Purging History


Intro to ‘Purging History’

John R. Houk Editor

Posted June 10, 2017

 

Those horrible White slave owners of American history should be purged, right? NO!

 

Ending slavery was an awesome end result of the Northern States defeating the Southern States by the end of 1865. Regardless of the immoral slave culture these Southern Confederates tried to perpetuate, many were great Christians and supporter of the heritage of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

 

The break-away Confederate States had their capital city in Richmond Virginia. The Confederate’s primary general was Robert E. Lee from Virginia. Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson was raised in what is now West Virginia, but was a part of Virginia at the beginning of the Civil War.

 

Why the emphasis on Civil War Virginia? George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison all came from Virginia – former British Colony turned into one of the original Thirteen States. Those three Virginians were extremely instrumental in the formation and founding of the sovereign United States of America.

 

Washington: Commander-in-Chief the Revolutionary War army that ultimately prevailed and forced the recognition of an independent United States; President of the Constitutional Convention AND the first President of the United States.

Jefferson: Writer of the Declaration of Independence; Revolutionary War Foreign Diplomat; much of Jefferson’s Virginia legislation influenced the U.S. Constitution but not a fan of the Constitution central government yet an ardent supporter once ratified AND third President of the United States.

Madison: Madison was involved in Virginia politics during the Revolutionary War widely influential in writing Virginia’s new State Constitution; wrote the drafts of the U.S. Constitution and designed the Bill of Rights – hence known as the Father of the Constitution; one of the principle writers of The Federal Papers used to encourage the ratification of the Constitution AND the fourth President of the United States.

 

Now I realize my little synopsis of Founding Father heroes of our American is hardly complete. Also I realize that many other influential Founding Fathers both in and out of Virginia are not mentioned. MY POINT is leading to the fact these remarkably influential Virginia Founding Fathers ALL were slave-owning Plantation businessmen of their day.

 

Should we allow the hysterical American Left to purge their names from U.S. history?

 

Justin Smith wonders why We The People of America allow Confederate history to be scrubbed because of slavery? Here are some introductory words from Justin Smith:

 

This piece is by no means intended to defend the evils of slavery or the sins committed by slave owners. It is simply an attempt to illustrate the fallacies relied upon by the Left as they attempt to portray the Civil War only in the context of the slave issue; it truly was much more complex than most people understand, and this one article barely scratches the surface. Now however, the past is being improperly used as a tool of commie progressives to undermine America, as much as they are allowed by the normal population of America.

I hope this peaks the curiosity of many and moves them to halt these sort of movements whenever they arise near them or in their home towns.

 

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Purging History

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 6/8/2017 4:20 PM

 

Monuments honoring heroes of the Confederate States of America, American heroes in fact, are being removed from the public square, due to a successful presentation of oversimplified arguments and lies by the same progressive Leftist Democratic apparatus that seeks to fundamentally transform America. These assaults on the Southern heritage by politically correct propagandists and arrogant activist ideologues are assaults on our American culture and heritage, or “AmeriKKKa” as the Left calls America; and, it is nothing short of a cultural cleansing campaign, a purging of the truth and history and a national disgrace.

 

In 2015, the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP called for the destruction of the Stone Mountain Confederate Monument, that honors Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and General Stonewall Jackson. They wanted the nearly 2000 square feet and 12 feet deep carving “sandblasted away”.

 

In February, the city council of Charlottesville, VA sought to remove Robert E. Lee’s likeness from its 100 year resting place. They have been temporarily blocked by a lawsuit filed by the Monument Fund and 29 other plaintiffs.

 

Soon protests arose in Charlottesville and NAACP President Rick Turner told the crowds: “I think a decision must be made to remove the statue by any means necessary.”

 

However, the City of New Orleans successfully removed the Battle of Liberty Place obelisk on April 24th and statues of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and General Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard on May 11th and May 17th, consecutively. The statue of Robert E. Lee was removed from New Orlean’s Lee Circle on May 19th, while other efforts are appearing nationwide, in places like Houston and Baltimore.

 

[Blog Editor: A great pro-history article at The Federalist.]

 

Starting in 1784, Thomas Jefferson and many righteous men afterwards attempted to abolish slavery until the end of the Civil War, including former slave owners such as James Madison. It is worth observing that while General Ulysses S. Grant owned one slave and his wife owned four slaves until 1859, General Robert E. Lee never owned any [Blog Editor: The no-slave claim is disputed. WaPo says yes & another source implies no. The “no” is representative of R.E. Lee’s disposition against slavery even though he managed his wife’s inherited slaves as a Plantation owner until Lee freed them by order of his father-in-law’s will.].

 

General Beauregard’s statue was taken down in the dark of night and Lee’s was coming down, when New Orlean’s Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) revealed an astounding level of ignorance of history, stating: “They may have been warriors, but in this cause they were not patriots. These monuments celebrate a fictional sanitized Confederacy.” Landrieu could not be any more egregiously wrong.

 

On December 27th 1856, Robert E. Lee wrote to his wife: “Slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil in any country … a greater evil to the white than to the black race … nearly two thousand years [of Christianity] … and even among the Christian nations what gross errors still exist!”

 

Many Confederate generals did not want to secede and neither did Jefferson Davis. More than the issue of slavery that had profited both New England slave traders and Southern plantation owners, the South saw secession as a necessity in the face of the unfair tariffs the North had applied against the South from 1828 to 1832 and beyond. And so, they too pledged their lives, fortune and sacred honor as they seceded from an oppressive federal government to retain their sovereignty, their Constitutional rights and a free government.

 

President Abraham Lincoln was not any “Great Emancipator” himself. On August 22nd 1862, he wrote a letter to Horace Greeley, founder and editor of the New York Tribune, who supported a general amnesty for Confederate officials and angered Northeners by signing a bail bond for Jefferson Davis. In part the letter read: “If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it, and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that.”

 

So why do the Leftist mobs of Antifa and Black Lives Matter castigate, impugn and demonize the character and honor of a noble man such as Robert E. Lee, while giving Ulysses S. Grant a pass?

 

General PGT Beauregard was a St Bernard Parrish native and a man of contradictions, who spent most of his non-military life in New Orleans. He fired the first shots in a war to preserve states rights and slavery, and yet in defeat, Beauregard argued passionately for the right of black people to vote.

