An Iowa man will have a lot of time to reflect on how burning an LGBTQ flag in June wasn't the right move. The AP reports that Adolfo Martinez, 30, was convicted last month, and Wednesday he was sentenced to at least 15 years behind bars for an arson hate crime, with an additional 30 days tacked on for harassment, per Story County records.
The June 11 incident took place after Martinez got kicked out of the Dangerous Curves strip club in Ames and threatened to come back and burn the bar down, per an Ames Police Department spokesman.
Police were called to the scene shortly after midnight, which is when they found, burning in the street outside the bar, a car tire and a gay pride banner Martinez had ripped off the front of the Ames United Church of Christ, reported KCCI at the time.
The flag featured a rainbow design and read "God is still speaking." "We believe God is still speaking to us through the Bible and through each other ... and because of that we've been able to get to a place where we can affirm all of God's children, including queer people," said the Rev.
Eileen Gebbie, a church minister who herself is gay. Martinez told KCCI in June that he was "guilty as charged" and that it was his "honor" to burn the flag.
"It is a judgment and it's written to execute vengeance on the heathen," he said. The judge was all for the maximum sentence, as Martinez has a history of harassment.
"Nobody got shot [and] nobody was sexually assaulted," says Gebbie, who tells KCCI her church offered money to help with Martinez's legal bills and to take care of his three kids.
"It was a banner. How much does that hurt? But I had to reflect on the fear it created in our sanctuary."
Oath Keepers, police and military veterans, bikers, three percenters, and other capable patriots, we need your help to protect Trump Supporters at the upcoming Trump Campaign Rally in Battle Creek, Michigan on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.
Oath Keepers will be there, along with our close allies, to once again do all we can to keep Trump supporters safe. We have now deployed volunteer security escort teams to eight Trump rallies in a row – every Trump rally since the Rio Rancho, NM rally earlier this year. Our most recent rally was the one in Hershey, PA on December 10, 2019. We send our most experienced police and military veterans, as well as our EMTs and medics, and communications experts. We work closely with patriot bikers, three percenters, and other patriotic groups to help keep people safe, especially after the rally lets out, when people have to walk back to their cars in the dark. Because Trump rallies draw a crowd far in excess of the venue capacity (with a massive overflow crowd left outside, watching on a Jumbotron) there is never enough parking and rally attendees have to park far from the venue and walk in. That makes them vulnerable to assault as they walk back to their vehicles in the dark.
To volunteer, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. See below for details on what to submit with your application. You DO NOT have to be an Oath Keepers member to volunteer! Nor do you have to be prior service police or military. You just need to be physically capable and cool-headed. See below.
If you can’t make it yourself, please donate to support those who can make it in person, to be boots on the ground. Our security volunteers need your support to do what they do. Donations cover gas money, rooms, food, and essential equipment for our men. Thank you!
Kellogg Arena 1 McCamly Square Battle Creek, MI 49017
Go here to reserve rally tickets (always a good idea, whether or not you plan on actually attending the rally).
NOTE: Even if you will be attending the rally, you are still welcome to join in on our volunteer security operation afterward. Please still send in an email and go through the vetting process. But let us know you will be attending the rally. After the rally gets out is the critical time, and you can do a tremendous amount of good by jumping in once you exit the venue.
HOW TO VOLUNTEER:
Please email us at: email@example.com
Put “Battle Creek, MI Security Volunteer” in the subject line
a photo-copy of your drivers license
Your home phone and/or cell phone number (needed to run the background check)
A copy of your CCW if you have one (if you don’t, its OK).
A brief summary of your relevant training and experience, whether formal or informal. If you are prior service military, police, Fire, EMS, etc please detail your MOS/formal training and experience.
NOTE: You do NOT have to be prior-service to volunteer. If you are not prior-service, you can still volunteer if you are physically capable of protecting others. For example, in the past we have teamed up with awesome bikers from Bikers for Trump, Sons of Liberty Riders, and other bike clubs and associations. We have also teamed up with three percenter groups, many of whom are not prior service, but who were very capable. Oath Keepers will provide the highly trained and experienced police and military leadership for an effective combined-force element. As always, our retired police officers will at as LEO liaisons to communicate and coordinate closely with the Secret Service and with all local, state, and federal LEOs to make sure they know who our leadership will be, how to reach them, where we will be, and how to identify our volunteers. We do this to ensure we don’t get in their way, and to avoid any “blue on blue” incidents.
