Baby Snatched From Oath Keepers Couple Returned

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"Oath Keepers" couple reunited with their baby girl

Bob Unruh of World Net Daily reports on October 14, 2010 that the newborn baby girl snatched from her parents a week ago was returned. [See “Govt Snatched Baby From ‘Militia’ Couple“]
When New Hampshire’s Family Child Services took the baby, the father, Johnathon Irish, was ordered to stand with his hands behind his back and was frisked while social workers took away his child.
In the affidavit provided by the state, one of the reasons given was that Irish is a member of an alleged militia group, Oath Keepers. The problem is Oath Keepers is a peaceful organization of patriots, not a militia, and even if it were, membership in a militia is not criminal, but a 2nd Amendment Constitutional right.
Along with the return of the baby, the accusations against Irish have also been dropped, nor are there future court dates scheduled in the case.
The founder and president of Oath Keepers, Stewart Rhodes, did send a letter of protest to New Hampshire state officials, which says:

“This poorly conducted investigation used unsubstantiated and unsupported information regarding our organization. A journey to our website, and a reading of our bylaws, could have easily confirmed what we are and are not. We are an association of currently serving and retired police, military, and emergency personnel. We are not a militia. Our goal is simply to educate all current service personnel on their obligations under the law and in particular our Constitution.”

Oath Keepers’ members promise not to obey any order “to disarm the American people,” conduct warrantless searches, “detain American citizens as ‘unlawful enemy combatants,'” work to impose martial law, invade or subjugate any state, blockade American cities, put Americans in detention camps or “make war against our own people.”
Rhodes himself was a U.S. Army paratrooper injured in an parachuting accident, a former firearms instructor and a former member of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul’s Washington staff. The organization’s board of directors includes Army veteran Sgt. Dave Freeman, Army veteran Capt. Chauncey Normandin, Navy veteran Capt. Gregory Gooch, Celia S. Hyde of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, all retired. Others are Marines, members of the Air Force, local law enforcement and even of the U.S. Army Special Forces.
Rhodes wrote on his website that the citation of his organization, Oath Keepers, as a factor in removing the baby from her parents sends a seriously troubling message:

“Talk about chilling speech! If this is allowed to continue, it will chill the speech of not just Mr. Irish, but all Oath Keepers and it will serve as the camel [nose] under the tent for other associations being considered too risky for parents to dare. ‘Don’t you dare associate with such and such group, or you could be on ‘the list’ and then child protective services might come take your kids.'”

Read the rest of the WND article HERE.
Happily, in this case the state backed down, due in no small part to the publicity generated by bloggers and the resultant public outrage. Thomas Jefferson was right when he wrote in his letter to Edward Carrington, 1787:

“If once they [the people] become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves.”

H/t beloved fellow May.

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0 responses to “Baby Snatched From Oath Keepers Couple Returned

  1. Still, it’s a lot like being busted for “resisting arrest,” beaten to a pulp in the process and then being released when the charges are “dropped” because there was no original charge to begin with.

  2. Oh yeah. Been in the RESISTING ARREST situation and have never been convicted. Then within months pushed on a jury as JUROR #1 in a similiar case. NOT GUILTY

  3. The government workers are hardcore libs. Most are lesbians or gays that want to take babies and re-institute them in to illegal gay marriages as foster kids or adoptees.


    • I just retired from working in social services for 26 years, five of which were in CPS. It is true that most CPS BSW’s and MSW’s are very liberal with few exceptions, but they do exist. My state’s main goal is supposed to be “reunification”. However, I can attest that the truth is they want most of the kids put into group homes or be adopted out. One county here has the main objective of adoption instead of reunification. Attempts to locate missing parents or relatives is not hightly favored but highly financed. Anything to keep the Fed’s off their backs. And yes, alot of the workers are gay. Gay adoptions however are not at the top of the “preferred” list. But if they have applied and have jumped through all the hoops, then I think we know the outcome. I guess my point regarding this story is that I can honestly see this happening to someone. HOWEVER, I sincerely believe there must be more than meets the eye as far as the parents go. They may have already had a previous or open case with CPS warranting investigation into any newborns. That is pretty status quo. He may be a danger to the child or other children if they have any. Or even the mom could be a threat. But to use their membership in any organization to remove a child is pushing it. I would look into that state’s DOC online records to see if he has served time for something too. I am happy the baby is home as long as it is a safe one. I pray the family does not end up in CPS again for a legitimate reasons because then they will have a serious problem and they won’t get off so easy.

  4. Justice prevailed!!! Prayers answered Hallelujah!

  5. Keep your powder dry, folks.
    And please tell me that some of you don’t think I am referring to baby powder, ’cause I ain’t.

  6. Thank you for posting this. If this young man had not contacted Alex Jones, who knows where that child would be now!


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