 

So, Beauregard is impugned, while a statue of Senator Edward Carmack (D-TN) still stands in Nashville on the south side of Tennessee’s State Capitol Building. Carmack advocated for the repeal of the 15th Amendment, which granted black men the right to vote; he was also the editor of the ‘Nashville Tennessean’ and a coward, who was shot and killed, on Union St. in Nashville, as he hid behind Mrs. Charles Eastman after firing on Duncan Cooper, his nemesis.

 

It is nearly impossible to find any truth behind the Left’s assertions, that they are campaigning against the “white supremacy” symbolized by Confederate monuments, when most Confederate soldiers did not own slaves by the time the Civil War was burning hot. To claim that the majority of non-slaveholder soldiers, who fought for the South, could have fought and sacrificed their lives and those of their families, so a minority of wealthy aristocrats could retain the “right” to own slaves is preposterous on any analysis.

 

The logic behind these character assassinations make it inescapably clear that the Left will not be satisfied until every white figure who doesn’t pass their “progressive” scrutiny is cleansed from the Southern culture and American culture too. How much truth must be sacrificed to mold history to fit a single strain of a prevailing political ideology?

 

Mitch Landrieu and Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and many other Democrats, along with some misguided and ill-informed “conservatives” say that these men don’t deserve to be honored. Who does then?

 

President McKinley had fought against “Stonewall” Jackson, as a teenager, in the Shenandoah. McKinley was at Antietam, the bloodiest single-day battle of the Civil War; and at the start of the Spanish-American War, when Southern volunteers and former Confederate soldiers paraded through Atlanta to fight for a united America, McKinley removed his hat and stood for the singing of ‘Dixie’.

 

Nearly half of the fifty-five members of the Constitutional Convention owned slaves or facilitated the slave trade. Is anything associated with Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and other Founders now considered to be immoral too?

 

Are Americans really going to allow more monuments to be torn down? Are Americans going to sandblast Stone Mountain Confederate Monument and even Mount Rushmore, sandblasting away our American Heritage? I say “NO”.

 

Left unrestrained, the radicals of this nation will attempt to purge and destroy every vestige of anything remotely associated with any slaveholder. Our Constitution and even our Declaration of Independence have long been under their assaults, because both were written by white men and slave-owners, and these amended documents halt their own authoritarian agenda. They would scrap these documents altogether if they could, placing them in the dustbin of history and divesting them of honor.

 

A history hidden away and purged is a half-truth and a lie, no history at all. America’s sins in slavery are despicable, abominable and dark, however, Her inalienable rights that served as the mechanism to end slavery are virtues to be praised, brilliant as a rising sun.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

 

All links as well as text enclosed by brackets are by the Editor.

 

© Justin O. Smith

The Myth Of Jerusalem’s Holiness To Muslims


I believe President Trump failed to move the U.S. Embassy due to massive political pressure from camps that pay homage to Palestinian lies and from the political Establishment too concerned with acerbating conflict with Muslim-Arab allies that align with American National Interests against ISIS and Iran.

 

I believe the official reason given – to promote peace between Israel and the Arabs claiming to be Palestinians is bogus.

 

Along the lines of bogus Palestinians, authors Klein and Dr. Mandel explain the fake Palestinian and Islamic claim in general that Jerusalem is holy to Muslims. It is a Muslim lie to perpetuate conflict with the Jewish State of Israel.

 

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The Myth Of Jerusalem’s Holiness To Muslims

 

By Morton A. Klein and Dr. Daniel Mandel

8 Sivan 5777 – June 2, 2017

Jewish Press

 

Having just marked the 50th anniversary of Israel’s reunification of Jerusalem, there is no better time to focus on the propaganda myth that Jerusalem is a holy city to Muslims.

 

The Muslim fixation and clamor on Jerusalem is actually a very recent development – a product of political conflict, not historical truth.

 

Jerusalem rates not a single mention in the Koran, and Muslims face Mecca in prayer. In the 7th century A.D., the Damascus-based Umayyad rulers built up Jerusalem as a counterweight to Mecca. This is when the important Muslim shrines the Dome of the Rock (691) and the Al-Aqsa mosque (705) were intentionally built on the site of the destroyed biblical Jewish Temples – a time-honored practice to physically signal the predominance of Islam.

 

Yet references in the Koran and hadith to Muhammad’s night journey to heaven on his steed Buraq from the “farthest mosque” couldn’t mean Jerusalem, because the Koran refers to the land of Israel as the “nearest” place. It couldn’t have been a reference to the Al-Aqsa mosque, for the simple reason that Al-Aqsa didn’t exist in Muhammad’s day.

 

With the demise of the Umayyad dynasty and the shift of the caliphate to Baghdad, Jerusalem fell into a long decline, scarcely interrupted by occasional bursts of Muslim interest in the city during the Crusader period and the Ottoman conquest. Mark Twain, visiting in 1867, described it as a “pauper village.”

 

Jerusalem did, however, become a Jewish-majority city during the 19th century. The 1907 Baedekers Travel Guide lists Jerusalem with a population of 40,000 Jews, 13,000 Muslims and 7,000 Christians. Jerusalem meant so little to the Ottomans that, during World War I, they let it fall into British hands without a fight and even contemplated entirely destroying the city before pulling out.

 

When did Jerusalem become a passionate Islamic issue? Only with the Arab confrontation with Zionism in the 20th century. It was Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini, a vociferous anti-Semite and later Nazi collaborator, who expended enormous energy to focus Islamic attention on the city.

 

Seeking to foment a Muslim war on British Palestine’s Jews, he fabricated a tradition that the wall to which Muhammad was believed to have tethered his steed Buraq was not the southern or eastern walls, as Muslims had asserted for centuries, but the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site. (The Israeli-Jordanian-Palestinian status quo agreement forbids Jewish prayer at the religion’s holiest site, the Temple Mount.) This turned the Western Wall into a flashpoint.

 

The massive Arab assault on Jews across British Palestine in 1929, in which 133 Jews were murdered and hundreds more maimed, was triggered by false rumors that Jews had attacked, or were intending to attack, the mosques atop the Temple Mount.

 

Strangely, even under the mufti, the Temple Mount was still recognized by Muslims as the site of the biblical Jewish Temples. Thus, the Jerusalem Muslim Supreme Council’s publication “A Brief Guide to the Haram Al-Sharif” states regarding Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, “Its identity with the site of Solomon’s Temple is beyond dispute.” (After 1954, all such references to the biblical temples were excised from this publication.)