Understand that our rules of engagement are to be “quiet professionals” who are NOT there to yell back at, argue with, or seek confrontation with protesters. We are there to protect rally attendees and keep them safe, period. Let the leftists scream and yell all they want- but don’t let them harm the people under your protection. Keep your cool and focus on the mission. A man who is not focused on the mission is a liability to the rest of the team. Keep your head on a swivel, keep calm, but be prepared to act in defense of others. Hot heads and big mouths need not apply or show up. Leave that behavior to others who have far less discipline. We conduct ourselves with military discipline and with the professionalism of experienced police officers. We expect you to follow that example.
If you are the leader of a motorcycle club, riders club, or associations, or a leader of a three percenters or other patriot group, please put “volunteer group LEADER” in the subject line. Once we have vetted you and your group, we will trust you to vet your own men. We did that in Rio-Rancho, NM, where we worked with the awesome bikers of Sons of Liberty Riders, and then Again in Lexington, KY where we teamed up with Kentucky IIIPercent (which sent us 23 volunteers!), and then again in Sunrise, FL, where we teamed up with APIII (American Patriot Three Percent), with excellent results. When dealing with squared away groups, we trust their leaders to vet and lead their own teams, under our overall coordination. We have done that many times, all over the nation, from downtown Berkeley, in April, 2017 on, and it works out very well.
We specifically went up against organized masses of Antifa in Berkeley, CA (twice); Boston, MA; Washington, DC (three times); Portland, OR; Austin, TX; and at dozens of ACT for America March Against Sharia rallies across the nation,
Our LEO veteran leaders, in particular, help to keep everything running smoothly while we strike the right balance between keeping rally attendees safe, while also not getting in the way of LEO operations.
Oath Keepers military veterans and bikers from Sons of Liberty Riders teamed up successfully in Rio-Rancho, NM to keep people safe.
WHY WE DO THIS:
This will be the tenth Trump rally where Oath Keepers has provided volunteer security for rally attendees. As always, we are confident that the interior of the venue itself in Battle Creek, MI will be safe (the Secret Service will see to that), but we have serious concerns for the safety of attendees as they walk from their vehicles to the venue, and then especially as they walk back to their vehicles in the dark afterward. There have been numerous examples of Trump supporters being attacked by violent leftists under those circumstances, right up to recent Trump rallies, such as in Minneapolis, MN and Dallas, TX – yes, we had volunteer security teams on the ground at both of those rallies, and we successfully escorted many rally attendees and kept them safe, but we didn’t have enough men to cover all areas, and some Trump supporters were assaulted outside of our presence – including an Iraq veteran in Dallas who was hit from behind with a hard object and knocked unconscious as he walked alone back to his vehicle, which he had parked over a mile from the venue.
Leftists have a right to protest, but they don’t have a right to shut down the free speech and assembly of other people by assaulting them because they don’t like their politics. And yet that is the obvious, well-established pattern of behavior at nearly every Trump event, especially in or near major cities. We have a duty to protect our fellow Americans against such terrorism (and that’s exactly what it is), and we will. No American, of whatever political party, should have to worry about being violently assaulted as they attend a public political rally by thugs intent on suppressing their free speech and assembly through violent assault or attempted murder.
Don’t take it for granted that this can’t or won’t also happen in Battle Creek, MI. Unfortunately, it can happen anywhere. Which is why we will continue to step up and provide security escorts, and why we need you to step up and help.
All those we escorted at past rallies were kept 100% safe, but we need more volunteers at future rallies so we can have more effective coverage. As in the past, this will be in independent volunteer security operation, on the exterior of the venue, and is not officially associated with the Trump campaign. We do this because we are honor-bound to keep people safe, so they can exercise their right to free speech and assembly.
Please help. If you can, please volunteer, and if you can’t volunteer, please donate to support those who can.
Thank you for your support! We can’t do it without you!
For. the Republic,
Founder of Oath Keepers
PS – When it comes to volunteers, our only bright line exclusions mirror our limits on who can be a member of Oath Keepers. We cannot use convicted felons, those who have been dishonorably discharged, anyone who advocates the overthrow of the U.S. government, or people who are members of racially orientated groups, or who otherwise discriminate along racial lines. That means no white nationalists or other “ethno-nationalists” or “identitarians” (of whatever race). Such groups and people almost always hold the U.S. Constitution in utter contempt and desire to scrap it just as much as do the radical leftists of Antifa, and are therefore antithetical to our mission. Racists are collectivists (judging people in groups instead of as individuals – again, just like the radical left). We have no common cause with them and do not want them involved in anything we do.
