The Radical Jesus: How Would the Baby in a Manger Fare in the American Police State?


You may have heard of “WWJD”. Which is an acronym for “What Would Jesus Do?” This interesting kind-of Christmas essay from John W. Whitehead might create a new acronym: How Would You Support Jesus in a Police State? (Perhaps HWYSJPS?)

 

The baby Jesus grew up in a no-tech yet harsh Roman police state. Whitehead speculates on the challenges Jesus would face in a high-tech police state. The overregulated police state that America has evolved toward, especially under the guise of America’s Leftist control. (But Whitehead takes a few stabs at issues Conservatives might be supportive of as well.)

 

JRH 12/19/16

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The Radical Jesus: How Would the Baby in a Manger Fare in the American Police State?

 

By John W. Whitehead

Sent December 19, 2016 8:03 AM

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“Jesus is too much for us. The church’s later treatment of the gospels is one long effort to rescue Jesus from ‘extremism.’”—author Gary Wills, What Jesus Meant

 

Jesus was good. He was caring. He had powerful, profound things to say—things that would change how we view people, alter government policies and change the world. He went around helping the poor. And when confronted by those in authority, he did not shy away from speaking truth to power.

 

Jesus was born into a police state not unlike the growing menace of the American police state.

 

But what if Jesus, the revered preacher, teacher, radical and prophet, had been born 2,000 years later? How would Jesus’ life have been different had he be born and raised in the American police state?

 

Consider the following if you will.

 

The Christmas narrative of a baby born in a manger is a familiar one.

 

The Roman Empire, a police state in its own right, had ordered that a census be conducted. Joseph and his pregnant wife Mary traveled to the little town of Bethlehem so that they could be counted. There being no room for the couple at any of the inns, they stayed in a stable, where Mary gave birth to a baby boy. That boy, Jesus, would grow up to undermine the political and religious establishment of his day and was eventually crucified as a warning to others not to challenge the powers-that-be.

 

However, had Jesus been born in the year 2016…

 

Rather than traveling to Bethlehem for a census, Jesus’ parents would have been mailed a 28-page American Community Survey, a mandatory government questionnaire documenting their habits, household inhabitants, work schedule, how many toilets are in your home, etc. The penalty for not responding to this invasive survey can go as high as $5,000.

 

Instead of being born in a manger, Jesus might have been born at home. Rather than wise men and shepherds bringing gifts, however, the baby’s parents might have been forced to ward off visits from state social workers intent on prosecuting them for the home birth. One couple in Washington had all three of their children removed after social services objected to the two youngest being birthed in an unassisted home delivery.

 

Had Jesus been born in a hospital, his blood and DNA would have been taken without his parents’ knowledge or consent and entered into a government biobank. While most states require newborn screening, a growing number are holding onto that genetic material long-term for research, analysis and purposes yet to be disclosed.

 

Then again, had his parents been undocumented immigrants, they and the newborn baby might have been shuffled to a profit-driven, private prison for illegals where they would have been turned into cheap, forced laborers for corporations such as Starbucks, Microsoft, Walmart, and Victoria’s Secret. There’s quite a lot of money to be made from imprisoning immigrants, especially when taxpayers are footing the bill.

 

From the time he was old enough to attend school, Jesus would have been drilled in lessons of compliance and obedience to government authorities, while learning little about his own rights. Had he been daring enough to speak out against injustice while still in school, he might have found himself tasered or beaten by a school resource officer, or at the very least suspended under a school zero tolerance policy that punishes minor infractions as harshly as more serious offenses.

 

Had Jesus disappeared for a few hours let alone days as a 12-year-old, his parents would have been handcuffed, arrested and jailed for parental negligence. Parents across the country have been arrested for far less “offenses” such as allowing their children to walk to the park unaccompanied and play in their front yard alone.

 

Rather than disappearing from the history books from his early teenaged years to adulthood, Jesus’ movements and personal data—including his biometrics—would have been documented, tracked, monitored and filed by governmental agencies and corporations such as Google and Microsoft. Incredibly, 95 percent of school districts share their student records with outside companies that are contracted to manage data, which they then use to market products to us.

 

From the moment Jesus made contact with an “extremist” such as John the Baptist, he would have been flagged for surveillance because of his association with a prominent activist, peaceful or otherwise. Since 9/11, the FBI has actively carried out surveillance and intelligence-gathering operations on a broad range of activist groups, from animal rights groups to poverty relief, anti-war groups and other such “extremist” organizations.

 

Jesus’ anti-government views would certainly have resulted in him being labeled a domestic extremist. Law enforcement agencies are being trained to recognize signs of anti-government extremism during interactions with potential extremists who share a “belief in the approaching collapse of government and the economy.”

 

While traveling from community to community, Jesus might have been reported to government officials as “suspicious” under the Department of Homeland Security’s “See Something, Say Something” programs. Many states, including New York, are providing individuals with phone apps that allow them to take photos of suspicious activity and report them to their state Intelligence Center, where they are reviewed and forwarded to law-enforcement agencies.

 

Rather than being permitted to live as an itinerant preacher, Jesus might have found himself threatened with arrest for daring to live off the grid or sleeping outside. In fact, the number of cities that have resorted to criminalizing homelessness by enacting bans on camping, sleeping in vehicles, loitering and begging in public has doubled.

 

Viewed by the government as a dissident and potential threat to its power, Jesus might have had government spies planted among his followers to monitor his activities, report on his movements, and entrap him into breaking the law. Such Judases today—called informants—often receive hefty paychecks from the government for their treachery.

 

Had Jesus used the internet to spread his radical message of peace and love, he might have found his blog posts infiltrated by government spies attempting to undermine his integrity, discredit him or plant incriminating information online about him. At the very least, he would have had his website hacked and his email monitored.

 

Had Jesus attempted to feed large crowds of people, he would have been threatened with arrest for violating various ordinances prohibiting the distribution of food without a permit. Florida officials arrested a 90-year-old man for feeding the homeless on a public beach.

 

Had Jesus spoken publicly about his 40 days in the desert and his conversations with the devil, he might have been labeled mentally ill and detained in a psych ward against his will for a mandatory involuntary psychiatric hold with no access to family or friends. One Virginia man was arrested, strip searched, handcuffed to a table, diagnosed as having “mental health issues,” and locked up for five days in a mental health facility against his will apparently because of his slurred speech and unsteady gait.

 

Without a doubt, had Jesus attempted to overturn tables in a Jewish temple and rage against the materialism of religious institutions, he would have been charged with a hate crime. Currently, 45 states and the federal government have hate crime laws on the books.

 

Rather than having armed guards capture Jesus in a public place, government officials would have ordered that a SWAT team carry out a raid on Jesus and his followers, complete with flash-bang grenades and military equipment. There are upwards of 80,000 such SWAT team raids carried out every year, many on unsuspecting Americans who have no defense against such government invaders, even when such raids are done in error.

 

Instead of being detained by Roman guards, Jesus might have been made to “disappear” into a secret government detention center where he would have been interrogated, tortured and subjected to all manner of abuses. Chicago police “disappeared” more than 7,000 people into a secret, off-the-books interrogation warehouse at Homan Square.

 

Charged with treason and labeled a domestic terrorist, Jesus might have been sentenced to a life-term in a private prison where he would have been forced to provide slave labor for corporations or put to death by way of the electric chair or a lethal mixture of drugs.

 

Either way, whether Jesus had been born in our modern age or his own, he still would have died at the hands of a police state. Indeed, as I show in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, what Jesus and other activists suffered in their day is happening to those who choose to speak truth to power today.

 

Thus, we are faced with a choice: remain silent in the face of evil or speak out against it. As Nobel Prize-winning author Albert Camus proclaimed:

 

Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children. And if you don’t help us, who else in the world can help us do this?

 

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Another Perspective of LaVoy Finicum Murder


Finicum Shot in Back Defending Constitution

John R. Houk

© April 30, 2016

 

I came across a video interview of a lady protestor in Burbank California protesting the murder of LaVoy Finicum in late January 2016. The method of the interview was the Mark Connors Show. You hear the audio of Connors – I believe – communicating to the lady via an onsite correspondent who seemingly relays Connors’ questions from what is heard in the correspondent’s ear bud. It is quite emotional!

 

Sadly, on my part, I moved on after reading about the Bundys, other ranch protest leaders of the Mahleur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns and pro-protester Youtube investigator Pete Santili being arrested by Oregon State Police and the FBI. I knew the railroad of the Justice system was about to commence. Normal Conservative outlets that were covering the standoff in Oregon also moved on so it was a bit of out-of-sight/out-of-mind for me.

 

The emotion of the protestor brought back a flood of memories about this government injustice toward American citizens making a living from the land even after government appropriation of that land.

 

The lady interviewed in this video is absolutely correct. My fellow Americans, don’t believe everything the government tells you AND especially from an Obama Administration led government.

 

Before cross posting the emotional video of a California protestor I need to revisit Finicum’s murder by State and Federal authorities.

 

Officially Finicum’s shooting was ruled justified rather than homicide. And you got to know there are many Conservatives that have swallowed the justified shooting ruling hook, line and sinker. You may have even seen commentary and transcripts of police vs. Finicum verbal exchanges leading up to Finicum being shot to death.

 

The thing is someone inside the same truck Finicum was in wisely took a cell phone video of the police vs. Finicum verbal exchange. If you listen to the cell phone video and line it up with the FBI released video, you will get a vastly different perspective of the Official account given by authorities.

 

So this is what I’m going to do. I’m going to cross post an article posted at Fellowship of the Minds. The Fellowship of the Minds first places the case of the Official account and follows it with the cell phone video which is simultaneously lined up with the FBI released video. It is quite enlightening and I pray you are not too stubborn to understand the truth.

