|Published: Thursday, December 10, 2020|
Today, December 10, 2020, the law firm of Rhoades, Siefert & Erickson, PLLC, in Missoula, Montana, filed a lawsuit against Montana Governor Steve Bullock on behalf of a host of plaintiffs, alleging Governor Bullock’s mask orders, shutdowns, lockdowns, social distancing requirements, etc., are an egregious violation of the constitutional liberties of the people of Montana. The complaint was filed in the Montana First Judicial District Court, Lewis and Clark County (Helena).
Each plaintiff in this lawsuit wrote a summary statement as to why he or she decided to be a plaintiff in the case. As one of the plaintiffs, here is my summary statement:
From the beginning of our country’s existence, the fundamental Natural liberty deemed sacrosanct to the very purpose of our Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights was Religious Liberty. That fact is easily seen as James Madison put the freedom of worship and the freedom of assembly in the very first Article of our Bill of Rights—with the strongest statement “no law . . . prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
The First Amendment protects the Biblical duty of Christian people to “forsake not the assembling of yourselves together, and so much the more as you see the day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25)
Christians are instructed to “lay hands” on disciples as a means of setting them apart for Christian service (Acts 8:17; Acts 6:6; Acts 13:3; Acts 19:6; Acts 28:8). We are instructed to “greet one another with a holy kiss.” (Romans 16:16; I Corinthians 16:20; II Corinthians 13:12; I Thessalonians 5:26)
How are we to baptize our converts without touching them, embracing them and, of course, immersing them? When sick, Christians are instructed to call upon the elders of the church that they might “pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.” (James 5:14)
Our great Savior and Teacher—our Example in every way—constantly touched people, held people, embraced people. Jesus was a most touchy Savior. (Matthew 8:3; 8:15; Matthew 9:29; Matthew 17:7; Matthew 20:34; Mark 1:41; Mark 7:33; Luke 5:13; Luke 22:51)
Were there no communicable diseases during the first century?
Governor Steve Bullock’s mandates that limit the numbers of people who can gather at one place—including churches—that require social distancing between individuals and mandates that healthy people wear masks as a requirement to interact with society is an egregious abridgment against our individual liberties enshrined in Natural Law and protected in constitutional law and an even greater abridgment against our God-given Religious Liberty protected in law since before our nation came into existence.
Think of it: America faced a War for Independence, a Civil War, the War of 1812—all fought on American soil. We faced two world wars, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. We have faced pestilences of every sort. My parents lived through the Great Depression.
In all of this, NEVER were churches forced to close or told how many people could or could not attend their worship services. At no time did government mandate they wear masks and stay 6 feet apart.
I distinctly remember my mom and dad telling me of the awful poverty, disease and sickness that people experienced every day during the Great Depression. But no matter the pain and affliction of their circumstances, they came together on the Lord’s Day to worship and sing and pray and to draw inner strength from spiritual inspiration and instruction.
While Germany was bombing the city of London into the Stone Age during World War II, Christian families would gather in the bombed-out, gutted churches to worship and pray together.
Even in horrific times such as these, no government had such audacity as to prohibit Christian assemblies or limit the number of worshippers or mandate that people hide their faces from each other and avoid one another’s presence.
I view Governor Bullock’s mandates as an assault against our Christian faith, an assault against our Religious Liberties, an assault against the Natural Laws of God enshrined in our Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights and, yes, an assault against our very humanity.
In days of old, civil magistrates such as Steve Bullock would not merely be driven from office but would be tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail.
I invite all of my readers—including those in the media—to go to our website to read the complaint for yourself. Please share this lawsuit with everyone you can. This lawsuit is fighting for the basic constitutional liberties of every person in this country—not just in Montana. A win would set a precedent for the entire nation.
I also encourage every lover of Liberty to join this effort in any way that you can. Those of you in the media are especially encouraged to cover this story and contact our lead counsel, Quentin Rhoades, for more information.
Most people seem content to grumble and complain but actually do very little to protect and defend Liberty. And that’s exactly why Liberty is losing in this country.
But here is a motivated, enthusiastic group of people—and a courageous Liberty lawyer—who are doing more than just talk. They have stepped up to the plate and put their money where their mouth is. I am honored to be named among them.
We need your help. Liberty needs your help. I am asking readers to help make history. Ask yourself: In your entire lifetime, how many opportunities will you have to do something that could truly make a difference in the preservation of Liberty in our land?
Well, here is such an opportunity.
P.S. We are still shipping the giant compilation of America’s greatest historical documents. This giant collection is available only here, and our supply will not last much longer.
This phenomenal book is called THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS.
Read these great documents, and you’ll realize just how far America (especially our political and religious leaders) has strayed from the roots of Liberty once planted so very deeply in the soil of this wonderful country.
Read THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS, and you’ll understand that what Governor Steve Bullock and these other would-be tyrants in the medical, political and religious establishments are doing is a much greater abuse of our Natural liberties enshrined in our founding documents than anything King George and the British Crown ever thought about doing.
Again, our supply of THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS won’t last much longer.
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By Chuck Baldwin
August 27, 2020
The people who are sheepishly going along with the Covid narrative being pushed by, well, just about everyone are in deep denial about many, many things, not the least of which is the fact that the shadow government controlling this phony narrative is planning to FORCE the American people to be injected with the Fauci/Gates/Trump/Big Pharma/Covid vaccine. Those who refuse the vaccine are going to wake up in a nightmarish world where Freedom no longer exists—a world where the lack of the “mark” (government certificate, voucher or even implanted chip or digital tattoo of some sort) will mean that the freedom of work, travel and buying and selling is almost impossible. And the ones who take the vaccine will be totally controlled and monitored by the state from that day forward.
It kind of sounds like the mark of the beast out of the Book of Revelation, doesn’t it? Watch my message from last Sunday to understand the significance.
If you want to get an idea of what these totalitarians have in mind for us, take some time to study the conditions under which the Palestinians live in the Israeli-occupied territory of the West Bank. I’m serious. Study it for yourself, because THAT is exactly what the totalitarians have in mind for anyone who refuses to accept the government’s corona vaccination.
Virginia State officials are already promising that the corona vaccination will be MANDATORY for all Virginia residents—NO EXCEPTIONS.
State Health Commissioner Dr. Norman Oliver told 8News on Friday that he plans to mandate coronavirus vaccinations for Virginians once one is made available to the public.
Virginia state law gives the Commissioner of Health the authority to mandate immediate immunizations during a public health crisis if a vaccine is available. Health officials say an immunization could be released as early as 2021.
Dr. Oliver says that, as long as he is still the Health Commissioner, he intends to mandate the coronavirus vaccine.
The decision comes after Massachusetts said it would make the flu vaccine mandatory this year as part of a campaign to protect the state’s medical system. We suspect Virginia and Massachusetts won’t be the only states to discuss mandatory COVID and/or flu vaccination in the coming weeks, as the school year begins.
There is absolutely no doubt that Virginia and Massachusetts will not be the only states to mandate the corona vaccination. Not to mention the number of major corporations that will mandate the vaccination for all of their employees. And, no doubt, government agencies (federal, State, county and municipal) will require their employees to take the shot as well. I also look for public schools to mandate the corona vaccination for all of their employees and students. Schools already require a plethora of vaccines for incoming pupils.
All 50 states now require children to be vaccinated for multiple diseases before they’re allowed to begin kindergarten. California requires vaccinations before kids can attend preschool or go to daycare, with no religious exemptions allowed.
Connecticut forces parents to have their children vaccinated for an astonishing 9 separate potential illnesses.
But get this: Bill Gates, the man who makes billions of dollars profiting from Big Pharma’s vaccines, refused to vaccinate his own children.
Given that the vaccination issue now impacts all families in America, directly or indirectly, you’d think it would have garnered more media attention when it was learned that vaccine champion and Microsoft founder Bill Gates refused to allow his own children to be vaccinated.
