I mean the part about the “information gathering by law enforcement agencies at home”. This speech was published in 1999. Cohen’s drawing-table mentality, like all planning adventures, dealt with abstractions, with concepts which planners use like wishful building blocks of children’s play. Think-tankers and Planners (working groups, etc) get their blocks and Tinker Toys from the U.S. Census, the NSA, the NRO, Pentagon, FBI, CIA, etc, etc.

        As Secretary of Defense, Cohen of course knew about a DARPA report from five years earlier which announced a way the DoJ and the DoD could bypass Congress and merge parts of each into a singular entity in a completely unConstitutional and therefore illegal tactic of bureaucratic mischief.

        From Cohen’s speech in 1999 we can jump now to 2011, just a dozen thrill-packed years later, and find that there exists a Federalized/militarized infrastructure, similar to the 120-City gambit under Clinton’s Administration in which major population centers would become networked in communications and other areas vital to the national intelligence systems required by the Pentagon. There now exists a unifying central hub for all this, and it’s called the Department of Homeland Security. In its outreach, DHS uses for conduits a network of intermediary Intelligence centers called Fusion Centers.

        Had Cohen been candid and truthful he would have noted that his announcement of the government’s intent to use U.S. military forces on U.S. soil under whichever exigent circumstances would be deemed worthy, and in conjunction with our local peace officer community, was actually itself predicted by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

        Keeping in mind the fact that Cohen has just told us about 120 centers to be established in as many cities around the nation, and that the 120 centers would exert liaison relationships with local, State, Federal, and Military interface, with that unequivocal and unambiguous command structure of unambiguous authority and accountability etc., let’s look at something else before getting to the fruits of his prophecy.

        This is a National Institute of Justice report from 1997, well before Cohen’s Grave New World speech.


        In 1994 the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) entered into a cooperative agreement to develop technologies of value to both. This agreement, codified in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and signed by the Deputy Secretary of Defense and the Attorney General, formalized and focused a longstanding ad hoc relationship. To manage this technology development program and to direct its day-to-day activities, the MOU established a Joint Program Steering Group (JPSG) that would represent both departments and be staffed with members from several agencies…

        Part I: The Partnership Between Law Enforcement and the Military [emphasis EA]

        The boundaries separating the functions of the law enforcement and military communities are clearly defined in law. The military’s function is to provide for the national defense, while Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies maintain domestic tranquillity. [Sic] Although performing different functions, law enforcement and the military perform many of the same tasks. Both law enforcement and the military operate their own judicial, police, and prison systems. Within the limits set by law, civil law enforcement and the military communities work cooperatively…. Often law enforcement and the military may also participate in the same missions. Such interagency efforts include waging the war against drugs, countering terrorism and espionage, and providing disaster relief… [emphasis EA]

        The potential benefits of a joint development program became clear to officials in DOD and DOJ, as well as to Congress, in 1993. The overlap of technology needs had been noted by a senior working group (SWG) convened by DARPA in 1993 to assist in formulating a program to develop technologies to enhance the effectiveness of U.S. forces engaged in Operations Other Than War (OOTW). These kinds of operations involve providing humanitarian assistance, peacekeeping, countering the flow of drugs into the United States, and countering terrorism. This initiative was prompted by events in Somalia and elsewhere. The SWG and DARPA noted many common technology needs between civilian law enforcement operations and OOTW. [emphasis EA]
        Congress and senior officials in both DOJ and DOD moved DARPA and NIJ toward establishing a formal partnership agreement. In June 1993, the Attorney General sent a letter to DOD and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) suggesting collaboration on technology development. In July 1993, Congress initiated language directing the establishment of an interagency working group, which included DOJ and DOD, to look to the development of dual-use technologies. This was prompted by the recognition of the effect of defense downsizing on the industrial base and the effort to reduce Federal expenditures and by apparent interest within the administration to “reinvent government” by eliminating unnecessary redundancies. In hearings before the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology that year, the DOD Director of Defense Research and Engineering endorsed establishing joint technology development with DOJ. Also at these hearings, key NIJ and industry officials testified about the value such a partnership might produce. [emphasis EA]

