Oath Keepers Activated: “Preserve Civilization” Teams Forming


In a statement today, Oath Keepers announced the formation of special teams with the aim of preserving civilization. A message went out to their 30,000 plus members and to each chapter on the formation of special teams that could be of assistance to communities. These groups are being organized through chapters with the aim of coordinating with other veterans based civic groups, such as the VFW, American Legion, and the Marine Corp League.

The goal of the basic structure at present is to provide assistance and support to local communities. The specific areas being addressed as are listed on their website as follows:

to be both a potential operational unit for community security and support during crisis, but also, as mission #1, to serve as training and leadership cadre, to assist in organizing neighborhood watches, organizing veterans halls to provide community civil defense, forming County Sheriff Posses, strengthening existing CERT, volunteer fire, search-and-rescue, reserve deputy systems, etc., and eventually to assist in forming and training town and county militias (established by official act of town and county elected representatives).

The rational for activation is clear. There is a serious concern that there could be efforts during the current government shutdown to undermine the Republic and the Constitution.  One concern is that there might be an effort to intentionally or unintentionally trigger a catastrophic economic collapse.  Because the economy has been in a relatively weak state, many may not have had the opportunity to acquire provisions to tide them through such an event. Of related concern is that the ammunition and weapons acquisition of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security appears to be more in line of militarization rather than traditional  disaster preparedness.

This would leave the nation ill prepared for a catastrophic collapse of the economy. Further, it could leave many people vulnerable to extended chaos.

The goal of the preserve civilization teams is exactly that: to preserve civilized conduct in the event that chaos breaks outs and provided the needed support locally to avert marital law. Part of preventing panic is to be prepared, and to have a structure in place to help folks remain calm.  This is the time for cool heads to prevail to  prevent panic.

Teams are being formed based on Special Forces A teams style. If you are an Oath Keeper, check with your local chapter for details. For additional information, check with the Oathkeepers Website.

Stay calm out there. This isn’t the first government shutdown.



  • Rosey

    Thank you…!!!

  • Jonathan A Parker

    It’s time to separate the men from the boys.

  • disqus_oHbhrVpFTp

    Really? Are they for real? I am a Constitutional Conservative, neither Demoncrap or Republican’t. I support no Party but only the Individual that Supports and Upholds the Constitution. I ask the 1st 2 questions based on the following quote I pulled from above:

    “The rational for activation is clear. There is a serious concern that there could be efforts during the current government shutdown to undermine the Republic and the Constitution. One concern is that there might be an effort to intentionally or unintentionally trigger a catastrophic economic collapse. ”

    All that was happening BEFORE the Government Shutdown…so.. why now that it has shut down instead of prior to the Shut down…

    There is no need for Teams to be formed to “Preserve Civilization” that has always and will always exist and go on… will Civilization Change under this shut down? It has not really changed under the other 17 but, so what if it did change…. we need to bring States Rights back, we need to re-institute TRUE Liberty to the People…

    I warn you all to be very wary of those that come out in time of Crisis to “Preserve” for your “Safety” ….It is the Federal Government ONLY that has shut down, NOT State or Local Government….Anarchy will NOT ensue on a State or Local level….

  • jrfatheree

    Suggest admin be added to your list. someone needs to keep track of who what and where. should be under commanding officer, and close by to communicate to and with each group. comm. weapons, etc;

  • Troubleshooter

    Apparently you are unaware that the morons who were elected by other morons are providing for themselves and basically undermining everything necessary for the Veterans, The Elderly, The Disabled, and the sick and injured. If you don’t think that this presents a major negative impact that has the strong potential to promote and perpetrate panic and chaos, and the accompanying behaviors, then you are a damned fool. Already, Obama’s policies are promoting “The Knockout Game”, which consists of gangs of blacks who are targeting lone whites and attacking and beating them, just for fun. I can promise you that every white person who has read about this, who believes in their right to self-preservation, is currently armed and will not be a victim for free. Likewise, the Black, Brown, Red, and Yellow Americans who believe in Law and Order, and who live their lives in accordance with a Code of Moral Behavior, are not likely to welcome this kind of behavior as it spreads from stupid blacks to other stupid skin-color obsessed idiots. The OathKeepers are made up primarily of Current and Former Military and Law Enforcement men and women of all ethnicities and skin colors, who remember and revere their Oaths of Enlistment and/or Office, thus the name “OathKeepers”. I take it that you are NOT a person who is familiar with such an Oath. Too bad. Don’t get in the way of people who Do believe that it is the right and responsibility of the Individual Citizen to participate and support Community Based Law and Order when the Lying and Thieving maggots in the Federal Government are having a homosexual bit*ch fight with each other.

