“I Swore an Oath to the Constitution, Don’t Mess With It. Understand?”
By Stewart Rhodes, Founder of Oath Keepers
We now have a clear candidate for Oath Keepers Peace Officer of the Year.
In the below video, a true oath-keeping peace officer stands up for the rights of Americans on the Fourth of July, 2015, by dressing down and warning a security guard to not mess with the Constitution that the officer swore an oath to defend.
In the video, the officer can be heard to say:
He Lives Here … Alright? He’s watching fireworks. It’s Independence Day, alright? There’s a Constitution that I swear an oath to, so don’t freaking mess with it with these citizens, you understand me?
I know your not subjected to the Constitution when it comes to your job, but don’t mess with it.
They have a right to their property, they have a right to not be searched by anybody, you understand that? They have a right not to be accosted. He lives here.
I swore an oath to the Constitution. I’m not … Don’t mess with it. You understand?
Simply OUTSTANDING. This officer is a fantastic example of a true “peace officer” who takes his oath to the Constitution seriously. I am going to nominate him for Oath Keepers Peace Officer of the Year. This is the kind of officer we need on the streets – one who understands his oath, understands the rights of the people, and is committed to defending the Constitution.
It appears the officer is dressing down a security guard, not another cop, since he says “I know you are not subjected to the Constitution when it comes to your job.” Private security guards don’t have to swear an oath as a condition of their employment (though they are still legally liable if they violate citizens’ rights). But it is still OUTSTANDING.
What a way to celebrate Independence Day. God bless him and his family. They have reason to be proud of him, and so does his department and community. Please leave a comment in the YouTube video, thanking this officer for laying down the law – the Supreme Law of the Land – to that security guard.
This is exactly what all officers need to do, and they need to do it whether they are witnessing abuse by security guards, by other police, or by federal agents, bureaucratic weenies, or politicians – anyone who violates the Constitution and the rights of the people needs a public dressing down like this.
I swore an oath to the Constitution. DON’T MESS WITH IT. Understand?
Priceless. Go get em.’
For the Republic,
Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters who 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. Visit: www.OathKeepers.org