 

Following the Fellowship of the Minds post I’ll cross post the G+ Constitutionalist Group of the lady emotionally protesting the murder of LaVoy Finicum.

 

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Police shot Oregon protester Lavoy Finicum 3 times in back

 

By Dr. Eowyn

March 10, 2016

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Last December, Ammon Bundy and armed militia members gathered in Burns, Oregon (about 280 miles southeast of Portland), to protest the jailing of local ranchers, father and son Dwight and Steven Hammond, for lighting fires on federal properties in 2001 and 2006 in order to scale back invasive plants and to protect their private lands from wildfires. (Ammon is the son of Nevada rancher Clive Bundy who had an armed standoff with federal authorities in 2014 over grazing rights. That matter was settled peacefully, after the Bureau of Land Management backed off and left the scene.)

 

After a peaceful rally in Burns, Ammon Bundy and the militia protesters took over a facility at the Mahleur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns.

 

On January 27, 2016, the feds put an end to the standoff by shooting dead Robert “LaVoy” Finicum multiple times at close range, and arresting other protesters, including:

 

  • Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Brian Cavalier, Shawna Cox and Ryan Waylen Payne, who were arrested at a traffic stop on their way from Burns, Oregon, to a community meeting with ranchers in John Day, Oregon.

 

  • Joseph Donald O’Shaughnessy (Captain O.) and Peter Santilli, who were arrested in Burns.

 

  • Jon Ritzheimer reportedly turned himself into police in Peoria, Arizona.

 

Yesterday, March 9, 2016, county prosecutors ruled the killing of Finicum “justified and necessary” despite the fact he had been shot three times in the back.

 

Below is a tweet, by RT anchor/correspondent Simone del Rosario, of an autopsy report’s sketch showing three gun wounds on Finicum’s back:

 

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Here are excerpts from Les Zeitz’s report for The Oregonian/Oregon Live of the dramatic events that led to Finicum’s death:

 

As Robert “Lavoy” Finicum powered his Dodge pickup over Devine Summit on the state highway north of Burns, he spotted the police van idling on a U.S. Forest Service road.

 

Finicum glanced over at the state trooper in the driver’s seat as he went past.

He pointed a finger at him, as if to say “I see you” and kept going.

 

That likely was the moment Finicum realized he and his group wouldn’t make the community meeting planned that evening in John Day.

 

Less than 30 minutes later, Finicum was dead and four other leaders of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge takeover were in handcuffs.

 

Police knew the leaders planned to travel to John Day in Grant County to the north on the only direct highway there – U.S. 395.

 

They devised a traffic stop by state troopers to allow FBI agents to arrest the group on federal conspiracy charges. By midday, some members of the arresting team positioned themselves on Forest Service Road 2820, which branches east off the state highway toward a snow park near the summit of Devine Ridge. Another team set up roughly two miles north on the highway, prepared to act as a roadblock.

 

“The sheriff is waiting for us,” Finicum yelled out the driver’s window to the officers and agents staged behind his truck.

 

He puts his hands out the window and invited police to shoot.

 

“Back down or you kill me now,” he said.

 

He repeated twice more that he was going to meet the sheriff.

 

Ryan Bundy, 43, of Mesquite, Nevada, seated behind Finicum with a .38-caliber pistol and two rifles within reach, yelled out the window: “Who are you?”

 

Finicum echoed him. “Yeah, who are you?”

 

“Oregon State Police” came the reply.

 

“I’m going over to meet the sheriff in Grant County,” Finicum said.

 

Police continued demanding Finicum turn off the truck and surrender, according to officer statements to investigators. But they didn’t move against those in the truck as they waited for a trooper posted at McConnell’s Jeep to bring a launcher with multiple pepper spray rounds.

 

Those in the truck talked about what to do next.

 

“If we duck and you drive, what are they going to do?” [Shannon] Cox asked Finicum. “Try to knock us out?”

 

He noted they still had “50 ass miles” to go to reach John Day. He turned up the volume on country music that had been playing on the radio

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“Who can we call?” Bundy asked.

 

“Sheriff Palmer,” Finicum responded.

 

As Bundy and Cox tried to get a cell signal, Finicum continued yelling at police.

 

“You want a blood bath?” he asked. “I’m going to be laying down here on the ground with my blood on the street or I’m going to see the sheriff.

 

[…] Finicum instantly stepped out of the truck, his hands out to his sides at about shoulder height. Investigators concluded that an FBI agent on the highway clipped off two shots, one that went wild and one that pierced the truck roof and shattered the left rear passenger window. A shell fragment struck Bundy in the shoulder.

 

The trooper who had made it to the tree line had drawn his revolver and now commanded Finicum to get on the ground.

 

“Go ahead and shoot me,” Finicum said.

 

“Get on the ground,” the trooper yelled back.

 

Finicum continued yelling “Shoot me” and “You’re going to have to shoot me.”

 

He turned his attention from the trooper in the woods to two troopers coming up behind him, including the one who had fired at the truck. As Finicum shifted direction, the trooper in the woods holstered his gun and drew out his Taser X2, which can be effective from 25 feet but works best at about 15 feet.

 

Finicum at least twice reached with his right hand toward the inside of his left jacket, where he had a loaded Ruger SR9 semi-automatic pistol that had been a gift from his stepson.

 

He then turned back toward the trooper approaching with the Taser. He again reached for his jacket.

 

“It was consistent with drawing a handgun,” the trooper with the Taser told investigators. “He’s going for a gun and I can tell you right now, uh, I was very uncomfortable.”

 

He continued ordering Finicum to stop.

 

“He had the drop on me at this point,” the trooper said.

 

One of the troopers who had been coming up behind Finicum saw the same motion – “consistent with grabbing a firearm” is how he described it to investigators.

 

“I need to take action to stop him from being a threat” to the trooper with the Taser, he later told investigators.

 

He fired two rounds, both striking Finicum in the back. At the same instant, another trooper nearby fired a single round into Finicum’s back.

 

[…] Fifty seconds after Finicum left his truck, the shooting was over.”

 

You can hear and see Finicum yelling to the police in the video below of cell phone footage from inside Finicum’s truck (lower left corner) synced with aerial footage taken by the FBI. Finicum was in the driver’s seat, while Ryan Bundy, Victoria Sharp and Shauna Cox were in the back seat.

 

VIDEO: Video shows two camera angles of LaVoy Finicum shooting

 

Posted by The Oregonian

Published on Mar 8, 2016

 

In a video shown at a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office press conference today, the aerial FBI video of the LaVoy Finicum shooting has been synced with a cellphone video Shawna Cox recorded from within Finicum’s truck.

 

Do you think Finicum had goaded police to shoot him? Was shooting him in the back justified? How could the police have de-escalated the situation?

 

H/t ZeroHedge

 

~Eowyn

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[Blog Editor: Below is the passionate interview with the Burbank California protestor I found on the G+ Constitutionalist Group. Please take note that even though the audio is similar to the previous post’s official version, the intonation gives an entirely different perspective. The government lied! The witness accounts are the truth!]

 

Hat Tip: BIG DOGGS -Discussion  –  4/29/16 7:07 AM G+ Constitutionalist Group

 

The Real Deal!!! #LAYVOY # Oregon An American Awakening!!

 

VIDEO: The Real Deal!! #LAVOY #OREGON An American Awakening!!

 

 

Posted by James D.

Published on Apr 28, 2016

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Another Perspective of LaVoy Finicum Murder

John R. Houk

© April 30, 2016

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Police shot Oregon protester Lavoy Finicum 3 times in back

 

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The Jade Helm 15 Drill is a Martial Law, Civil War and “Red List” Extraction Drill


Jade Helm 15 Map

Intro to Jade Helm 15
Edited by John R. Houk
March 24, 2015
 
Okay, it’s Conspiracy Theory time. I love a good occasional Conspiracy Theory. I am cross posting this one simply because it’s the first time I have come upon it. Chances are though this Conspiracy has been around for those who follow such things. The believability scale is what attracts me to Conspiracy Theories. There are fairly idiotic Conspiracies out there. I’m not going to mention the ones I consider idiotic because I am sure to step on someone’s toes and have to spend way too much time defending why I think a Conspiracy Theory may be idiotic.
 
So have you heard of Jade Helm 15? Honestly I never had. I discovered it because I am a member of the social group America Conservative 2 Conservative (AC2C). As an AC2C member I receive email updates. Laura J. Alcorn cross posted this title: “The Jade Helm 15 Drill is a Martial Law, Civial War and “Red List” Extraction Drill”. My first thought was, “Who the heck is Jade Helm?” And, “What in the world is someone named Jade at age 15 have to do with martial law and civil war?” Even as I am typing this I don’t have a clue what a Red List extraction drill is.
 
After a quick perusal of the article I realized Jade Helm 15 is about military maneuvers in the southwestern USA. The Conspiracy is in the perceived purpose of military maneuvers.
 
After doing some Google checking this same report cross posted Laura Alcorn can be found over all the Internet. So you may have seen this and may have some insights that I haven’t ran into or discovered as yet.
 
One place that is a little different than the others is a Scribd.com post that is comparatively is a short summary. The Scribd.com document bills itself as “UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO”. Here’s the title: “Request to Conduct Realistic Military Training (RMT) JADE Helm 15”.
 
The locations pertaining to Jade Helm 15 appear to me to be copies of the same Dave Hodges authored report cross posted on AC2C. I’m going to cross post the one at D.C. Clothesline because I simply like the way it’s formatted.
 