  • Rodney Cook

    Your post would indicate that Oath Keepers is mobilizing to foment rebellion against the Federal government should anarchy break out. I find this troubling. While I believe that rebellion against a tyrannical government is not only our right but our duty, I do not believe, Troubleshooter, that your assessment is correct. Sorry. I hate to be disagreeable, but I believe that the person to whom you are responding had a valid point. “Be wary of those who act to protect your rights during a time of crisis.”

    Our president has already proven that he is a master of using crisis to subvert our rights and in the name of protecting us, place us further into bondage.

  • Rodney Cook

    As always, I am prepared and ready to work with those in my community.

  • Josh Peterson

    Remember the movie The Postman with Kevin Costner? yea….that’s what this shit looks like.

  • WhiteWolf2013

    Sounds like a revolution is a brewing.

  • Lee Nerf

    With our economy being converted to an all part time work force, it won’t take long
    before desperation sets in and those prone to crime will make it their career, more than what we are seeing now.

    The Black on everyone else crime spree that is being ignored by the Media has been going up exponentially.

    The Jihadist are waiting to pounce.

    The veil of Civilization is dangerously thin, and our enemies have been ushered in by the current Administration.

  • tired as hell


  • disqus_oHbhrVpFTp

    Apparently you are unaware that the Oath Keepers are the Vets your talking about, the Elderly rioting would be worthy of Popcorn, and heaven forbid the Disabled run you over with a wheel chair or smack you in the head with a prosthetic…. as far as the blacks playing the knock out game i refer to my above post “All that was happening BEFORE the Government Shutdown…so.. why now that it has shut down instead of prior to the Shut down…”

    You see again as I pointed out before…State and Local Government will be business as usual minus the Federal Bribe money …. I dont see that as a bad thing… as far as everything this Country has come to depend on the Federal Government for is a crying shame… and is what has allowed them to become so Tyrannical….

    Now a Question for you in regards to your comment Quoted below… what is it exactly the Oath Keepers are thinking they are gonna do about this quote of yours? Nothing… they are thinking of Policing the Population… and that is the same as Martial Law…Government Shuts down so Armed forces take it upon themselves to Police the People….

    “Don’t get in the way of people who Do believe that it is the right and responsibility of the Individual Citizen to participate and support Community Based Law and Order when the Lying and Thieving maggots in the Federal Government are having a homosexual bit*ch fight with each other.”

    Also tell me how my asking wtf they think they will accomplish policing the People now is gonna do a damn thing to the Federal Government? And How is my questioning why they think NOW is the time to act if nothing they are doing is putting the Federal Government in Check and They were not ACTING before only speaking? And furthermore how is my questioning it getting in the way?

    Frankly I think the Feds needed to have their spending shut down long time ago 1 way or another and guess what seems life goes on… and the world did not end…nor did it end the last 17 shut downs… and as far as those that are not getting paid (military is still getting paid) maybe they will be a little less loyal to the Establishment they have been breaking rules for and getting thrown under the bus by…. and a little more loyal to their Country instead….

    The only ones trying to Construct the Economic Collapse are those in office be the Feds shut down or not they been doing that…

    As far as setting up teams to “Preserve Civilization”…. really? Civilization goes on regardless… how about a better more constructive and less “Policing” idea like idk maybe RESTORE the Constitution and the Constitutional Republic since the prick wad in the WH seems to think as a Constitutional Teacher and Attorney that he is the leader of the Oldest Constitutional Democracy in the world… (his words not mine and they dont horrify me as bad as the one in his position actually believing it and those who voted him in not once but twice…)

  • disqus_oHbhrVpFTp

    While what your saying has some seriously valid points… there is some parts I think has been missed both in your statement and in the article above… and that is to start learning to Protect you and your own from this..