This admission came from the Gates family’s personal physician in Seattle, who was speaking behind closed doors with other doctors at a symposium last year (someone at the conference leaked the conversation, so the doctor himself technically did not violate doctor-patient confidentiality rules).
The doctor reportedly told his colleagues, “I don’t know if he (Gates) had them vaccinated as adults, but I can tell you he point blank refused to vaccinate them as children.”
It also seems like Bill Gates and the elites know something about vaccines that the rest of us aren’t being told.
Well, one of the things we aren’t being told is the rampant corruption surrounding the largest vaccine manufacturers.
Under “Operation Warp Speed” the Department of Health and Human Services has allocated around $10 billion to feed into giant multinational multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical corporations – each with a track record of bribery, corruption, market manipulation, and price gouging.
The US Department of Health and Human Services itself is headed by Alex Azar – former president of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly – which was accused of manipulating the price of insulin in the US, and fined for doing so in Mexico – Politico reported in its article, “Trump’s HHS secretary nominee boosted drug prices while at Eli Lilly.”
If COVID-19 was truly the danger we are told it is – why has the Western World placed its trust in the most corrupt corporations on Earth? Why do Western governments draw department and ministry heads from these corporations? Why is the development of these vaccines being done in secret by for-profit corporations through the use of proprietary technology rather than as an exercise in open, international collaboration?
Upon seeing examples of the colossal corruption carried out by each of these “Operation Warp Speed” candidates it will become clear that their collective appearance at the trough of $10 billion in taxpayer dollars to develop a COVID-19 “vaccine” is the capstone upon a long, sordid history of profiting at the expense of the general population’s money and even their health.
Six of the eight corporations shown in a table in Forbes’ article are Western pharmaceutical giants. They include:
*Johnson and Johnson;
Four of the six are convicted – not accused of or suspected of – but convicted of criminality ranging from falsifying research, the bribing of doctors, regulators, legislatures, and even law enforcement officials, to the marketing of drugs to children for conditions not approved of by regulators, and false advertising – just to mention a few.
One company is accused of recently manipulating the stock market as part of its inclusion in “Operation Warp Speed.” The last company simply takes US government money by the billions and produces nothing.
A normal person would not likely trust a convicted criminal – recently released from prison – walking up to their front door and injecting an unknown substance into their body claiming it protects them from some sort of disease or condition.
Yet that is precisely what the West does when they roll up their sleeves to be injected by substances created by pharmaceutical corporations repeatedly convicted of the worst possible crimes such businesses could commit.
The difference of course is a criminal walking up to you on the street raises immediate red flags.
A criminal corporation hiding behind bribed doctors with clean white coats, certificates affixed to their walls, professional, clean, and well-light [sic] examination rooms, stamps of approval from government regulators, and all the other facades of modern Western healthcare – lulls the public into a false sense of trust and safety these corporations and their products do not deserve.
If you don’t think that money—and the love of it—is driving this scamdemic, you are seriously naïve. For going along with and enforcing the Covid narrative, hospitals are receiving billions of dollars from the federal government. So are State and county governments, airline companies, nursing homes, churches, businesses, just about everyone.
In other words, these organizations and corporations are being BRIBED by the federal government with billions of taxpayer dollars (or more accurately, with Fed-created/borrowed monies) to push the Covid narrative.
This is NOT about our health and safety. In fact, our overall health and safety are seriously DECLINING every day that this phony narrative continues. This is old-fashioned Crony Capitalism (also known as Fascism) being used to create totalitarianism in what was a free constitutional republic.
For example, here in Montana, Covid positives amount to less than 1% of the population. The Covid death percentage is statistically zero at .009%. For these truly normal—or even subnormal—case numbers, the State has received almost $243 million in Covid relief monies. (Almost $24 million came into our own Flathead County.) That is over $100 million more than was requested and doubtless went to local and county governments. And that is on top of the $1.25 billion already received from the Fed. FOR WHAT?
Hospitals are empty and laying people off; government services (including the Postal Service) are slower than ever; banking institutions have closed their lobbies and shortened their work days; city councilmen, county commissioners and health boards are meeting behind closed doors and are more aloof from the citizenry than ever before; businesses are operating at half-capacity; grocery stores stay half empty; and churches are still closed. Good grief! McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants are still drive-in only. Again, FOR WHAT?
Furthermore, I’m here to tell you that the shadow government picks the president, not the people of the United States; and Donald Trump is their man for 2020. Yep! Trump will win the November election. How do I know that? Because the power elite know that if Biden wins, there would be a monstrous uprising from Christians and conservatives against the forthcoming mandatory corona vaccinations. But with Trump at the helm, they will do what they have been doing for the past four years—and especially for the past six months: NOTHING! They will sheepishly submit to the corona vaccination just like they have sheepishly submitted to wearing those stupid masks, social distancing demands, lockdowns, shutdowns, church closings, etc.
G.W. Bush was selected by the shadow government to install the Department of Homeland Security, the Patriot Act and America’s ubiquitous surveillance state. Trump was selected by the shadow government to implement this mandatory vaccination—America’s version of the mark of the beast—and the acceptance of a “new normal” totalitarianism.
And think of this: Americans are willingly surrendering their liberties without a gun being taken. The corona vaccine will make everyone who takes it a slave of the state whether they own a gun or not.
Right now, the one world-renowned figure that is leading the resistance to this Gates/Fauci medical tyranny is Robert Kennedy Jr.
It doesn’t matter if Kennedy is the son of former U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy Sr. and the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy—both lifelong Democrats. He is putting the vast majority of Republicans, conservatives and evangelicals to shame in his fight to resist this medical tyranny now being waged against us.
Dr. Anthony Fauci is a “criminal” according to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has vowed to bring the immunologist and head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to justice.
Fauci became a household name in recent times, but he has been a key figure in the U.S. public health sphere for decades — and according to Kennedy Jr., his criminality has had disastrous consequences.
Fauci, 79, has been the head of NIAID for a long time, becoming director in 1984. As the director, he is responsible for a large portfolio of research on established and emerging diseases. As per his NIAID bio, Fauci’s purview includes HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, tuberculosis, malaria, Ebola, Zika and now COVID-19. He also oversees research on autoimmune disorders.
According to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who serves as the chair of Children’s Health Defense Fund, Fauci has “committed one of the most consequential criminal conspiracies in history.”
According to Kennedy Jr., Fauci “distributes $6b annually in research grants” and he personally ensures that “studies of autism’s environmental causes never get funded.”
When in 2008 NIH’s Autism Coordinating Committee allocated $16 million to study the potential links between autism and vaccines, Kennedy Jr. says Fauci and Tom Insel, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health, killed the studies.
“They have committed one of the most consequential criminal conspiracies in history,” said Kennedy Jr. “Children’s Health Defense will bring these criminals to justice.”
The people of America (especially Christians and conservatives) have one chance—just one chance—to save this republic. They must stand up en masse—and I mean by the tens of millions—against the forthcoming mandatory coronavirus vaccination.
Already, statist “Christian” leaders are in the process of sedating Christian people into accepting the mark (or medical brand or digital tattoo or whatever symbol of state ownership Gates and Company comes up with).
And, of course, America’s larger churches and their pastors have received billions of dollars of federal tax dollars via the CARES Act and are, therefore, already bribed into compliance.
That means if Christians and conservatives are going to stand against this tyranny, they are going to have to do it without the aid and assistance from the vast majority of their pastors and church leaders. But do it they must, because there will not be a second chance if they do not.
I don’t know how to say it any plainer: To submit to the forthcoming mandatory corona vaccinations is to submit to our own enslavement.
P.S. I, again, urge readers to watch my message from last Sunday entitled Corona Masks And Vaccines: A Glimpse At The Mark Of The Beast.
© Chuck Baldwin
By Chuck Baldwin
August 13, 2020
The ever-fearmongering CDC has been forced to admit that the true figures regarding deaths from coronavirus are extremely LOW. Of course, the mainstream media and most politicians (from both parties) will ignore this reality, but that doesn’t change the truth of it one iota.