JRH 3/24/15 (More Info on Jade Helm 15 at Infowars and D.C. Clothesline dated 3/23/15)

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The Jade Helm 15 Drill is a Martial Law, Civil War and “Red List” Extraction Drill
 Jade Helm 15 Master Human Domain
 
March 19, 2015
 
From July 15th to September 15th, 2015, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command is conducting a massive military drill in an area covering the entire American   Southwest. At first glance, I thought this drill was a response to the massive military drills being conducted by Russia. I wrongly assumed that Jade Helm 15 was a drill designed toprotect the Southwest from an invasion by Russian-backed Latin American military forces (i.e. Red Dawn). However, after reading the operational plan of Jade Helm, it is clear that this drill is about the brutal martial law subjugation of the people of Texas, Utah and Southern California who have risen up against some unspecified tyranny. Further, this drill is also about martial law being used as a preventative measure in states which “might” lean towards civil war against the United States government (i.e. California, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico).
 
The operational elements and impact of Jade Helm 15 cannot be considered in isolation. A careful analysis reveals how this drill is connected to Army policies associated with the confinement of detainees in what is commonly called FEMA camps! This drill is undoubtedly the most frightening thing to occur on American soil since the Civil War.
 
Red Dawn or Martial Law Preparations?
Jade Helm’s Purpose Defined
 
“Jade Helm is a challenging eight-week joint military and Interagency (IA) Unconventional Warfare (UW) exercise conducted throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado.”
 
The term, “unconventional warfare (UW)” makes it clear that this exercise is not dealing with a Russian-backed “Red Dawn” invasion of the Southwestern United States by Russian backed Latin American partners. UW speaks to the guerrilla warfare (asymmetrical) nature of the anticipated and rehearsed conflict. Subsequently, it can be conclusively stated that Jade Helm is not preparing for a Red Dawn invasion, rather, they are preparing for a Red, White and Blue invasion. This is a massive rehearsal for martial law implementation as well as implementing the proverbial and much rumored Red and Blue List and the “snatch and grab” extractions of key resistance figures from the Independent Media as well as uncooperative political figures. The various provisions of Jade Helm make it clear just how dangerous this drill truly is.
 
Composition of Jade Helm Forces Reveals the True Purpose of the Drills
 
Thomas Mead, the operations planner for the U.S. Army’s Jade Helm realistic military training has publicly stated that “We have Army Green Berets, Navy Seals, Marine Special Operations Command, the 82nd Airborne Division and we also have some of our interagency partners such as the DEA, FBI and the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency (JPRA) that will be working with us.”
 
The use of Green Berets, Navy Seals and Special Operations Command forces speaks to the unconventional composition of the overall makeup of this group. Among the many duties for these three Special Operations groups include infrastructure raids, assassination of key enemy personnel, reconnaissance, and extraction of key enemy personnel for detention and/or intelligence gathering. It is the latter duty that has me concerned as there has been much discussion over the execution of a “Red List” in which key resistance figures would be kidnapped and “dealt with” in advance of the implementation of martial law. A detailed analysis of the language of Jade Helm has convinced me that we are looking at the implementation of the “snatch and grab” of key resistance figures to the coming marital law. My sources have told me that in past drills of this nature, Red List extraction troops are helicoptered in the early morning hours (e.g. 3AM) land, offload personnel and extract the intended targets, SWAT team style.
 
In the Jade Helm section entitled “What to Expect“, operation planners state that the public should anticipate “Increased aircraft in the area at night“, and “May receive noise complaints“. What aircraft would be loud enough at night to guarantee noise complaints? My vote would be the helicopters. And who would be on these helicopters at night? What time are snatch and grab activities historically held? And who typically conducts snatch and grab arrests? The answer to these questions would be the special operation forces, which in martial law, would be the Gestapo version of the Green Berets, the Navy Seals and Marine Special Forces as they arrive at your home at 3AM.
 
Role players will be participating in Jade Helm. In fact, the same section goes on to state that “Some individuals (i.e. civilian insurgents) may conduct suspicious activities…..” What would constitute a “suspicious activity for the purpose of this drill? Would it consist of pretending to be dragged off to a FEMA camp? Would it be engaging in simulated insurgency activities associated with guerrilla war strategies? There are so many possibilities and they are all associated with civilian resistance against a tyrannical force.
 
Not only is the use of three special operations forces suspicious with regard to Jade Helm, but more notably is the announced use of JPRA, and this is a frightening event. The Joint Personnel Recovery Agency (JPRA) maintains a series of training school sites whose subject matter includes:
 
“Prisoners of war; hostages and DETAINEES (emphasis added); evasion and escape; search and rescue; Prison survival techniques and experiences; geography and cartography, natural science, ethnology, and country studies; terrorism; military and Naval science; natural and emergency medicine.”
 
The majority of the above definition makes it clear that the intent of JPRA is to teach POW survival skills, at least until they use the word “detainee”. Please allow me to call your attention to the term “detainee”. In layman’s language, the term “detainee” simply means someone who is a prisoner of the military occupation force (U.S. government). To the average person, the use of the term detainee would not raise an eyebrow, but to someone who is tune with the connotations and denotations of military parlance, the term “detainee” holds specific meaning as evidenced by the following document which is considered by many to be a blueprint manual, created by the Army, for martial law and FEMA camp incarceration for political prisoners (e.g. dissenters).
 
Restricted U.S. Army Internment and Resettlement Operations Manual
 
 
FEMA leaked- Internment Camps for DissidentsFM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations
 
 
In section 1-10 of 3-39.40, “A Civilian detainee is a civilian who is interned during armed conflict, occupation, or other military operation for security reasons, for protection, or because he or she committed an offense against the detaining power.”
 
In section 3-56 of 3-39.40, the following draconian provisions are applied to “detainees“:
 
·         “Develops PSYOP products that are designed to pacify and acclimate detainees or DCs to accept U.S. I/R facility authority and regulations (Author’s note: “PSYOP Products” such as the use of torture such as water-boarding and sleep deprivation).
 
·         Gains the cooperation of detainees to reduce the number of guards needed.
 
·         Identifies malcontents, trained agitators, and political leaders within the facility who may try to organize resistance or create disturbances.
 
·         Develops and executes indoctrination programs to reduce or remove antagonistic attitudes (i.e. brainwashing of detainees).
 
·         Identifies political activists.
 
·         Plans and executes a PSYOP program that produces an understanding and appreciation of U.S. policies and actions.”
 
The use of the word “detainee” is conspicuous and as the reader can clearly see, it has specific meaning with regard to a Red List extraction action. In effect, this is the black site for political dissidents. Both Jade Helm 15 and the FM 3-39.40 are both Army manuals written exclusively on dealing with civilian personnel in martial law settings. Under the NDAA, designating select citizens as a detainee and holding them indefinitely is legal under this unconstitutional legislation.
 
States Participating in Jade Helm
 
Jade Helm is an eight-week joint military and interagency unconventional warfare exercise that will be conducted in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. A clearer copy of this map is available at this link.
 
Jade Helm is an eight-week joint military and interagency unconventional warfare exercise that will be conducted in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. A clearer copy of this map is available at this link.
 
 Jade Helm 15 Participants
This map contains the reason as to why we can be certain that this is not a “Red Dawn” invasion emanating from Latin America. The unconnected pockets of “hostile states” is how we know this a martial law/possible civil war map. The color codes of the states listed in the map presented above, can be deciphered as follows:
 
-The Red States of Utah and Texas are listed as hostile states as is part of Southern California. These states are not geographically contiguous. Subsequently, we are looking at Jade Helm 15 as being the suppression of civil resistance. TheJack Boots Preparing for Civil War use of the 82nd Airborne is also suggestive of the fact that the authorities anticipate that there could be civilian militias rising up, perhaps in combination with veterans groups and possibly military units loyal to the citizens of the United States.
 
The Brown State of New Mexico is listed as leaning towards being hostile.
 
-The Blue States of California, Nevada and Colorado are listed as being loyal, “permissive”, to military authority and martial law.
 
-The Light Blue State of Arizona is listed as “unknown”, but leaning toward being friendly.
 
This reads like a civil war scorecard, similar to the one that President Lincoln must have constructed in 1861 after the attack upon Ft. Sumter.
 
The Participation of Certain Interagency Partners Are Very Troubling
 
Repeated reference is made about the cooperation between the Department of Defense (DoD) and local law enforcement (LEA) in the Jade Helm document. After reading this document, Program 1033 started to make a lot of sense. Program 1033 is the militarization of local police with former military equipment (tanks, machine guns, etc.). It is interesting to note that it was the NDAA legislation that created Program 1033. Obviously, the purpose of this is to turn the local police into a martial law occupation force.
 
I am not surprised, but very concerned that DHS, listed as an interagency partner, is a part of this drill for the following reasons: IVoice of Russia Propagandists believe a significant number of American military will NOT fire upon American citizens. Subsequently, this is the reason for the Russian troop presence in our country and they will fulfill the role of a martial law occupation force. When I have previously mentioned this, the Russian media (e.g. Voice of Russia) has attacked me in the past as if they have something to hide and evidence of these attacks can be accessed here and here.
 
What seems logical and something that should frighten all Americans is to wonder if DHS and the Russian partners will be a part of Jade Helm 15? Again, I refer to the video production put together by Sherrie Wilcox in which Russian soldiers have been seen in Tennessee traveling in DHS vehicles as they entered into Western Kentucky. As this related to Jade Helm and martial law, this is ominous. Russian troops will fire upon American citizens. Russian troops will extract American citizens from their beds in the middle of the night. What do you want to bet that Russian troops will be included in Jade Helm 15? Russian troops were included in Grid EX II and the RIMPAC war games, so why not Jade Helm. Yes, I am talking about treason and it is coming from the top.
 
