February 25th, 2013
Molon Labe! the Movie: An Oath Keepers Nation-Wide Call To Action
by Elias Alias, Oath Keepers editor * February 25, 2013
We are going to talk about Molon Labe! the movie, but first, allow me to just say that I am chuckling up my sleeve in the wake of the Obama Administration’s all-out assault on the Constitution and its Second Amendment. Why? There are several reasons. For one thing, Obama has done more for gun sales than anyone in history. Also, he has with this one major goof, awakened millions of Americans to the direness of our time in history. Additionally, he has alerted the liberty movement on both sides of the aisle to the fact that the General government now feels big enough to finally take full control over the American people by asserting some vague, opaque, and presumed authority to actually disarm a free people across the board, Left and Right and all in between. Finally, Obama has made liars of the ADL and the SPLC in a most costly way. Let me explain:
When Oath Keepers formed in 2009 we were attacked by the media (Hardball and the O’Reilly Factor etc.) and by private-sector think tanks such as the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) and the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center). We were described as “anti-government” and “extremists” and “conspiracy theorists”.
All who attacked us publicly with such slurs have since shut up about us, silenced by the actions of their fearless leader, President Obama. Obama is not only the most successful gun salesman in American history – he also has trashed his cheerleaders dandily by doing exactly what they chirped he never would do – such as come for our guns.
Indulge me for one brief example please. This is what the ADL published about Oath Keepers in 2009:
One manifestation of the ideology of resistance was the creation in March 2009 of the Oath Keepers, an anti-government group that tries to recruit police and military personnel and veterans. Members refuse to obey hypothetical “orders” from the government, “orders” that speak more to their own paranoid and conspiratorial beliefs than to any realistic government action. The “orders” the Oath Keepers refuse reveal their extreme conspiratorial mindset, because the “orders” are not instructions ever likely to be actually handed down by Obama or his officials; instead, they are reflective of the anti-government conspiracy theories embraced by the extreme right. The first “order,” for example, that they refuse to follow is any order “to disarm the American people.”
The ADL scoffed at the very first of our “Ten Orders We Will Not Obey” -
1. We will NOT obey any order to disarm the American people.
Again: The ADL said, “The ‘orders’ the Oath Keepers refuse [to obey] reveal their extreme conspiratorial mindset, because the ‘orders’ are not instructions ever likely to be actually handed down by Obama or his officials…”
Well, that was then, and this is now. Obama most certainly wants our guns, and one of his champions put it this way -
ANTI-GUN is ANTI-GOV
So the anti-gun lobby calls Oath Keepers “anti-gov”, when in reality Oath Keepers is supporting the very document which created the General government by calling for the reinstatement in every State and County of the Constitutional Militia. That is what government is supposed to be doing, as Dr. Edwin Vieira points out clearly. The Second Amendment contains the only item which the Constitution says is “Necessary” – “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State….”. Nothing else in the Constitution is said to be “Necessary”.
So the conflict is actually between anti-gov /anti-gun forces and the patriots who are demanding that the General government get back into its Constitutional box of enumerated duties. In reality, the criminal-minded anti-gun movement is actually the anti-gov movement, and Oath Keepers is not related to either. You may ask how I can say that. It’s simple, really.
Your right and duty to keep and bear arms as an individual member of the Constitutional Militia is mentioned in four places in that founding legal charter which created the government, is it not? The Militia is mentioned three times in the main body of the Constitution and once in the ten Amendments which were enshrined in the Constitution prior to ratification – the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights. Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., has laid this out very nicely in his extraordinary book, “The Sword And Sovereignty”.
THE “M” WORD
Since the Constitution created the General Government, anyone who would go against the Constitution must be the real culprit who is “anti-government”. Oath Keepers supports the entire Constitution as written, but the ADL is hell-bent on ignoring the importance of the Constitution’s denotative statements which require that the States have and maintain their respective Militias. So in fact, it is the ADL which is “anti-government” because of the ADL’s participation with the Gun-control Lobby, which supports Obama’s attack on the right and duty of Americans to keep and bear arms.
In fact, Dr. Vieira’s book is a scholarly history of the Militia of the several States and is rendered with superb Constitutional contexts by the man I think to be America’s foremost authority on the original intent of the Founders. Dr. Vieira’s book is so powerful that it has inspired James Jaeger of Matrix Entertainment to commission a new film based on the book. And that new film is what I want to inspire everyone reading this to support big time, right now.