Most people are more likely to wind up six feet under because of almost anything else under the sun other than COVID-19.
The CDC just came out with a report that should be earth-shattering to the narrative of the political class, yet it will go into the thick pile of vital data and information about the virus that is not getting out to the public. For the first time, the CDC has attempted to offer a real estimate of the overall death rate for COVID-19, and under its most likely scenario, the number is 0.26%. Officials estimate a 0.4% fatality rate among those who are symptomatic and project a 35% rate of asymptomatic cases among those infected, which drops the overall infection fatality rate (IFR) to just 0.26% — almost exactly where Stanford researchers pegged it a month ago.
Until now, we have been ridiculed for thinking the death rate was that low, as opposed to the 3.4% estimate of the World Health Organization, which helped drive the panic and the lockdowns. Now the CDC is agreeing to the lower rate in plain ink.
Plus, ultimately we might find out that the IFR is even lower because numerous studies and hard counts of confined populations have shown a much higher percentage of asymptomatic cases. Simply adjusting for a 50% asymptomatic rate would drop their fatality rate to 0.2% – exactly the rate of fatality Dr. John Ionnidis of Stanford University projected.
More importantly, as I mentioned before, the overall death rate is meaningless because the numbers are so lopsided. Given that at least half of the deaths were in nursing homes, a back-of-the-envelope estimate would show that the infection fatality rate for non-nursing home residents would only be 0.1% or 1 in 1,000. And that includes people of all ages and all health statuses outside of nursing homes. Since nearly all of the deaths are those with comorbidities.
The CDC estimates the death rate from COVID-19 for those under 50 is 1 in 5,000 for those with symptoms, which would be 1 in 6,725 overall, but again, almost all those who die have specific comorbidities or underlying conditions. Those without them are more likely to die in a car accident. And schoolchildren, whose lives, mental health, and education we are destroying, are more likely to get struck by lightning.
And slowly but surely, medical professionals are beginning to awaken to the gross hyperbole (and even deception) of the mainstream narrative regarding corona. At this point, I would suggest that any medical professional who isn’t willing to acknowledge the hyperbolic nature of the corona narrative is doing so out of the blatant fear and intimidation that is being waged against them by the medical establishment—a medical establishment that is being bribed with millions and even billions of dollars from the federal government to go along with this charade.
A 30-year registered nurse I know, whose credentials include an RN, BSN and ACN, said this:
I have been a registered nurse for 30 years, the majority of which has been spent in the community health setting. All of my jobs during that time involved infection control, whether that was part of orientation and general practice or more often a vital part of my responsibilities as a manager. Quite frequently, I had the responsibilities of writing policies and procedures regarding infection control and also was responsible for training and oversight of infection control. I also have continuing education for my RN licenses and many of that also involve infection control.
None of what is currently occurring today (particularly relating to the wearing of masks) in any way squares with either my training, education or practice, and I have worked in a wide variety of settings from labor and delivery to home health to corrections and everywhere in between.
For my entire career, the wearing of masks was clearly understood to be to stop the possibility of gross contamination of a sterile field and to prevent the splashing of patient bodily fluids on the face of the medical personnel. When I was fitted (fitted – as in specifically conformed to my face) with an N95 mask, it was again clearly understood that this was to help prevent the gross contamination of tuberculosis, which is not caused by a virus. If our faces or the mask itself were altered in any way (loss/gain of weight, mask crushed, etc.), we understood we would have to be RE-fitted in order for the mask to work properly.
Besides the fact that the COVID-19 testing is completely flawed, the case and death rates grossly distorted, it is clear that if the fear-mongering that is being propagandized everywhere a person turns were actually correct, we never would have survived as a species. Even a scintilla of critical thinking easily shows how ridiculous current “recommendations” and practice truly are.
Never before in history have healthy people been so demonized and campaigned against. It is unprecedented and for good reason, because it is completely erroneous.
Regarding the massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, once again, things are not as they appear.
Israel has officially denied any involvement in the Beirut port blast. The Israelis also deny their frequent bombing attacks in Syria and any connection to the sabotage explosions and fires in Iran since the beginning of the year.
But a retaliation from Iran is just what Israel and the US Deep State have been waiting for so they can finally justify a war against Iran and impose a regime change like in Iraq. It appears that the Israel reign of terror and sabotage is now aimed at overthrowing the Hezbollah-controlled government of Lebanon.
The Israeli government is ruthless. Not only does it kill enemy leaders in Lebanon, but threatens to destroy Lebanese civilian infrastructure if Hezbollah dares to retaliate—just as they did in years past. How does destroying power plants, water supplies, roads and bridges help bring peace? It doesn’t, and it is strictly meant to antagonize the Lebanese public and turn them against Hezbollah.
As for the establishment “terror” label being attached to Hezbollah, it is true that Hezbollah is responsible for terrorist attacks in the past, but in the most recent decade the roles have reversed. The US Deep State and Israel have been creating and supplying terrorists to invade Syria and Iran, putting Iran and Lebanon in the forefront fighting Deep State backed terror in the Middle East.
The fires and small white flashes of either munitions or fireworks going off couldn’t have caused the ammonium nitrate to explode at all, let alone cause a nuclear-like blast wave. Scientific American explains what it takes to make an explosive bomb out of ammonium nitrate:
Ammonium nitrate does not burn on its own. Instead, it acts as a source of oxygen that can accelerate the combustion (burning) of other materials.
It’s relatively difficult for a fire to trigger an ammonium nitrate explosion. The fire would need to be sustained and confined within the same area as the ammonium nitrate prills.
Also, the prills themselves are not fuel for the fire, so they would need to be contaminated with, or packaged in, some other combustible material.
This is the second time this exact same weapon has been used, and the first was an attack on Syria in January of this year by Israel.
The only kind of warhead that is small enough to fit on a tactical missile to create this kind of shock wave is a small tactical nuke —which only the US and Israel have in the West.
I think this was a low yield tactical nuke with reduced radiation. I’m surprised no one reliable is taking radiation readings in Beirut. Apparently, everyone believes the propaganda about the nitrate explosion.
Since this has the same explosive pattern as the Israel attack on Syria 7 months earlier, I’m convinced that Israel and the Deep State are behind this—trying to destabilize the Lebanese government.
I think Israel not only knew about the fertilizer being there, their saboteurs must have started the fire before the strike to give a semi plausible reason for the huge explosion.
I think we are seeing a new kind of mini nuclear weapon here.
These educated but rigid thinking professors are basing everything on large nukes, the only ones we have pictures of. I think this could be a new kind of tactical nuke which has been under development and deployed secretly during the last few years. Well, they’ve seen one now [a nuclear bomb], even if they are in denial about what they are seeing.
I urge readers to watch my message from last Sunday in which I expose both the corona and Beirut explosion deceptions.
The architects of tyranny are working overtime right now. And they are smart, subtle, sinister and deadly serious. Great discernment and courage are required of us if we are going to overcome their evil machinations. Seeing through the corona façade and Israel deception will go a long way in helping us.
P.S. For the very first time, I am able to announce that we have reprinted the classic treatise of one of America’s most important (and least remembered) Founding Fathers, James Otis. The book is entitled The Rights Of The British Colonies Asserted And Proved.
From my Introduction to the book:
James Otis (1725 – 1783) is regarded as one of the most brilliant of America’s Founding Fathers. Considered the top jurist in Boston (and the role model for John Adams), Otis is probably more responsible for the sacred American doctrines enshrined in the Fourth Amendment of our Bill of Rights than any other single founder.
When Otis petitioned the court in 1761 in protest of Britain’s issuance of general warrants and writs of assistance, John Adams, who was present in the courtroom when Otis spoke, said this was “the spark in which originated the American Revolution.”
James Otis is also widely regarded as one of America’s two “firebrands” of the revolution, the other being Samuel Adams.
