Earlier this evening, the Oath Keepers put out a scathing thread, imploring the President to take action against the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, the same thing I’ve called for from day one.
Now, many people argue that we should just let them run out of supplies and go running home to their parents’ basements, but no lesson is learned that way.
These people didn’t stage a sit-in on a college campus, they seized territory by force of arms and declared it a separate nation, outside the laws of the United States. At that point, they violated 18 USC 2383, Rebellion or Insurrection, a ten year felony. The also are violating, every single day, 18 USC 2384, Seditious Conspiracy, in that two or more people are conspiring to, by force, prevent, hinder, or delay the enforcement of US Law, a twenty year felony.
This isn’t something you just let people go home to sulk about.
When I was 18 years old, I swore the following Oath:
I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice, so help me GOD.
Contrary to some people’s belief, that Oath doesn’t expire when you are discharged. If you don’t believe me, look up the Individual Ready Reserve, and the Standby Reserve.
I take oaths seriously; everyone should, that’s why they are called oaths.
The President’s Oath contains these VERY SPECIFIC words:
I will faithfully execute the Office of the President of the United States
Article 2, Section 3 of the Constitution states, in part:
He shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed
Allowing a group of armed people to establish a nation inside our borders, no matter how silly they are, is NOT faithfully executing the laws.
Don’t get me wrong, I support the President 100%, but this issue goes beyond any individual person; it’s a matter of principal.
If we allow this group to go on, there is a precedent set. Nothing would stop every ethnic group and cause from establishing autonomous zones and homelands, leading to mass conflict. It happened in Yugoslavia, the South Ossetia Region of Georgia, the Nagorno-Karabahk Region of Azerbaijan, and the Ukraine (Donetsk & Luhansk regions). Every one of these led to mass bloodshed.
Currently, there has been a battle raging for four days in Dijon, France, between two ethnic minorities over the city….not a riot, a BATTLE with automatic weapons and explosives. Do you want that here?
Imagine our response as a nation if white supremacists declared a free zone in Boise, Idaho. Our response, as it should be, would be a rapid use of military force to end the rebellion.
What’s different in this case?
Our President is worrying too much about public perception by his enemies, rather than fulfilling his Oath. He has advisors whispering in his ear about the optics, but this is the survival of our Nation.
Regardless of how people feel emotionally, everyone respects a stand on principles,
How does God reflect on us following oaths that we have taken? Joshua 9 gives us a glimpse. People from a small town lied to Joshua and tricked him into signing a treaty. When Joshua found out that they had lied and his advisors told him to break the treaty, Joshua pointed out that an oath had been sworn before God and that if they broke it, the wrath of God would be on them. (Joshua 9:19, check it out)
Now, that’s a little dramatic, but the concept is the same. On January 17th, 2017, Donald John Trump finished his oath with the words “so help me God”, and therefore he is indeed bound before God to fulfill that oath.
Another aspect of his office is found in Article 4, Section 4 of the United States Constitution:
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them….against domestic violence.
By not taking action, he is handing the Democratic Party a rock-solid Article of Impeachment for failing to fulfill his office.
I completely understand his position and it’s a tough decision, but Presidents have to make the tough calls, regardless of opinion.
Just like the parent who has to put their foot down about bedtime, it’s time to put the federal foot down on declaring yourself a free nation, to prevent dozens of other new “autonomous zones” from popping up everywhere.
Imagine, the DEA shows up to serve a search warrant, and are met with a sign that says “Meth-Land Autonomous Zone – You are now leaving the United States”. I know, I’m being silly here, but the concept is exactly the same.
To be completely honest, the media and Democrats are going to vilify him either way, and wouldn’t you rather be vilified for standing up on principle, rather than for allowing our Nation to be cut apart into pieces, because you didn’t want to be seen as authoritarian?
Have you ever heard of Gretchen Whitmer? She’s screeching already about him being an authoritarian while she’s busy telling you that you must answer the phone no matter who is calling, that you can’t visit your own second home, and which way you can walk in grocery store aisles. Who is the real authoritarian….the ones imposing illegal rules, or the one upholding the law of the land, as written and voted on by our elected representatives?
Oaths are something to be taken seriously, and in our current crisis, oaths should be a bedrock that we can fall back on. This used to be a Nation where a man’s word meant absolute faith that he would do what he said.
We must uphold our oaths, sworn before God, and end this autonomous zone by government action.