 

During Jordan’s illegal occupation and annexation of eastern Jerusalem from 1948-1967, Amman remained the Jordanian capital, not Jerusalem. No Arab rulers, other than Jordan’s kings, ever visited.

 

Neither the PLO’s National Charter nor the Fatah Constitution (the latter drafted during Jordanian rule) even mentions Jerusalem, let alone calls for its establishment as a Palestinian capital.

 

But today, Palestinian Authority officials deny Judaism’s connection to Jerusalem. PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein sneers at Jews’ “alleged Temple” and insists “Palestinians have an exclusive right…which they share with no one” to the Temple Mount. Sheikh Tayseer Tamimi, former chief justice of the PA’s religious court, insists he does not “know of any Jewish holy sites” in Jerusalem.

 

And the PA uses Jerusalem as a propaganda instrument to incite violence. In 1996, Yasir Arafat used Israel’s opening of an archaeological tunnel near the Temple Mount to incite riots on the basis of the lie that the tunnel threatened the stability of the Al-Aqsa mosque. Twenty-five Israeli soldiers and 100 Palestinian rioters were killed in the ensuing violence.

 

In 2015, PA President Mahmoud Abbas urged violence over Jews visiting the Temple Mount, borrowing from Haj Amin al-Husseini’s playbook the fabricated claims of Jewish assaults on the mosques. More than 30 Israelis were murdered and more than 200 Palestinians, the vast majority terrorists or rioters, were killed in subsequent attacks and clashes.

 

When a senior White House official told Bloomberg News that President Trump –reneging on his pre-election promise – would not move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem “at this time” because “we’re not looking to provoke anyone when everyone’s playing really nice,” it gave the Palestinians their latest reason to believe violence over Jerusalem reaps rewards.

 

Far from aiding the cause of peace, the fabrication of Jerusalem’s importance to Islam enables the instigation of bloodshed. If the propaganda myth persists, expect no change.

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Morton A. Klein and Dr. Daniel Mandel

 

Morton A. Klein is national president of the Zionist Organization of America. Dr. Daniel Mandel is director of the ZOA’ s Center for Middle East Policy and author of “H.V. Evatt & the Establishment of Israel” (Routledge, 2004).

 

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Exposing Facebook Chain-Message ‘Corpus Christi’ Gay Jesus


John R. Houk

© May 31, 2017

 

A Facebook friend – David Etchells – or perhaps someone pretending to be him, sent me a Facebook message about a movie to be released entitled “Corpus Christi”.

 

The message stipulated the movie portrayed Jesus and the Apostles as homosexuals. After reading that I was extremely displeased. My displeasure stems from placing God’s Word to a higher level than the cultural manipulation of the global Left. The global Left would have you believe that whatever feels just to culturally humanistic (man-directed) trumps what the Creator of the heavens and the earth says what is Just and good.

I was getting ready to blog the Facebook message.

 

The thing is I did notice the message had the flavor of a chain email. To make sure I didn’t get mud on my face I decided to do a little checking on the information.

 

THERE IS NO SUCH MOVIE! This is an email hoax that has been going on for nearly a decade. Apparently, the hoax has been going on for nearly a decade.

 

The Facebook message sent out by David was relatively harmless because it did not advocate the signing of a petition or the enticement of funds to fight the release of the movie. David’s message was simply spread the word to make others aware.
There was a play about a Gay Jesus titled “Corpus Christi“, it was NEVER turned into a movie.
The play opened in 1998 and took place in the 1950s.

 

Protesters to Terrence McNally play ‘Corpus Christi

There was a documentary made titled “Corpus Christ“, but had NOTHING to do with homosexuality.

 

There are many sources exposing the hoax, but I am pointing toward two. The first is a Christian website in which the homepage is Jesus-Resurrection.info. The second source is Left-Wing fact checker Snopes.

 

http://www.jesus-resurrection.info/corpus-christi-movie.html

 

Corpus Christi Movie

 

The Corpus Christi Movie is causing some strong reactions. Have you heard of it? There is a play by Terrence McNally called “Corpus Christi,” which portrays a gay Jesus and gay apostles. Set in Corpus Christi (body of Christ), Texas in the 1950s, it premiered in 1998 at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City.

 

The play should not be confused with a documentary film (1997) also named Corpus Christi which was made by filmmakers Gerard Mordillat and Jerome Prieur. The film explores the historical figure of Jesus and in no way portrays Jesus as gay. It has no connection whatsoever to the McNally play.

 

There is an email circulating which says that the “Corpus Christi Movie” (distinct from the documentary mentioned above) is going to be released (summer of 2009) as a movie. …

 

 

  1. The Corpus Christi Movie is a Hoax.

 

 

you would find that there is no such thing as “The Corpus Christi Movie” talked about in the email and that such email rumors have been circulating since at least 2000. The Corpus Christi movie is not even indexed at the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) and Google doesn’t show anything for it.

 

Note that more recent listings at the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB) for “Corpus Christi” are not for any 2009 release as suggested by the email.

 

Satan operates on fear. As Christians (while we want to be informed of what is true) we should be very careful about spreading anything that can generate fear (even if it is true).

 

 

Also, think twice about taking part in petitions or like actions that would restrict others freedom of expression. God gives us all a free will, even a right to choose to follow Him or not. Correctly understanding this is a wonderful revelation.

 

Rather than worry about people who might promote the Corpus Christi Movie, we would be better to share with others – and show in our own lives – true examples of Christianity.

 

Incidentally, Terrence McNally, who was responsible for the play, grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas.

 

READ ENTIRETY (Corpus Christi Movie; By Ray Foucher; Jesus-Resurrection.info)

 

http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/gayjesus.asp

 

‘Gay Jesus’ Film

 

Long-standing false rumor holds that Jesus and His disciples will be portrayed as homosexual in a soon-to-be-released movie.

 

CLAIM

 

Jesus and His disciples are going to be portrayed as homosexual in a soon-to-be-released film. See Example(s)

 

RATING

 

FALSE

 

This piece about an upcoming “gay Jesus film” is one of those examples that demonstrates a good petition never goes away, even when the issue it addresses has long since been settled (or was never really an issue in the first place). The “gay Jesus film” petition first hit the fan in 1984, and by the end of 1985 more than a million Christians had written protest letters in an attempt to have the non-existent movie it referenced banned.