        NIJ reorganized in 1994 by elevating its Division of Science and Technology to full office status and establishing a Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Advisory Council (LECTAC) consisting of 85 representatives from Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies. At that time, LECTAC identified law enforcement technology needs for NIJ and noted that many of these needs were pertinent to the military. [emphasis EA]

        Memorandum of Understanding. The clear benefits of this partnership led to the execution of an MOU between DOJ and DOD on April 20, 1994. Highlighting the importance attached to this MOU was its execution by the Attorney General and the Deputy Secretary of Defense and the presence of the VicePresident, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy at the signing ceremony. This MOU set in motion the development and enactment of the technology program described in Part II of this report.
        – end excerpts from DARPA report of 1994. Read the whole thing at the following link if you’ve got time and really want to know why I used the term “chain of command” in my article above. This is part of my proof:


        Now please consider NORTHCOM’s presence on U.S. Soil and what is happening at Ft. Stewart, Georgia.

        Please note that an unlawful merging of the Justice Department and the U.S. Military was enacted at this juncture and was officially presided over by the Vice President as well as representatives of the Treasury Department and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Also note that this sub-authority grouping of government officials did not include the U.S. Congress. No law was passed in Congress to permit this, the public mind was not advised of this until after the fact and even then only briefly in the back sections of newspapers for a day or two, and therefore no case regarding this merging of two diametrically-opposed civil bodies, DOJ and DOD, would ever involve the Supreme Court, which would undoubtedly have condemned this mischief. They just did it in the same off-hand way that NORTHCOM recently merged the U.S. Northern Command with the Canadian Army. See:

        http://www.northcom.mil/news/2008/021408.html ]

        The MOU calls for the establishment of an extendable 5-year program in which a JPSG, jointly staffed by DOD and DOJ representatives, manages daily operations and a high-level interagency Senior Review Group sets policy. Members of the JPSG have been drawn from DARPA, NIJ, the FBI, the Bureau of Prisons, and the U.S. Army. The JPSG works at any point along the research, development, and acquisition (RDA) spectrum so that it can support demonstrations of existing technology as well as development of totally new and unique technologies. [EA note: When the report mentions that JPSG works at any point along the research, development, and acquisition spectrum, it created the capability of the military and civil law enforcement communities to interchange equipment, technology, science, and logistics, which explains how SWAT teams dash about sporting amazing militarized toys such as APCs and Sound Weapons etc. Recall, this would officially begin in 1994, because a group of visionaries decided to bypass Congress and the American people to build an infrastructure which would be occupied readily under COG or COOP as what General Tommy Franks dubbed “a military form of government”.]

        There is so much more I could list for you here, but let me stop here because I’m not sure how much text this comment box will handle. But do please recall that in about two years after Cohen made his Grave New World speech 9/11/2001 happened and we were instantly given the USA PATRIOT ACT of 2001 and the Authorization For the Use of Military Force Act of 2001 and since then we’ve had a pile of executive orders and Congressionally passed “laws” which have finally cemented DHS, DOJ, DOD, and the ever-lovin’ White House as Lords over a chain of command which was most colorfully portrayed by the fusion of all law enforcement and military commands at Boston in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. Add to all that the NDAA-2012, just for good measure, and I really can’t see how you would continue to accuse me of making an idiotic statement about a “chain of command”.
        Thank you for your service to your community, Jon, and please always remember — your Oath was to the Constitution, as written. You did not swear an Oath to the government which came out of that Constitution, but to the document itself, which is preserved just as the ink dried on it, said document being the written word and will of the American people which yet today is the highest uncontested law of the land.
        Elias Alias, editor for Oath Keepers; USMC Vietnam Veteran

      1. Jon,
        I have tried to post a reply to your question about “chain of command”, but the reply was over 2,300 words and is not showing here as a comment/reply to your post, so I do not know if you will see it or not. In case my post does not clear moderation here, please know that I have an answer for you and will email it to you if you write me at:
        You will be surprised to see how I can prove my statement, so do email me if that long post does not show here.
        Thank you for a good question,
        Elias Alias, editor for Oath Keepers

      2. Jon,
        I spoke too quickly. My lengthy post was indeed accepted under the article here, so I am thankful. I really thought it might be too long for the text box, and am glad to see I was wrong about that. My thanks to AmmoLand’s moderation are sincere.
        But Jon, I noted in reading over that long screed that I omitted, in my haste, the link to Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen’s “Grave New World” speech, so will now offer that link with apologies for the error — I should proofread stuff before hitting the “post” button, yes? 😉

        Again, it’s in the tenth paragraph into Cohen’s speech — well worth the read in full, btw.