Otis’ writings and “pamphlets” were as instrumental to the cause of American independence as those of his friend, Thomas Paine.
This treatise comes from the mind of a scholar and the heart of a patriot. His explanation of the necessity of Natural Law to the cause of Liberty and Good Government is unequaled among Colonial writers.
In particular, this treatise was an impassioned appeal against taxation without representation.
This is one of Otis’ finest works. Read this work, and step into the mind of a genius—and one of America’s most important (and least remembered) Founding Fathers.
John Adams said this about James Otis: “I have been young and now I am old, and I solemnly say I have never known a man whose love of country was more ardent or sincere, never one who suffered so much, never one whose service for any 10 years of his life were so important and essential to the cause of his country as those of Mr. Otis from 1760 to 1770.”
© Chuck Baldwin
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By Chuck Baldwin
Published: Thursday, August 6, 2020
I’ll get right to it. Dr. Ron Paul states:
Faced with a virus that has killed about one-third as many people as the normal, seasonal flu virus in 2018, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has endorsed a partial shutdown of the economy resulting in millions tossed into the despair of unemployment [1/3 of America’s workforce is now unemployed due to this hyperbolized virus]. Then he arbitrarily shut down bars because massively increased testing showed more people have been exposed to the virus. And he mandated that people wear face masks. Neither shutting down bars (instead of restaurants or Walmarts) nor forcing people to wear masks will have any effect on the progression of the virus through society. But at least he looks like he’s doing “something.”
We are facing the greatest assault on our civil liberties in our lifetimes. The virus is real, but the government reaction is political and totalitarian. As it falls apart, will more Americans start fighting for their liberty?
Dr. Paul gave the best assessment of this so-called pandemic when he said, “We are facing the greatest assault against our civil liberties in our lifetimes.” That is indeed the bottom line. Every other argument about or aspect of this “crisis” pales in comparison to the reality that “we are facing the greatest assault against our civil liberties in our lifetimes.”
In addition, Dr. Paul asked the most significant question of the hour when he asked, “Will more Americans start fighting for their liberty?” Well, if they will, they need to get started—QUICKLY.
Every shutdown; every closure; every mask mandate; every limitation of crowd size; every forced temperature test; every travel restriction; every forced corona test; every person who loses their job for personal speech that contradicts the official narrative; every act of social media censorship; every church that stops assembling; every attempt to disrupt your ability to make a living, shop, bank, worship, recreate, socialize or engage in free enterprise is a blatant assault against your Liberty.
Mark it down: These are not mere inconveniences. These are deliberate, disgusting, destructive, draconian, demonic and damnable attacks against your Liberty. How long are you going to tolerate it?
This will not end until the American people themselves determine to end it. And if we don’t end it soon, it will be too late to end it.
This corona “crisis” is not about health; it is about control. It is about the abolishment of a free society and the introduction of an enslaved society. The planners of this attack counted on Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx and their accomplices in government and the media to instill sufficient fear into the hearts of the American people so as to cause them to give up essential Liberty in order to stay safe.
Benjamin Franklin saw this coming over 200 years ago when he said, “They that would give up essential liberty for a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
The so-called new normal is nothing more than the old totalitarianism.
Anyone who doesn’t realize that total surveillance, control and enslavement are where this is heading isn’t paying attention.
Google announced on Friday that 20 states and territories, representing around 45% of the American population, have been “exploring” COVID-19 contact tracing apps built around the Exposure Notifications System (ENS) tool developed by Google in partnership with Apple. The first American apps are now expected to be released “over the coming weeks”, the company added in a statement coming from Google’s VP of Engineering Dave Burke.
The initiative has initially been welcomed by state officials in North Dakota, South Carolina and Alabama, who have announced that they would be the ones to launch apps based on the ENS tool. However, a backlash over privacy issues has already prompted South Carolina lawmakers to put the launch of the in-state app on hold.
And, as you must know, forced vaccinations are on the way. As I have documented before, President Trump has authorized Operation Warp Speed that merges the CDC with the U.S. military for the purpose of speedily immunizing all Americans with a corona vaccine.
A new coronavirus vaccine is right around the corner, thanks to Operation Warp Speed, and . . . the Pentagon. Still think this thing, and whatever is in it, will not be mandatory?
According to Politico, the addition of the Pentagon (if you need help deciding whether or not to get vaccinated, men with guns will help you) to help with vaccine distribution is unprecedented. The plan to use the Pentagon’s force breaks with the longstanding precedent that CDC distributes vaccines during major outbreaks through a centralized ordering system.
The Department of Defense “is handling all the logistics of getting the vaccines to the right place, at the right time, in the right condition,” the official said in a call with reporters, adding that CDC will remain in charge of tracking any side effects that emerge post-vaccination and “some of the communications through the state relationships [and] the state public health organizations.”
“We believe we’ve actually combined the best of both,” the DoD official said. A second senior administration official stressed the agencies would be working as “one team” to distribute hundreds of millions of doses if any of the vaccines in development are approved in the coming months. So, if this won’t be mandatory, why is the Department of Defense involved in any capacity? Isn’t this a health issue? If you haven’t figured it out yet, it’s not about health. It’s about control.
For anyone who isn’t paying attention, the current President is Donald Trump. Just had to say is [sic], because people have some kind of religious devotion to the guy who is going to use the Pentagon to try to shove a needle in your arm. Trump’s own impeachment lawyer, who also defended Jeffry Epstein, also says you don’t have the right to not be vaccinated.
Is this still 5D chess? Are you still trusting the plan? Trump will be reelected if the banksters who are taking control of the world want him to be, and by getting this vaccine out, he’s helping complete a necessary step to our enslavement.
Sticking your head in the sand and ignoring reality won’t save you.
Exactly what kind of chemical cocktail will be injected into the bodies of trusting and unsuspecting Americans? We will never be told.
The truth is, medical scientists haven’t been able to scientifically diagnose COVID-19. They can’t even tell us exactly what COVID-19 is.
“In the early 1990’s, PCR, came into popular use, and Kary Mullis was awarded the Nobel Prize for it in 1993. PCR, simply put, is a thermal cycling method used to make up to billions of copies of a specific DNA sample, making it large enough to study. PCR is an indispensable technique with a broad variety of applications including biomedical research and criminal forensics.”
According to Mullis himself, PCR cannot be totally and should never be used as a tool in “the diagnosis of infectious diseases.”
To learn more about why this crisis is ridiculously based on faulty “science”, let’s hear what other experts say about the coronavirus testing.
According to Jason Hommel, a prolific writer and researcher and also the author of the very important article regarding coronavirus testing entitled “Scientists Say the COVID19 Test Kits Do Not Work, Are Worthless, and Give Impossible Results”:
“PCR basically takes a sample of your cells and amplifies any DNA to look for ‘viral sequences’, i.e. bits of non-human DNA that seem to match parts of a known viral genome. The problem is the test is known not to work. It uses ‘amplification’ which means taking a very very tiny amount of DNA and growing it exponentially until it can be analysed. Obviously any minute contaminations in the sample will also be amplified leading to potentially gross errors of discovery. Additionally, it’s only looking for partial viral sequences, not whole genomes, so identifying a single pathogen is next to impossible even if you ignore the other issues. The idea these kits can isolate a specific virus like COVID-19 is nonsense.”
Regarding Kary Mullis’ intention for the PCR, this is what he said:
“I’m sad that he isn’t here to defend his manufacturing technique. Kary did not invent a test. He invented a very powerful manufacturing technique that is being abused. What are the best applications for PCR? Not medical diagnostics. He knew that and he always said that.”
He went on to say:
“I don’t think they understand what they’re doing; I think it’s out of control. They don’t know how to end this. This is what I think what happened: They have built a pandemic machine over many years and, and as you know, there was a pandemic exercise not long before this whole thing started.”
Asked by Farber what his advice for people who want to be tested for COVID-19, he replied:
“Don’t do it, I say, when people ask me. No healthy person should be tested. It means nothing but it can destroy your life, make you absolutely miserable. Every time somebody takes a swab, a tissue sample of their DNA, it goes into a government database. It’s to track us. They’re not just looking for the virus.”