 

Yes, non-existent. There never was such a film in production, but petitions likes these were circulated anyway:

 

Modern People News has revealed plans for the filming of a movie based on the SEX LIFE OF JESUS in which Jesus is portrayed as a swinging HOMOSEXUAL. This film will be shot in the U.S.A. this year unless the public outcry is great. Already a French Prostitute has been named to play the part of Mary Magdalene, with who Christ has a blatant affair. We CANNOT AFFORD to standby and DO NOTHING about this disgrace. We must not allow this perveted world to drag our Lord through the dirt. PLEASE HELP us to get this film banned from the U.S.A. as it has been in Europe. Let us show how we feel.

Detach and mail the form below to the address shown. Make a few copies and give them to your friends. Only one name per copy.

 

In the early incarnations of this call to arms, people were asked to fill out an attached form letter of protest and mail it to the Attorney General of Alabama. The message often contained the following postscript:

 

Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart recently reported that the above mentioned movie HAS BEEN COMPLETED!!! According to Brother Swaggart, the movie company has released word that the movie is scheduled to be shown in various locations around the country during the Christmas Season. So, the time is short to put a stop to it. We sincerely hope that all spiritually and morally minded people will band together and keep this UNGODLY type of filth out of Alabama.

 

Many readers fell for it, including a radio station that happily passed the story along to their listeners and later had to retract it, according to READ ENTIREY (‘Gay Jesus’ Film; Fact Checker: David Mikkelson; Snopes; Published: 4/21/00 — Updated: 1/8/17)

Below for the curious is the Facebook version being passed around. Yup, it’s Fake News.

 

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May 29, 2017 7:23PM

 

The movie “Corpus Christi ” is due to be released this June to August. It is a disgusting film set to appear in America later this year which depicts Jesus and his disciples as homosexuals!

 

As a play, this has already been in theaters for a while. It’s called “Corpus Christi” which means “The Body of Christ”. It’s a revolting mockery of our Lord. But we Christians can make a difference. That’s why I am sending this e-mail to you.

 

If you do send this around, we just might be able to prevent this film from being shown in Australia, Canada and America etc. Let’s stand for what we believe and stop the mockery of Jesus Christ our Savior.

 

Where do we stand as Christians? I am forwarding this to all I think will respect and appreciate being informed. Please help us prevent such offenses against our Lord. There is no petition to sign, no time limit, or minimum number of people to send this to. It will take you less than 2 minutes!

 

If you are not interested and do not have the 2 minutes it will take to do this, please don’t complain if God does not seem to have time for you. Imagine what would happen if this film were depicting Mohammad in the same way…the Islamic world would be in flames!!!

 

Apparently, some regions in Europe have already successfully banned the film. All we need is a lot of prayer and a lot of E-mails. JUST GET THE WORD OUT!

 

Will God be able to find at least 50 righteous people who are willing to express their concern and voice their opinion against this act of blasphemy?

 

Jenny Beth Martin on IRS scandal: ‘We need to know what happened’


Remember how Obama’s IRS targeted Conservative groups – ESPECIALLY Tea Party groups – to prevent Conservatives from campaigning against Obama?

 

Remember Lois Lerner was involved in IRS targeting then took the 5th in Congressional hearings to save her buttocks? She is now retired with a healthy pension. Thanks to Sixth Circuit Appeals Court, Lerner is going to be forced to testify.

 

Remember how the IRS Commissioner John Koskinen did next to zero to bring IRS culprits to justice? Apparently, President Trump has forgot to drain the IRS portion of the swamp because Koskinen is still the IRS Commissioner.

 

VIDEO: Donald Trump Says He Is Will “Drain The Swamp in Washington DC”

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Jenny Beth Martin on IRS scandal: ‘We need to know what happened’

 

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In a recent interview with Fox & Friends’ Steve Doocy, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin demands that testimony from today’s hearings into the IRS targeting scandal be made public so we, the American people, are able to “get to the bottom” of why some groups applying for tax-exempt status were singled-out for added scrutiny during the Obama administration.

 

“…[W]e need to know what happened. They need to testify and the public needs to hear that testimony to be able to get to the bottom of what happened to us so we can finally have justice,” Jenny Beth said of the former top IRS officials, who requested their testimony be sealed out of concern for their well-being.

 

Numerous Americans were targeted under Lois Lerner’s scheme at the IRS, and IRS Commissioner John Koskinen stonewalled congressional investigation into the matter. Click here to join Jenny Beth Martin in demanding justice for those Americans targeted by the IRS and for IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s immediate dismissal.

 

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The IRS scandal, and continued calls for our elected representatives to follow through on their promise to fully repeal Obamacare, keep us busy every day at Tea Party Patriots. As health-insurer Aetna announces it’s getting out of Obamacare, we’re reminded daily that a health-insurance infrastructure that places more power in the hands of government arbitrators than it does in the hands of the American people is fundamentally un-American. Click here to help Tea Party Patriots encourage our lawmakers to fully repeal Obamacare.

 

America’s future – as with the Obamacare repeal – can sometimes look bleak as lawmakers continue to go soft on their promises, but don’t lose heart. When our mainstream news media is more concerned with how many scoops of ice cream President Trump prefers eating compared to his guests (yes, this “story” actually garnered a headline), you know it’s time now, more than ever, to get America back on track and tackling the issues critical to our continued well-being and our children’s well-being – something former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich emphasizes in a recent column for Fox News.

 

“Republicans must decide if they are going to fight for what they believe in or retreat to the tenuous safety of the beltway bubble,” he says.

 

One promising development is the more than 120 seats on federal lower courts President Trump has the opportunity to try and fill – assuming Republicans and some Democrats can come together as they did during the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

 

As Jenny Beth says in a Washington Times opinion piece, “What’s better than another Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court? How about another Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court and another 10 Antonin Scalias on lower federal courts, ready to rule and move up when the time is right?” Click here to help Tea Party Patriots urge our senators to confirm to our courts judges who respect our Constitution!

 

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Another Cover-up? Another Clinton Body Count?


John R. Houk

© May 17, 2017

 

Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer by the name of Seth Rich was shot to death around 4:00 AM on the streets of Washington D.C. The initial reports say Mr. Rich was murdered in a robbery.

 

Whoops. Nothing of value or at all was taken from the murdered Mr. Rich.

 

Then enters Julian Assange of Wikileaks. Assange publicizes that Rich was a major source of DNC emails and says an investigation should proceed to find the actual motive behind the murder.

 

The Left Stream Media blows off Assange’s assertion revenge murder for exposing the DNC and sticks with Trump colluded with Russia to hack the DNC emails to win the election.

