Doomed From the Start: Downfall of The Oath Keepers

Alex Ashton
12 min readDec 5, 2022

Reactionary conspiracy theories corrupted what should have been a civil libertarian ideal, dooming the movement to failure.

Oath Keepers billboard in Pine River, MN in 2015 | Myotus/Wikipedia CC0

As a civil libertarian, the base concept of the Oath Keepers sounds great.

Law enforcement, military and other government authorities take an oath that reaffirms their commitment…

Alex Ashton

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