Oath Keepers - East Central MO is a small group of like-minded American Patriots located in the greater St. Louis, Missouri area who, as but a fraction of the larger group of Oath Keepers scattered nation-wide, hold a strong and dedicated belief in the United States of America as envisioned by that brave and visionary collection of original American Patriots we now know as "The Founders". We believe that our Independence is based upon a set of spiritual, moral and social ideals that have been procedurally immortalized and recorded in the Constitution of the United States of America. We believe further that our Rights are granted to us by Almighty God Himself, identified in the 1st Ten Amendments to the Constitution known as the "Bill of Rights" and that it is the government's job to guarantee, defend and uphold those rights. As "The Founders" believed and proclaimed, we agree that it is the duty of the American Citizen to hold government true to those principles upon which those ideals and rights are based. As such, the mission of Oath Keepers - East Central MO has been identified and proclaimed as: 1) to ensure that the people within our region are provided with the knowledge and education necessary to truly understand the foundational authority and principles upon which this great Nation was established, and 2) to stand ready and willing, should it become necessary, to defend those same Bill of Rights and the Constitution of the United States of America against any attempt to displace, revoke, remove or otherwise controvert them their original intent by any enemy, both foreign or domestic. So help us God.
What Oath Keepers are NOT
Captain Gregory Gooch (Ret.) in March 2009, retired member of the Oath Keepers National Board.
We are Not advocating or promoting the overthrow of any government whether local, state or national. We (simply) want our governments to return to the Constitutional Republic which the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution defined and instituted.
We are Not advocating or promoting violence towards any organization, group or person. We are determined to Keep our Oath to support and defend the Constitution.
We are not advocating or promoting the removal of any person from his or her elected office. We want all elected persons to live up to their Oath to “support and defend the Constitution” as it is written or to leave of their own volition.
We are not advocating or promoting that anyone in the Judicial Branch be removed or replaced. We want the Justices in the Judicial Branch to follow the Constitution as written without interpretation.
We are not advocating or promoting any particular form of government other than the Constitutional Republic which the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution defined and instituted.
We are not advocating or promoting the rewriting of the Constitution nor are we asking for an Amendment thereto. We are insisting on the Constitution being Enforced as it is written.
We are Not advocating or promoting any act or acts of aggression against any organization or person for any reason including, but not limited to; race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, gender or sexual orientation.
We hope for a return to a Constitutional Republic free from fear and hatred. We hate only tyranny.
We are Oath Sworn Americans who want the Constitution returned to its legal and rightful place, intact, as the ultimate Law of the Land.