 

The murder victim’s family is not buying the police dictum of a random murder and wants better answers for Mr. Rich’s homicide.

 

Thus, a private investigator is hired by the family but financed by a third party to look into the Rich murder.

 

The private investigator is a former police detective by the name of Rod Wheeler. Wheeler’s investigation is stonewalled by the D.C. Police and the FBI but still finds a source that wants anonymity to stay out of trouble. The anonymous tipster says he has seen Seth Rich’s laptop that has a history of sending thousands of emails to Wikileaks. Rod Wheeler goes public because D.C. Police and the FBI stonewalling and suspicious denials reeks of cover-up.

 

Whoops. The Rich family are evidently stalwart Dems and are upset that Wheeler let the cat out of the bag that Seth Rich sent DNC emails to Wikileaks.

 

The Rich family commit an odd oxymoron by rebuking Rod Wheeler’s public revelations by

 

1) Denying that Seth Rich – a Dem staffer from a Dem family – would send incriminating emails to Wikileaks

 2) Claim Rod Wheeler violated his contract by making his findings public.

 

Hmm … It appears strange to defend Seth Rich’s memory at the potential cost of tying his murder to some form of DNC revenge and simultaneously yell at Rod Wheeler using the weight of public opinion to expose a D.C. Police/FBI cover-up.

 

The anger of Seth Rich’s family suggests that they would rather stick to the initial police story of a random killing then believe their son or nephew or whatever was murdered out of revenge or to silence him from further divulgement of info exposing the dark side of the Democratic Party.

 

What should an American’s grey matter to wonder is: Why would the FBI be involved in a random street murder rather than the local cops?

 

Hmm … I wonder.

 

See also:

 

PRIVATE EYE: DNC POKING NOSE INTO SETH RICH MURDER; By ALICIA POWE; WND; 5/16/17

 

Evidence linking slain DNC staffer Seth Rich to Wikileaks before he was murdered; By Samantha Chang; BIZPAC Review; 5/16/17

 

Family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich blasts detective over report of WikiLeaks link; By Malia Zimmerman; Fox News; 5/16/17

 

It appears that D.C.’s local Fox 5 News broke the story. Here’s a segment from posted by a Youtuber broadcasted at the Monday 10:00 PM time slot (I Found it at the BIZPAC Review linked above):

 

VIDEO: Investigator Says Evidence Showing Deceased DNC Staffer Seth Rich Was Emailing With WikiLeaks

 

Posted by Daily S**t Show – Current & Political U.S. News

Published on May 15, 2017

 

Monday during the 10 p.m. ET news broadcast of Fox’s Washington, D.C. affiliate WTTG, correspondent Marina Marraco revealed an investigation by former D.C. homicide detective Rod Wheeler found now-deceased Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich had been emailing with WikiLeaks.

Rich was killed last year in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. According to local police, the incident was likely a botched robbery. However, Rich’s death has been the subject of other speculations given the timing of his death coincided with a WikiLeaks dump of Democratic National Committee emails.

Wheeler explained to Marraco the obstacles he has faced in dealing with both the local police and the FBI during his investigation and argued Rich’s computer may offer some more details.

“The police department nor the FBI have been forthcoming,” Wheeler said. “They haven’t been cooperating at all. I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer, which I believe is either at the police department or either at the FBI. I have been told both.”

Wheeler went on to confirm he had a source within the police department that said that computer could link Rich to WikiLeaks. But he noted that a source within the police department told him of a “highly unusual” instruction for police to stand down on that murder investigation.

“Actually, I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye and said, ‘Rod, we were told to stand down on this case, and I can’t share any information with you.’ Now, that’s highly unusual for a murder investigation, especially from a police department. Again, I don’t think it comes from the chief’s office, but I do believe there is a correlation between the mayor’s office and the DNC and that is the information that’s going to come out tomorrow.”

Marraco went on to add that Wheeler’s reference to the information coming out tomorrow would be broadcasted on the Fox News Channel.

 

The Fox News link above has Rod Wheeler explaining his issues with a potential cover-up.

 

Fox News VIDEO – Hannity: Rod Wheeler on his investigation into DNC staffer’s murder

 

VIDEO – My Youtube Channel: Rod Wheeler on his investigation into DNC staffer’s murder 

 

The best news article I found is at PJ Media which I am cross posting below that includes a 10:00 PM update at the  end.

 

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Fox News: Murdered DNC Staffer Sent 44,053 Internal Emails to WikiLeaks

 

By DEBRA HEINE

MAY 16, 2017

PJ Media

 

Fox News is now reporting, based on multiple investigative sources, that Seth Rich — the Democratic National Committee staffer who was gunned down in Northwest D.C. near his home last July — leaked thousands of DNC emails to WikiLeaks in the months beforehand.

 

According to Fox News’ Malia Zimmerman, these new revelations are consistent with the findings of Rod Wheeler, a former D.C. homicide detective and Fox News contributor. Wheeler told Fox 5 DC that there is evidence on Rich’s laptop that confirms he was emailing WikiLeaks prior to his death. Wheeler’s law enforcement sources also allegedly claimed they were told to “stand down” on investigating the crime.

Rich’s family, however, has denounced Wheeler’s claims in a statement, calling them “unsubstantiated.”

 

Via Fox News:

 

A federal investigator who reviewed an FBI forensic report — generated within 96 hours after DNC staffer Seth Rich’s murder — detailing the contents Rich’s computer said he made contact with WikiLeaks through Gavin MacFadyen, a now-deceased American investigative reporter, documentary filmmaker, and director of WikiLeaks who was living in London at the time.

 

“I have seen and read the emails between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,” the federal investigator told Fox News, confirming the MacFadyen connection. He said the emails are in possession of the FBI, while the stalled case is in the hands of the Washington Police Department.

 

The revelation is consistent with the findings of Rod Wheeler, a former DC homicide detective and Fox News contributor and whose private investigation firm was hired by a third party on behalf of Rich’s family to probe the case. Rich was shot from behind in the wee hours, but was not robbed.

 

“My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,” Wheeler said. “I do believe that the answers to who murdered Seth Rich sits on his computer on a shelf at the DC police or FBI headquarters.”

 

The federal investigator, who requested anonymity, said 44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments between Democratic National Committee leaders, spanning from January 2015 through late May 2016, were transferred from Rich to MacFadyen before May 21.