Do you mean to tell me that medical scientists are going to come up with the exact vaccine needed to fight a disease that they have not even scientifically isolated and identified? And they are going to accomplish this Herculean task in only a few months? Are we living in the Twilight Zone? They can’t even guarantee that the flu shot you get is the exact formula for the specific strain of flu that you have—and they have been studying the flu virus for over 100 years.
How do you know that tracking technology will not be included in the COVID vaccine? How do you know that data mining capability will not be included in the COVID vaccine? How do you know that sterilization drugs will not be included in the COVID vaccine? The doctors who are shooting the vaccine into your arm won’t even know what’s in it.
Bill Gates has long advocated for population reduction via pharmaceuticals. We already know about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation collaborating with WHO and UNICEF to insert sterilization drugs into a Tetanus vaccine that was injected into women and girls in Kenya in 2014 and 2015. Over 500,000 Kenyan women and girls are reported to have been unwittingly sterilized by these vaccinations. Moreover, this was done in several African countries. (See this report.)
Do you really think that Bill Gates and his pharmaceutical Frankensteins like Fauci would have any qualms whatsoever about surreptitiously sterilizing American women and girls? Gates has partnered with at least 15 pharmaceutical companies and owns shares in a dozen more.
And Fauci is merely a carnival monkey for Gates.
There is no doubt that Bill Gates will be directly and intricately involved in the COVID vaccine that will be approved for distribution—making him billions of dollars in the process, of course.
But the COVID vaccine is only the beginning.
Corporations will use Gates’ 5G surveillance system to sell products and escalate AI capacity. Governments will use it to transition the globe to a totalitarian singularity more despotic than Orwell ever imagined. Silicon Valley titans like Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, and Google’s Chief Engineer Ray Kurzweil talk longingly of “transhumanism,” the process by which humanity will transition to become part-human, part-machine via genetic engineering and surgical implants.
Bill Gates is investing heavily to accelerate this altered reality. His ambition to tag us all with injected subdermal vaccine data chips seems to be merely a steppingstone toward an all-encompassing surveillance state.
Gates will even control your body, your bedroom, your medicine cabinet and even women’s menstrual and ovulation cycles. He invested approximately $18 million in MicroCHIPS, a company that among other chip-based devices, develops birth-control implant chips with wireless on/off switches and chips for drug-delivery that allow a single implant to store and precisely deliver hundreds of therapeutic doses over months or years. The implants will be operated wirelessly by the patient to deliver medication. Knowing of Gates’ missionary zeal for population control, however, some customers might worry that the system could be remotely activated as well.
Ron Paul is absolutely right: “We are facing the greatest assault on our civil liberties in our lifetimes.”
The American people need to start fighting back NOW. Throw away those stupid masks. Refuse to wear them. Tell your doctor you’ll come see him or her again when they don’t force you to wear a mask. Same thing for any restaurant or grocery store you do business with. Masks not only do not protect against viruses, they may actually be harmful to the wearer.
But what mandated masks do—and this is their purpose—is condition the public to accept the forthcoming mandated corona vaccination.
Show up at every city council meeting, every county commission meeting and every health board meeting. Demand that they release our country from the manacles of these maniacal medical miscreants.
Wake up, folks! This is a war! This is a war for our Liberty, our way of life, our children’s future and, yes, for life itself.
To again quote Dr. Paul, “Will more Americans start fighting for their liberty?”
Well, if they don’t, they very soon won’t have any liberty left for which to fight.
P.S. I urge readers to watch the message I delivered last Sunday entitled How Long Are Christians Going To Do Nothing While Waiting For A False Rapture?
In this message, I explain how God is taking America’s Liberty away from us due to the negligence, indifference and disobedience of the Church in America. The hope for America has never been in the White House; it has always been in the Church House. This message ties so many things together.
This is one of the most relevant and important messages I’ve ever delivered. I urge readers to watch it here.
© Chuck Baldwin
By Chuck Baldwin
July 2, 2020
This Saturday, July 4, America celebrates the 244th anniversary of the adoption of our Declaration of Independence.
On July 4, 1837, John Quincy Adams said these words about Independence Day:
Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day [Independence Day]? . . . Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth? That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity, and gave to the world the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies, announced directly from Heaven at the birth of the Savior and predicted by the greatest of the Hebrew prophets six hundred years before?
Notice that Adams said that our Declaration of Independence exhibits four major accomplishments:
1. It formed a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation.
2. It first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth.
3. It laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity.
4. It was the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies announced directly from Heaven at the birth of the Savior.
Adams was exactly right. The United States of America is the only nation in human history established by (mostly) Christian people upon 2,000 years of Christian thought—including being formed as a direct result of the Protestant Reformation—and God’s Natural Law principles and dedicated to the purpose of religious and personal liberty and equal justice under the law.
Not long ago, I was interviewed for another documentary movie (I’m featured in 14 full-length documentary films). The producer asked me to iterate the basic principles upon which America was founded. Based on my study of the Declaration, Constitution, Bill of Rights and the copious supplemental writings of the Founding Fathers, here, I believe, are the principles upon which America was founded:
1. That man is created equal under God, and as such, human life is a sacred gift of God.
2. That the Natural rights of the individual are inalienable and superior to the will of the state.
3. That government exists to protect the Natural rights and liberties of man, not to provide man with public benefits and favors.
4. That a man is innocent until proven guilty, that he has the Natural right to a trial by jury and the right to a defense attorney.
5. That people have a Natural right to choose their own form of government.
6. That individuals have a Natural right and duty to bear arms for their own protection.
7. That the power and reach of the central government needs to be limited, being held in check by independent sovereign states and a well regulated and fully equipped militia.
8. That religious liberty is the core of America’s freedoms.
9. That the people have a Natural right and duty to alter or abolish any government that has become tyrannical.
10. That America would always be a constitutional republic.
11. That only sound money would be used as legal tender so as to keep the federal government from amassing excessive debt.
12. That America would always promote and protect a free market economy with limited governmental interference.
13. That a man’s home is his castle and his personal property can never be seized except by arduous due process.
(I’m in the process of reproducing the work of one of America’s most important—and least remembered—Founding Fathers: James Otis. This new book will also include a brief biography of this great man. Perhaps more than any other founder, James Otis was responsible for America’s respect for the sacred principles enshrined in our Fourth Amendment. Watch for this new book here.)
14. That a free society depends upon the acceptance and application of God’s Natural Laws relating to the pursuit of happiness and peace, upon governmental adherence to the Law of Nations and upon upholding our Creator’s foundational moral code relating to human behavior.
15. That liberty depends upon the unfettered exercise of the Christian religion, including strong, uninhibited preaching from America’s pulpits.
The Declaration begins:
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
The Declaration ends:
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
Here are a few statements from America’s founders after the Declaration was approved by Congress:
John Hancock said, “There! His Majesty can now read my name without spectacles. And he can double the reward on my head.” (The Crown had put a reward of 500 pounds sterling on Hancock’s head. That amounts to over $100,000 in today’s money.)
George Washington said, “The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.”
Thomas Paine said, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”
Stephen Hopkins, a signer of the Declaration from Rhode Island, said as he signed the document, “My hand trembles, but my heart does not.”
Indeed, Hopkins (and the rest of the signers) had reason to tremble. Of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence, nine died of wounds or hardships during the war. Five were captured, imprisoned and tortured. Several lost wives, children or entire families. Two wives were brutalized and tortured. All were, at one time or another, the victims of manhunts and driven from their homes by British soldiers. Twelve signers had their homes completely burned. Seventeen lost everything they owned.
Carter Braxton, a wealthy planter and merchant, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts and died in rags.
Thomas McKean was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family constantly. He served in Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were seized by the British, and he died in poverty.