Likewise, we cannot and will not associate with groups who knowingly allow white nationalists into their ranks. No exceptions. On top of our serious moral and ideological differences with such people, we also have active duty military and law enforcement in our ranks who cannot associate with such groups or individuals. Oath Keepers is a strictly non-racially focused group. We are instead focused on liberty for all under the Constitution. And finally, allowing white nationalists into any group that then attends a Trump rally to “protect” people does nothing but disservice to President Trump and the MAGA cause. Keep that in mind.
That SHOULD go without saying, but because of the ongoing attempts of white nationalists to worm their way into patriot/conservative/MAGA groups, we need to make our position clear. It is not up for negotiation.
NOTE: If you are reading this, and consider yourself a “white identitarian” in “defensive” reaction to the racist identity politics of the left, we urge you to reconsider. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Identifying along racial lines will fragment the right, which contains millions of non-white patriots, mixed-race patriots, and patriots related to non-whites. Adopting the same racist identity politics as the left only plays right into the hands of the radical Marxists and their globalist puppet masters, by giving credence to their smear that patriots are racist. Your embracing identity politics only helps their intentional divide-and-conquer of the American people along racial lines and demonization of Western Civilization.
In addition, to understand the fallacy of the assertion that race > culture> ideology, you only need to consider the millions of white Marxists on college campuses all over this nation and in major American cities, such as San Fransisco or Portland. If race is most important, why are all those white Americans self-identified, proud “progressives” (Marxists)? Clearly it’s because ideology trumps all else, when brainwashed into them by their teachers from grade-school on, but especially in college. The same can be seen in Sweden, with white Swedes likewise indoctrinated with leftist ideology that is rooted in Marxist theory. Their “whiteness” didn’t prevent it. Their skin color, culture, and history didn’t matter. The ideology did. The ideology trumped all.
Like many other patriots, I wouldn’t want a million white leftist Swedes to immigrate here either, just like I don’t want millions of other foreigners who will not assimilate and won’t adopt our creed of individual liberty and limited government under the Constitution. The average Swede is just as likely, or perhaps even more likely, to vote not just left, but far left. Ideology and culture matter above all. And when it comes to what is being done in our nation, it is the Marxist ideology that is clearly being used to poison American minds just as it has been used in Europe to destroy Western Civilization there.
Identity politics, along with mass-immigration from the third world, IS a core strategy the globalists/Marxists have seized on to further their cause, but, ironically, their focus on race is a smokescreen. What really matters to them most is ideology. Consider how they treat conservative or libertarian blacks or Hispanics. They are condemned as “race-traitors” and demonized/attacked with far more severity than white conservatives or libertarians. For the left, race is NOT the dominant factor, despite how much they use it. Ideology is the real dominant factor for them, with culture a close second, and race actually dead last. It needs to be likewise for you, or you will only fragment your own ideological allies on the right and will aid our enemies in destroying this nation.
Mexican cartel massacre: Grisly crime scene photos show blood-stained car seat, bullet-ridden windshield
Three women and six children lost their lives and several were injured in
The bloodshed happened in Sonora state, where the suspected cartel gunmen ambushed the families' convoy of three SUVs as they were on their way to see relatives in the U.S. The families targeted lived in a Mormon community about 70 miles south of Douglas, Ariz.
Relatives of slain members of Mexican-American families belonging to Mormon communities react next to the burnt wreckage of a vehicle where some of their relatives died in Sonora state. (Reuters)
Pictures from the scene showed a vehicle with dozens of bullet holes. It was burnt out from a fire after a bullet apparently hit the gas tank and caused an explosion. Relatives were pictured standing around the wreckage, hugging each other and crying.
Rhonita Maria Miller, 31, and four of her children – a 12-year-old son Howard Jr., his 10-year-old sister Krystal and 8-month-old twins Titus and Tiana – were found shot and burned in their vehicle, relative Kendra Miller said in an account of the killings. She said only a few bones and ashes remained.
Members of the Lebaron family watch the burned car where part of the nine murdered members of the family were killed during a suspected cartel ambush in the Sonora mountains in Mexico. (AFP/Getty)
Two other mothers, Christina Marie Langford Johnson, 31, and Dawna Ray Langford, 43, along with Dawna’s two sons, 11-year-old Trevor Harvey Langford and 2-year-old Rogan Jay Langford, were all also shot to death. The two mothers were found in a separate location, according to relatives.