[Blog Editor: Video summary below is not a part of the original post.]
 
Published on Mar 4, 2013
 
Pictures of DHS Armored Vehicle I took while in Kentucky as it passed me on the road. . The U.S. ordered 2700 of them for U.S. soil. Tennessee State Guard, has stopped the vehicles from coming into Tennessee from Kentucky. The shocking part is the troops that were with the vehicles were Eastern European/Russian with DHS uniforms on. There are reports of Russian DHS troops in the Smoky Mountain area that have stopped and questioned people. This information is from a high ranking Tennessee State Guard official through someone who is a part of the guard.

22 Governors of States formed their own State Guard/Militias that can never be Federalized and will always be State personnel. The Federal government can never get the equipment or the personnel as they are State Governor controlled.

** At one point in the Video when I am showing the map of the Kentucky Army area, I say this is “Tennessee. “That was a big mistake, I should have said “Kentucky.”

Also the sound did not come out correctly to the video, so please look pass that. I am sorry it is not correct.

UPDATE 3/11/13 – I WENT TO GATLINBURG OVER THE WEEKEND – MY FOLLOW UP REPORT AND ALL THE INFORMATION I FOUND OUT ABOUT THE RUSSIANS, FEMA CAMPS, HAARP, ENERGY WEAPONS, AND MORE.

Part 1 of follow up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNlpUdLPIl0

Article that goes with this video.
http://www.cma.army.mil/bluegrass.aspx
Kentucky Army Chemical 14600 acre Depot http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/
2700 Armored DHS vehicles ordered [Blog Editor: Youtube author did not produce link to story. I found it on Gateway Pundit: http://tinyurl.com/c6jgafp]
http://sherriequestioningall.blogspot.com/2012/07/homeland-security-and-military-vehicles.html
Pictures I took of a DHS Armored Vehicle in Kentucky
http://sherriequestioningall.blogspot.com/2012/05/smoky-mountains-national-park-un-world.html
Smoky Mountains – UN Biosphere

I am inserting the link to the NRA membership page, due to a comment below! We need to stand together and united against any gun grab. NRA membership $25 – Freedom Priceless! Please join and lets stand together and united!

 
 
Why would the Drug Enforcement Agency become involved in a martial law operation?This makes no sense unless you read the connection of the compromised DEA to various Central and South American factions (e.g. the possible 5th column presence of MS-13) that I revealed in July of 2014.
 
Conclusion
 
With regard to the thematic components to this article, there is no conclusion, this is only the beginning. It is quite clear that the Army fully believes, as do their superiors at the Pentagon and at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, that there is the belief that there is going to be something so catastrophic that an American Civil War II will ensue. The reasons behind this event(s) are not the focus of this article. However, I think it is a safe bet that it will have to do with the seizure of bank accounts and retirement accounts.  This is a topic that will be explored in a future article. Meanwhile, Americans in the Southwest need to be concerned that this drill does not go live like so many of these drills seem to in advance of a false flag drill. Every political activist, “uncooperative” politician and member of the Independent Media needs to be thinking about where they want to be from July 15 to September 15. It would be best to be where “they” ain’t!
 
Dave Hodges is the Editor and Host of The Common Sense Show.
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Edited by John R. Houk
Text enclosed by Brackets are by Editor.

‘1984’ vision of police state becoming reality


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Cheryl K. Chumley

I get the occasional book promotion from WND via email. Here is a book that I believe I am going to place on purchase wish list – Police State U.S.A. (WND Super Store E-Book link) by Cheryl K. Chumley.

 

Frankly I never have heard of her, but you may have. She apparently is a prolific writer, editor and news reporter. This is what she shares about herself on the front page of her blog My Take:

 

Cheryl is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was a digital editor for The Washington Times’ digital venture, Times247, and online editor for Tea Party Review Magazine.

Her year-long research as a journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation (the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program) into National Heritage Areas was published at The Heartland Institute, AEI’s American Magazine, Townhall Magazine, The Washington Examiner and TCSDaily. To see research, click on the tab at the top of this page.

She is also a freelancer with works published in The Washington Examiner, AOL News, Capital Research Center, Heritage Foundation, World Magazine, to name a few. Check out her latest magazine article in the December 2012 issue of Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, on the loss of God-given rights in America.

She is an active army veteran and currently lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, four children and Golden Retriever.

 

Here the WND email promo for Police State U.S.A., most of the links within the promo will take you to the WND Super Store purchase location which actually has a few promo videos you may find interesting. I found the Youtube versions of these videos and I while post at the end of the promo.

 

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‘1984’ vision of police state becoming reality

Profiled: Citizens jailed for criticizing government, buying water

 

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Across the United States, high-school students read George Orwell’s seminal work “1984.”

In it, protagonist Winston Smith is given a horrifying picture of life under a tyrannical regime.

“But always – do not forget this, Winston – always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.”

Written by Orwell in the late 1940s, the dystopian date of “1984” is now 30 years passed. But that doesn’t mean the nightmarish world of complete state control is gone.

Now, a new voice will appear to warn Americans the Orwellian image of a boot stamping forever on the human face is inching closer.

Cheryl Chumley’s “Police State USA: How Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality” marshals the terrifying evidence to show the world of Big Brother is much closer than Americans want to admit.

 

VIDEO: POLICE STATE USA (Official Trailer)

 

Chumley, a full-time reporter for the Washington Times, writes about politics and government for various newspapers, Internet news sites and think tanks. She is a journalism fellow with the Phillips Foundation, a prestigious organization in Washington, D.C., where she spent a year researching and writing about private property rights.

From traffic light cameras to phone tapping, from militarized police forces to huge purchase orders by departments of the federal government for billions of rounds of ammunition, the government is increasing its control over individual lives.

“Police State USA” chronicles how America got to the point of being a de facto police state, what led to it and how citizens might overcome it and recapture the freedoms envisioned by the Founding Fathers.

Order your copy now of Cheryl Chumley’s Police State USA.

 

In the foreword, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, writes: “‘What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.’ This was Solomon’s observation as the wisest of all kings. How does it apply here? Cheryl Chumley lays out clearly what is happening in this country now has happened to countries in the past, and the consequences are clear.

“People have liberty; people take liberty for granted; people become apathetic; people lose their liberty. We are on that track, but detouring back to the freedom road is still possible.

“Though there has never been a country in world history whose citizens have enjoyed the individual liberties found in the United States today, there have been countries whose citizens went from enjoying individual liberties to being oppressed by increasingly totalitarian rulers. Drawing from available information around us, Cheryl points out the shocking usurpations of our freedoms.”

The book describes the case of a former Marine living in Virginia.

It was August 2012, and he “was taken into custody, thrown in jail, and forcibly transferred to a hospital located nearly three hours from his home and family to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, all at the order of law enforcement officials.”

“His crime? He posted on his private Facebook page messages that painted the government in a poor light.”

Then there was the July 2013 case of a University of Virginia student. She was “swarmed by state Alcoholic Beverage Control agents who thought the carton of bottled water she was carrying across the parking lot of a grocery store was really a 12-pack of beer and she was an underage buyer.”

“She said one drew her gun, another jumped on the hood of her SUV, and still others shouted conflicting orders and flashed badges she couldn’t read. Terrified, she tried to flee in her SUV, but agents halted and arrested her, charging her with two counts of assault.

“Even the commonwealth’s attorney who investigated the incident found the case ridiculous and refused to prosecute. But the 20-year-old still spent a night in jail – for the crime of purchasing water.”

Click here to read more about “Police State USA”

 

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VIDEO: “The Growing American Police State and DRONES”

 

VIDEO: “The Growing American Police State vs. The Second Amendment”

 

VIDEO: “The Militarization of the Police in The United States”

 

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Campaign Pitch about Current Police State-like Activities


Jim Hayden - Running for Prez 2016

Jim Hayden commented on the post “So the Police State Begins?” via the Facebook group Patriotic Defenders of the Constitution (listed as a secret group). I like Mr. Hayden’s thoughts I am just uncertain of his actual clout or the political vehicle he will be using to run for the Office of President of the USA in 2016.

 

As the Blog Editor I inserted the title based on the comment.

 

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Campaign Pitch because about Current Police State-like Activities

 

By Jim Hayden 

April 18, 2014 7:35pm

Patriotic Defenders of the Constitution

 

This is yet another reason to get active and join our campaign to restore our Constitution and the Republic it established.

If we had over 60 million supporters right now we could put an end to these atrocities.

Last weekend a day before the BLM backed down and while tensions were still High I told Obama and Holder to stand down and call off their dogs. Within 24 hours they backed down threatening to attack from a different direction.

Over the decades I have maintained 2 very important points:

 

(1 there are only 2 types of land listed in the Constitution, Private and public. Private land CANNOT be legislated or regulated by the local, state or federal governments.

 

(2 Public land is owned by We the People and is to be used for public use. That means the Bundy’s own the land they are accused of trespassing on. Them along with the rest of us.

Therefore the government (local, state or federal) DOES NOT have the authority to charge us for the use of land and property that legally belongs to us. Not only that but under the Constitution there is no such thing as “Government Property”. Everything the government has belongs to us the American people. That is right every Secret, Tor Secret [Blog Editor: Well, I just learned what a “Tor Network” is] and any other document maintained by the government belongs to the American People. That means the American People have a RIGHT to know whatever secrets the government is trying to hide. While the government is denied the ability/authority to know any of our personal and private information.

So everything the government has is our personal property.

Jim Hayden for President in 2016
https://www.facebook.com/jimhayden2016

Jim Hayden for President in 2016
http://www.jimhayden2016.org

 

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Jim is a United States Combat Marine who is running for President of these United States. Jim is a Constitutional Conservative who firmly believes the Constitution and the Republic it created can be saved.

