Our Ulster County chapter of Oath Keepers will work with other OK's chapters and like minded individuals and groups to restore our Constitutional Republic to the beliefs and principals it was founded on.
Policy Statement of the Ulster County, NY Oath Keepers
Let us hereby be resolved to establish the term, in good standing as Ulster County Oath Keepers, as a reflection of our commitment to the following:
• Our mission is simple: to reach out to and remind active and retired military, law enforcement, and fire fighters and first responders, those that have sworn an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, that their oath does not expire with the completion of their time of duty and stand down to unlawful unconstitutional orders.
• We encourage civilian associate members, having taken a similar oath to support the Oath Keeper mission as working foot soldiers. We are a mirror reflection of our national organization. Become an official Oath Keepers member at the national website www.oathkeepers.org.
• Our chapter focus is to educate active and retired law enforcement, military, and fire fighters of the eroding liberties our nation is experiencing and of the growing network of oath takers working together to educate the general public.
• We are non-political and non-partisan. We do, however, encourage our membership to make changes to the political structure through voting. All Oath Keepers should be registered to vote. Your party affiliation is not our concern.
• We are not a militia. We will not participate in any effort to overthrow the government or remove an elected official from office. We are law-abiding guardians of the Republic.
• While we will not suppress the First Amendment and free speech, we have a zero toleration policy in regards to disrespectful remarks or behavior directed toward law enforcement, military, fire fighters or first responders attending our meetings or events. Please be mindful of your conversations and personal opinions at our public events.
• Our immediate goal is to grow our ranks with as many committed and like-minded members; first with active and retired law enforcement, military, fire fighters, and first responders, then with supportive associate members.
• Our meetings are open to the public and we meet every second Thursday of the month at the Town of Shawangunk, Town Hall, Community Room(Downstairs) 2 Central Ave, Hamlet of Wallkill, NY.
Since our success will largely depend on our ability to cultivate good will and trust within the community of active military, law enforcement, fire fighters, first responders, and other community leaders, it is imperative that we avoid the energy of political extremism and those who serve an agenda(s) outside the well-defined purpose of our mission.