When a man bloviates incessantly about "Not one more inch..." and "...if you try to take our weapons, we will kill you..." and then surrenders his handgun at a routine traffic stop, one would be quite justified in dismissing such men from the ranks of serious Patriots. This one has been covered, yet returns to relevance for the rest of this post.
When an organization sets out their RoE as has OathKeepers, and they go to Ferguson with good intentions to defend property from looters - yet they stand down when PoPo threatens arrest, one would be quite justified to wonder how deep the yellow runs in the upper echelons of the organization.
I am watching Ferguson not to pontificate on who is right and who is wrong. From Day One we've been simply analyzing actions and reactions, cause and effect.
Analysis: The rioters, looters, and their Communist provocateurs are more committed than are the OathKeepers who showed up. That is a simple fact. Consider that reality when you plan for your Ferguson.
One more time: Never draw a line in the sand that you will not defend. The moment you fail to defend a line you have drawn, you reveal your weakness, and your bluster and failure taints us all.
It is better to remain quiet and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Here's a piece on OKs in Ferguson.