So the Police State Begins?


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Armed Federal Agents Raid Bozeman USA Brass Company

 

John R. Houk

© April 18, 2014

 

Here’s something you probably will not see reported by the in-Obama’s-pocket news media. On March 27, 2014 armed EPA criminal division agents in union with armed FBI raided USA Brass in Bozeman, MT. Apparently pro-gun blogs and 2nd Amendment blogs were all-a-buzz about this armed raid.

 

USA Brass takes spent cartridges then cleans and/or refurbish them to be reloaded as ammunition. According to the WND report I read, prior to the raid USA Brass OSHA investigated and found unhealthy amounts of lead in the factor and some USA Brass employees. The company was given a hefty fine and then complied with updating the safety of the work place which I understand was an expensive proposition to fulfill. After USA Brass was re-inspected OSHA gave the company a clean bill of health to continue operations.

 

So question that should be on everyone’s mind is: Why in the world would the EPA and FBI raid the factory with armed agents and bullet proof vests? AND THEN why were the factory employees rounded up placed under guard in a room with their mobile devices confiscated? A local TV station interviewed an agent and would not provide the reason for the raid but assured the public there was NO DANGER as in lead exposure to the Bozeman populace.

 

The local NBC affiliate KECI 13 from Missoula, MT has the interview. (I am uncertain how long the local story will be available on the Internet.)

 

The Obama Administration is anti-gun ownership. It has been suggested the Left Wing Administration was the impetus behind USA Brass being punished by a raid with an open show of Police State power to let the pro-gun company no who is the boss. The WND article that covered the unreasoned raid believes there is a connection to displays of power also seen in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) vs. Cliven Bundy cattle grazing dispute. The Bundy incident has a reason giving the Federal government an excuse for Police State action. Evidently the Bundy family has not paid the extortionist Federal grazing fees. Bundy feels that any form of taxation should only come from the sovereign state of Nevada. As wrong as it is I suspect that Federal Courts will side with the Federal government. Obama is no fan of States’ Rights.

 

As far as I know there is no legal reason for the Federal government to execute an armed raid on a company that complied with the safety standards OSHA imposed and approved for USA Brass.

 

JRH 4/18/14

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ARMED FED RAID PROMPTED BY SAFETY RULES

Shooting-sports advocate seeks accountability, given ‘heavy-handed’ Nevada situation

 

By BOB UNRUH

April 16, 2014

WorldNetDaily


Critics of the way federal agencies in Montana handled a recent raid on a company that recycles brass for ammunition are calling for an investigation.

Government officials have declined to respond to allegations that armed officers with weapons drawn locked up USA Brass employees, confiscated their cell phones and otherwise violated their rights.

 

The incident in Bozeman, Mont., drew little attention from media.

 

To protect against lead contamination, USA Brass had installed filters and added training. The company had passed a subsequent inspection before officers from the Environmental Protection Agency and FBI arrived, apparently with guns drawn.

 

The story has spread on the Internet among bloggers and Second Amendment advocates. A blog called Defensive Handguns described the raid this way: “Obama’s storm troopers raided USA Brass in Bozeman.”

 

And at Firearms Talk was the comment: ”More excuses to go after the ammunition in one way or another.”

 

Popular gun rights writer David Codrea noted at noted in his Examiner.com blog that he “warned back in 2009 that Obama’s pick to head the [federal job safety] agency, David Michaels, was strongly anti-gun and committed to using regulatory schemes to get his way.”

 

Gary Marbut, president of the Montana Shooting Sports Association, is asking Montana Attorney General Tim Fox to look into the issue.

 

“Tim, given the heavy-handed application of federal force by BLM currently unfolding in Nevada, I believe it is imperative that Montana assert some accountability for the application of federal police, or police-like, force in Montana,” he told Fox.

 

He explained that although USA Brass “had been subject to some civil enforcement action for workplace safety by OSHA, the company had completely remedied any such problems and had been given a clean bill of health by OSHA.”

 

So the “raid” apparently was unrelated, Marbut said.

 

“Because a warrant was served on USA Brass, anyone would wonder if there were some particularly egregious activity going on there, and what the federal foreknowledge of that activity might be. Because of the overwhelming armed force used by federal officials to mount this raid, that suggests expected resistance or some sort of ongoing, violent criminal conduct at USA Brass. Your investigation should disclose whether or not these suppositions, spawned by the tactics of the raid, are correct or incorrect. This, in turn, should offer some perspective about whether or not the level of force and intimidation used was warranted,” Marbut wrote.

 

He explained there were reports of federal employees rounding up and sequestering employees, confiscating their cell phones and more.

 

“Since these employees of USA Brass were not free to leave, I believe this detention qualifies as an arrest under current case law. It would be helpful for you to examine whether sufficient justification for this mass arrest was present,” Marbut said.

 

He said the confiscation of cell phones suggested some efforts by federal agents “to prevent any recording of what they did.”

 

He wondered, why would that be?

 

And why would “most or all of the raid personnel” be armed?

 

Marbut noted that some have explained the event as an “audit,” but then the question is why it escalated into “a full-blown, armed raid.”

 

Fox did not respond to a WND request for comment after the same questions, submitted to the U.S. attorney for Montana, generated no response.

 

“I hope you will also look at what role the Gallatin County sheriffs (sic) office may have played, or not played, in the federal raid at USA Brass, Marbut said. “More specifically, was the GCSO looking out for the welfare of the people of Gallatin County, or was the GCSO simply aiding and facilitating the operation of federal entities and federal personnel?”

 

His earlier request to Michael W. Cotter, the U.S. attorney for Montana, for answers to the same questions, generated no response, he told WND.

 

Cotter’s office declined to comment to WND.

 

In a dispatch to MSSA supporters, Marbut explained: “Upon OSHA’s first visit, I’m told, USA Brass managers didn’t kneel quickly enough to OSHA inspectors and offended them by not being subserviently cooperative. So, the subsequent raid by EPA, FBI and others was conducted to teach them a lesson about federal power and proper cooperation.”

 

Marbut compared the raid to the federal government’s heavy-handed seizure of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle.

 

“And, I see no reason to put up with it. None! What is known about the Bozeman raid presents more questions than it answers. I put those questions in a polite letter to the U.S. Attorney for Montana and asked him to look into it. He has not responded. I assume my very polite request went into his round file.”

 

Marbut and the Montana Shooting Sports Association have been in the headlines in recent years over their challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Commerce Clause, which allows the federal government to regulate just about anything, whether it has an impact on interstate commerce or not.

 

The Supreme Court refused to hear their arguments, however, leaving the status quo.

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Another Look at the Federal Raid Of Bozeman Brass Company

By Gary Marbut, President
Montana Shooting Sports Association

April 15, 2014

AmmoLand.com

The federal personnel confiscated laptop computers, confiscated external hard drives, & copied internal hard drives from USA Brass computers, likely filled with names and addresses of customer accounts.

Missoula, MT –-(Ammoland.com)- Most of you will be aware that armed employees of the EPA and FBI recently conducted an armed raid on a company in Bozeman that recycles used cartridge brass.

 

This article is to give you additional information that was not in the news about that, to tell you what I’ve been doing concerning the raid, and to prepare you to help with the next step.

 

Several months ago, OSHA visited the business, USA Brass, because of allegations of workplace safety issues, notably lead dust in the air from tumbling fired brass (the lead dust would be from fired primers). There were two employees who had lead levels above what is acceptable. As a result, USA Brass invested a lot of money in expensive air filtration and ventilation equipment, and upgraded employee training and practices. As a result, USA Brass passed a subsequent inspection by OSHA.

 

However, upon OSHA’s first visit, I’m told, USA Brass managers didn’t kneel quickly enough to OSHA inspectors and offended them by not being subserviently cooperative. So, the subsequent raid by EPA, FBI and others was conducted to teach them a lesson about federal power and proper cooperation.

 

I have yet to learn if the federal entry was conducted with guns drawn, but that will come out. Many, if not all, of the federal employees were visibly armed (thanks to the local TV station for covering this). The federal employees were aided and abetted by personnel from the Bozeman Police Department and the Gallatin County Sheriffs (sic) Office.

 

Upon arrival, the federal employees forced all the employees into a room or rooms where they were isolated and held for hours. The employees cell phones were confiscated so they could have no communication out of the building. The feds disabled all of the security cameras in the building so there would be no video record of the federal deeds or misdeeds. The feds confiscated and took away all laptop computers and external hard drives, and copied all desktop hard drives, including USA Brass’s contact information for 10,000 customers.

 

I see this as a Montana version of what’s happening in Nevada. And, I see no reason to put up with it. None!

 

What is known about the Bozeman raid presents more questions than it answers. I put those questions in a polite letter to the U.S. Attorney for Montana and asked him to look into it. He has not responded. I assume my very polite request went into his round file.

 

With no response from the U.S. Attorney, I redirected my request for an investigation to Montana Attorney General Tim Fox. That request, as well as the request to the U.S. Attorney, are both pasted below for your information. I’ve had no response from Fox yet.

 

If I don’t get a response from AG Fox by Tuesday (actually, later today as I write this at 2 AM), I’ll turn up the heat.

 

One additional tidbit: Lawyers for USA Brass have persuaded the principals that they should hunker down and make no waves, for fear of triggering more Draconian and punitive federal actions. While I sympathize with USA Brass, frankly this posture strikes me as similar to advising Jews in pre-WWII Germany to not make any fuss over their neighbors being hauled away in the night by the Gestapo, for fear that the remaining neighbor might be executed right in his apartment then next night by the same Gestapo, rather than just being given a nice train ride to an undisclosed destination.