        I will also note for you Jon that the subject of the article above, which I built as an email to the Oath Keepers mailing list, is James Jaeger’s hot new movie which is now in production and titled “MIDNIGHT RIDE: When Rogue Politicians Call For Martial Law”. I think this movie is going to be an eye-opener for many thousands of Americans, as it will deal with the four types of “martial law” as viewed by Constitutional expert Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr. in his trilogy on “Constitutional Homeland Security”, available at amazon.com under his name in their search bar. I would heartily recommend getting those books and looking into the Constitution through the eyes of a man who, with four degrees from Harvard including a Ph.D. and J.D. who has spent his entire life studying the intricacies of the interface between the American cultures from Colonial days to present and their relationship with their will and words as borne on that document. The American people have been hood-winked, so to say, out of their most central right to bear arms in service to their governments at the County and State level in a “bottom-up” ownership of their government by being registered members in their Constitutional Militia of the several States. It is at the core of “self-governance”, and it is mandated in the body of the Constitution in three separate places — *before* we get to the Bill of Rights with its famous “Second Amendment”, where it is stated clearly that the Militia is “necessary to the security of a Free State…”.

        In that over-view, the look into the message of MIDNIGHT RIDE the movie, the question of militarizing our local police is examined in its role of serving an agenda which runs contrarily and diametrically against the written word and will of the American people in our Constitution. The movie looks at the uses for which our military and police are being trained, programmed, conditioned, and schooled toward an imposition (under whichever ruse appeals to the power elite who set domestic policy) of martial law.

        Just between you and me and the fence pole, I was lied to in 1965 when I answered the government’s “call to arms” and quit college and joined the Marines and went off to fight communism in Viet Nam. The poet of the Viet Nam war, the late Steve Mason, put it this way in one of his poems:

        “Old soldiers with bad gums find out too late whom they really served.” — Steve Mason, RIP

        The question of the day may be phrased like this “Are our police and military today being lied to just as my generation was lied to about the Viet Nam war?” Many will not see the great lie until they’re Veterans or retirees, because of the intense training and conditioning they undergo while in service to a government which no longer represents the will of the people. No time for questioning orders while one is on active duty or is current-serving, right? All of us Veterans know this, but those still in service are often-times unaware of just what is going on behind the scenes. From a military standpoint, and in illustration of my point here, we note the amazing and candid testimony of USMC General Smedley Butler, honored in the Marine Corps as one of the two greatest Marines ever, alongside General Chesty Puller. Butler wrote the book, “War Is A Racket” when he got out of the Marines after a brilliant and famous career on three Continents. Here it is for your convenience —


        That book was published in the 1930s and you can get a copy today at amazon dot com. All men and women who carry badges and guns in service to America should read that book and grok the message. Again I repeat, General Butler is one of history’s “two greatest Marines”.

        With that I’ll close. Thank you again for a good question.
        Elias Alias, editor for Oath Keepers, associate producer for MIDNIGHT RIDE, with Larry Pratt, Ron Paul, Stewart Rhodes, Edwin Vieira, G. Edward Griffin, Sheriff Mack, Chuck Baldwin, and others.

    3. Elias Alias, editor for Oath Keepers, a salute to you dear sir!! Who would in their right mind, clearly not appreciate, your truly objective, and of course 100% admissible answer / response, to the individual in question, to your above statement!! My worry though, does arise, and this is a needed wakeup call, for anyone missing even some basic discernment, as to what is coming, and unfortunately, what is already here. The clear gap, of awareness, being someone in charge of any deployment, or whom even is “in the chain of command of my agency!!!” doesnt somehow know these dangerous times, for which they themselves enforce others through, I have entered a fear never known before, and I will use my remaining time, to educate others. I’m judging no one, and we can only change ourselves, and thats why we’re going down the tubes, we all want to change someone else, as pride downs its last victim, the last free nation on planet Earth- God bless you, SALUTE….. Mr K.A.

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