Oath Keepers In Ferguson: The Truth Behind The Lies

Sam Andrews

Sam Andrews

Sam Andrews, who is heading up the the Oath Keeper operation in Ferguson MO, was interviewed by Jason Van Tatenhove. Sam, very simply, and eloquently destroys the Main Stream Media attempts to demonize the Oath Keepers, and their role in helping to calm and stabilize the situation there.

Last November, Sam led a group of Oath Keepers who protected some businesses, when the Police were pulled back, allowing rioters and looters to destroy, or damage, many buildings and businesses.

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  1. Ken 12 August, 2015, 00:24

    God bless you guys. There are millions of us that believe in the constitution and support you.
    Semper Fi.

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    • Ziven 12 August, 2015, 05:21

      Couldn’t have said it better myself!!

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    • SoPhillyFred 12 August, 2015, 17:28

      We are NOT the bad guys! We need good Americans to get the word out and to support the cause of freedom. The Constitution was not meant to restrain the People, it is to limit and restrain the government.

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    • Cheryll 13 August, 2015, 03:58

      I am horrified that white men can carry guns in Ferguson where black people have been treated so horribly. I know that my comment will be deleted and those of you who do see it will attack me with terrible words, but I cannot stand by and see this happen.

      Just put your guns away. Stop all the nastiness. Respect your fellow man, including women, Asians, blacks, gays. You know underneath it all you have constructed a mutual alternate reality, but everyone has been made with a healthy portion in their brains. All were born innocent.

      Please just turn away from the gun worship.

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      • Elias Alias 13 August, 2015, 05:36

        Surprise surprise, I posted your comment. 😉
        Before I address your concerns, which of course can’t be done sufficiently in one mere comment text box, allow me to thank you for reading here at Oath Keepers, and for leaving your comment to be posted. I will try to walk you through a series of facts which I hope may help you see the truth about what Oath Keepers is, what we’re trying to do or accomplish, and why we were protecting innocent people and teaching black citizens in Ferguson about their rights. Yes, they are learning about their First Amendment rights, and we applaud that, but we also know that they need to learn about their Second Amendment rights as citizens. We hold that all inherent, unalienable rights are to be equally protected for all Americans, no matter what one’s ethnicity or philosophy or religion or gender. There are lots of very fine black members in Oath Keepers, as well as Latino, Asian, and others who are not “white”. We espouse love and prosperity for all citizens, and we also espouse every citizen’s right to self-defense.

        You may find it difficult to engage in an genuine conversation about this topic, because, as I read your words you seem to be quite emotionally motivated. I’ll try to not waste too much of your time. If however you are able to rise above your emotional attachments to the propaganda you’ve unwittingly absorbed whilst growing up, I will be glad to look more closely into sharing knowledge with you. If not, I release you to your highest good and hope for you a life of peace and prosperity, security and fulfillment.

        Oath Keepers teaches and lives by the highest uncontested law of the land, which is the Constitution for the united States of America. Will you not agree with me that we as Americans should honor the supreme law of the land? The beginning of living by the “Rule of Law” is to honor the highest uncontested law of the land, yes?

        Oath Keepers is promoting the U.S. Constitution, which requires that every State in this union have its own State Militia. It is not just the Second Amendment — it’s in three places in the main body of the Constitution which was written before the Second Amendment was included in the Bill of Rights.
        Can you really have a problem with American citizens exercising their unalienable rights, as Thomas Jefferson advocated? The right to self-defense is one of those unalienable rights, agree?

        The Constitution requires that the American people keep and bear arms, and that the States have their respective Militia, and that is why the SPLC and their ilk are so dead-set on attacking Constitutionalists. The true enemies of the state are groups which disregard the letter of the law for political purposes or material gain. Oath Keepers stands on the moral high ground when we declare that the Constitution must be the highest law of the land, and that all subsequent “Codes” and “Statutes” and “Treaties” must, by law, be pursuant to the Constitution.

