Call to Action: Stand For the Students of Covington Catholic High School


USA – -( Calling all Oath Keepers, all three Percenters, all patriots, all Americans who believe children shouldn’t be threatened with death for going to school or for attending a school field trip to D.C. – it is time to stand up to the terroristic insanity of the far left.

It’s time to stand for the rights of free speech, assembly, and association and to stand against terrorism, by standing for the students of Covington Catholic High School, and standing up for their right to go to school without being murdered by hate-filled terrorists. Starting on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, join us outside the school to make a public stand in support of the students.

What: Stand on the sidewalk outside the school to show your support for the rights of the students and in defense of their rights. Bring your American flags and your signs of support such as “I stand with CovCath Students” or “I stand against terrorism” or “We stand against ‘face crime'” or against “hatcrime,” and if you want to wear a MAGA hat to make the point, by all means, do so.

We welcome the participation of other groups, such as AP III, Bikers for Trump, Patriot Guard Riders, etc. (So long as you are pro-constitution and anti-racist, you are welcome to stand with us.) As well as veterans groups such as VFW, American Legion, etc, and other biker clubs – really any individual or group who believes in free speech and individual liberty. Come and stand with us for the students.

When: Every school day starting on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Come out any school day you can, during school hours, to show your support and to stand for the students. Come as individuals or as groups. Let this be a grass-roots effort. Just show up when you can, as you can, for as long as you can.

Where: On the sidewalk outside the Covington Catholic High School (abbreviated CCH or CovCath), at 1600 Dixie Hwy, Park Hills, KY 41011

Why: Because no school children anywhere should be threatened with violence or death for any reason. The students of Covington Catholic High School have been threatened with violent assault and death by leftist terrorists across the United States (including threats to lock the doors of the school and burn them to death inside, school shooting threats, and bomb threats) for the “crimes” of:

  • “Thoughtcrime“: Straight out of George Orwell’s 1984 – for daring to be pro-life Catholic Christians and attending the March For Life in Washington D.C.
  • “Facecrime“: Another one from Orwell’s 1984 – having the wrong facial expression – for daring to simply stand, silent, and smile, in the case of sixteen year old student Nick Sandmann, who was condemned for “smirking” by legions of leftists in the media, in Hollywood, and all over the internet. Leftists stated that his face was deserving of being punched, and being accused of being “racist” simply because of his facial expression while standing eye-to-eye with Nathan Phillips. As a direct result, Nick and his family have received death threats. To Nick’s credit, he has stood his ground and defended his actions, asserting that he owes no apology. Unlike some adults who should have known better, he did not give in to pressure and did not allow himself to be “bullied’ into an apology. We encourage him and the other students to continue to stand firm. Do NOT give in to terrorist threats, and do NOT negotiate with terrorists. Stand your ground.
  • “Hatcrime“: (Not “hatecrime” – “HATcrime”) This is one Orwell missed, and the modern totalitarian left have even outstripped Orwell’s nightmare by also condemning the boys for daring to wear red Make America Great Again (MAGA) hats, which the kids had bought that day from D.C. Street vendors. This is the most egregious “offense” the boys committed, according to many on the left, who insist that a MAGA hat is equivalent to a KKK hood. Leftists across American condemned the boys merely for wearing red MAGA hats – that’s “hatcrime” in their eyes.
  • “Skincrime“: Another one Orwell missed – for daring to have white skin while doing the above activities. The examples of the boys being presumed guilty of “racism,” condemned, hated, and wished violence and death because of their skin color, number in the thousands, if not millions, all over the web, and in fact, started on the day they were in D.C. The racist “Black Hebrew Israelites” yelling hate-filled racist rants directed at the young boys. It is sad and sickening to see the far left project onto the boys the racism that the leftists themselves feel, with their identity-politics indoctrinated hatred of white people for merely being white, while they barely noticed the real racist adults there that day. It is also disturbing to see leftists presume that Nathan Philips was automatically in the right and even assuming he was telling the truth about the incident only because of his race.

In George Orwell’s ominous novel, 1984, are descriptions of both “thoughtcrime” and also “facecrime.” Here is the description of “Facecrime”:

It was dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself – anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face (to look incredulous when a victory was announced, for example) was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime, it was called.