 

That’s all. If/when I need your help with this, I’ll get out another alert. Stay tuned for more as I learn more.

 

Best wishes,

 

Gary Marbut, President
Montana Shooting Sports Association

http://www.mtssa.org

 

Author, Gun Laws of Montana

http://www.MTPublish.com

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April 10, 2014

Tim Fox
Attorney General of Montana
Montana Department of Justice
Helena, Montana

Dear Tim,

You will have seen my request addressed to Mr. Cotter (below). Mr. Cotter has not responded, at least not in a timely manner. I interpret this lack of response as a reluctance or unwillingness to conduct the investigation I requested of him.

 

Therefore, I now make the same request of you.

 

In addition to the questions suggested to Mr. Cotter, I hope you will also look at what role the Gallatin County Sheriffs Office may have played, or not played, in the federal raid at USA Brass. More specifically, was the GCSO looking out for the welfare of the people of Gallatin County, or was the GCSO simply aiding and facilitating the operation of federal entities and federal personnel?

 

Tim, given the heavy-handed application of federal force by BLM currently unfolding in Nevada, I believe it is imperative that Montana assert some accountability for the application of federal police, or police-like, force in Montana. If Mr. Cotter won’t do that, then it becomes even more important for you to be interested and involved.

 

On behalf of all Montanans, I thank you in advance for your willingness to look into this incident.

 

Sincerely,

Gary Marbut, President
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org

Author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.MTPublish.com

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April 4, 2014

Michael W. Cotter
U.S. Attorney for Montana
2601 2nd Ave N.
Box 3200
Billings, MT 59101

 

Dear Mr. Cotter,

 

Greetings from Missoula.

The purpose of this email is to request that you conduct a careful investigation into the circumstances surrounding a raid executed upon cartridge brass recycler in Bozeman, USA Brass, last Thursday, March 27, 2014, by employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, possibly other federal agencies, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, local law enforcement agencies, and possibly others.

 

Although the federally-employed personnel involved prefer to characterize this incident as an “audit,” the media portrayal of the incident as a “raid” appears to be more accurate.

 

The information I have about this incident so far comes from a variety of sources. I seek more information, and so should you. Some of the troubling ingredients of this incident, as I believe them correctly to have been, ingredients not consistent with a simple “audit,” include:

 

1. Although USA Brass had been subject to some civil enforcement action for workplace safety by OSHA, the company had completely remedied any such problems and had been given a clean bill of health by OSHA. Thus, the recent incident appears to be disconnected from any ongoing issues with OSHA. You may be able to discover the letter issued to USA Brass by OSHA acknowledging USA Brass’s full compliance with OSHA requirements.

 

2. Because a warrant was served on USA Brass, anyone would wonder if there were some particularly egregious activity going on there, and what the federal foreknowledge of that activity might be. Because of the overwhelming armed force used by federal officials to mount this raid, that suggests expected resistance or some sort of ongoing, violent criminal conduct at USA Brass. Your investigation should disclose whether or not these suppositions, spawned by the tactics of the raid, are correct or incorrect. This, in turn, should offer some perspective about whether or not the level of force and intimidation used was warranted.

 

3. Upon arrival at USA Brass, federal employees rounded up and sequestered all employees of USA Brass, confiscated their cell phones, disabled company phones, and held employees incommunicado for several hours. Since these employees of USA Brass were not free to leave, I believe this detention qualifies as an arrest under current case law. It would be helpful for you to examine whether sufficient justification for this mass arrest was present.

 

4. The confiscation of cell phones and disabling of security video apparatus for the incident smacks of advance action by federal employees to prevent any recording of what they did. If everything they did was by the book, proper and legal, it’s difficult to imagine what motive they would have had to insure that there was no video record of their activities. That is very suggestive that the reason they prevented a video record is because some or all of what they did was extra-legal, and that they knew going in that some of their actions would be extra-legal. Perhaps you can get clarification about why public servants doing public work would desire their public actions to be beyond public view and scrutiny.

 

5. From media video and reports and reports from those at the scene, it appears as if most or all of the raid personnel were obviously armed or displaying arms. This seems excessive for what some officials present would like to characterize as an “audit.” For an “audit,” this has all the appearances of deliberate intimidation, not something exactly calculated to inspire citizen trust and confidence in their government. Maybe you will be able to learn and make public why EPA personnel are armed, and why the many federal personnel present were so obvious about being armed.

 

6. One unverified report says that the initial entry into USA Brass by federal personnel was made with tactical weapons (machine guns) held pointed at the non-resisting office workers and other USA Brass employees present. Perhaps you will able to confirm or dispel this report. If the report is correct, this would also seem to be excessive for an “audit.” Actually, as someone accepted in state and federal courts as an expert concerning use of force, I can tell you that if a person points a firearm directly at another person, regardless of who the firearm pointer’s employer may be, the person pointing the firearm HAS used lethal force because the firearm pointer has put the life of the other at risk from an all-too-common accidental discharge.

 

7. During the hours that federal personnel held USA Brass employees captive and sequestered, the federal personnel confiscated laptop computers, confiscated external hard drives, and copied internal hard drives from USA Brass computers. Perhaps you can obtain an explanation for how such seizures are consistent with an “audit.”

 

8. If this federal action was authorized as an “audit,” perhaps you can learn and explain how it escalated into a full-blown, armed raid.

 

9. One knowledgeable person has told me that employees of the EPA do not have law enforcement powers in Montana – that the EPA lacks legal authority for the type of operation conducted at USA Brass. If that is so, perhaps you can determine and explain how such an operation fits within legal parameters.

 

10. The media reports that the senior federal official present at this incident was Bert Marsden, purportedly an employee of the EPA’s “Criminal Division.” A search of the Online staff directory for the EPA fails to disclose anyone named “Marsden” working for the EPA. It will be helpful if you can confirm that the “Bert Marsden” reported by the media actually exists, that he is an employee of the EPA, that the EPA actually has a “Criminal Division,” and that Bert Marsden actually is employed as some sort of official in this EPA Criminal Division.

 

Mr. Cotter, I urge you to investigate this incident very seriously. If you should find that there were any violations of law or policy by the personnel (federal, state or local) involved in executing this operation, I also urge you to take strong remedial action, including prosecution of any personnel involved who violated any laws.

 

Thank you for your consideration. I hope you will respond to this request and announce your intentions in this matter. I also hope you will investigate this incident and make public all relevant findings.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Gary Marbut, President
Montana Shooting Sports Association

http://www.mtssa.org

 

Author, Gun Laws of Montana

http://www.MTPublish.com

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VIDEO: I Am a Ukrainian


Yesterday I posted Justin Smith’s analysis of the goings on in Ukraine based on some interviews with Ukrainian activists he had conducted. Today I was playing catch-up on my Gmail (again) and came across a very powerful video of a Ukrainian gal declaring her love of her country and her weariness of corrupt Ukrainian leaders. You need to watch this!

 

JRH 3/1/14 (Hat Tip: Justin Smith)

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VIDEO: I Am a Ukrainian

 

Posted by Whisper Roar

Published: Feb 10, 2014

 

Yulia Marushevska filmed by Graham Mitchell in Kyiv.
All other footage captured from various Internet sources.

To find out more about A Whisper to a Roar, visit:
http://www.awhispertoaroar.com

To see more of the Maidan and the people who are protesting there, please visit this website: https://www.facebook.com/maidaners1

 

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Yup, still running behind email reading. I came across a Facebook post by Justin Smith which I will post as an update to the above. I believe this is an email that Justin received then posted to his Facebook page.

 

UPDATE JRH 3/1/14

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From One More Wonderful New Friend

Posted by Justin Smith

From: Ms. Yevgeniya Goncharuk (activist, protester)

2/24, 4:37am Expand

Justin posted: February 25, 2014 at 4:31pm

 

Dear Mr. Smith,

 

I’m Galya’s friend.

 

I write some thoughts about what happened in Kyiv, they are chaotic, but I decided to send them. I hope there are not many grammar mistakes.

 

“There is a pain in my heart. Ukraine washed with tears. Many different and difficult thoughts are in my head. Fear to forget. Fear to allow politicians to forget what had happened. There is no feeling that something great was achieved. I do not see a clear plan for how to remove the old politicians, judges and policemen. But I know that people have to learn to live by new, normal rules. There is hope. Perhaps, we should start with ourselves. Ukrainians are great, they are beautiful people. They surprised themselves. Suddenly they show, that they are brave, desperate and they deserve a better life.

The main thing is to remember all the mistakes and lies of every person, who worked in the government. Criminals have to sit in jail. How long will they avoid punishment? This is the only way to show others that everyone who breaks the law will be punished in Ukraine. Perhaps then people will start to follow the law. And then, I hope, we will understand what moral laws are”. 


Yevgeniya.

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Editor: I took a little editorial license with Yevgeniya message but I am sure here emotional accent still flows.  Take heart and God bless the Ukrainians. You can read Yevgeniya’s untampered version on Justin Smith’s Facebook page. By the way I just had a word epiphany which many will find silly; viz. Kyiv and Kiev are variant spellings of the Capital of Ukraine.

 

IRAN, OBAMA, AND NUCLEAR WAR-PART FIVE


In Part FOUR of Danny Jeffrey’s series, “Obama, Iran and Nuclear War,” I excerpted Part FOUR encouraging you to go to Danny’s blog Fix Bayonets to read the rest and I provided a link to Part FIVE. I am going to cross post Part FIVE in its entirety. It is that good!

 

Part FIVE touches on how Obama desires a nuclear detonation on U.S. soil combined with the unleashing of Islamic Terrorist cells erupting simultaneously on a national scale will give our Leftist-in-Chief an accepted reason for declaring Martial Law to take personal control of all policing to end a national chaos erupting in a post nuke detonation and Islamic terrorist assault.