At the Battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson Jr. noted that British General Cornwallis was using his home for his headquarters. Out of respect to Nelson, General Washington refused to fire on the dwelling. Nelson privately urged Washington to open fire on his home, saying it was no longer his home but was now the headquarters of the enemy. The home was subsequently destroyed. Nelson died bankrupt.
Frances Lewis had his home and properties destroyed by the British. They jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.
John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year, he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and all of his 13 children vanished. He never saw them again.
The two patriots most responsible for the Declaration of Independence, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, both died on the same day: July 4, 1826—the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration. Daniel Webster gave the eulogy for both men on August 2 of that year. He concluded his remarks with these words:
“It [the Declaration of Independence] is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God, it shall be my dying sentiment. Independence now and independence forever.”
Amen! This should be the living and dying sentiment of every American:
Independence now and independence forever.
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Plus, we have been informed by the publisher that so many people have responded to our offer of the Matthew Henry Study Bible that we have exhausted the available stock.
Therefore, this notice is to inform readers that we now have fewer than 100 copies of the Matthew Henry Study Bible left, and when these are gone, there will be no more available until a new batch can be printed—probably around November.
I’m offering this study Bible, because it is the one comprehensive study Bible that does not promote Christian Zionism. Beyond that, the Matthew Henry commentaries on the Bible (written from 1708 – 1710) are yet today the gold standard of Bible commentaries.
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By Rick Dalton
The recent upheaval on the streets of America, ignited by the brutal and despicable murder of a black man by a few rogue Minneapolis police officers, has caused untold physical and emotional damage, and has widened the rift between the police and the citizens they are supposed to serve and protect. Many suggestions on how to fix things have come from insiders and outsiders alike.
I’d like to offer my own thoughts on how to help heal the wounds internally, as well as help to bridge the confidence gap between those who wear the uniform and the citizens of America. I served in various capacities as a sworn officer for the Mesa, Arizona Police Department for twenty years ending in 1998. Since that time I have associated with and peace officers regularly and I continue to teach firearms classes on occasion. With that background, and noting that, until very recently, most of the suggestions to improve policing have involved looking forward to new policing models and policing technology, I’d like to suggest that mayors, city councils, police and Sheriffs Office command staffs pause and take a look back.
One thing first
But before we do, I must address the most wild, dangerous, unwise and hateful idea that has ever been thrown down, almost as a gauntlet, to affect change. And that idea is that Americans defund or totally disband their police departments and sheriffs’ offices.
First of all, the idea itself is a part of a plan to eliminate local and independent law enforcement agencies from their positions as the guardians of freedom and the protectors of American exceptionalism. Some of the specifics that have been suggested to flush out this crazy notion involve turning the people, formerly police officers, who respond to domestic disputes and mentally ill persons who might or might not be violent, into social workers who wear blazers or cardigans instead of gun belts, and hand out lollipops. This drastic reduction or total elimination of the numbers of current police officers, who are trained, prepared and equipped to handle whatever might evolve in a situation has already happened in America, and more than once. One look back at the police pull-back after the riots in Ferguson, Missouri or Baltimore, or other similar situations, should be stark proof that this idea is bonkers. And let me say right now, that some – though not all – of the police actions that sparked such anger and outrage in our citizens, deserved strong opposition and strong discipline or prosecution against the specific police officers who were involved. The few bad cops in America tarnish the badge, which is called a shield for a reason. Immediately after police held back and did not respond to most calls for service for fear of being attacked and/or accused of wrong-doing, crime rates, including murders in those cities, spiked dramatically upward. Innocent beleaguered families begged for more policing, not less, in crime-ridden cities, including Chicago, which gets my vote for the murder capital of America.
It is encouraging to see that the vast majority of Americans, of whatever political persuasion or racial group, soundly reject such an insane idea.
Back to the Future
Let’s look back to a time when the cop on the beat actually knew some of the families who lived in the area where he served, and some of them knew him or her – by name. Back to a time when police training actually featured the word servant. Back to a time where citizens would actually come to the aid of an officer who was struggling with a suspect with no back-up. Back to a time when on a Christmas day, a father would come out of his house, flag down the beat officer driving by, and invite him to come in and have Christmas dinner with the family. Both of these stories actually happened to me while on duty.
So let’s return to a time when many cop cars sported the words: In God We Trust, somewhere on their exterior, and a time when virtually every city and county police patrol car in the nation carried on its driver’s door, the motto: To Protect and Serve.
To Protect and Serve.
American cops came face-to-face with this pledge every time they hit the streets after briefing and it meant something. That motto has been missing from patrol cars for many years. As far as I knew from interactions in mundane as well as life-or-death interactions with my academy class- mates, we were all believers in the fact that our mission was to do just one thing, though in many different ways. And that one thing was to protect the God-given individual rights of our citizens. We were called “peace officers” in the state standards, and that, too, meant something. The culture of servant-policing was handed down from the top, and we were taught that our mission was to be first, a shield, and only if necessary, a sword. And when we used the sword, it was only when we were protecting citizens’ rights, not just to show our power.
Of course, our service and protection to the community was many times anything but peaceful. But it was always our goal. The 1957 Law Enforcement Officers Code of Ethics, which we all pledged to follow, was given to each of us. In part, it said:
“As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all to liberty, equality, and justice.
I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner that does not bring discredit to me or to my agency…I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession… law enforcement.”
(This powerful and personal pledge of service has, sadly, been replaced, in many agencies, by the Law Enforcement Code of Conduct, which has removed the references to God, and other parts of the original.) That was the general state of law enforcement for the nation. But more than that, our own General Orders Manual, featured the following orders from the command staff to all personnel:
“The application and enforcement of the law must be accomplished in the spirit set forth by the framers of the Constitution. The rights of each citizen are equal with those of the state, which might accuse him.” ~Mesa PD Gen. Order 01.103~
“A frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is essential to the security of individual rights and the perpetuity of a free state.” ~Art. 2, Sec. 1, Arizona Constitution~
“Officers should display a reverence for the legal rights of all citizens and a reverence for the law itself.” ~Mesa PD Gen. Order 01.103.B.4~
“Enforcement action should not be taken in grudging adherence to the rights of the accused, but in the spirit of ensuring that the rights of accused persons are protected by the police.” ~Mesa PD Gen. Order 01.103.B.3~
“All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.” ~Art. 2, Sec. 2, Arizona constitution~
“We love peace, as we abhor pusillanimity; but not at any price. There is a peace more destructive of the manhood of man than war is destructive of his material body. Chains are worse than bayonets.” ~Douglas Jerrold (1803-1857)~
Sadly, these general orders aren’t a part of the MPD Manual today. Contemporary training of recruit officers is much different, and militarism has crept in, along with the idea that cops are better than the citizens, and must supervise them. Not every cop has this attitude, but too many display it regularly. Recent use-of-force incidents demonstrate the fact that the servant mentality is on life support. These orders, or their equivalent, should be part of every officer’s training.
This servant culture can be reinstituted in American policing, but like those early years, it must begin in the recruit training academy, and must come from the top down. Culture is contagious.
In Part 2, we will present specific and necessary training curriculum ideas that can reform and serve as a course correction maneuver for American Policing.
Published: Thursday, June 4, 2020
On the heels of government lockdowns of almost the entire country over the coronavirus, we are now witnessing nationwide riots over a Minneapolis policeman’s murder of George Floyd—and, predictably, Donald Trump is threatening to invoke the Insurrection Act and turn the U.S. military loose on the protesters and rioters.
From before Trump was inaugurated, I tried to warn people that 1) He has zero understanding of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, and 2) He is a tyrant at heart. Again and again, Donald Trump has proven me right on both counts—not that it matters to a hill of beans to the vast majority of Christians and conservatives.
In fact, at least 50% of the American people—mostly Christians and conservatives, of course—WANT Trump to unleash the U.S. Armed Forces on the American citizenry. But there is no provision in the Constitution for the federal government to be involved in local and State law enforcement. Law enforcement is strictly the responsibility of the states and local communities.
