Sunday, February 21, 2010

'Oath Keepers' chief points to Katrina reponse to justify paranoia: 'They disarmed Americans over some bad weather'.

O'Reilly promised the other day that he would interview a member of the Oath Keepers and, true to his word, he had one on last night. To be fair to O'Reilly, he didn't shirk from challenging the paranoid lunacy which Stewart Rhodes displayed.

O'Reilly: OK, so full members in the Oath Keepers have to have a military or police background. Or firefighters. Now, I'm gonna read you something from your website. "We will not obey unconstitutional and thus illegal and immoral orders, such as orders to disarm the American people or place them under martial law."

Well, who's gonna try to disarm people and place them under martial law. I mean, why would that even be something you would be discussing?

Rhodes: Well, it happened as recently as Katrina. You probably have seen the videos there of the old lady being tackled in her kitchen, and disarmed of her revolver, and there was house-to-house searches for firearms. And you had the police chief declaring that no one would be allowed to have weapons, or he'd take all the guns. And he did.

So they disarmed Americans over some bad weather, as though the bad weather suspended the Second Amendment. So, that's the most recent example.
Did you catch that? Hurricane Katrina was simply "bad weather". I would have called that a national emergency, but Oath Keepers appear to see their right to carry guns as so important that even natural disasters have to be downplayed if it interferes with that right.

Civil disorder broke out in the chaos which inevitably occurred in the aftermath of Katrina, so it would seem to me prudent that everyone should be disarmed.

Stewart Rhodes admits that Oath Keepers would not agree to be disarmed even if a state of emergency was declared, something which O'Reilly describes as, "quite an extreme position."

When Bill O'Reilly refers to a right wingers position in such terms that means that you are a flaming loon.

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