 

Of course such a usurpation of big government power means the end of the U.S. Constitution and the end of Federalism on a local-State basis.

 

I should note that Danny has posted a Part SIX and Part SEVEN of this title. I have not read them yet, BUT I WILL.

 

JRH 11/17/13

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IRAN, OBAMA, AND NUCLEAR WAR-PART FIVE

 

By Danny Jeffrey

November 15, 2013 1:18 AM

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This is Part Five in a continuing series of essays regarding the Obama policy of allowing Iran to continue its quest to obtain nuclear weapons, the threats that Iran has made against the small state of Israel, and what I feel John Kerry and The Planto be the very real danger to the people of the United States.

Iran, Obama, and Nuclear War-Part One

 

Iran, Obama, and Nuclear War-Part Two

 

Iran, Obama, and Nuclear War-Part Three

Iran, Obama, and Nuclear War-Part Four

In Part Four, I discussed the hatred that Islam holds for not only Israel, but even more so for the U.S. and the fact that Islam always seeks soft targets for their mass killings. The attack of 911 could not possibly have happened in Israel as they are forever on alert against the ravages of terrorism.

We, on the other hand, were easy prey for the likes of Osama bin Laden, as we had the idea that it could never happen here. In regards to terrorists bringing a nuclear weapon to our shores we suffer the same mistaken belief. Let me assure you that it truly can happen here, and with Obama in the Oval Office, it most certainly will. Barrack Hussein Obama wants a nuclear weapon to detonate here, and that is why he is encouraging Iran and restraining Israel’s intent to disable Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Brief note from author. If you are reading this as your first exposure to this series, the statement that Obama wants a nuclear weapon to used (sic) against us may seem a bit over the top but such an occurrence will give him ample reason to declare martial law. Explored in detail in Iran, Obama, and Nuclear War-Part Four.


Pause for a few moments to consider the ramifications of a nuclear blast taking place on a ship in New York’s harbor. There are many desirable targets for a nuke on continental U.S., but none with the appeal of NYC. First and foremost, the death toll would be horrendous. Following that in importance would be the total ruin of our economy; look at how many of our major corporations are based in NYC. Next consider the loss of a major transportation hub. Most of the traffic and trade of the East Coast is routed through that one city. Take away the bridges, the tunnels, the thoroughfares and the freeways, and our economy grinds to an immediate halt.

Last but not least consider the sheer panic that will possess the people of this nation. We all witnessed the horrors of 911 but people memories tend to dull with time, and apathy sets in. While I have no desire to diminish the great loss, that was only 3000 people. Imagine the shock and awe when the death toll hits a half million and double that number are showing signs of radiation sickness.


Recall those gallant first responders to 911? Do not expect a repeat of that performance. They had to deal with dust and debris when the towers fell…Not radiation. Any still alive in the blast area will make it out of there on their own terms or they will die there. Other than on the very outskirts of the city there will be virtually no rescue effort due to the presence of intense radiation.


Instead of heroes trying to effect a rescue, they will be trying to get their families out of the radiation field. Those foolish enough to attempt to aid the stricken will die along with those they are trying to save.


Since Obama first took office we have seen a relentless assault on our economic system. The loss of this one city would be the final death blow, from which we would not recover. I quite naturally hope that I am in error about everything I have written about Iran’s and our administration’s intentions, but know that I am not. Somewhere in Tehran there lies a map of NYC and on that map is a bullseye, or perhaps the image of a mushroom cloud.


“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” I would like to further append that Alinsky logic with “and if you can worsen the crisis, you will add to your chances of success.


In the last installment of this series I brought up the topic of all of the dormant cells of terrorists scattered throughout the United States. There are known terrorists training camps at strategic positions within this nation, and many more Hezbollah operatives are daily crossing our southern borders. With the vast number of Jihadists among us one would tend to think we would have already been subjected to many small acts of terrorism, and yet we have seen almost nothing. If you have wondered why, the answer is that they await orders. Until then they walk among us feeling contempt, patiently waiting.


Their patience will be rewarded when those orders come as New York City is being vaporized.


We all know that Obama seeks martial law and total control of this entire nation, and the grounds for that will come from terror and total anarchy. All of America will be suddenly subjected to one massive terrorist attack, and terrified people will naturally turn to the government to solve the problems; the problems that the government itself created.


Many fear the revoking of the Second Amendment will occur any day now with one sweeping executive order. It is not going to happen until Islamic snipers nationwide beginning a killing spree such as this nation has never known.


Our police departments are being turned into military assault units with armored vehicles to match their purpose. Picture a sniper on a roof top in Boston cheerfully killing all who venture out. The SWAT team is dispatched. They get him. Case closed. Now imagine thirty such snipers all around Boston while the same scenario is taking place in every city across this nation. This is when guns will be outlawed, and the public will gladly endorse another power grab.


Snipers, car bombings, suicide bombings, bridges and tunnels destroyed, forest fires, rape and torture. This is the agenda of those Jihadists that Obama has brought among us. Every Friday they are radicalized in the Mosques that are springing up everywhere, and the administration has declared those mosques to be beyond the surveillance of law enforcement.


Meanwhile, as Islamic terrorist are spreading chaos, an army of young militant blacks and Latinos will be looting and burning. The fires will be big enough to be seen from outer space. Targeted will be white Americans and Jews.


I am not painting a pretty picture but then, I do not see a pretty future.


Quoting from Part One of this series:

“A knowledge of history, combined with a familiarity of current events, coupled with logic, and a willingness to accept those logical conclusions, is what led me to the internet. I have a driving need to fully understand and write of what I see coming at us like a freight train out of control.”


Look to history to see what Obama must do to wrest the absolute power that he craves. Go with me back to 1938 and Kristallnacht, better known as “The night of broken glass”, when Germany was subjected to utter mayhem, leaving Adolph Hitler no choice but to declare himself as dictatorKristallnacht 1938 - Fasanenstrasse Synagogue in Berlin to control the violence; the violence he inspired.

 

Out of chaos comes order, and that order comes most quickly if the chaos had been planned and choreographed. This would be an appropriate time to call in UN peace keeping forces to disarm an unruly America public.

It is strange and horrifying what men will do for power, as the quest for power and greed totally strips a man of all morals. One such man is Secretary of State John Kerry, a worthy replacement for his equally amoral predecessor Hillary Clinton. Lately he has been doing the politically correct thing of criticizing and attempting to suppress Israel, while promoting the terrorist regime of the Iranian mullahs.


I have seen so many comments about how those who are in control of this nation are incompetent morons. Do not allow yourself to believe this. They are not incompetent, nor are they morons. They are evil men and women seeking absolute power over your life, and the authority to end that life if they see fit. Their greatest weapon is deception, even if it makes them look like a moron.


Obama has completely surrounded himself with the most anti-Semitic and anti-American diplomats of Washington, Kerry is but one of a long line, and he wields a power that should be possessed by no one who believes as he does.


We are all aware of the danger of our progressive media. Israel struggles to maintain its freedom and they are not bound by the terms of political correctness, and so I often link to their publications in search of the truth.


This from The Algemeiner…

Report: 2009 John Kerry Letter Backed Anti-Israel Gaza Flotilla Activists

That letter, by the way, bore the official U.S. letterhead of the U.S. Senate, and thus the weight of the U.S. government.

This from Arutz Sheva…

Senators Told To ‘Ignore Israel’ on Iran

Excerpt:

Republican senators who were briefed about talks with Iran were reportedly told by Kerry to ‘disbelieve’ what the Israelis say.

Now I find that to be totally fascinating, especially in light of this revealing article:

This from The Clarion Project…

Rouhani’s Deceptive Tactics to Advance Iranian Nuke

Excerpt:

When he was Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, he bragged about how skillfully he manipulated the West to advance the program.

Now factor in the following:

This from The Algemeiner…

Seven Reasons Why Obama Isn’t Serious About Stopping Iran Nukes

Some years ago there was a term in common usage; ‘credibility gap’. It was a polite way of saying that one of our diplomats were lying. Lately that term has fallen out of usage as they are all lying and we know it. Truth has become irrelevant having long since been replaced with blatant propaganda, and that propaganda works best on the ignorant, and we have many of those among us.

Take the four issues in the links above and find some semblance of truth. One shows that Kerry supported the anti-Israel flotilla. The next that he is denying that Israel has any credibility and should be ignored. The next is Iran’s ‘moderate’ president openly acknowledging that he manipulate our bureaucrats, and the forth indicates Obama’s plan to allow Iran to go nuclear.


I look to history for wisdom, to current events for knowledge, and through the smoke and mirrors for the truth. I am connecting the dots and those connection reek of pure unadulterated evil. If I am correct in my conclusions then what we see taking place around us is the most diabolical plot that has ever been hatched on the face of Earth.


The next installment will take us to the worldwide effect of this agenda.


This series of essays is now complete with a total seven articles on this topic (Unless breaking news forces me to update the series). The following is an introduction to the entire effort with links to all seven different pages:

An Introduction To Iran, Obama, And Nuclear War

 

Suggested Reading

 

Iranium (The video)

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Some see, few know, many choose to wander aimlessly in a fog, devoid of sunlight. I seek the light of day and leave the others to their chosen realm of ignorance. They are the ones who have brought this great nation down. I write only for the benefit of those who possess the courage required to restore our birthright.