Attorney John Whitehead has the best summary of the George Floyd tragedy that I’ve read to date:
There is something being concocted in the dens of power, far beyond the public eye, and it doesn’t bode well for the future of this country.
Anytime you have an entire nation so mesmerized by political theater and public spectacle that they are oblivious to all else, you’d better beware.
Anytime you have a government that operates in the shadows, speaks in a language of force, and rules by fiat, you’d better beware.
And anytime you have a government so far removed from its people as to ensure that they are never seen, heard or heeded by those elected to represent them, you’d better beware.
What is unfolding before us is not a revolution.
The looting, the burning, the rioting, the violence: this is an anti-revolution.
The protesters are playing right into the government’s hands, because the powers-that-be want this. They want an excuse to lockdown the nation and throw the switch to all-out martial law. They want a reason to make the police state stronger.
It’s happening faster than we can keep up.
The architects of the police state have us exactly where they want us: under their stamping boot, gasping for breath, desperate for freedom, grappling for some semblance of a future that does not resemble the totalitarian prison being erected around us.
For just one fleeting moment, “we the people” seemed united in our outrage over this latest killing of an unarmed man by a cop hyped up on his own authority and the power of his uniform.
That unity didn’t last.
Indeed, it didn’t take long—no surprise there—for us to quickly become divided again, polarized by the misguided fury and senseless violence of mobs taking to the streets, reeking of madness and mayhem.
Deliberately or not, the rioters have directed our attention away from the government’s crimes and onto their own.
This is a distraction.
Don’t allow yourself to be so distracted.
Let’s not lose sight of what started all of this in the first place: the U.S. government.
More than terrorism, more than domestic extremism, more than gun violence and organized crime, the systemic violence being perpetrated by agents of the government constitutes a greater menace to the life, liberty and property of its citizens than any of the so-called dangers from which the government claims to protect us.
Case in point: George Floyd died at the hands of the American police state.
The callous, cold-blooded murder of the unarmed, 46-year-old black man by police is nothing new: for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, police knelt on Floyd’s neck while the man pleaded for his life, struggled to breathe, cried out for his dead mother, and finally passed out and died.
Floyd is yet another victim of a broken system of policing that has placed “we the people” at the mercy of militarized cops who have almost absolute discretion to decide who is a threat, what constitutes resistance, and how harshly they can deal with the citizens they were appointed to “serve and protect.”
Daily, Americans are being shot, stripped, searched, choked, beaten and tasered by police for little more than daring to frown, smile, question, challenge an order or just exist.
I’m talking about the growing numbers of unarmed people who are being shot and killed for just standing a certain way, or moving a certain way, or holding something—anything—that police could misinterpret to be a gun, or igniting some trigger-centric fear in a police officer’s mind that has nothing to do with an actual threat to their safety.
Killed by police for standing in a “shooting stance.” Killed for holding a cell phone. Killed for holding a baseball bat. Killed for opening the front door. Killed for being a child in a car pursued by police. Killed for approaching police while holding a metal spoon. Killed for running in an aggressive manner while holding a tree branch. Killed for crawling around naked. Killed for hunching over in a defensive posture. Killed because a police officer accidentally fired his gun instead of his taser. Killed for wearing dark pants and a basketball jersey. Killed for reaching for his license and registration during a traffic stop. Killed for driving while deaf. Killed for being homeless. Killed for brandishing a shoehorn. Killed for peeing outdoors. Killed for having his car break down on the road. Killed for holding a garden hose.
Now you can make all kinds of excuses to justify these shootings, and in fact that’s exactly what you’ll hear from politicians, police unions, law enforcement officials and individuals who are more than happy to march in lockstep with the police. However, as these incidents make clear, the only truly compliant, submissive and obedient citizen in a police state is a dead one.
Sad, isn’t it, how quickly we have gone from a nation of laws—where the least among us had just as much right to be treated with dignity and respect as the next person (in principle, at least)—to a nation of law enforcers (revenue collectors with weapons) who treat us all like suspects and criminals?
This is not how you keep the peace.
This is not justice. This is not even law and order.
This is certainly not freedom. This is the illusion of freedom.
Fortunately, not everyone who wears a badge has bought into the Police State. There are still real lawmen such as Chattanooga, Tennessee, Police Chief David Roddy.
Chattanooga Police Department Chief David Roddy said police officers who didn’t see an issue with the graphic video that showed former Minneapolis police officer David Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck as the 46-year-old repeatedly said, “I can’t breathe,” should quit the force.
“There is no need to see more video. There is no need to wait to see how “it plays out”. There is no need to put a knee on someone’s neck for NINE minutes. There IS a need to DO something. If you wear a badge and you don’t have an issue with this…turn it in,” Roddy wrote.
God bless the wonderful law enforcement officers of this country represented by Chief Roddy.
Here are bullet points of the current government-manipulated “emergency” that you need to recognize:
*People in Minneapolis and all over America were absolutely RIGHT to be incensed at another unarmed, helpless American citizen being murdered at the hands of a police thug. This goes on almost daily all across this country.
As I understand it, this man was apprehended on suspicion of buying cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. Ladies and gentlemen, that is not a capital offense in this country. And even if his crime had been a capital offense, the arresting officer has no right to take the life of the individual (who is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law) unless he does so in self-defense. And a handcuffed man lying on the ground posed absolutely no risk to the life of the officer in Minneapolis who killed this suspect.
As does Mr. Whitehead, I keep a running report of the growing police abuses that are taking place on a daily basis in this country. If reading the accounts of everyday police abuse that take place all over America doesn’t make your blood boil, you are NOT an American at heart and have no right to claim you love Liberty and constitutional government.
This is flat unacceptable, inexcusable and unforgivable. And, as I said, it goes on all of the time.
It’s time that Christians and conservatives get over their love affair with all things police and military and fall in love again with Liberty and the Natural rights of man protected in our Bill of Rights. It’s time to demand constitutional law enforcement in our states and local communities.
Officers from the US police force responsible for the killing of George Floyd received training in restraint techniques and anti-terror tactics from Israeli law-enforcement officers.
Mr Floyd’s death in custody last Monday, the latest in a succession of police killings of African Americans, has sparked continuing protests and rioting in US cities.
At least 100 Minnesota police officers attended a 2012 conference hosted by the Israeli consulate in Chicago, the second time such an event had been held.
There they learned the violent techniques used by Israeli forces as they terrorise the occupied Palestinian territories under the guise of security operations.
The so-called counterterrorism training conference in Minneapolis was jointly hosted by the FBI.
I have documented several times in this column how U.S. law enforcement personnel are increasingly receiving training from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Our police officers are being trained by the terrorists of Tel Aviv in the terrible art of torture and death.
This knee-on-neck technique is straight out of the Israeli handbook. This technique is often known to slowly break the necks of the victims. And this training is widespread throughout the United States. Hundreds—maybe thousands—of American law enforcement officers from Minnesota, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, California, Arizona, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Georgia, Washington State and Washington, D.C. (and doubtless many other states), have been flown to Israel for training.
*There is no doubt whatsoever that agent provocateurs from the federal government are in the thick of these riots, helping to fan the flames of hate and discontent in order to create enough mayhem to “justify” the government’s use of military force and martial law against the American citizenry.
The lockdowns from the coronavirus have barely started to lift when the government has created another reason to lock us down. This is no coincidence. These government mobsters go from crisis to crisis, emergency to emergency, to justify their burgeoning Police State. Now that the corona “pandemic” has been exposed as a big, fat con job, the power elite must manufacture another crisis.
*Since the beginning of time, it has been the responsibility and duty of the individual to protect himself, his family, his property and his community. I’ve said it a thousand times, and I’ll say it again: It is not the job of the government to protect you. It is your job to protect yourself.
The riots breaking out all over the country PROVE the necessity of the right of the people to keep and bear arms, they PROVE the necessity of people owning and possessing AR-15-style semi-automatic rifles with large-capacity magazines and they PROVE the necessity of people owning and possessing Glock semi-automatic pistols with large-capacity magazines.
