October 7, 2011
On Thursday, Constitutional watchdog Oath Keepers announced their support for the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy the Fed protests:
Oath Keepers sees good reason to stand in the streets with these awakening souls and protect their right to free speech, to peacefully assemble, and to redress their grievances to their government, as the Constitution prescribes for all Americans. That is one thing. Another facet of our initiative is to use these public gatherings to reach and teach many who now hunger for the truth — we can show them how the Constitution will protect them better than an oversized, bloated Federal behemoth hell-bent on controlling every aspect of each citizen’s life.
Oath Keepers, founded by Army veteran and Yale University law grad Stewart Rhodes, is a non-partisan association primarily made up of active and retired police, military, and other public officials who swore an oath to the U.S. Constitution and reaffirm that they will not “obey unconstitutional (and thus illegal) and immoral orders.”
Oath Keepers intends on protecting and defending the free speech of all participants no matter what their message is. However, Oath Keepers is “planning to ‘Occupy The Fed Now!’ and publicize this to remind the Occupy Wall Street people that the Fed is the source problem, without which the Wall Street criminals would be set back a hundred years.”
Motivated by the desire to prevent an establishment takeover of the growing populist movement, Oath Keepers has joined forces with The Wayseers’ movement headed by Garret LoPorto for an official project they’ve named “Occupy The Fed Now!”. Watch the terrific Wayseers Manifesto below:
This post first appeared on the Activist Post website.