    When the Shootings went on everyone seemed to look at the Federal Government and say “what are you going to do to stop this” that was the weakest cop out I have ever seen…. the question should have been looking to each other in their community and saying “what can WE do to stop this”….the first question is how the Federal Government STOLE all their power in the first place…their role originally was limited and is now w/o any limits but those that THEY set for themselves and they can change those limits at will…

    Nobody is responsible for my life but me, Nobody is responsible for my Family but me… I do watch out for my neighbors and my community and would hope they would do the same but in the end the final Responsibility falls to me when it comes to me and mine and not on someone else… I am not one of the Sheep that look to the Herdsman to protect me and guard me… I am the Sheep Dog

  • disqus_oHbhrVpFTp

    we really need one and I am prepared to assist in Restoring the Constitution and the Constitutional Republic to it’s Original form…

  • Lee Nerf

    I was trying to be Brief and to the Point.
    Without unnecessary elaboration
    I have endured the training, and share it with my neighbors who are willing to invest the time, and endure “an approximation” of similarity, that I have.
    Having been “Down Range” in the “Sand Box” one gets a unique perspective of the fragility of life, and how things can change from guarded awareness to Combat Operations/IED detonation response.
    No amount of Live Fire training can replace the Real Life Experience of being in a Fire fight.
    When the Stryker ahead of you in Convoy gets turned inside out in an instant, you better hope your training takes over. I won’t mention the alternative

  • Unknownsld

    I believe what their intentions are, is not to actually take the role of law enforcement but to assist understaffed law enforcement agencies where they can not be at a needed time. Keep in mind, it stated organizing neighborhood watch groups. I don’t know what city you live in, but in my area the law enforcement officers are far outnumbered by the general population. If a riot on a large scale were to ensue, law enforcement would stand little chance of calming it down. Does that help you understand a little better?

  • Joy Beum

    What? Oh, you’re from the government and want to help us. You’ve really helped us so far!

  • emerson1248

    Great plan Oath Keepers, someone needs to protect the people from outlaw government and their police…

  • Troubleshooter

    Well, if you can find ANY sentence or phrase in my post that would in ANY way suggest that OathKeeprs is mobilizing to foment rebellion against anyone, then you have a far richer fantasy life than anyone I have ever known, and hell, I know a lot of politicians. Seems to me that YOU are looking for a way to twist someone’s comment into whatever suits your desire to say something that YOU think is clever, and just to correct and clarify for the record, Oathkeepers are not acting in a time of crisis. They have been acting since they were organized to support the Lawful Functioning of our government, and are well known and appreciated by Law Enforcement communities, most of which are comprised primarily of Veterans of service in one of our Uniformed Military Services. You are either ignorant, are a troll, and everyone who is not recognizes that you are, so spare us the blah-blah-blah; we already heard it.

  • Troubleshooter

    It’s obvious that you don’t know anything about Oathkeepers, and even less about people who are “Disabled”. I am Disabled, and I am a Veteran. If you think that we are all in wheelchairs, or that we are all somehow hindered in our ability to kick sorry asses, I would greatly look forward to providing you with a little familiarity in something called Target Focus Training. The difference between helping the Community maintain Civilized Behavior, and Policing the population is of such magnitude that they wouldn’t even recognize each other. Martial Law is when the government sends the Military to enforce Federal Provisions of Martial Law, which is strictly to curtail the likelihood of disturbances by establishing checkpoints, staging areas, and lots of boots on the ground to elevate the profile of Control. Auxilliary augmentation of Community Law enforcement is a far different thing, and it reduces the amount of contact that the citizens of a community have with people who are sent there from outside the community, and have no vested interest in the lives or the well-being of the people who live there. If you want to know more about Oathkeeper facts, there is a website, and if it matters to you, you can find it. If it doesn’t, then you are just trying to run your mouth at somebody who really doesn’t give a crap what your ignorance would have you say or do. Consider my comment here as a charitable assistance to someone lost.

  • Joe Davis

    Im in the northern Ohio area, and we need to start meeting about forming the citizen army.

  • Joe Davis

    I will turn anyone away that is from bthis traitorous government, we don’t need you!

  • disqus_oHbhrVpFTp

    Right now it is my opinion we are well past the need of Riots in the streets and the overthrow of this defunct government, we are past the point of making sure our local leaders listen to us one way or another….

    Now don’t get me wrong I do understand when the shtf the Oath Keepers are claiming to be on the side of The People and I am all for that…. but I do not trust those that would come in to Maintain order during a crisis… we have been in a Crisis since the Patriot Act and the NDAA were formed and funded… even more so once this Promise and then the following through of that Promise to try and sign the Small Arms Act with the UN (even though not ratified that fact it got that far is a crisis)

    When they come for me and there is no if because I am well outspoken even on a local level in Face to Face talks with my local Authorities and am going so far to set up a sit down talk with the Governor of my State….. I will NOT go quietly… and at that time those that wish to support the Jack Boot Thugs better have their info correct before hand….sometimes assisting the LEO’s might be the right thing to do but that would be Rare….