Johnson had reportedly stashed her 7-month-old daughter Faith, still strapped in her car seat, on the floor of the vehicle before she got out and raised her arms to show the gunmen the women and children weren’t a threat. Prosecutors said her body was found 15 yards away riddled with bullets.
A security baby car seat stained in blood is pictured in a bullet-riddled vehicle belonging to one of the families. (REUTERS)
Officials have said that the gunmen may have mistaken the group's large SUVs for those of a rival gang amid a vicious turf war.
The killers were apparently members of the Juarez drug cartel and its armed wing, La Linea — "The Line" — whose gunmen had entered Sinaloa cartel territory and set up an armed outpost on a hilltop and an ambush further up the road, The Associated Press reported.
Seven other children survived the massacre thanks to the courage of a 13-year-old boy, Devin Langford. After witnessing the deaths of his mother and two brothers, he hid his bleeding siblings in nearby bushes while he made the 6-hour, 14-mile trek back to La Mora to get help, Miller said.
A group of male relatives set out to try to rescue the youngsters but turned back when they heard gunfire ahead. In recordings of calls between the men, they can be heard having an agonizing debate over whether it was better to risk more lives, or wait for an hour or two until Mexican army troops arrived.
When they finally found the children, what they saw was heart-wrenching.
Relatives of the innocent victims observe the wreckage of a burn-out car where several members of a family were found shot and burned to death. November 5, 2019. (REUTERS)
Cody, 8, was shot in the jaw and leg, bleeding profusely. His 14-year-old sister, Kylie, was shot in the foot. Zander, 4, was shot in the back and 9-month-old Brixon was shot in the chest.
Mexican authorities airlifted the wounded children to a hospital in the U.S., where they were in “stable” condition, according to Sonora state health officials.
The Agency for Criminal Investigation said in a statement on Facebook the suspect was found in the town of Agua Prieta, right across the border from Douglas, Arizona. The suspect was holding two hostages who were bound and gagged inside a vehicle.
"This is the time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth,” he wrote. “We merely await a call from your great new president!"
But Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador later responded: "The worst thing you can have is war."
Call to Action: Security Volunteers Needed in Lexington, KY to Protect Trump Rally-Goers
ALERT: Security volunteers needed!
Oath Keepers, police and military veterans, bikers, three percenters, and other capable patriots, we need your help to protect Trump Supporters at the upcoming Trump Campaign Rally in Lexington, KY on November 4, 2019.
Grant Kauffman, 12 Rounds Media
See below for details on how to volunteer or how to support our volunteers. You DO NOT have to be an Oath Keepers member to volunteer! Nor do you have to be prior service police or military. You just need to be physically capable and cool-headed. See below.
If you can’t make it yourself, please donate to support those who can make it in person, to be boots on the ground. Our security volunteers need your support to do what they do. Donations cover gas money, rooms, and essential equipment for our men. Thank you!
Leftists have a right to protest, but they don’t have a right to shut down the free speech and assembly of other people by assaulting them because they don’t like their politics. And yet that is the obvious, well-established pattern of behavior at nearly every Trump event, especially in major cities. We have a duty to protect our fellow Americans against such terrorism (and that’s exactly what it is), and we will. No American, of whatever political party, should have to worry about being violently assaulted as they attend a public political rally by thugs intent on suppressing their free speech and assembly.
As always, we are confident that the interior of the venue itself in Lexington will be safe (the Secret Service will see to that), but we have serious concerns for the safety of attendees as they walk from their vehicles to the venue, and then especially as they walk back to their vehicles in the dark afterward. There have been numerous examples of Trump supporters being attacked by violent leftists under those circumstances, right up to the most recent Trump rallies in Minneapolis, MN and Dallas, TX – yes, we had volunteer security teams on the ground at both of those rallies, and we successfully escorted many rally attendees and kept them safe, but we didn’t have enough men to cover all areas, and some Trump supporters were assaulted outside of our presence – including an Iraq veteran in Dallas who was hit from behind and knocked unconscious as he walked alone back to his vehicle, which he had parked over a mile from the venue.
Don’t take it for granted that this can’t or won’t also happen in Kentucky. Unfortunately, it can happen anywhere. Which is why we will continue to step up and provide security escorts, and why we need you to step up and help.
All those we escorted in Minneapolis and Dallas were kept 100% safe, but we need more volunteers at future rallies so we can have more effective coverage.
