An organization of first responders dedicated to upholding the tenets of the United States Constitution have offered county clerk Kim Davis an armed security detail to prevent her further arrest.
In a statement issued last Wednesday, Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes said that the group would protect the Rowan County, Kentucky clerk from further arrest.
Davis rose to national prominence when she was thrown in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, citing her belief in “God’s authority” over that of unelected justices.
“We believe Federal District Court Judge David Bunning grossly overstepped his bounds and violated Mrs. Davis’due process rights, and in particular her right to a jury trial,” Rhodes said in his statement.
“[W]e see the rise of an imperial judiciary that not only legislates from the bench but is attempting to expand their ‘contempt’ power to likewise swallow up our Bill of Rights and circumvent jury trial.”
“No one man should have that kind of power in his hands alone to decide guilt and impose a sentence of indefinite detention,” Rhodes continued.
“Under our Constitution, that dictatorial power does not exist. We must stand against this. And so we will protect her and prevent it from happening again.”