These are perhaps the most interesting times in the United States since the Civil War. After President Obama’s re-election in 2012, residents from every state petitioned for secession, with the movement garnering significant traction in at least seven states. And, a growing number of whistleblowers have risked their own freedom, most notably Edward Snowden, to expose government abuses.
But, America may be on the verge of a new threshold with the latest move from the Oath Keepers.
Militia groups have been around in the United States since its beginning. However, the Oath Keepers, which is a group of current and former law enforcement and U.S. Military personnel that seeks to disobey unconstitutional orders, is about to take it up a notch.
According to U.S. News & World Report, the group is urging its 30,000 members to activate into small “civilization preservation” cells modeled on special operations units in the U.S. Military. Leaders of the group contend the move is in preparation for a pending economic collapse, possibly to be caused by a devaluation of the U.S. dollar.
If the U.S. does in fact collapse, these units will primarily train locals on how to provide their own security and lead them along the way. They will also draft and introduce militia bills, posse bills and nullification bills, among other items, to support liberty.
And, they’ll ensure that sheriffs understand the Constitution and their duty to defend it.
Most notably, the Oath Keepers urge members to assume that a collapse will be triggered this fall or winter. One can only hope they are wrong.
The fact that the group believes it is necessary to take such measures indicates the growing threat Americans perceive from their own government. This isn’t some backwoods clan of rag-tag extremists: it’s a 30,000-strong group led by a former U.S. Army paratrooper and Yale Law School grad.
Consider this just another example of the rapidly-declining faith in government in the so-called “Land of the Free.”