Apparently lost on the modern totalitarian left is that Orwell’s 1984 was supposed to be a warning, of where we should not go, not a manual on how to get there as fast as possible. And, as noted above, the modern left has outdone Orwell with their additions of “hatcrime” and “skin crime” all in the name of being “anti-racist” and “anti-fascist.”

And in their totalitarian zeal, they are doing what the Taliban and ISIS did, threatening to murder children for the sin of going to school as they threatened to bomb schools, bomb school buses, or threatened to lock the doors shut and burn children to death. This is straight out of the playbook of Islamist terrorists.

And if we won’t stand up against that, we won’t stand up against anything.

It doesn’t matter if the children are right or left. It doesn’t matter what the kids said or did, and they said and did not much at all. The radical left doesn’t care – even after additional footage showed the kids were not aggressors in any way, many leftists still hate the kids for daring to wear those hats, and daring to be pro-life, and daring to smile (again, hatcrime, thoughtcrime, and face crime).

This is evil, and we have a duty to stand against it and to speak against it. We call on all Americans to step up and stand in support of the right of these kids to not be murdered or to be threatened with murder for merely going to school, or going on a school field trip to D.C. to march in the March for Life.

Even if you are not prior service, come out and bring an American flag and stand on the sidewalk in support of the kids and standing against terrorism because that is exactly what this is.


Oath Keepers has issued a standing offer of protection to the students of Covington Catholic High School and their families, as well as an offer of protection to the law firm representing some of them (after that law firm received a bomb threat). We have retired police officers, special warfare veterans, military combat-arms veterans and highly trained Personal Security Detail professionals who would consider it both an honor and a duty to protect the students and their families against terrorist threats.

That is an offer to escort them to and from school, and an offer to conduct a security assessment of their home and of the perimeter around the home. We are also willing to post up outside the home of any student and family under direct death threat or who have been “doxed” by radical leftists, who are encouraging terrorism against the students and their families. Such security can be covert or overt, depending on their needs.

Those who wish to volunteer to serve on those volunteer security details may do so by emailing us at [email protected]

In the subject line, please enter “SECURITY VOLUNTEER.”

If you are a parent or other family member of a student and want our protection, please also email us at that same email address but put “STUDENT AND FAMILY NEEDS PROTECTION’ in the subject line.

For the PSD details we prefer current serving or veteran:

  • A. LEO and military special operators.
  • B. Military combat arms with force protection or PSD experience as well as combat medics, or well trained personal security professionals.

You will be carefully vetted and will have to pass a full criminal background check.

That is for a separate security mission only, and not for the general show of support outside the school. As stressed above, regardless of your training or experience, all patriots need to gather outside the school to show your support for the students, and in support of their standing their ground. While there, if you see a threat to the school or students, of course, report it immediately to local law enforcement (which whom we will closely liaison and coordinate). You don’t need to contact us to do that. Just show up.

For the Republic,
Stewart Rhodes
Founder of Oath Keepers

PS – Even if you don’t agree, and think the kids were somehow wrong, nobody should threaten a child with assault or death. That should be something we can all agree on. That there are adults who have so lost their way that they would threaten children or call on other adults to harm or kill children, should be a serious wake-up call of how bad things have gotten in this country.

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  • 21 thoughts on “Call to Action: Stand For the Students of Covington Catholic High School

    1. My white pickup truck says it’s OK to be white. And if you don’t agree then it says you can go F yourself. And on top of that, it expects you to apologize. And my white pick up truck better not hear you laughing.

    2. Attendees, keep it peaceful, hold your mud in the face of unruly, violent leftist troublemakers. Make sure you don’t start a ruckus, but if you have to defend yourself from assault, do it well.

      Good luck.

    3. For Nashoba Losa:
      The kid was staying silent to diffuse the situation. He was trying not to laugh with some goofball beating a drum in his face. Age if the goofball doesn’t matter. Goofball was aggressor.
      Hard to show respect to aggression of that nature.
      Goofball was violating Mr. Sandman’s personal space.