Oath Keepers on duty in Dallas. Grant Kauffman, 12 Rounds Media
It is absolutely ridiculous that any American has to worry about being attacked by violent thugs just because they want to attend a political rally. But this is the reality in America, with violent leftists from Antifa and other radical groups seeking to attack any Trump supporter they can. Antifa has a nasty habit of targeting the elderly and disabled, and especially loves to attack disabled veterans, who they hate as much as they hate police, or they will attack a lone individual from behind, as in the case of the veteran in Dallas. We WILL be adjusting our tactics accordingly. But what we really need is more volunteers. Help us keep people safe!
Oath Keepers retired Houston PD officer on duty at Dallas Trump Rally. Grant Kauffman, 12 Rounds Media
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
VOLUNTEER!: If you are within driving range of Lexington, KY, and you are capable of assisting with security escorts, or you are trained in emergency medicine, we need your help in keeping the rally attendees safe. You do NOT have to be a member of Oath Keepers to volunteer, or prior military or LEO. As long as you are physically capable and cool-headed, we will put you to work.
To volunteer, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
(we are using that email for now, to ensure reliable communications with volunteers as we update our IT systems)
NOTE: Even if you want to attend the rally, we can still use your help to escort people when the rally gets out. When rally goers leave the venue, at night, in the dark, is when they are most at risk. So that is when we really need your help. So, you can attend the rally and still help us escort people afterwards. So please still volunteer.
Put “Lexington, KY Trump Rally Security Volunteer” in the subject line. Please provide your full name, phone number, zip code, and tell us about your prior service, training, or experience that is relevant to a security mission or to an emergency medical mission if you have such training. If you have a CCW valid in Kentucky, please let us know. Please also send us a photo of your Drivers License, and of your CCW if you have one.
We generally use both armed and unarmed volunteers in our security operations, so if you have a CCW valid in Kentucky, that may be very useful. If you don’t, please volunteer anyway since we will also have a role for unarmed volunteers. If you are a member of Oath Keepers, please include your membership number and a photo of your membership card, if you have it handy. Please also include links to any social media profiles. Expect to be heavily vetted. As always, we will not accept anyone who advocates, or belongs to any group that advocates, the overthrow of the U.S. government or that discriminates along racial lines. We also cannot use anyone who is a convicted felon.
We are looking for calm, physically capable men who can effectively protect others, while also keeping their cool under pressure.
Grant Kauffman, 12 Rounds Media
We always work closely with other awesome patriot or biker groups. in the past, we have worked closely with Bikers for Trump, for example, as well as Sons of Liberty Riders (SOLR). If you are the leader of a motorcycle club, riding club, association, or group that is interested in helping with security, or the leader of a squared away, professional three percent group, firearms association, or other patriot group, please email us at the same email@example.com email, but please add “Security Leader” in the subject line and tell us who you are with (we will trust you to vet your own men).
In addition to men who can fulfill volunteer security escort duties, we also need medical personnel. We prefer to send out a medic with each escort team. But even if you don’t feel comfortable going out in an escort team, we can still use your help at a dedicated medical aid station.
We also need HAM radio operators to assist with communications. In addition, we need a skilled videographer/photographer who can livestream and take still photos for us. If you can do that, please put “videographer” in the subject line.
NOTE: If you want to help, or if you simply want to attend the rally, please reserve a rally ticket ASAP. There is a distinct possibility that only rally ticket holders will be allowed inside a large event security perimeter, so please get a ticket. Expect radical leftists to grab tickets as well, so they can infiltrate and disrupt the rally from within, so don’t presume you can grab a ticket last minute.
SUPPORT OUR VOLUNTEERS: If you can’t make it in person to help, please consider making a donation to support our volunteers who can make it, and to support our mission. We will be reimbursing gas money for our vetted volunteers, as well as providing hotel accommodations and food for them, and mission-critical supplies. You can donate here:
As always, our police officers and military veterans will be communicating and coordinating closely with local law enforcement and federal LEOs so we do not get in their way while still doing our critical work of protecting rally attendees as they go to and from the venue. This will be an independent volunteer security operation, not formally associated with either the Trump campaign or with any law enforcement agency, but our Oath Keepers police officers will closely liaison with all relevant LEOs so they know who we are, why we are there, where we will be, how to identify us, who our leaders are and how to contact them, and visa versa. We have done this dozens of times as we have protected people from Antifa violence all over the nation, from Inauguration Day 2017 in DC, on.
For those who don’t know our history, Oath Keepers has successfully provided volunteer security at numerous events across the nation in the past three years, including twice in Berkeley, CA; in Portland, OR (where we provided a PSD escort for the Multnomah County Republican Party Chair, who otherwise would not have felt safe to speak at the rally); Boston, MA; Washington D.C. (three times, including Inauguration Day, 2017); in New York City; and we provided event security and PSD escorts for high profile speakers for ACT for America at dozens of their “March Against Sharia” events nationwide in 2017.
Oath Keepers has had volunteer security escorts on the ground at three Trump rallies to date this year: Rio Rancho, NM; Minneapolis, MN; and Dallas, TX. Now we will be in Tupelo, MS on Nov. 1, and Lexington, KY on Nov. 4.
In each instance we successfully escorted many Trump supporters safely back to their vehicles. In Rio Rancho, NM, we worked closely with bikers from Sons of Liberty Riders (SOLR) and some independent bikers. One of our combat veteran volunteers directly stopped one unhinged leftist who tried to assault a disabled veteran in his 80s who was waiting in the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) line to get into the event (yes, really). Our alert veteran stepped in between and shut that down before it could even happen. Unfortunately, that same leftist then moved to another part of the ADA line and did, in fact, assault a disabled woman and was then arrested.
At the Rio Rancho Rally we also provided a special PSD escort for Angel Family activists Mary Ann Mendoza and Steve Ronnebeck, driving them to the venue, escorting them into the VIP section of the rally, and then driving them back out afterwards.
We then provided security escorts for rally attendees at both the Minneapolis and Dallas rallies, and successfully escorted many people safety to their vehicles.
We can say that none of the people we escorted in MN or TX were assaulted. Not a hair on their head was touched. But we simply didn’t have enough volunteers to cover all areas in a very dispersed urban environment (in both cases) and violent leftists were still able to assault some people in areas where our teams were not present. That is very frustrating for us because we know that would NOT have happened to those people if we had had enough volunteers to be able to escort them all. The lesson from that is that we need more volunteers! So step up and help at future Trump rallies! Many hands make light work.
A side note on medical: each of our teams at past rallies had a dedicated medic attached (military combat medic veterans, civilian EMTs, or a trauma nurse) and in Minneapolis one of our medics was able to treat a lady who had been pepper sprayed by leftist protesters. Our medic flushed out her eyes and treated her face, and our team escorted her to safety.
Every venue is different, and presents different challenges. With our volunteer security operation at the recent Rio Rancho, NM Trump Rally, the parking lots were right there at the expansive venue site out in the open desert, and it was far easier for us to keep everyone safe as they returned to their vehicles. In Minneapolis and Dallas, in sharp contrast, Trump supporters had to walk blocks in many directions through the city streets to reach their vehicles.
Oath Keeper assisting Trump supporters in Dallas. Grant Kauffman, 12 Rounds Media
Antifa’s normal M.O. is to harass, assault, and distract police with one of their “black block” formations (often throwing rocks, bottles, etc at police and setting fires) and then seek out vulnerable individuals for a gang beating of three or four on one, often with a masked Antifa hitting the victim in the head with a hard object, such as a bike lock, and then disappearing back into the “black block” of identically clad Antifa, making it difficult to find the perp.
The rhetoric of the left has only intensified since 2016, labeling all Trump supporters ( even if they are Hispanic or black) as “supporters of white supremacy”, “racist” and “fascist” just for wanting a secure border and wanting our immigration laws enforced. There were many patriotic Mexican-American Trump supporters at the Rio Rancho rally, just as at least half the crowd at the El Paso Trump rally in February were Hispanic. But that reality doesn’t faze the Marxist ideology/identity politics obsessed leftists who insist that to be patriotic or conservative is equivalent to being a “Nazi” or a member of the KKK, and who therefor justify shutting down the free speech of other Americans through violence.
Because of this unfortunate reality, Oath Keepers and our allies will be on the ground in both Mississippi an in Kentucky to help provide volunteer security escorts for rally attendees as they go into the rally and as they leave the rally and return to their vehicles. We expect to do this at Trump rallies from now until Election Day, 2020.
It is critical that we preserve the free speech and political assembly rights of our fellow Americans. Our republican form of government is in peril when Americans don’t feel safe to attend a political rally. That’s why we need YOU to step up and help. If you are a physically capable patriot who can serve as a security volunteer, then please do volunteer when a Trump rally is near you by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can’t make it in person, please support those who can, and support our mission, by making a donation here:
Please also consider joining Oath Keepers to help us in our mission to preserve and protect the U.S. Constitution, from all enemies, foreign and domestic. You do NOT have to be prior service to join. We are all in this together! Join here: