Who is Afraid of the Oath Keepers?

From the Oath Keepers Declaration:

We will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext. 

We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.

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.

Who and why fears people declaring this?

The following is quoted verbatim from the Oath Keepers website, archived multiple times from 2009 to 2019 and until the website deplatforming:

 

DECLARATION OF ORDERS WE WILL NOT OBEY

Recognizing that we each swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and affirming that we are guardians of the Republic, of the principles in our Declaration of Independence, and of the rights of our people, we affirm and declare the following:
  1. We will NOT obey any order to disarm the American people.
  2. We will NOT obey any order to conduct warrantless searches of the American people, their homes, vehicles, papers, or effects – such as warrantless house-to house searches for weapons or persons.
  3. We will NOT obey any order to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to trial by military tribunal.
  4. We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state, or to enter with force into a state, without the express consent and invitation of that state’s legislature and governor.
  5. We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.
  6. We will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext.
  7. 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” during any emergency, or under any other pretext. We will consider such use of foreign troops against our people to be an invasion and an act of war.
  8. We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies, under any emergency pretext whatsoever.
  9. 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.
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually affirm our oath and pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor. Oath Keepers
The above list is not exhaustive but we do consider them to be clear tripwires – they form our “line in the sand,” and if we receive such orders, we will not obey them. 

End of the quoted text. The numbered statements are followed by explanations, omitted here. These statements have not changed since 2009, as much as I could check.

See also archives from 2015, 2020, 2021.

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September 2, 2022 at 01:38PM

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