John Wallace, the vice president of the New York state Oath Keeper’s organization, denied that the group held “far-right, anti-government views,” and then promptly proved himself to hold “far-right, anti-government views.”
Citing an alleged New York State Intelligence Center counterterrroism bulletin that linked the Oath Keepers and other groups like them to a recent spate of shootings, supposedly leaked to InfoWars, he called on law enforcement officials to disobey orders and join his organization in the fight against “socialist tyranny.”
Wallace said that the documents came to their conclusions based on the input of “left-wing” and “communist” sources like the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and CNN. While complaining about the documents, which haven’t even been confirmed as legitimate and likely aren’t, Wallace accused the state of New York of using the “left wing publications, organizations to identify the targets that they want to eliminate and put pressure on so that we stop doing what we’re doing.”
Wallace continued, adding that:
How can you be in favor of the Constitution, how can you take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution and be a patriot, and be somehow put on a terrorist list made up and manufactured by basically communist organizations?
Someone should probably tell this poor soul that the Second Red Scare ended almost 70 years ago, the Soviet Union has been gone for more than 20 years, and that he can come out of his bunker now. The ‘Oath Keepers’ consist of current and former law enforcement officers who have promised not to enforce laws that they believe unconstitutional, and urge others to do the same, leading to their “oath,” according to Wallace:
Should the time ever come when you find yourselves in the streets of our cities, or small towns, facing your fellow American citizens who are simply exercising their constitutional God-given guaranteed rights to demand that freedom and liberty exist in this state, and we ask you – all the police officers out there – to remember your oath.
It’s the job of the judicial branch to interpret the laws and decided whether or not they’re Constitutional, not the police. And Wallace would know this, if he’d read the Constitution (of course, that’s also the Article that defines what “treason” is, so maybe that’s what’s scaring him away). Wallace went on to accuse New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of turning “hundreds of thousands” of “peaceable” New Yorkers into criminals “with a stroke of a pen,” using the intelligence bulletin — if it’s real at all — to do so. He added that:
You need to understand that our socialist governor and our president and his fellow travelers are sending you into this conflict against honorable men and women who simply will not submit to a tyrannical lust for power by the political incompetence.
Wallace warned that New York’s Safe Act, an act that stiffens gun laws, was another example of an unconstitutional law that police shouldn’t enforce, saying that:
By the time the New York Safe Act, and the lawsuits connected with that, reached the Supreme Court, the war against your fellow citizens might have already begun unless you, the police officers, honor your oaths and refuse to enforce unconstitutional laws. We realize that you need to intercede on behalf of your fellow citizens to prevent violence of your fellow officers because this is a dangerous situation, but we want you to protect violence against your fellow officers and against us for standing up for our constitutional rights.
New Rule: If you want to claim you love and respect the Constitution, you have to have read it first.
You can watch a video of Wallace’s remarks posted online by Mert Melfa: