An American secret recently exposed a network of clandestine individuals, many serving as elected officials, police officers, and military members—Americans of African descent and other people of color have always known this to be true. What we are talking about here is the “Enemy Within.”
The Oath Keepers is an American far-right anti-government militia and a conspiracy theory-fueled group whose members claim to be defending their version of the Constitution of the United States. The report revealed that the Oath Keepers membership lists had more than 38,000 names.
Fact, everyone that is a member of the Oath Keepers g has full knowledge of who and what they were joining. With that said, the Oath Keeper membership list also included 370 people who currently work in law enforcement agencies, including police chiefs and sheriffs and more than 100 members of the military.
The non-profit journalist collective Distributed Denial of Secrets exposed the Oath Keepers organization membership database. Again, Elected officials, police officers, and members of the military on Oath Keepers membership list. More troubling is that 80 people on the list are running for public office or are now serving in public office, and more than 100 are currently military members.
The revelation of the Oath Keepers list above presents an existential threat to the safety and livelihood of all Americans. Who can we trust if we can’t trust our elected officials, police officers, and military members to protect our interests? Anyone who is on the Oath Keepers’ membership list is also complicit in January 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol in 2021
Disqualification from Public Office Under the 14th Amendment
Further, Fourteenth Amendment, Section 3 states: “No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”
Every American needs to know their names. Americans of African descent and other people of color need members of the non-profit journalist collective Distributed Denial of Secrets to take the right step and publish the names of the Oath Keepers members list. Their collaboration in violating the Fourteenth Amendment, Section 3 states is understandable. We cannot allow them to continue to “Hide in Plain Sight!”