Oathkeepers Update on Bundy Ranch

Oathkeepers.org posted this update late yesterday. The founder, Steward Rhodes along with other Oathkeepers are still at the ranch.

Updating With Stewart Rhodes

NOTE: First, at the moment things are quiet here.   99% of the rumors on the internet are either blatantly false or wildly inaccurate.  No strong presence of federal agents has been seen. Remnants of BLM’s recent sojourn here are still present, such as the lights they had put up at their “field-headquarters” and no doubt we are under surveillance of all kinds, but there is no overt, visible massing of federal law enforcement.

We are, however concerned that the domestic enemies of the Constitution that infest the federal government might try to take advantage of folks going home, and attempt to make a move on the Bundy family. We feel certain that they will want to try again at some point, perhaps in a different way, even perhaps by executing a dynamic entry raid to attempt to arrest the Bundys.  And we have heard that this is being discussed, though I have not been able to directly confirm it.  But it is a real risk.

Therefore, to prevent such a raid, or to at least throw a monkey wrench into any such plans and make it more difficult for them, we’re doing the following:

1: We are calling on all Oath Keepers who can possibly get here to come to the Bundy Ranch to serve as volunteers on an ongoing, rotating watch. That is not because there is any great emergency, but is a preventative measure – sort of like doing a rotation on the DMZ.

I am urging each and every Oath Keepers member who can, to get here and spend a bit of time to ensure that the Bundys are not alone. We need boots on the ground. We want you here, standing watch, which is appropriate for us Oath Keepers since our motto is “Not on Our Watch.”

We have six Oath Keepers here from New Hampshire (one of whom – Jerry DeLemus – is now the head of security for the ranch).  We have one woman, Lori Storm, who drove down by herself from Nebraska, and one of our Board members from Nebraska, Steve Homan, is also here. We’ve got people here from Montana, Utah, Arizona, California, and Washington State. People are here from all over the country.

But people, however dedicated, will get burnt out and we need others to rotate in.   We need you to step up and serve your turn on watch.

We are raising money to help with gasoline – just be sure to save all receipts for reimbursement.

(EA here: That may only be available on first-come first-served basis. Of the money we’ve raised thus far, we’ve given $12,000.00 dollars to the Bundy family, and we purchased a $1,000.00 generator, but we are now raising more money to help some folks traveling from afar.)

I will not ask you to do anything I am not willing to do myself.  So, even though I have been away from my home and family since April 10, I am still here, and I will remain here through April 19, standing watch with the others.   I was supposed to be speaking at a rally in Idaho on that day, but I canceled that because I need to be here to lead by example by also pulling a watch stint.

And I can think of no better place to be on April 19 than on ground where modern patriots followed the example of the Founders and stood firm in defense of liberty.    Like their forefathers before them who stood at Lexington and Concord, they refused to bend the knee to tyranny, and they stood their ground.  And that spot of ground may go down in history as the birthplace of the next American Revolution, where the tide was turned, and the people stood up.

2: A rotating vigil of state legislators and current serving sheriffs at the ranch. This second part of our plan is a continuation of what we’ve already been doing. Oath Keepers helped facilitate a number of legislators from several Western States traveling to the Bundy Ranch this past week. Sheriff Mack’s Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA.org) helped ensure that some real-deal constitutional Sheriffs were also present on the side of the Bundy family.

We will be continuing  this effort and we need proactive Oath Keepers  to help arrange a steady stream of State and County officials to rotate presence there so that the idiot government will have to admit it’s ready to kill sitting elected public servants to assert its authority, or leave the Bundy family – and their cows – alone.   Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, on Monday night, served the first vigil in the Bundy Ranch House (if only the Nevada Governor, Brian Sandoval, had a fraction of her integrity and courage, we wouldn’t need to be here).

And to support that “official” stream of State and County officials, as well as others with names of gravity, Oath Keepers’ general membership will also rotate into service there.

There is also some serious perimeter security and Oath Keepers CPTers who volunteer to help with the out-lying security in the desert will find this to be a great training exercise. Bring your gear.  Consider this your Minute Man FTX.  But however you come, do come. Oath Keepers will not be alone in this. Many other Americans are mobilizing now, millions of Americans are learning about it and are wanting to be helpful. Be part of it.

For the Republic!

Stewart Rhodes

Founder and President of Oath Keepers


I admire and respect their response and dedication to this issue, but something tells me this is a waste of time.  It might be wiser to disband for now and return later because it doesn’t make sense for the BLM to return this soon using the same tactics.  Harry and his BLM boys are regrouping and coming up with plan B.

Your thoughts?


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10 Responses to Oathkeepers Update on Bundy Ranch

  1. Blessed B. says:

    re-blogged at: http://www.teamnetworks.net/blog/2192/oathkeepers-update-on-bundy-ranch/


    ~ IMHO….keeping up a vigil to make sure that the Bundy’s are safe is probably a good idea. It also shows that “We the People” are not letting their guard down just because the feds have moved out…. they left equipment there which says to me they plan on coming back. It’s better to not be caught sleeping while the wolves are out planning their next move….could end up losing more than what one is willing to give up.~

    • Kathy says:

      I see what you’re saying, BB, but I just hate to see Oathkeepers waste their resources just sitting around for a few days, and it doesn’t make sense to announce when they’re leaving (unless they’re really not, of course). I’d rather see them use the money to come back if need be.

      As far as leaving equipment there – have you seen the reports on what we’re leaving behind in Afghanistan? It’s millions of dollars worth of stuff, so leaving a few lights and what have you at Bundy’s place is nothing.

      Thanks for reposting.

      • Blessed B. says:

        You’re welcome…

        Leaving equipment in Afghanistan or Iraq is understandable to a point…. it takes time to get ready for transport…. the equipment left in Nevada isn’t that big and could be readied to transport back from whence it came.

        I feel it’s not the cost of the equipment as to why it was left….but that they plan on using it once again later on and so one just leaves it to take away the hassle of having to cart it back down there and setting it up.

        The only date I can see above is Stewart Rhodes saying when he’ll be leaving…. but that doesn’t mean that all the Oathkeepers will be leaving on that date…..just him.

        It probably costs less to just stay put once there instead of having to get people organized once again and transported to the Bundy Ranch….. They could be too late to help them if they all leave and then come back if the SHTF there for the Bundy’s once again.

  2. tannngl says:

    Thanks for this update, Kathy. I have no idea what they should do. I think I’ll just leave it to them and pray the good Lord will guide them.

  3. Janyk says:

    They left their equipment, they didn’t win, they WILL be back! And in FORCE!

  4. Blessed B. says:

    I’m not surprised! This just came in to my inbox…thought I would share it!

    Oath Keepers web site down – they need help!

    Oath Keepers main site is down, has been for several hours. The data center that houses it (and thousands of others) went down this morning. In the meantime – it couldn’t have been worse timing. It happened right after a new call for help at the ranch had been posted.

    Realize – the video below was made and uploaded, then moments later they got the NEW temporary site information and the note from Stewart Rhodes as per the above.

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI0o9QflSMQ?feature=player_embedded&w=640&h=360%5D



  5. Stg58/Animal Mother says:

    We have thousands of members. We can sustain this, but we also need more members! Bundy is only one of several ranchers being oppressed. We need more people.

    • Kathy says:

      Thanks for the visit and the info, now I’ll worry less about you guys. It would be great if you have time to drop by again and give us an update. God bless you all.