John Shirley, a Constable in Hood County, Tx., is under fire for being a long-time leader with the Oathkeepers, a patriotic organization that demands for police and military personnel to honor their oath to the Constitution.
Shirley wrote an article in the Hood County Today admitting that he has organized on behalf of the group while confirming that he is not ashamed of his ties to the organization, which he feels has been unfairly maligned.
“In that time I’ve seen the multiple waves of attacks by the media and progressive NGOs. The Oath Keepers organisation has been called right-wing, racist, anti-government, a militia, among many other hot-button epithets,” Shirley wrote.
“From the beginning, the Oath Keepers have been a non-partisan organisation almost exclusively dedicated to teaching first responders and soldiers to respect their oaths,” he added.
The fake news media, such as Yahoo News and Raw Story, are using anti-Bill of Rights, far-left organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to denigrate the Oathkeepers and Shirley for organizing with the group.
The ADL calls the Oathkeepers “a growing anti-government extremist group whose avowed purpose is to enlist current and former military, police, and first responder personnel into its ranks in order to oppose a supposedly “tyrannical” government.”
The SPLC claims that the Oathkeepers are an “entire organisation is based on a set of baseless conspiracy theories about the federal government working to destroy the liberties of Americans.”
Tarrant County Sheriff candidate Vance Keyes, a Democrat Party official who was demoted from Deputy Chief in 2017 after being accused of releasing unauthorized police video to the public, believes that all constitutionalists must be purged from law enforcement positions.
“I am absolutely concerned about militia groups infiltrating law enforcement,” Keyes said. “Their presence in policing undermines our obligation and ability to provide impartial justice…free from the thinly veiled, and often outright, racial bias that exist in such organizations.”
Roger Deeds, the sheriff of Hook County, noted that Shipley, serving as Constable, is an elected official and does not think that the slurs made by leftist media outlets and special interest groups about the Oathkeepers are accurate.
“I’ve read that they’re made up of people who are anti-government but I don’t think that’s correct,” he told The Independent. “I don’t think they’re anti-government. This guy is running for reelection so he’s bragged about being a member.”
Shirley hopes to be re-elected as Constable despite the media’s hit pieces against him. He hopes that the public recognizes that there is nothing wrong with a law enforcement official upholding their oath to the Constitution.
Deranged Democrat Demands Prosecution of 40,000 Trump Supporters Who Were OUTSIDE Capitol
Guilt by association.
Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee implied that every protestor who was outside of the Capitol on January 6th should face criminal prosecution in a Tuesday tweet threat, utilizing a “guilt-by-association” theory more commonly associated with the criminal justice system of third world countries.
Jackson Lee falsely claimed that the 40,000 protestors who arrived in the area of the Capitol in January all intended to overturn the election by killing the Speaker of the House, Mike Pence, and Members of Congress. In reality, there’s little to no reason that anyone outside of small handful of easily manipulated cosplayers intended to become seriously violent.
2/4 alleged that 40,000 protesters were in DC with the mindset to overturn a legitimate election and to kill the Speaker, the Vice President, and Members of Congress, in that instance, only 300 persons have now been arrested and are being prosecuted. What kind of justice is that?
— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) March 3, 2021
Only a small minority of the protestors present at the January 6th protest engaged in any criminal trespassing and violent conduct. Peaceful protestors present at the event in fact urged those breaking boundaries to stop, likening them to Antifa criminals. Hundreds of individuals present at the event are being prosecuted- in some cases, on dubious grounds. Jackson Lee’s proposal would criminalize peaceful protest in a direct fashion.
Jackson Lee compared the peaceful protestors to Portland’s enduring anarchist criminal movement, ignoring that the January 6th event hasn’t repeated on a nightly basis in a fashion analogous to the anarcho-tyrannical city. While street criminals have been arrested at the Portland protests, Multnomah County’s left-wing prosecutor, Mike Schmidt, has consistently dropped criminal charges against nearly every arrestee involved in left-wing street violence.
1/4 Testimony today on the Hill evidences that in the Portland protests, a thousand people were arrested. People protesting against the violence that was evidenced in the George Floyd murder. People wanting good things to happen. In Washington DC on January 6th, where it is
— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) March 3, 2021
Lee also likened left-wing rioters in Portland to “good people wanting good things to happen,” excusing systemic violence because she supports the aims of those who commit it.
Under the fist of anarcho-tyranny, there is no such thing as a neutral standard of “law.” There’s domination- impunity for those who obey those who wield the levers of political power, and severity against those who dare to challenge it though peaceful protest.
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