        The Constitution requires that we have our armaments, all sorts of arms which we can “bear” — meaning, perhaps, that if one can carry it, one is “bearing” it. This is written into our highest law and no amount of subsequent trickery or treachery by the Courts or any governing body can rightfully over-rule it. I’m guessing right now that you will have trouble believing what I’ve just written, so let me give you a recollection from the Constitution itself….

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        Article I, Section 8, Clauses 15 & 16:
        [The Congress shall have Power To…]
        Clause 15: [ ] “To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;”
        Clause 16: [ ] “To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;”

        Article II, Section 2, Clause 1:
        “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States…”

        _______________

        So you can clearly see that the Constitution expects that the Militia of the several States be maintained in perpetual existence, so that they may be called forth when needed.

        But of course, the Militia would not be available to be called forth if the citizenry were to be disarmed, which is a major goal of some mal-contents who seek to strip Americans of their Constitutional rights. To make sure that this does not happen the Founders added the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights. That Amendment states quite clearly:

        “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.”

        Taken all together, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution itself, ensure that We The People have unalienable rights, that we are expected to exercise those rights, and that the exercise of those rights shall forever keep the ship of state on course, in harmony with the highest law of the land. America has drifted far away from the vision and original intent of the Founders, and Oath Keepers is helping educate our police and military, and anyone else who’ll listen, about our duty as citizens, and also our duty as public servants such as police and military etc., to uphold the highest law of the land. The Constitution over-rides any subsequent “law”, and we know that. Again, that is why the media and press is so hot to jump on us, for the media and press largely work for certain powers which are afoot in America and which seek to destroy our Constitution. The media blitz and uproar that regular citizens might be out in public carrying (bearing) their personal arms has risen to Roaring proportions suddenly, and the powers-that-be spare no effort or expense to shut down any movement that would protect our founding legal charter, the Constitution.

        Regarding Ferguson, Oath Keepers there are on video now, available at this website and also on YouTube, telling black citizens on the street that they have every right to protect their community and their own lives by walking proudly with their arms as required by the Constitution.

        If you want to rebut anything I’ve said to you here, I’ll certainly post your reply.
        Thank you for reading at Oath Keepers’ website.
        Salute!
        Elias Alias, editor

        Here it is for you in black and white —

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      • Hollywoodlafl 13 August, 2015, 15:31

        It’s NOT GUN WORSHIP, Cheryll, it’s keeping the peace from the animals that want something for nothing and displays an animalistic disregard to Law Enforcement and other peoples property.
        You may be singing a different tune, if these animals were shooting up YOUR neighbor, disturbing the Peace (w/their garbage negative rapcrap) or in the worst, shooting a relative of yours!

        I am SO GLAD these guys are in existence and hope they recruit MANY MORE!!!

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        • Yoda 14 August, 2015, 18:45

          This subject is focusing on the black community. I believe that many (not all, but many) of these ‘animals’ (as you call them) have never been introduced to the honorable Constitution. They have grown up in in a twisted society that tells them that they are victims here in America. Our government tells them that. Our media tells them that. If they even go to church, many (not all, but many) pastors tell them that. Some videos I’ve seen show Oath Keepers talking to these ‘animals’ as though they were equal men under the Constitution and telling them about their rights under the Constitution. I’m very proud of the conduct of our OK team in Ferguson. They are demonstrating that, under the Constitution, all men really are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights. I don’t think that your response to Cheryll was meant to define the entire crowd of protesters as ‘animals’. I just hope that Cheryll didn’t perceive it that way.

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  2. Montana John 12 August, 2015, 00:48

    Kudos to Sam and his crew!

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  3. Pat Henry 12 August, 2015, 01:48

    I think the camo and ARs might be what is driving the media frenzy. Don’t expect a fair fight with media reporting.

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  4. hairy 12 August, 2015, 03:20

    You say enemies foreign and domestic, question? What if the enemy is white and police? As you can see, they are drawing blood first. What will you do if unjust, when God returns to pass judgment, when truth will be required? The Constitution want warrant and weight with his call only truth and Justice. No hiding place Oath Keepers. Unless you don’t believe in God and his Judgment!

