Stewart Rhodes

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Location Rocky Mountain, Montana, United States
Introduction Stewart is the founder and Director of Oath Keepers. He served as a U.S. Army paratrooper until disabled in a rough terrain parachuting accident during a night jump. He is a former firearms instructor and former member of Rep. Ron Paul's DC staff. Stewart graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, where his paper "Solving the Puzzle of Enemy Combatant Status" won Yale’s Miller prize for best paper on the Bill of Rights. He assisted teaching U.S. military history at Yale, was a Yale Research Scholar, and is writing a book on the dangers of applying the laws of war to the American people. He is a staff attorney with Jefferson Legal Foundation and has assisted in constitutional litigation in state and federal courts. Stewart currently writes the monthly Enemy at the Gates column for S.W.A.T. Magazine, and has written for The Warrior, the journal of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College; for; and for JPFO. Stewart has appeared on several radio shows, was invited to speak at Stanford University on unlawful enemy combatant status, and teaches classes on the Constitution and Bill of Rights. He welcomes e-mail at
Interests Preserving and increasing liberty, principally by preserving our Constitutional Republic, and especially our Bill of Rights. Writing, blogging, posting on chat boards. Constitutional law, criminal defense, plaintiff's law, military history, books, hiking and camping, watching independent films and spending time with my wife and four kids.
Favorite Movies V For Vendetta, Donnie-Darko, The Patriot, Napoleon Dynomite, The Lord of the Rings, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill (vols I and II), Zoolander, Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers
Favorite Music Johny Cash, traditional Irish music (the Clancey Brothers), older country, the soundtrack of Brother Where Art Thou, classic rock, and some modern rock.