How My Father Escaped the Oath Keepers
During the time that I was growing up, my father Stewart Rhodes was a member of the militia called the Oath Keepers. This group was a group of people who would be willing to carry out a deadly assault on the seat of government if needed. This would have been a terrifying experience for me to have had to go through, but fortunately for me, I didn’t have t\ go through this.
Oath Keepers’ leaders dropped the ball
During Stewart Rhodes’ trial for his role in the Capitol attack, NPR’s Justice Department correspondent Carrie Johnson sat in the courtroom. She has been on the trail of Rhodes’ seditious conspiracy charges.
Oath Keepers is a group of anti-government extremists. The organization was founded by Stewart Rhodes. It is a self-proclaimed libertarian version of the ACLU.
Rhodes has been in the news because his son, Dakota Rhodes, escaped his control. The Rhodes family lives in northwest Montana, near Glacier National Park. The Rhodes family moved to the Flathead area in 2011.
The Flathead area is known for its anti-government militant groups. Stewart Rhodes’ and his wife Amy Adams raised their family in this area. Their son, Dakota, has spent his early teenage years in a modest dun-colored house.
As a child, Dakota became a member of the local Democratic Party. He also volunteered for local politicians. He was encouraged to apply to Yale Law School. His parents had been married for nearly 25 years.
The Rhodes family stayed in the Evergreen house, a halfway house for Oath Keepers. Rhodes and Adams were married for 23 years. They had five children.
After the election, Rhodes became a full-throated Trump supporter. The group ascended to 38,000 followers.