 

Investigator: Murdered DNC Staffer Was Communicating with WikiLeaks Prior to Death

 

Rich left Lou’s City Bar, a couple miles from his home, at about 1:15 a.m. on July 10. His immediate activities after leaving the bar remain a mystery:

 

He walked home, calling several people along the way. He called his father, Joel Rich, who he missed because he had gone to sleep. He talked with a fraternity brother and his girlfriend, Kelsey Mulka.

 

Around 4:17 a.m., Rich was about a block from his home when Mulka, still on the phone with him, heard voices in the background. Rich reassured her that he was steps away from being at his front door and hung up.

 

Two minutes later, Rich was shot twice. Police were on the scene within three minutes. Rich sustained bruising on his hands and face. He remained conscious, but died at a nearby hospital less than two hours later.

 

Police detectives will not say whether Rich provided them with any clues about the identity of his attackers or their motivation, Wheeler said. However, Wheeler believes Rich could have provided information prior to his death of who was responsible for carrying out his murder.

 

Grainy video tape from a security camera outside a grocery mart shows two assailants shooting Rich twice in his back. They did not take “his wallet, cell phone, keys, watch or necklace worth about $2,000.”

 

On July 22, just twelve days after Rich was murdered, WikiLeaks published emails that prompted the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her role as DNC chairperson on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has insisted all along that the DNC emails were not hacked by the Russians, and he has implied that Rich was indeed the source of the emails. On August 9, WikiLeaks offered a $20,000 reward for information on the murdered DNC staffer.

 

Assange told a Dutch reporter last August:

 

[O]ur sources take risks, and they, they become concerned to see things occurring like that, whistle-blowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks. As a 27-year-old, works for the DNC, was shot in the back, murdered just a few weeks ago for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington.

 

Fox News reports that law enforcement sources “close to the investigation” say the police have “no suspects and no substantial leads as to who the killer or killers may be”:

 

Metropolitan Police, including the police chief, have refused to discuss the case, despite requests from Fox News dating back 10 months.

 

The department released a statement on the case saying it remains an active investigation and that detectives are working with Rich’s family.

 

“If there are any individuals who feel they have information, we urge them to call us at (202) 727-9099 or text us at 50411,” read the statement. “The department is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information on this case that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.”

 

The FBI’s national office declined to comment, but sources said the bureau provided cyber expertise to examine Rich’s computer.

 

Wheeler believes powerful forces are preventing the case from a thorough investigation.

 

“My investigation shows someone within the D.C. government, Democratic National Committee or Clinton team is blocking the murder investigation from going forward,” Wheeler told Fox News. “That is unfortunate. Seth Rich’s murder is unsolved as a result of that.”

 

Rich’s family released a statement blasting Rod Wheeler. The statement says he was not authorized to speak to the press about the investigation, and characterizes his findings as “unsubstantiated claims”:

 

“As we’ve seen through the past year of unsubstantiated claims, we see no facts, we have seen no evidence, we have been approached with no emails and only learned about this when contacted by the press,” the spokesperson said. “Even if tomorrow, an email was found, it is not a high enough bar of evidence to prove interactions as emails can be altered and we’ve seen that those interested in pushing conspiracies will stop at nothing to do so.

 

“We are a family who is committed to facts, not fake evidence that surfaces every few months to fill the voice and strict law enforcement and the general public from finding Seth’s murderers,” the statement continued. “The services of the private investigator who spoke to press was offered to the Rich family and paid for by a third party, and contractually was barred from speaking to press or anyone outside of law enforcement or the family unless explicitly authorized by the family.”

 

VIDEO: Report: Slain DNC staffer was in contact with WikiLeaks

 

Posted by Fox News

Published on May 16, 2017

 

Update: 10:00 P.M. PST

 

Rod Wheeler told CNN on Tuesday afternoon that the source for his claim that there was “tangible evidence” on Rich’s laptop that proves that he was in communications with WikiLeaks was the reporter who worked on the story for FoxNews.com (presumably Malia Zimmerman, who based her story on multiple investigative sources).

 

He explained that the comments he made to WTTG-TV were intended to simply preview Fox News’ Tuesday story. The WTTG-TV news director did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

 

“I only got that [information] from the reporter at Fox News,” Wheeler told CNN. Asked about a quote attributed to him in the Fox News story in which he said his “investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and Wikileaks,” Wheeler said he was referring to information that had already been reported in the media.

 

In an appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Tuesday night, however, Wheeler had a different story.

 

He said a “federal investigator that was involved on the inside of the case” saw Rich’s computer and the case file. Wheeler told host Sean Hannity the investigator “came across [as] very credible.

 

When you look at that, with the totality of everything else that I found in this case, it’s very consistent for a person with my experience to begin to think, ‘Well, perhaps there were some email communication between Seth and Wikileaks.'”

 

Brad Bauman, a spokesman for the Rich family, said the family was “reviewing possible legal action against Wheeler for speaking about the case publicly.”

 

A contract between Wheeler and the Rich family prohibited from speaking to the media about his ongoing investigation, Bauman said.

 

WikiLeaks Offers 20K Reward for Info on Murdered DNC Staffer

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At the Expense of Others


Justin Smith explains the original vision of the Founding Fathers’ Inalienable-Natural Rights and Liberty as opposed to the manipulative propaganda of man-made Rights currently being rammed down each American’s throat.

 

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At the Expense of Others

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 5/13/2017 10:56 AM

 

Any alleged ‘right’ of one man which necessitates the violation of the rights of another is not and cannot be a right.” – Ayn Rand

 

Americans and our society, by and large progressives of both parties and independents, have become a wilting, withering mass of weak, needy cry-babies, who have departed far and away from the strength of back, intellect and character of America’s Founders, who created a system that none other has ever equaled. Rather than follow along the path that made America a strong, economically thriving and prosperous nation, many Americans, especially Millennials, pursue petty and paltry pleasures, as would a sloth and a glutton, and claim their slightest whim to be a “right”.

 

Some things like food, shelter, clothing, water and healthcare are critical to our life, however, they are not “rights”. Even if they were made rights, this would set in motion a confiscatory requirement to satisfy that right at the expense of others, much as America currently chafes against our current welfare system.

 

Just as many of us witnessed Tennessee’s House Democrats release a collection of fifty bills called “The People’s Bill of Rights” in February 2017, more and more, America hears a clamor from their progressive countrymen of all rank and file, for wants and desires to be provided through government funds, the taxpayers’ dollars. Now, not only do many across the nation demand healthcare as a right, they also demand a $15 per hour minimum wage and free university educations among other items.

