Brace yourself, Kentucky, because the OathKeepers are on their way to save Kim Davis from the long arm of the law. Presumably, this means she will stand in the way of her deputies as they try to comply with current law and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
They're there to make sure she has all the Big Guns she needs.
In a phone call with Jackson County, Kentucky, Sheriff Denny Peyman and other local Oath Keepers activists, Rhodes said that he was on his way to Kentucky to help with the Davis operation. Although the group had originally intended to picket outside the home of the judge who held Davis in contempt, he said, they had changed their plan when she was released on Tuesday.
Rhodes said that the Rowan County sheriff should have blocked U.S. Marshals from detaining Davis, but since neither the sheriff nor the state’s governor will do their “job” and “intercede” on behalf of Davis, the Oath Keepers will have to do it instead. “As far as we’re concerned, this is not over,” he said, “and this judge needs to be put on notice that his behavior is not going to be accepted and we’ll be there to stop it and intercede ourselves if we have to. If the sheriff, who should be interceding, is not going to do his job and the governor is not going to do the governor’s job of interceding, then we’ll do it.”
Yes, these folks believe they have some right to "intercede" with the enforcement of the rule of law. Lest we forget, the OathKeepers are former military and police officers who were sworn to uphold the law and the Constitution.
Here we have Rhodes claiming common cause with the founding fathers. Not so fast, there, pal.
When Rhodes asked Peyman what he would have done if he were sheriff of Rowan County when Davis was detained, Peyman said he would have stopped the arrest.
“This is exactly the kind of thing that our Founding Fathers dealt with when dealing with the magistrates and the officers of the crown who wanted to run roughshod over the rights of the colonists without a jury indictment, without any of that,” Rhodes declared. “Same thing. They’re going to show their power and show you who’s boss.”
If there is lawlessness, it is on the part of this crazy militia group, not the judge and the sheriff. But with Mike Huckabee completely ignoring the 14th amendment and claiming Dred Scott is still the "law of the land," is it much of a surprise?