    4. OK, so the Native American guy is a fake and a flake and a troublemaker and a Democrat Puke-face. But the kid who was staring and smirking was wrong, too. Every time I see the picture I am ashamed of the kid. What makes him superior to anyone else? What gives him the right to look down on anyone else. Yeah, I am an old man, 71.5 years old now, but when I was a kid if my Dad saw me give such a look at anyone, especially an adult, he would have “kicked my ass up between my shoulders” as he was fond of saying (and as he actually did on more than one occasion). We never disrespected anyone. It just was not right. I would have grounded my daughter, an only child, for six months had I caught her giving an adult that kind of look and being outwardly disrespectful. I expect adults to misbehave, expecially Democrats, but I don’t expect it from kids like the “smirker”. I find that unacceptable and distrubing.

      1. @ Nashoba Losa I disagree with you, smirk or no smirk, the kid was standing there waiting for a bus to pick them up when the drum beating professional protester came over and started his nonsense. A kid that is not use to treatment like he and his friends got in the nation’s capitol didn’t have much choice what to do. He didn’t backtalk or threaten to kick the idiot’s ass, he just stood there. He did nothing wrong. Maybe he won’t want to return to the hell hole that is called Washington DC.

        1. We need to support these young men,they are our future,clean cut decent looking(faces not looking like a fishing tackle holder or tattoed)probably well educated using glad they stood still not budging to john redcorn.
          Wwhat kind of signal are some of you wanting to send to these bright young minds?be a left n follow the leader or stand proud and smile?the older man posted he is 75.5 years old and said that boy was smirking,well grandad im 65 and no he wasnt smirking. But in my opinion those kids were treated badly. They are our future and i sure want to see them grow up as they appear to be growing up right.besides they choose our retirment places

      2. Phillips should never have approached the kid and banged the drum in his face–a good case can be made that the old man assaulted the kid for no reason

      3. Lets not move into a 1984 situation where facial expressions are judged. You will be sorry for entertaining that logic.

        How is a kid going to know how to diffuse an adult that is confronting him? Nathan Phillips needs to go to jail for lying and inciting violence.
        Now that IS against the LAW.

    5. I have been told by my internet geek friends that the Vegas shooters web site was full of leftist antifa nonsense before it was scrubbed clean during the coverup. Notice how little is publicly known (or rather revealed) about this mass murderer. Totalitarian anachary is the left wing Democrats goal. I guess the FBI is to busy to investigate leftist threats of mass school murder.

    6. Check the back ground on the “Native American” in this confrontation and you will see he is a proven liar, proven protestor and trouble maker–he moved in on the kids, never in Nam, had numerous problems in Marine Corps (several AWOLs) and so much more. A true left wing liberal Democrat Party dirt bag.

    7. Let us not forget the first two amendments of the Constitution of The United States of America.
      Amendment One:
      Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the Freedom of Speech, or of the press, or the Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
      Amendment Two:
      A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
      Anti-constitutionalist’s sense of morality is situational, based on incident and emotion, instead of rooted in God’s word and law.
      Anti-constitutionalist’s stand for nothing. The situation determines their support for an issue and their emotions rule, not reason and rationality.
      Moreover, they recognize the contradiction, but still cling to their situational justice. Situational justice is the tool of dictators, tyrants, despots, and unjust, unrighteous monarchs. It has no place in a free constitutional republic. In which the United States of America is……………….
      The Globalist, Government controlled media grasping for straws to sensationalize unimportant issues, proves to me just another diversion of what is really going on in this nation.
      Stop demonizing the children of this nation, along with making every Anti-Constitutionalist individual/organization victims!

    8. Yes, by all means stand up and protect children, but don’t go overboard and give them “special” status when it comes to what they have to say. They are still children and have yet to gain wisdom from life. Don’t let them wind up as more David Hoggs or the children in Oregon who the legislators and governor are working with to pass draconian gun laws.

      1. So don’t let them speak their mind and push for their rights and ideas? Just let the left do so? How does that help our cause? How do you counter what the left does if you do not advance your own cause? You sound like you support the left more than you do these children and the whole conservative movement. I am afraid you are part of the problem.

    9. The shame belongs to the school bosses who threw the boys under the bus without hesitation. Without facts, without shame or question. i don’t like to judge by appearance but old Nathan looks to be a meth head to me. No wonder he is so screwed up.

      1. Yes, me too. Most of us conservatives have work and responsibilities unlike the rabble, Soros paid leftists who “protest” for a living.

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