James Jaeger has a collection of remarkable documentary films produced in the highest of standards. He has completed five already and his sixth is now progressing nicely. Named “Molon Labe”, this newest in his Constitution series of documentaries is packed with experts which include Stewart Rhodes, Chuck Baldwin, and Sheriff Mack, three of our favorite Oath Keepers. But also in the film is Ron Paul, G. Edward Griffin, Pat Buchanan, Alex Jones, Jesse Ventura, Larry Pratt, Catherine Austin Fitts, and other serious thinkers who are devoted to educating Americans about the deeper meanings in our Constitution.
MOLON LABE! The MOVIE
Molon Labe: How The Second Amendment Guarantees America’s Freedom is the definitive movie about the Militia of the several States.
This past week James Jaeger and I enjoyed a long conversation. James is the quality film maker who specializes in Constitutional documentaries. He has five wonderful films in his Constitution Collection. All of those movies are now available online for free downloading and viewing. Click here –
Ron Paul and G. Edward Griffin and Edwin Vieira are regulars in each of James’ movies, and Pat Buchanan often joins in along with varied other experts. James’ sixth documentary film is all about the Militia of the several States. Because Oath Keepers is the one organization which has the guts to stand up for the whole Second Amendment, James has offered us a wonderful opportunity to help with the production of this film Molon Labe!
As James has stated already –
For those of you who haven’t seen the new trailer – complete with donor and producer credits as of 09 Feb 2013 — it’s up at http://youtu.be/YBshf2BL5Zc This trailer has a clip of Ron Paul, G. Edward Griffin, Stewart Rhodes and Pastor Chuck Baldwin’s interviews. We will include a clip from Larry Pratt’s interview as soon as it comes in from our DC-VA camera unit.
(EA note: That interview with Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America has been filmed already and will be in studio first week of March, whereupon a clip of Mr. Pratt will be added to our public trailer.)
Let us note something about the NRA, while thinking of GOA. Last week I posted an article at Oath Keepers national about a Massachusetts town which has just thrown out the Obama-styled “assault weapons ban”. At the town hall meeting where this was announced the packed house gave a standing and hearty ovation. In response, the president of the NRA had this to say on the record –
[quoting] The NRA’s David Keene responded to the decision with the organization’s standard middle-of-the-road defense of the Second Amendment and the Bill of Rights.
“One of the things that people in these town meetings and other folks ought to look at is the constitution itself. It is possible and it is legal to put certain restrictions on second amendment rights,” he said, “but those kinds of restrictions have to be looked at very critically.”
When I pointed that out to James Jaeger and a few friends, one replied back to me –
Some suspect that Mr. Keene may be expressing the conventional wisdom that no constitutional rights are “absolute”, but that all of them are subject to some “regulation”. On the general level, this is probably less than accurate as a “right” implies freedom of action, whereas a “regulation” implies some curtailment of that freedom. So, if there is a “right”, to that extent there can be no “regulation”; and if there is “regulation”, to that extent there can be no “right”. It would be safe to wager that 95+% of the legal profession holds a similar view as the NRA and probably has never questioned it because this is what they were taught in law “schools”, and this is the method of “analysis” used currently in the courts. Thus, I imagine that Mr. Keene is less malicious than he is misinformed. Unfortunately, this may be the way most of the hierarchy in the NRA, and the NRA’s Second Amendment “defenders”, also think. There may be room for a more conservative interpretation of the Second Amendment.
And James Jaeger adds -
Like Larry Pratt, Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the NRA, has also been taking intense abuse from the gun-control lobby. Can you IMAGINE how this abuse would escalate were the NRA to acknowledge that gun ownership serves basically FIVE purposes, not just THREE?! The three everyone talks about are: 1) target practice, 2) hunting, and 3) self-defense, but the other two almost never mentioned are: 4) deterrent against tyranny AND 5) participation in the “Militia of the several States”. Why are 4 and 5 almost never mentioned even though the Founders mention the Militia in four separate places in the U.S. Constitution? If the Founders mention deterrent and Militia, but few others mention them, is this not be a serious red flag?
MOLON LABE – How the Second Amendment Guarantees America’s Freedom, now in production, will address this red flag and discuss how an application of the Constitution can remedy most of the problems WE THE PEOPLE currently have with our government and our nation’s security.
