Monday, January 11, 2016
Who hath measured the ground? "What Do the Oregon Ranchers Really Believe?"
The movement is highly decentralized and lacks a single definitive text or articulation of principles. But there is some degree of organization, with two national factions that have become most prominent, active and visible: Oath Keepers and the Three Percent Patriots. Oath Keepers, claims to have 30,000 members, consists largely of current and former law enforcement and military members who have pledged not to carry out any government orders (such as confiscating guns) that they believe violate the Constitution. In recent years, the group has increasingly inserted armed members into conflicts between citizens and the government as “monitors” or “security.”