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  5. zepheurus 12 August, 2015, 03:34

    I agree Oat. Perhaps it would be best to adopt a type if uniform, similar to craft international. Collard polos and utility pants gives the impression of respectability and civility. A simple clothing line without battle ready fatigues giving the impression of “ready for war mentality” will fare better in public opinion and give the mass media one less perspective to rip apart and demonize. If the oath keepers truly are good for the communities they support, then perception is as important as the defending of oaths. In fact, it is the perception that initiates the reception.

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    • Big Al 12 August, 2015, 03:50

      If the camo’s and slung rifles strike a nerve with the public and/or the MSM, where is the howling and the outrage at the conglomeration of actual soldiers & equipment in various States with JH-15? We know very well that the MSM is the lapdog of this illegitimate government and their usurpation of powers that does not sit well with many. Yes, perception is a key factor to swaying the public on a great many things, there is a video here from SCG on such propaganda and the mind games played out on the general public. I keep hearing all the time from the so called candidates about the incompetence of this administration or that administration, but they know exactly what they are doing…

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    • wmaden 12 August, 2015, 15:47

      zepheurus: Why do you (like so many others) want to continually play into the PC type of hysteria by saying a line of clothing would “look better”, who cares if it looks better, what really matters is the end results.

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  6. pdclymer 12 August, 2015, 04:08

    This group says it defends the constitution. So were Oath Keepers there to protect the protesters’ right to demonstrate peacefully?

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    • coolinout 14 August, 2015, 03:05

      Now you’re catching on. That’s why, during the second visit, some of the protesters hugged the Oath Keepers. They remembered them from the first time and appreciated their return.

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  7. tintman 12 August, 2015, 04:11

    God bless ya’ll we’re here in florida watching over the unarmed forces station ,and it draggin not pretation I feel like I’m not doing enough
    straight alert ,tight ,and think
    love ya
    brother’s
    cm2 grace

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  8. Tony 12 August, 2015, 04:27

    How long have you guys been crazy?

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  9. IanK 12 August, 2015, 04:55

    I hear that later this week the black protesters will be open carrying….will you protect their right to do so?

    Curious.

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    • Shorty Dawkins Author 12 August, 2015, 05:22

      They have every right to open carry.

      Shorty Dawkins

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      • iCop 12 August, 2015, 12:35

        Every right to open carry as long as they are legally able to possess a weapon…. that should exclude the majority of the rabble waiting for another excuse to loot and pillage.

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    • TheAtticRat 12 August, 2015, 12:48

      Well, people who are open carrying are already equipped to protect their own rights. So your inflammatory, racist question is based on an erroneous premise. But the Oath Keepers support the Constitution. And the Constitution asserts that ALL of us have the right to bear arms.

      So I guess you have your answer. Don’t you?

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  10. ceej 12 August, 2015, 05:20

    Oath Keepers, i shall forever be grateful for what you do…. Defend the US Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic, for it is our Constitution that is the backbone of this Nation, and is threatened on a daily basis by those who would rather live under tyrannical dictatorship… God Bless and be forever vigilant!

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  11. babygirl6516 12 August, 2015, 06:24

    I’m praying for you guys, and possibly gals, out there. Thank you for covering our police officers sixes when no one else will.

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  12. Rick 12 August, 2015, 09:17

    I admire your cause and wish I could help. I’m wondering, though. Have you tried protecting the rights of those peacefully protesting? I keep reading stories about them being pepper sprayed and arrested even when they are not rioting and causing damage. I also wonder at why there are only white members. Allen West has similar views. Has anyone tried to recruit him? Some racial diversity, however ridiculous that may sound under the circumstances, may help ease tensions and aid in recruiting. Good luck and God Bless.

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    • zulix 12 August, 2015, 12:05

      You don’t have to be engaging in violence to be arrested. If you’re protest takes you to the middle of a street, without a permit to assemble, and the police tell you to move to not block traffic, and you then ignore them, you’re breaking the law and are subject to arrest. If you resist arrest and fight, you’ll be pepper sprayed.

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      • Jahn 12 August, 2015, 20:03

        I’m pretty sure the Constitution says that no law can be made abridging the right to peaceably assemble. Passing a law requiring me to have a permit to assemble does exactly that.

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  13. Advocate 12 August, 2015, 10:59

    An enormous thank you! Wish there were thousands more of you.

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  14. coolinout 12 August, 2015, 11:40

    We just made the news on Fox and Friends at 7:15 AM on Wednesday morning. Not a good piece, but not totally negative either. They said what we stand for but made mention of the SPLC and their views of us and also said certain members of the police didn’t want us there also. If only someone would do a more thorough piece. Too much to hope for I guess from even Fox.

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  15. Yoda 12 August, 2015, 12:24

    Ferguson was a ‘sucker trap’, waiting to be sprung for Oath Keepers. I’m sure that Stewart was fully aware of this before he authorized the OK operation. Damned if you do; damned if you don’t! Propaganda is one hell of an effective weapon. Neither the globalists nor the progressives invented it. However, they sure have perfected it. We will never win the hearts and minds of the general populace in situations of this kind. That doesn’t mean that our actions in these situations aren’t necessary. Sometimes you just have to ‘embrace the suck’. We will, however, win through programs like CPT, media like Midnight Ride and educational presentations by authorities like Edwin Vieira, 100% active participation in the constitutional militia initiative, and comprehensive recruitment efforts by all members of Oath Keepers. Those who ‘get it’ through these efforts will then understand the reason for Oath Keepers operations like Ferguson.

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    • Yoda 18 August, 2015, 15:01

      Looks like I may have to correct myself. I stated that ‘We will never win the hearts and minds of the general populace in situations of this kind.’ With the armed march coming, it looks like ‘do or die’. Perilous times ahead. I trust in Stewart’s wisdom and national’s decisions. Best to pray. Oath Keepers is definitely ‘poking the tiger’ with this one. Time to wake up all our patriot comrades and commit ourselves to focus on; and pray about; and fully support this one single event. May God be with us.

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  16. Kizz 12 August, 2015, 15:56

    Question. Is your group a militia group. I’m not saying you are. I believe in a lot of what you say and do but the news makes it look like you are so just asking

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    • Shorty Dawkins Author 12 August, 2015, 17:39

      No. We are not a militia group. The media wishes to demonize us by claiming we are a militia. We stand by the Constitution. It is the Supreme Law of the Land.

      Shorty Dawkins
      Associate Editor

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      • BenRound 13 August, 2015, 18:56

        Why is it helpful for OK people to carry long guns and several magazines each to a tense police situation? They’re equipped, not for self-defense, but for killing many people quickly. They are intimidating all sides and drawing attention to themselves. Are those the goals: to gain media attention and anger both cops and protestors? Seems like self-serving goals.

        So what is the mission and why are they armed with assault rifles?

        [Editor’s Note: BenRound, you are being tiresome. First, all guns, long-barrel or handgun, are “assault weapons”, so there is no need to toss around the “assault” word. Our guys in Ferguson were there to protect people, and they were exercising their Constitutionally-guaranteed right to self-protection via keeping and bearing arms. When in America did it become somehow wrong for an American to walk down any Street with his rifle or pistol? If you think there is something wrong with that, you’re certainly reading at the wrong site. The Constitution protects our right to keep and bear arms, and says in its Bill of Rights that that right shall not be infringed. That’s in black and white. So what is your problem about good citizens going about with their arms? The Oath Keepers at Ferguson shared a mission to protect lives and the freedom of the press of the journalists who were there covering the riots.
        I hope that helps calm your frayed nerves.
        Salute!
        Elias Alias, editor]

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        • BedRound 13 August, 2015, 22:37

          I appreciate your answer. I Understand the 2A. But I question the strategy and tactics. These are legitimate questions and my fellow veterans deserve to understand OK’s motives and methods. It’s not all clear.

          It doesn’t seem like OK has thought this through past the part where they intimidate the local population and gain press coverage to boost recruiting.

          I understand OK deployed to a Ferguson neighborhood to protect lives. But I note OK is carrying a lot of ammunition. Do you plan to lay down massive firepower if you see a man with a club? Do you believe the police need help but are incapable of asking for their own assets to reinforce as needed?