  • disqus_oHbhrVpFTp

    and for your comment I would point out my last Paragraph in the comment above…. I am all for helping out those that are supporting the Constitution as well as those Protecting but…NOT the many that antagonize and then claim some unjust law to support it…

  • T.Paine

    Obama is an insolent, militant, incompetent, narcissistic, execrable, America-hating slug. He is a union slave who has never worked a day in his life; yet he blames the failures of those who chose their own path on the successes of those who earned their way through hard work and commitment to family, community, and country.

    He is an opportunistic community agitator and a dishonest predator, constantly on the prowl for a situation or occurrence that he can exploit to benefit his agenda, no matter how it affects the future of the nation. He hates American culture, American values, and American people. He hates the Constitution of the United States, and he abhors the Declaration of Independence.

    He is a proponent of separatist multiculturalism and its inherent disruption of progress toward a unified America and the common good of all citizens. He is for open borders and closed minds. He has no regard for the rule of law or for the fair and impartial, yet critical judgment of criminals and terrorists.

    He is for INSTANT EQUALITY, and he is against EQUAL OPPORTUNITY.

    He is a Godless worm who is in favor of continual government intervention so as to alter the courses and lives of those who are the least fit to survive and prosper.

    He is for Affirmative Action, political correctness, welfare, never-ending unemployment benefits, unbridled labor union power, globalism, wealth redistribution, restriction of free speech and movement, energy-based strangulation of business and prosperity, punishment through taxation, and the ridiculous notion that human beings can affect the climate.

    He has a progressive, leftist, talking-point excuse for each and every one of his patriotic, social, intellectual, and contributory shortcomings, of which there are many.

    He is pathetic.

    He is Liberal.

    He is Marxist.

    He is a Democrat.

    He is Barack Obama.

    Most disconcerting of all, he is the “President”.



  • Will Jones

    “Oathkeepers,” run by a papist,
    is shilling for the existing fascist plutocracy, which is why their FB
    page censors the incontrovertible proof of Bush’s and Cheney’s Vatican banker
    Rothschild Zionism/Fed Scam Rockefeller “Big Oil” Mossad/CIA/FBI 9/11

  • Will Jones

    True Americans, and especially Veterans sworn to The Oath, serve only Truth and Justice, by God.

  • Rodney Cook

    I’ve read a number of your posts to try and get a handle on your propensity for ranting. I’ve come to the conclusion that you are a generally a hater of things that don’t fit directly into your definition of how things should be. Your response to me eight months ago is therefore irrelevant. Just stay out of my neighborhood if there’s ever a problem. I think me and my neighbors can take care of ourselves without you coming in and thinking you need to be in charge of something. Have a nice life and try hating a little less. It will do your heart good.

  • Troubleshooter

    Rodney Cook, your ignorance and selective blindness seem to be growing. Perhaps you are allergic to freedom, and maybe the words OATH and CONSTITUTION. Your neighborhood is already lost, because you are in it. The ONLY things I hate, and I hate them with every fiber of my being, are IGNORANCE, COWARDICE, AND EVERYTHING THAT ARISES FROM THEM. My heart is just fine. I KNOW that I am not in charge of anything. I follow the only ONE who is, and I’m quite sure that it is not anyone that you are familiar with. If you were, you would not have needed to “read a number” of my posts to understand why I speak out. If coherent, fact supported statements are your idea of a rant, I guess there is absolutely no chance ever that you will post one. ENJOY YOUR BLISS, while it lasts, moron.

  • Rodney Cook

    You don’t even know me, Troublemaker. You hide behind a pseudonym (which mean a fake name because I’m sure you probably don’t know what it means) and you just attack people. If you’re an Oath Keeper, my suggestion to everyone in your group: Watch this guy. He’s not about the Constitution. He’s all about being in charge of something. If you don’t believe me, look at his OTHER posts. The ones where he’s calling people fags and attacking other people over inane things. This guy is not a credit to your organization. It’s a shame that if a person makes a statement you have a person like TROUBLESHOOTER go into full out attack mode. Good luck. Like I said previously, we’ll handle our neighborhood. Don’t bring any slack-jawed people around to start trouble, please. Thank you and take care.