Terrorism

Domestic Terrorists Will Defend Kim Davis if it Comes to It

The infamous Oath Keepers, seen in the image above attending a rally in 2013 where Ted Cruz called for a government shutdown, have announced they're assembling a group of armed members who will supposedly prevent federal marshals from arresting Kim Davis again if she refuses to comply with a court order.

via RightWingWatch

[Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes] said that the Rowan County sheriff should have blocked U.S. Marshals from detaining Davis, but since neither the sheriff nor the state’s governor will do their “job” and “intercede” on behalf of Davis, the Oath Keepers will have to do it instead. “As far as we’re concerned, this is not over,” he said, “and this judge needs to be put on notice that his behavior is not going to be accepted and we’ll be there to stop it and intercede ourselves if we have to. If the sheriff, who should be interceding, is not going to do his job and the governor is not going to do the governor’s job of interceding, then we’ll do it.”

The judge needs to be "put on notice" and stop following the law or, what? They'll shoot him?

It's ironic that the so-called "Oath Keepers" would defend Kim Davis because she swore an oath to uphold the law and hasn't done so. The only person who has refused to do their job is Kim Davis.

It would please me to see Rhodes and his henchmen charged for incitement or making terroristic threats.

  • muselet

    Once again, the Righty delusion that county sheriffs are the supreme constitutional authority in the US rears its ugly head. The difference this time is that the argument is being made by the leader of a heavily-armed mob.

    I hope we never find out, but I do wonder how the Oath Keepers think they would do against the US Marshals Service’s Special Operations Group (think a particularly badass SWAT team).

    This could get ugly.

    –alopecia

    • BillWestern

      They call them the “lesser magistrates” a weird concept coming out of Calvinism in which subordinate powers can rise against the superior power in a society where the “true religion” is under threat. That pretty much sums up these guys.

      • muselet

        You got me curious, so I googled “lesser magistrate” and clicked on the first link. Holy cats. Apparently, it’s obligatory not only to ignore Article VI, Clause 2 of the US Constitution—the one that says federal law supercedes state law—but also Marbury v. Madison and 200+ years of jurisprudence, and the writings of the Founders in order to be sufficiently pure of spirit to understand why it’s self-evidently tyranny! for the Supreme Court to strike down laws as unconstitutional.

        It’s sophistry, blended 50/50 with bullshit. I can see how it would be attractive to someone who’s terrified of having to play nice with The Other, but jeez louise.

        “Weird” doesn’t begin to do the concept justice.

        –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    So yet again another band of armed thugs freedom lovers is going to show up and brace officers of the law (who conservatives claim to love & respect) while armed to the teeth if the police try to arrest a law breaker. But remember Black Lives Matter is the real threat.

    Uh huh.

    • Christopher Foxx

      I wonder if law enforcement will shrug and not take action against these folks again.