Last Updated on December 16, 2020
The Oath Keepers, which describes itself as a “non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders,” and requires its members to “pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to ‘defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic’”, has announced that it will refuse to recognize Joe Biden as President.
Stewart Rhodes, who founded the Oath Keepers, said, “I think about half this country won’t recognize Biden as legitimate. They won’t recognize this election.”
Last month, Rhodes declared that because of the massive and systemic vote fraud and ballot tampering prevalent in the 2020 General Election – and especially in the four contested battle ground states, the organization would not be recognizing Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden as president should the Electoral College fail to do its due diligence.
“What that means is that everything that comes out of his mouth will be considered not of any force or effect,” Rhodes continued. “Anything he signs into law we won’t recognize as legitimate. We’ll be very much like the Founding Fathers. We’ll end up nullifying and resisting.”
Had a brief discussion with Stewart Rhodes, founder of the far right Oath Keepers militia, about alleged voter fraud. He says he won’t recognise Biden as president and will resist enforcement of any law he passes. pic.twitter.com/DAbAMqsbE2
— Richard Hall (@_RichardHall) November 14, 2020
The idea of “resistance” is not unique to the Oath Keepers.
Throughout the Trump presidency declarations of “resistance” – punctuated with a #Resist – peppered the entirety of the political Left with even many Progressive and Democrat elected officials adopting the notion.
The radical Left even went to far as to advance the “not my president” idea as a political movement even as the media ran interference for their Alinskyite tactics by diminishing the President’s accomplishments and promoting his detractors’ criticisms.
The Oath Keepers did not walk away from their declaration unscathed. The Independent attempted to label the constitutionalists as “the largest militia group in the US” and “an armed right-wing organization.”
The caustically Progressive Anti-Defamation League, which veered from its organization’s charter of purpose long ago, describes the Oath Keepers as “heavily armed extremists with a conspiratorial and anti-government mindset looking for potential showdowns with the government.”
It appears that to the Progressive and Marxist-Left, an organization that – at its root – is dedicated to the protection of the US Constitution is “radical.”