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There is no need to step on or over anyone in our personal quest for success. Being strong doesn’t require the need to excel at the expense of others. Being strong doesn’t actually imply physical strength.
Being strong means, to me, strong of heart, mind and soul.
Being strong shows character, individuality and belief in principles of community, leadership and guidance.
Being strong is working together with and helping others.
~You Raise Me Up~
“You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains; You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas; I am strong, when I am on your shoulders; You raise me up… To more than I can be.
You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains; You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas; I am strong, when I am on your shoulders; You raise me up… To more than I can be …… “
“You Raise Me Up” is a song that was originally composed by the duo Secret Garden. The music was written by Secret Garden’s Rolf Løvland and the lyrics by Brendan Graham. After the song was performed early in 2002 by the Secret Garden and their invited lead singer, Brian Kennedy, the song only became a minor UK hit.
The song has been recorded by more than a hundred other artists including Josh Groban, who popularized the song in 2003; his rendition became a hit in the United States. The Irish band Westlife then popularized the song in the United Kingdom two years later. “You Raise Me Up” is sung as a contemporary hymn in church services.
I’m dusting off an old post that I prepared more than one year ago. I find it relevant today in light of the reported events which occurred in the one year celebration of Michael Brown’s shooting death in #Ferguson.
It’s been reported that the group was seen there during the memorial.
Their presence lead to chaos, intimidation, trouble and “persecution” of those who were present trying to remember these sad events one year prior.
I find them to be intimidating and overbearing.
I strongly believe in the 1st amendment and the right to bear arms for those who feel that need.
Yet, I’m not for an armed militia who has military training and god knows what’s in their (maybe twisted) minds.
I WENT TO A LOCAL ESTABLISHMENT TODAY AND FOUND THIS BROCHURE IN THEIR LOBBY.
THIS IS COPIED WORD BY WORD.
Needless to say, I haven’t returned to said establishment.
Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers and Fire Fighters. Members will fulfill the oath we swore, with the support of like-minded citizens who take an oath to stand with us, to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.
Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians and not to any political party. In the long-standing tradition of the US military, we are apolitical. We don’t care if unlawful orders come from a Democrat or Republican or if the violation is bipartisan.
We will not obey unconstitutional (thus unlawful) and immoral orders such as orders to disarm the American people or to place them under martial law. We won’t “just follow orders”.
Against all enemies …..
PRINCIPLES OF OUR REPUBLIC WE ARE SWORN TO DEFEND
As our Declaration of Independence states:
All men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, To secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men. Governments derived their just powers from the consent of the governed. Whenever any form for Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it and to institute new Government Governments long established should not be charged for light and transient causes.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce then under absolute Despotism .. … it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government
Each of you must remind yourself of those hard earned lessons, renew your understanding of the principles of American liberty and how those principles are reflected on the Constitution and Bill of Rights you swore an oath to defend.
And then you must search your soul and arrive at your own personal line in the sand.
REMEMBER YOUR OATH
If you are in military service or are a peace officer, remember your oath. We hope for a return to the Constitutional Republic free from fear and hatred. We hate only tyranny. You may someday find yourselves as the last bulwark against that tyranny.
We are not advocating or promoting violence or acts of aggression towards any person, group or organization or government, whether local, state or national. We simply want all public servants to live up to their oath to “support and defend the Constitution” as it is written.
At all Oath Keepers gathering, we provide an opportunity for those who have taken the oath to renew their oath and for those who have never sworn the oath to do so for the first time, all standing together and repeating the following:
I, ___________________ , do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, pledging my life, my fortune and my sacred honor. So help me, God.
Become an official member of Oath Keepers. Join our national forum and your state’s official Oath Keeper group and get active locally Subscribe to our free email alerts. Download free PDF format fliers, business cards, brochures and other outreach material. Submit a testimonial of what your oath means to you. Donate to support our efforts.
You have the option to remain anonymous for all of the above.
Even if you have never served, you may join us as a Citizen Associate Oath Keeper and support our mission to defend our Constitutional Republic.
Oath Keepers logo ….
TEN ORDERS WE WILL NOT OBEY:
We WILL NOT obey orders to disarm the American people. We WILL NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people.
We WILL NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or subject them to military tribunal. We WILL NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state. We WILL NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty. We WILL NOT obey any order to blockade American cities thus turning them into giant concentration camps. We WILL NOT obey order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext. We WILL NOT obey orders to assist or support the use of any foreign troops on US soil against the American people to “keep the peace” or to “maintain control”. We WILL NOT obey orders to confiscate the property of American people, including food and other essential supplies. We WILL NOT obey orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.
Honor yours …..
NOT ON OUR WATCH!!!
Oath Keepers National Leadership
Stewart is the founder and President of Oath Keepers. He served as a US Army paratrooper until disabled in a rough terrain parachuting accident during a night jump.
He is a former firearms instructor, former member of Rep. Ron Paul’s DC staff and was a volunteer fire fighter in Montana.
He graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, where his paper “Solving the Puzzle of Enemy Combatant Status” won Yale’s Miller prize for the best paper on the Bill of Rights. He assisted teaching US military history at Yale and was a Yale Research Scholar.
Stewart has written the monthly “Enemy at the Gates” column for S.W.A.T. Magazine, for The Warrior, the journal of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College, for www.moreliberty.org and for JPFO.
Stewart Rhodes ….
We ALL are ONE!!
~Oath Keepers: American Revolution Started Over Disarmament~
~Published on Jan 23, 2013~
The American revolution started on April 19, 1775, after the British regulars came to disarm the militia of their stockpiles in Lexington. It became the shot heard ’round the world.
Today, the same establishment that has openly violated much the Constitution and Bill of Rights, wantonly spied on communications and staked TSA agents at airports despite the 4th Amendment, and much more in a long train of abuses, is now seeking to dismantle the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
Right now there are a lot of people looking for a revolutionary leader; they are looking for someone to step up and organize a resistance against the government and the bankers. This is creating a vacuum of power. One that could be filled by someone who doesn’t have your best interests at heart.