Reawaken 4th Amendment Due Govt. Corruption


Unnecessary Const Rights Prohibited

John R. Houk

© October 30, 2013

 

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,  against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. (Amendment IV – U.S. Constitution)

 

I have been a huge supporter of the Patriot Act (Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001) due to the reason that this law came into existence; viz. an Islamic terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 (911) on American soil that resulted in the deaths of about 5,000 people. To the extent that the Patriot Act is a tool to examine foreign activity that results in the nefarious acts of terrorism or is a supply line monetarily to foreign terrorism is something I still support. The key is the term “foreign.”

 

Since 911 the Islamic terrorist paradigm has an adaptive agenda to circumvent the nature of “foreign” as related to the American Homeland. Foreign Radical Islamic global Caliphate-minded Muslims have been working for years to plant their theopolitical ideology as a homegrown paradigm. The more homegrown a Radical Islamic organization or Mosque the less the claim of ties to foreign terrorism. Currently most Islamic organizations in the USA can be traced to a foreign Saudi or Muslim Brotherhood hand in a large degree. There are actually lesser known Radical Islamic organizations associated with foreign Islamic terrorism that are not Saudi or Muslim Brotherhood; however it is less likely that those organization will separate from their parent foreign Radical Islamic connection. Inevitably the Radical Islamic homegrown planted organizations will attain a self-sufficient operation independent of foreign ties. When that happens use of the Patriot Act laws would legally be ineffective to monitor domestic criminality and will be subject to the traditional ingrained Constitutional framework of the Fourth Amendment that protects Americans from unwarranted searches of private property including snail-mail, email, telephone, Internet and so on. A Radical Muslim network divorced from their foreign founders will essentially operate mafia-style to Islamize America using the U.S. Constitution to terminate Constitutional Law in favor of Sharia Law.

 

I am certain the Patriot Act has been abused by stretching the reach of its mandate in protecting Americans from foreign terrorism. The Patriot Act must be updated to better accommodate the Fourth Amendment especially on a domestic level. For one thing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) needs more precise language so that relating information, broad undefined information or just plain no defined information cannot be used to acquire a FISA Court Search Warrant. The lack of specificity in legal language has made the marriage of the Patriot Act and the FISA Courts a Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agencies, a paradigm of an abuse-of-power waiting to happen. Such abuse is in direct violation of the Fourth Amendment. If Congress fails to add specificity in the Patriot Act and the Courts based on FISA, then those tools need to be scraped OR just plain be ruled unconstitutional due to the Fourth Amendment.

 

The ability of the devotees of Radical Islam to use the Constitution to undermine the Constitution is a reason for some kind of Surveillance Act on a foreign and domestic level to exist. In the past I have favored Security to trump Civil Rights directly in the aftermath of 911; however it has become evident the truism of ‘power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely’ has swayed me back to emphasize Civil Rights. Again, I am still a supporter of the Patriot Act, BUT not as it is codified today. There must be a balance in the use of security and Civil Rights with any erring to come down on the side of constitutionally mandated Civil Rights. Check out Judge Andrew Napolitano:

 

VIDEO: Is the FISA Court constitutional?

 

Here is an excerpt from the article by Judge Napolitano in which the above video was located:

 

The case or controversy requirement demands that there be real adversity between two or more distinct entities each of which has a stake in the outcome of a dispute before a federal court can exercise any jurisdiction. Federal courts can only resolve disputes; they cannot rule with finality in the abstract or when approached by only one party. They can grant preliminary temporary relief to one party — in order to freeze the status quo and in anticipation of an adversarial contest on the merits — but they cannot rule when only one party is noticed and shows up.

 

This is precisely how the FISA court functions, and yet we have no merit-based ruling by the Supreme Court on its constitutionality. …

 

But this is just what Congress did with FISA. In the FISA court, only the government appears, seeking a generalized search warrant without regard to the facts of any specific case. There is no case or controversy in the constitutional sense as there is no adversariness: No plaintiff is suing a defendant, and no defendant is being prosecuted by the government. Absent adversariness, the federal courts have no jurisdiction to do anything.

 

This flawed system is complicated even further by the fact that should the FISA court deny an application for a general warrant because it believes the government’s procedures to be illegal or unconstitutional, those court orders are non-binding and the government has ignored them. Unenforceable rulings that may be disregarded by another branch of the government are not judicial decisions at all, but impermissible advisory opinions prohibited by the Framers.

 

When a FISA court judge rules that the NSA has the constitutional power to spy on Americans about whom it has no evidence of wrongdoing, as one judge did two weeks ago, because that ruling did not emanate out of a case or controversy — no one was in court to dispute it — the court is without authority to hear the matter, and thus the ruling is meaningless.

 

By altering the constitutionally mandated requirement of the existence of a case or controversy before the jurisdiction of the federal courts may be invoked, Congress has lessened the protection of the right to be left alone that the Framers intentionally sought to enshrine. But don’t expect the government to wake up to this threat to our freedom. Its consistent behavior has demonstrated that it doesn’t care whether it violates the Constitution. Instead, expect the president’s secret agents and the politicians who support them to hide their wrongdoing behind more layers of secrecy. (Is the FISA Court constitutional? By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano; FoxNews.com; 9/26/13)

 

Marxist principles as espoused by Russia’s Lenin and Stalin and China’s Mao Zedong (or Mao Tse Tung) is a Communism that overthrows the government by means of a transforming ideological revolution. Early American Communists were enamored by Lenin’s revolution that overthrew Czarist Russia that transformed Russia into the illusory delusion of a utopia. The reality is Russia was transformed from an elitist oligarchy of nobles in which huge amounts of citizens were regarded in low estate into a Leninist-Communist oligarchy of top-down transformist police state. In Russia’s case the removal of a royal oligarchic autocracy to a Communist dictatorship did not produce individual Civil Rights. Conformity was the centrality of Russian culture under the Czars and the new Communist government. That Russian Revolution which affected American Constitutional government was the desire of Russian/Soviet Marxists to export their transformational revolution to the entire world. In America’s case too many closet Communists became a part of positions of influence in both government and culture.

 

Senator Joseph McCarthy in the beginnings of the Cold War went from a hero exposing Communists and/or Soviet-Communist sympathizers in these places of influence to being painted as a nut-job witch-hunter that ruined lives more than protecting the government and Americans from Marxist transformationism. History has shown that Joe McCarthy was closer to being correct than being a witch hunter that destroyed innocent lives. Bipartisan powerful politicians and Executive Branch Establishment-minded leadership began to fear the stigma of hiring Communist sympathizing functionaries. A Left oriented Mainstream Media sympathetic to a Socialist paradigm also began assaulting McCarthy. A better a truism might drove McCarthy to alcoholism thus ruining a patriot’s life.

 

There are bad people who desire to destroy America and our way of life initiated in the great experiment of a Constitutional Republic initiated by our Founding Fathers. The primary assault on America in the 20th and 21st centuries has been interpretations of Marxism and Caliphate-minded Muslims. We as Americans need to get behind some kind of balance between National Security and Constitutional protections we call our Civil Rights. Since 911 the government has evolved from a protective nature to ignoring the Rights ingrained in the U.S. Constitution. I believe government abuse caused by a misplaced enthusiasm to hunt down Islamic Terrorists (I guess our fearless leader would call them Enemy Combatants). That government abuse has filtered into policing domestic criminals such as thieves, bank robbers, various levels illicit drug distribution, murderers and so on.

 

Domestic policing ALSO has led to ignoring the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment pertaining warranting search, seizure and attacking personal property. Yesterday I managed to get to an old email from the Rutherford Institute written by John W. Whitehead. The email begins by relating true incidents in which police have erroneously invaded homes of innocent citizens which resulted in deaths. I am not talking about police officer deaths. I am talking about police officers shooting to death citizens who believed their home was being invaded by criminals.

 

And this is how I am going to end my thoughts on the Fourth Amendment. Read Whitehead’s article and be prepared to be outraged by the abuse of power.

 

JRH 10/30/13

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Is There another Independence Day in our Future?


George Washington Portrait 1779

John R. Houk

© July 4, 2013

 

What were the issues that united 13 diverse British Colonies to revolt against one of the most powerful nations of the day? The Declaration of Independence was proclaimed on July 4, 1776. Will a mega-powerful central government in the USA cause another revolt in the 21st century? John W. Whitehead has written a book “A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State”.

 

Here is a roughly four minute video of Whitehead explaining the potential for a future American Police State.

 

VIDEO: On Target Pressure Points: Orwell Revisited

 

Posted by RutherfordInstitute

Jun 26, 2013

 

In conjunction with the upcoming release of his new book, A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, John W. Whitehead sits down to discuss several “pressure points” that are threatening the Bill of Rights and undermining our essential freedoms. In part seven of this special series, Whitehead explains the ways in which George Orwell’s dystopian nightmare is slowly but surely becoming our reality.

 

Copyright © 2013 The Rutherford Institute

 

You know a lot of conspiracy theories are predicting global economic collapse and global social chaos. Conspiracy Theorists point to ramping up of various government agencies ramping up weaponry and police combat training which includes the IRS. Why in the world does the IRS need a force of physical coercion when there are agencies like the FBI and the ATF?

 

DHS and AMMO Act

 

Is Homeland Security Set to Arm TSA Agents?

 

DHS/FEMA Raising an Army: Arming & Training Latino Gang Members to Subdue Americans During Martial Law Ruse

 

Major General: Why Are Domestic Government Agencies Purchasing Enough Lethal Ammunition to Put 5 Rounds In Every American?

 

VIDEO: Mark Levin: ‘We have the elements of a police state’

 

Now I am certain there are those that follow Conspiracies more than I that can point to other websites that talk of the ever tightening vice-grip on the lives of Americans eroding our cherished Bill of Rights.

 

Unless this is straightened out you won’t have to a prophet to predict another American revolt will occur.

 

JRH 7/4/13

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