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.