 

In March, Chris Enloe [The Blaze] reported Senator Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) tweet, which stated: “Healthcare is a right, not a privilege.”

 

My good friend, retired U.S. Army Colonel Kurt Schlicter, editor for Townhall, tweeted back: “Guns are in the Bill of Rights, but they aren’t one (according to Democrats). The right to have one pay for your healthcare is not (in the Bill of Rights), but it’s a right?”

 

In a study published by the Heritage Foundation, Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield detail in the ranks of America’s contemporary poor, that eighty percent have air-conditioning, fifty percent own a personal computer and can access the internet and two-thirds have cable TV. A household receiving $50,000 in welfare benefits is still considered poor, if its pre-welfare income falls below the poverty line, even though they are living, in many respects, better than the middle class of 1964.

 

According to Rector and Sheffield, our government has spent $22 trillion of U.S. taxpayer dollars fighting poverty, since 1964 and President Johnson’s Great Society. The study also documented and charted $1 trillion spent annually on 90 means-tested welfare programs.

 

Over one hundred years of Marxist propaganda, the kind found in President Woodrow Wilson’s treatise entitled ‘Constitutional Government in the United States’ and President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1944 ‘Second Bill of Rights’, seems to have done its mischief well. Arguing for corrupting the Constitution, Wilson saw it as a vessel to further the progressives’ agenda, while FDR viewed it as a means to assure equality, “economic security” and the pursuit of happiness. Wilson spoke of our rights as “privilege”, and FDR framed them as “political rights”.

 

Our rights are God-given and natural [of interest from Conservapedia:Unalienable rights], and they exist simultaneously among all people. The rights of free speech, freedom of religion, trial by jury, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures — to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — are inalienable rights; and, they are not privileges to be granted or rescinded, in the manner some past presidents, Obama included, would transform them. And in the pursuit of “true individual freedom” through “economic security”, Roosevelt and Obama offered the antithesis of the right to one’s own private property.

 

A true right does not impose any obligation on another. One’s rights to free speech, religious liberty, self-defense and assembly. among others, impose no obligations on anyone else, except to allow each other to use these rights without interference.

 

Ayn Rand wrote in 1961 (‘Man’s Rights’) [PDF Version]:

 

If some men are entitled by right to the product of the work of others, it means that those others are deprived of rights and condemned to slave labor.”

 

Even if most Americans are willing to accept the theft of their labor, their wealth, to fund real healthcare, we already know that government is not a trustworthy guardian of such an enormous responsibility. What did America receive under Obamacare, other than $2 trillion more debt, the loss of doctors, a rise in premiums, a massive tax and a welfare law that contained 20 new taxes and a huge expansion of Medicaid? And so far, the Republican plan isn’t much better [American Health Care Act].

 

In the meantime, Americans rename privilege and benefits “their right”, while ignoring their own misguided lifestyle and poor choices. Too many Americans spend more than they save, and too many prefer the government security blanket over the pride of one’s own independence.

 

Some Americans bemoan the public corruption our country is suffering and the associated moral and constitutional crises. However, the country on the whole has failed to promote the values that would have prevented it. Corrupt leaders continue to advocate and implement measures that negatively impact businesses and families, that also limit individual liberty and true free-market capitalism, expanding government in the process.

 

Other Americans have become fanatics for their various causes. They are in the streets ironically, demanding their own demise, as they protest against their own self-determination and for ever more autocracy and authoritarianism. When they vote, they vote to enslave not only their fellow countrymen but themselves, however unwittingly. They accept the collectivization of rights, and soon they will accept the collectivization of property.

 

Friedrich Hayek, author of ‘The Road to Serfdom’ [Mises Institute Description. PDF version], puts this struggle in proper perspective:

 

Economics has from its origins been concerned with how an extended order of human interaction comes into existence through a process of variation, winnowing and sifting far surpassing our capacity to design … motivated by [our] needs and desires within the community.” [Quote from “Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism” – PDF version. The quote can be easily located at Wikiquote; Fatal Conceit; Ch. 1: Between Instinct and Reason]

 

 

Sadly, this trend towards fascism, this malaise, has permeated the ranks of our country’s future leaders, our children, and it has left them with false expectations. Outside family, churches and communities, the marketplace is the vanguard for moral truths in a free market society, and positively influencing the community through clear decent and moral principles, Judeo-Christian principles, improves businesses and betters people’s lives. In asking the next generation to return to a true capitalist value-based society, America’s conservatives ask for something that has not existed in their lifetime, but it is necessary to avoid self-induced destruction, and to ask is righteous.

 

Freedom and moral truths and the strength of men’s will in a free society, unfettered by superfluous regulations, enabled America to succeed. They are the facilitators that fuel innovation, support free-thinkers and encourage people worldwide to become who they choose to be, not who the state demands they must be. When government guarantees equality and “economic security”, it suppresses creativity, ingenuity and reward systems that enable people and nations to grow and prosper. Have Americans learned nothing from history?

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Ammon Bundy Tortured in Private Nevada Prison


John R. Houk

© May 10, 2017

 

Ammon and Ryan Bundy went to Oregon to offer moral support to the Hammond family for the unjust persecution that family received under the auspices of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The Bundys were fresh off their own standoff at the Bundy Ranch also being persecuted by the BLM.

 

In Oregon, Ammon Bundy became the apparent leader of a bunch of Western Ranchers who occupied the Federally operated Malheur Wildlife Reserve. The Bundys and several other ranchers as well as reporter Pete Santilli were all prosecuted at the end of that standoff that resulted in the police murder of LaVoy Finicum.

 

The majority of the Oregon defendants prosecuted over the Oregon standoff – including the Bundy brothers – were found NOT GUILTY by a jury of their peers.

 

As soon as the Bundys were exonerated, they along with their father Cliven, were arrested for the Bundy Ranch standoff that took place a couple of years prior to the Oregon standoff.

 

KEEP IN MIND, no one has been found guilty in accordance to the Federal case against the Bundys. The charges against the Bundys are quite similar to the very charges juries acquitted the Bundy brothers for in Oregon.

 

Ammon Bundy has been incarcerated, but not in a jail. Rather Ammon – who is innocent until proven guilty – has been incarcerated in a private prison under third world harsh conditions.

