by Cathy Geibel | TLB staff writer/reporter
Dateline: Oregon, USA – Weekend update
I am happy to be able to say that negotiations have begun between the FBI and the Patriot protesters at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. Yesterday was Day 2 of negotiations, but let’s be clear, the Constitution of the United States is not negotiable. And there is a growing number of American Citizens who are becoming awake to the importance of this document that our founding fathers in their wisdom drafted.
Still I remain disturbed with the actions, or lack thereof, by Oregon Governor Kate Brown and would like to address them.
Governor Brown, on February 18, 2015, less than 1 year ago you raised your right hand and swore to support both the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the State of Oregon. You also promised to “restore the Public’s trust in Government”. Might we, the people of the state of Oregon find you in violation of your oath of office, in contempt of the people and imposter to your office?
Shall I remind you how our Constitution begins lest you have forgotten?
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
You have said you have appealed to the Federal government to the highest levels including a letter to the President asking for intervention rather than being a leader in your own right.
Click here to see Letter to Obama Kate Brown
You state in your letter to Mr. Obama that the protest at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge is an “unlawful occupation”. Indeed it is entirely lawful under the Constitution. Need we also remind you that a majority of those who you call “armed radicals” at Malheur have also sworn an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic and seemingly doing a better job of it than yourself? Should we consider you a domestic enemy of our Constitution? If not, might we suggest you open the Constitutions of both the State of Oregon and of the United States with a mug of hot cider, have a good read, and if you still want to be the Governor of the State of Oregon act accordingly.
My great hope is that the American people will wake up to the reality that the farther and farther we stray from our great Constitution the more at risk we are of losing our hard won freedoms.
Heck, even Georgia mountain men get it. Watch as this mountain man delivers a message to Governor Kate Brown. [Warning: explicit language]
About the author:
Cathy Geibel is a TLB staff writer/reporter based in the state of Oregon. She is an RN, writer, researcher and activist.