Continuing with an advertising campaign in support of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Oath Keepers, the national association of active duty and retired military, police, and first responders, has sponsored a sign on the subway platform in the Washington Metro Farragut West Station near the White House, a media advisory issued by the group announced Thursday.
Oath Keepers pledge to place their oath to the Constitution above any other authority. Of particular relevance to gun owners is the group's declaration of 10 "orders we will not obey," primary among them being "We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people." But the whistleblower support advertising campaign shows the group will put its resources to work to promote the entire Bill of Rights.
"Snowden Honored His Oath. Honor Yours! Stop Big Brother!" the sign reads. Per the release, it is “is done in the style of the theater scene from George Orwell's ‘1984,’ featuring President Obama as ‘Big Brother.’"
"The sign makes it clear that by exposing the NSA spying on Americans, Snowden honored his oath, and White House employees should follow his example," Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes said.
Gun Rights Examiner published a column last month, when the group posted similar signs casting Director of National Intelligence James Clapper in the “Big Brother” role. Whether doing the same with Obama will now create a backlash with racial-based groups remains to be seen. A recent incident where Missouri’s NAACP affiliate demanded a federal “hate crime” investigation of a rodeo clown, already fired and banned for life for performing in an Obama mask, demonstrates there are powerful interest groups that will not hesitate using their influence to chill criticism of this president.
“Additional signs will be revealed at other DC area stations in September,” Oath Keepers promises in the release, citing “a broader effort to place billboards at strategic locations throughout the United States [with] current locations outside of military bases at Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base, Fort Benning, Fort Hood, Fort Stewart, and Hunter Army Airfield.”
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