 

Ammon Bundy has been beaten, stripped and thrown into “the hole,” a form of deplorable solitary confinement.

 

This is Ammon Bundy’s story of prison persecution when still an innocent man under the U.S. Constitution.

 

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Torture and Abuse of Ammon Bundy at For Profit Prison not Going Unnoticed

 

By TIM BROWN

MAY 9, 2017

Freedom Outpost

 

I have always questioned the need for prisons.  They are an unjust means of justice.  Even more so, those that are for profit utilize the system to make money and push for quotas to be fulfilled by the states.  Here is just one recent example of such abuses of prisoners.  Ammon Bundy, who became a national household name during the Bundy Ranch siege in 2014 and the protests at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon in 2016, was tortured and abused by a guard at CCA in Pahrump Nevada last week.  Subsequently, when word got out, the guard was sent home.

 

First, take a listen to a phone call from Ammon that was recorded as he was in solitary confinement (video courtesy of Kelli Stewart).

 

Facebook VIDEO: Ammon Bundy live from Solitary confinement
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According to Bundy, he was handcuffed in a 3×3 foot shower for 13 hours, stripped naked and then thrown in the hole. This was all because he refused to allow a guard to take his shirt that was hanging off his bed, which the rules stipulate that nothing is to be hanging over the side. This was his only shirt to wear, and had it been taken, he would have not been allowed to come to breakfast.

 

Here are some photos provided by John Lamb of what these men, who have not been convicted of a crime have to endure.

 

Prisoners are constantly handcuffed and Shackled, even while being moved about throughout the prison itself. Strip searches just to be able to have video visits and many other inhumane treatments of unconvicted detainees while waiting trial.  Ammon Bundy and 18 other political prisoners in Nevada have been held for over a year and a half in these inhumane conditions while awaiting trail.

 

 

Prisoners that are kept in solitary confinement for weeks at a time are restricted with phone calls to family or even lawyer. This picture portrays a prisoner having to be on his knees while talking to his lawyer, while a guard dial the phone for him and hands it through a slot in the door, this is also were his food is passed through.

 

 

These are small cages that are a form of punishment and solitary confinement in a prison in Colorado. Being in solitary confinement doesn’t even mean you’ve been convicted of a crime, you could just be waiting on trial and violated a rule or get on a guards bad side and be put in one of these cages for up to 72 hours without sleep and the lights on constantly.

 

 

This photo gives you a small view of what a solitary confinement cell looks like in some prisons in America. But this does not do real justice to the inhumane treatment that Ammon Bundy just received in Prompt Nevada where he was kept handcuffed and naked for 13 hours with his hands behind his back in a cell that was 3 feet by 3 feet, and no food or water.

 

Stop and think about that for one moment. This is a man who has been acquitted on similar charges in Oregon that he is facing in Nevada. He has not been found guilty of any crime and yet, his rights are being abused day and night. Now, he’s being tortured and beaten.  Frankly, I’m not surprised that men are treated like animals in a society that has embraced the evolutionary nonsense that men are merely no better than brute beasts rather than those who are made in the image of God.  However, I am sickened to see it for myself, even for those who have been convicted.  This is not justice.  It is an inhumane cruelty.

 

On top of that, all of this that these men are enduring seem to be a clear violation of both the Fifth and Sixth Amendments of the US Constitution, which read:

 

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

 

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

 

They have been deprived of liberty and their life to some extent by sitting in this prison for profit for more than a year waiting on a “speedy and public trial.”

 

Both of Bundy’s shoulders were dislocated and he was forced to put them back in place on his own, according to his own testimony. He was then put in isolation with shackles on his bloody ankles.

 

Deb Jordan was able to visit with Ammon following the ordeal.

 

“He is painfully thin,” she wrote. “He told me that they beat him up pretty good, was sore, but was starting to gain back a little strength — He was able to raise his arms and move them about so he was gaining back a little mobility. His voice trembled sometimes and he spoke very softly .. I could tell he had a little trouble concentrating at times but otherwise he was alert and aware of his surroundings .. He was a bit pale but had color in his cheeks ..”

 

“While we were speaking they brought him his dinner and he was eatin,” she added. “I observed he had a small cut [not deep] on his wrist from the handcuffs and there was no bruising on his face or arms above his wrist that I could see. He is very weak and it is apparent he went through some major trauma not only physically but mentally.”

 

She asked for prayers for her husband and the family.

 

Supporters gathered outside the facility, which I was at to meet with Pete Santilli in January, and made calls to the sheriff in protest.

 

VIDEO: We’re marching on Nevada Southern!! The Abuse Of Prisoners Must Stop

 

Posted by Lo K

Published on May 4, 2017

 

Yesterday guards perpetrated torture and it appears attempted murder of Ammon Bundy in jail. How many more, do you care? Pick up a phone or get in the car.

Event page: facebook.com/events/817327981748535
People are gathering from across to the nation to head to Pahrump, Nevada. Make a video on your way down, share, #JustStand. The abuse of prisoners must stop.

We’re marching on Nevada Southern!! The prison torture must stop. Join, share. and can come together for peace and justice.
Today it may be them, but tomorrow it will be you.

Also – Will The Feds Turn Bundy Into A Martyr? https://redoubtnews.com/2017/05/feds-turn-bundy-martyr/

Gavin Seim for Liberty – https://www.facebook.com/callmegav/?pnref=story

March on Nevada Southern. Here’s whats going on. EVENT PAGE: facebook.com/events/817327981748535

Support Ammon’s legal team: bundydefense.com
You can support our logistics expenses if you feel inclined: callmegav.com/donate

FREE OUR PATRIOT POLITICAL PRISONERS!
STOP THE ABUSE!
God Bless America!

 

On Monday, Guerilla Media Network’s Deb Jordan informed followers on Facebook that the guard who targeted Ammon was sent home the next day and has not returned.

 

While that is good, the pressure should be maintained on the facility and the administration of that facility to ensure this guard never returns and that these men are kept safe.

 

In that vein, a petition for redress of grievance regarding the abuses at the Nevada Southern Detention Center has been set up and I encourage you to support the petition.  As of the writing of this article, there are just under 500 signatures.  I’ve put my name on it, will you do the same?  Click here to sign the petition.

 

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Ammon Bundy Tortured in Private Nevada Prison

John R. Houk

© May 10, 2017

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Torture and Abuse of Ammon Bundy at For Profit Prison not Going Unnoticed

 

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