If you view this brief three minute trailer and look at the opening credits you’ll see that James wants Oath Keepers to play a prominent role in the production of the film. That is important for Oath Keepers, because this movie is going to be the hottest movie in the patriot movement this year. It is important to Oath Keepers that all of our members feel a sense of involvement, and personal pride in the production and distribution of this movie.
Therefore I am calling on each patriot reading this to voluntarily do two things now, and one other thing later after the film goes public.
First, please donate to this movie: For online donations: http://www.molon.us/donate/ The reason I am asking for donations is to hurry the film along to completion. As more money comes in, the completion date comes much sooner. Oath Keepers thinks that this film is very important and because of our nation’s precarious balance under the threat of outright tyranny we would like to see this movie completed by early summer. That is entirely possible if enough of us donate to the project. Think of it as an Oath Keepers project, something each of us can do in the comfort of our own homes, yet it is something with huge power when all of us pitch in together.
For checks or money orders or wire transfers:
Matrix Entertainment Corp., 223 W. Lancaster Ave., Devon, PA 19333. To arrange for a direct bank deposit or a confidential donation, please contact us by the above address, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (212) 933-9374. Thank you.
Secondly, please pass this article around to your friends and email lists, and tell people about the movie.
James’ FIAT EMPIRE went viral during Ron Paul’s 2008 campaign as the Tea Party awakened to the ominous problems inherent with the Federal Reserve System. More than five million Americans downloaded that film. Because of today’s political climate, laced as it is with unbelievable tension and pre-revolutionary stress, Molon Labe! will fare even better – with our help. As a total tool for Oath Keepers’ Reach, Teach, and Inspire program, nothing could be a greater blessing.
Oath Keepers is presently launching “Operation Molon Labe! Counties”. Molon Labe! the movie is a positive asset for that project. The sooner it’s out to the public, the better for our Counties.
Oath Keepers is currently launching our “Molon Labe! Pledge”. Again, Molon Labe! the movie authenticates that stance by Oath Keepers.
Thirdly, after the film is released to the public this summer, please hold screenings in your local area, your civic and public groups, even home viewing parties, so that you’re doing your part in preparing your County to be a Molon Labe! County. This movie will not only validate Oath Keepers courageous stance in calling for the reinstatement of the Constitutional Militia of the several States, it also will give a huge boost to Sheriff Mack’s Constitutional Sheriffs And Peace Officers Association by adding another dimension to his traditional Posse.
So those are reasons why Oath Keepers is now asking for your support in helping James Jaeger and Matrix Entertainment launch “Molon Labe!”, the movie. My Friends, it’s time! I’m all in. Join me! Do it for Oath Keepers! Do it for America the Beautiful!
Message From James Jaeger
A new website has been created for MOLON LAB at http://www.molon.us At this site you can read the script, listen to the narration, review the budget, see what experts are in the show and watch additional clips.
MOLON LABE will be our sixth film on the U.S. Constitution. FIAT EMPIRE, featuring Ron Paul, was the first and this went viral, won a Telly Award and hit #1 on the Internet three times. You can watch FIAT EMPIRE, and the other four films, as a free public service at http://www.YouTube.com/OriginalIntentDoc More than 15,000 people watch these movies every day, so word IS getting out.
But we need your help to complete MOLON LABE quickly. Time is of the essence. If the gun-control lobby gets a “law” passed to require universal background checks, it’s only a short step to universal registration and universal confiscation. Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin and extreme statists in today’s gun-control lobby know the drill well. So PLEASE disseminate this email. Put all or part of it up on your website and donate what you can by going to http://www.molon.us/donate Multiple donations can be accumulated to earn screencredits farther up the producer chain.
Thank you for all you have done and your attention to this important project,
Final note from Ol’ Elias – Please make sure that you let James know that your donation came from Oath Keepers – it will help him keep tabs on how well our organization helped produce this movie. Also, if you cannot donate, please at least send a postcard to James at the address above to let him know you’ll be spreading the word for the movie. And please do pass this article around to everyone. This is a work which we all can do and will have positive effects. Even better, we can all learn about our history and the fine points of the Constitution while we’re at it.
Time’s up. This is the time. Dr. Vieira has given us a plan which will work as we take back our country at the County and State level. It’s non-violent in the tradition of Martin Luther King and Gandhi, it’s Constitutional, and this one can actually work! Seize this vision. Catch the Spirit of 1776! Do it now.
Thank You, Oath Keepers! Hoooahh!
Elias Alias, editor