          Veterans like me want to know.

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  17. Jahn 12 August, 2015, 19:59

    I am glad to read this piece and to see the video of the other gentleman speaking on some of the black men that have died at the hands of police. The Constitution is a pretty decent document to me in essence. I agree with most of it’s content. However, it was not written, and has not been implemented at any time in our history, with equality (for ALL people) in mind. I am curious if your organization has any black members, and if so how many? (Or Asian, or Arab or Latino for that matter) Do you take any actions to protect protesters? It seems from a distance that your primary concern is ‘property’ and those you may feel are in danger due to the protestors…But the protestors feel endangered…that is what they are protesting about.

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  18. Joe 13 August, 2015, 00:54

    Glad to have you watch our backs. Media is PC. Thank you for standing up for our rights.

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  19. BenRound 13 August, 2015, 04:57

    Why is it helpful for OK people to carry long guns and several magazines each to a tense police situation? They’re equipped, not for self-defense, but for killing many people quickly. They are intimidating all sides and drawing attention to themselves. Are those the goals: to gain media attention and piss off both cops and protestors? Seems like self-serving goals.

    So what is the mission and why are they armed with assault rifles?

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  20. threesixes 13 August, 2015, 18:13

    What entity insures and warrants that a militia is “well regulated”?. Just the action movie in one’s head, or are the OKs somehow regulated by the State? Just curious. Because the condition set by the second amendment is that you own your own gun as part of a well-regulated militia.


    [Editor’s Note: Uhm, threesixes, you’re a bit confused between the right to keep and bear arms and what it means to be in a Constitutional militia. I’ll get into that with you, but first please understand that Oath Keepers is not a Militia. Please grok that — we are NOT a Militia, and we’re not trying to be. Thanks for letting me assert that up front. Also, to answer one of your questions, the “entity” which warrants that a militia is well regulated is the Constitution itself.

    Militia Clauses
    Article I, Section 8, Clauses 15 & 16:
    [The Congress shall have Power To…]
    Clause 15: [ ] “To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;”
    Clause 16: [ ] “To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;”

    Article II, Section 2, Clause 1:
    “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States…”

    Yes, the Second Amendment protects our God-given right to keep and bear arms (self protection, self-defense). But simply exercising the right to keep and bear arms does not mean one is in the Constitutional Militia. One can be a Militia of one, if one wishes, but that is not a “well-regulated” Militia in terms alluded to by the Constitution.

    The Militia is how a people organize themselves to collectively provide security, and that collective activity, when conducted via a State Office’s authority, is the Constitutional method. I would encourage you to read Dr. Vieira’s works, and enjoy the vision of a strong America in which there is individual freedom and prosperity in conjunction with We The People cooperating as registered members within State Militia offices. It’s a great system; it’s the system used by the Colonists and carried over into the several States. It’s been absent in our social structures and institutions for a long time now, and it’s time to bring it back.

    What I have said here is not to disparage the many private Militia springing up around America in response to the blatant corruption spewing forth from Washington D.C. — I love those guys and feel that they have every right to organize themselves under the umbrella of the classification “We The People”. I would just like to see them grow to the point that they would become willing to educate within their communities toward establishing in each State legislature an official Office of the Militia, where they and their good neighbors could register and become part of their government. What better way for the People to take back their government, eh? 😉

    Salute!
    Elias Alias, editor]

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  21. Arlean 15 August, 2015, 11:28

    I am so blessed this morning. I watched an account on the Internet about Ferguson, the black businessmen who requested help from oathkeepers and you guys went. I know that the globalists are trying to turn all of us against each other (I read their stuff), black and white, muslim and christian, women against men, so that we will not be watching them. In the face of all that I LOVED this story. God bless you guys. Keep up the good work. I know you do these things without pay. It’s times like this I wish were rich–but I’m working on that! :)

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  22. flinter 17 August, 2015, 11:29

    That there is one fine upstanding American. He tells the truth and tells it like it is. Cant do no better than oathkeepers.

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