In spite of a Dick Dastardly-style attempt by the Southern Poverty Law Center to spread the tar of hate accusations on the track before them, Oath Keepers exceeded their fundraising goal of $30,000 by over half late Wednesday, burying the needle and succeeding in sponsoring their car for a June 1 NASCAR race in Dover, Del.
“We are now not only all set for the June 1, Dover race, but are now also half way to our next goal, which will be sponsoring Jeffrey Earnhardt in a July 14, 2013 race in New Hampshire (Live Free Or Die!),” the group of current and retired military, law enforcement and firefighters announced on its website. Members pledge to put their oath to the Constitution over all else, and list orders they will not obey, including orders to disarm their fellow Americans.
Additionally, and coming as “a pleasant surprise” was the revelation yesterday that “Darren Ellsmore, the owner of Fastwax.com … donated an associate sponsorship position on his FW1/FASTWAX.COM Mustang for the NASCAR Nationwide Race this coming Saturday May 4th at Talladega Super Speedway.”
“This is an ongoing campaign, funded entirely by folks who donate specifically for this effort.” Oath Keepers noted about the car sponsorship, which, as Gun Rights Examiner noted in an April report on the Earnhardt fundraiser, will help spread the group’s message to millions. “No funds from membership, our billboard fund, or our ‘normal’ donations to our general fund will be used for this ‘speeding billboard’ racing sponsorship effort, just as our billboard campaign is also self-sustaining and separate, with folks donating specifically for that project. Funds for each project are kept separate and are used only for that particular project.
That their fundraising succeeded beyond what they’d hoped for should produce a “Curses, foiled again!” moment for SPLC, which had posted its own spin on the Oath Keepers project on its so-called “Hate Watch” page. That they would conflate a group of Constitutionalists with haters, especially an organization that — in its bylaws — specifically prohibits any “person who advocates, or has been or is a member, or associated with, any organization, formal or informal, that advocates discrimination, violence, or hatred toward any person based upon their race, nationality, creed, or color” from membership, is unsurprising to those who have seen SPLC’s impotent, lying smears before.
Ignorant comments from SPLC supporters appearing under their latest attack leave little doubt who the real haters are.
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