When we refuse to arm ourselves, when we refuse to be prepared to defend ourselves with the arms we possess and when we expect the government (especially the federal government and, GASP, the U.S. military) to defend us, we have voluntarily put the chains of tyranny around our own necks. And that’s exactly what many people—including Christians and conservatives—are doing right now.
And that’s another reason they love Donald Trump. Trump openly calls for military aggression around the world and here at home, and Christians love him for it. There is no doubt, if Trump sends the U.S. armed forces to attack American citizens, and he locks down city after city under the jackboots of martial law, Christians will love him even more.
I am convinced, a sizable percentage of today’s evangelical Christians have a tyranny wish; they have a death wish. They are cheering their own enslavement.
*The use of military forces for domestic law enforcement activity is strictly taboo in America.
The Posse Comitatus Act prohibits the U.S. military from taking part in domestic law enforcement activities, and the Insurrection Act requires that a State legislature or governor request help from Washington before any such help could be given. And even at that point, the duties of military personnel are strictly limited.
Beyond that, the very thought of using the U.S. military for domestic law enforcement should send chills down the spine of any real American. The last thing we should ever want to see is military personnel aiming their guns at the American people—FOR ANY REASON. In truth, no REAL American serving in the U.S. Armed Forces would obey such an order; and no REAL American military officer would give such an order.
We’ve been through this before—but that was before the Fourth Member of the Godhead, Donald Trump, was president. With Trump in the White House, many evangelicals are more than willing to throw away the Constitution and rule of law. In fact, they have already done just that.
One thing I’m sure of: This latest “emergency” following so closely on the heels of the coronavirus “emergency” is no coincidence. The people of America are being played; they are being professionally “set up” by out-of-control, power-mad despots who will stop at nothing to destroy the constitutionally protected liberties of this country.
That governors throughout the U.S. are canceling Independence Day parades this July is about a whole lot more than the almost non-existent coronavirus. You can count on that. These perfidious governors want to wipe the memory of Liberty out of our minds.
John Whitehead is right: What we are witnessing is a prelude to martial law.
Folks, stop depending on Donald Trump—and the rest of those criminals in D.C.—to save your Freedom. The power to defend Liberty rests where it has always rested: with We the People. Freedom is seldom taken; it is given away. If WE refuse to give it, NO ONE can take it.
P.S. Next Monday, June 8, is the 53rd anniversary of the act of war committed by Israel against the United States in the unprovoked attack of the USS Liberty. I am committed to doing everything I can to not let the memory of this horrific attack die. I have joined with my friend and survivor of the Liberty attack, Ron Kukal, to help spread the word about the truth of this attack far and wide.
Ron and some of his fellow survivors wrote a book that every American MUST read. It is entitled Remember The LIBERTY! This book exposes one of the most explosive and hidden secrets in U.S. history. It tells the true story of how a sitting U.S. president collaborated with Israeli leaders in the fomentation of a war between them and their Arab neighbors. It was a war that was deliberately designed to include the theft of Arab land.
Very few people in our country are even aware of what happened to the USS Liberty. But this story must get out. I urge you to buy a copy for yourself and one for as many friends as you can.
Plus, here is a recent address from another survivor of the Liberty attack and co-author of the book Remember The LIBERTY!, Ernie Gallo, that I urge you to read. He gives an urgent, heartfelt and truthful presentation that every American—especially every Christian—should read.
May God bless these dear men.
© Chuck Baldwin
DOJ’s High Crimes and Misdemeanors
Conservative talk show hosts frequently say corruption in federal law enforcement is “just at the top; we’re not talking about the rank and file of these agencies.”
But Representative Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, was a low level a federal prosecutor in the late 80s and early 90s. Robert Mueller was with DOJ during the same period. Peter Strozk joined the FBI in the 90s. Do we really believe members of the law enforcement community arrive at the top and then become corrupt?
No. Skills of tampering with evidence to hide or alter it, fabricating false narratives, and controlling what information comes out in trials – or House hearings – are well-honed at lower levels of these agencies. They’re rewarded with promotions, as former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell documented in her book Licensed to Lie.
Indeed, abuses proliferated in House impeachment hearings and documented by the Office of Inspector General report demonstrate a crooked pursuit of a fabricated case against President Donald Trump. The House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment report charges the president with, among other things, wire fraud – one of DOJ’s favorite “go to” charges, along with other types of fraud.
Similar corrupt tactics have been quietly executed for years against untold numbers of “enemies” of the establishment.
Few prominent Democrats have been pursued by DOJ, but they’ve locked up numerous Republican office holders or their supporters.
The miscarriage of justice in the case of my husband, former Rep. Steve Stockman, is one prime example. Before looking at prosecutors’ tactics, it should be noted that Stockman aggressively blocked the Obama agenda, and publicly exposed Administration corruptions.
For example, Stockman was first to reveal President Obama’s paying millions in ransom to Haqqani terrorists, the most radical wing of the Taliban, for the release of Bowe Bergdahl. He was the U. S. soldier taken captive when he deserted his Army post in Afghanistan.
Stockman blew the whistle on Clinton’s State Department allowing the sale of dual-use steel to Iran by a Ukrainian oligarch-owned company, in violation of U.S. Iran sanctions. The oligarch was coincidently the largest 2013 Clinton Foundation donor.
Shaking the Obama administration again, Stockman filed a resolution requesting the arrest of Lois Lerner for her contempt of Congress when she destroyed subpoenaed evidence and refused to appear before a House Committee investigating IRS persecution of conservative non-profit organizations.
Stockman’s persistent voice of opposition and exposure of corruptions had to be silenced. His service on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, broad travels and international relationships, further required muzzling his whistleblowing.
Two weeks after my husband appeared on Fox News and Fox Business channels to discuss his proposed arrest of Lerner, the FBI was at our apartment door.
Interestingly, but not surprisingly, the IRS non-profit division formerly led by Lerner played an integral role in Stockman’s prosecution. So flimsy was the government’s case that the DOJ spent millions of dollars, four years (nearly twice as long spent investigating President Trump), and four grand juries to indict Stockman.
His case included money laundering for such things as a move of funds from a checking to a savings account – something most Americans do in their own bank accounts.
Attorney Sidney Powell described Stockman’s case as the prosecutors’ effort to create precedent that they could follow to go after the Trump Foundation.
Indeed, the prosecutor even acknowledged to the Court of Appeals that there is not one criminal precedent for one of the campaign finance related charges of which Stockman was convicted.
The practices employed by DOJ included pursuit and possibly wrongful surveillance of Stockman even as he was a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. The government controlled what could even be mentioned in trial. The federal court denied all but two of Stockman’s witnesses, saying others’ testimony would be irrelevant, though they would have directly refuted a lot of prosecutor-led testimony that, as couched, demeaned Stockman’s character.
Prosecutors asked a non-profit donor supposedly defrauded by Stockman the hypothetical question of whether he would have given, if he “had known that Mr. Stockman was going to spend his donations” for “personal gain,” a strictly government-fabricated narrative. The donor’s obvious “no” to this twisted leading question was cited by the prosecutor to the Appeals Court as evidence of Stockman’s fraud.
We have learned that witnesses in my husband’s case were pressured into misleading testimonies with partial truths presented to create wrongful impressions in the jury. The court strictly instructed one of the government’s own key witnesses not to give any context for, or elaboration of, his answers before the jury. This same government witness later said Stockman’s was a Soviet-style “show trial.”
Stockman’s lack of funds for an aggressive defense, combined with the sort of corrupt government tactics on display by Adam Schiff in the House of Representatives, resulted in guilty verdicts by Stockman’s jury. Most assuredly to quiet his voice, prosecutors asked the court to immediately imprison Stockman – a full seven months before he was even sentenced.
Even Bill Cosby who was convicted of physically and sexually assaulting young women was allowed to remain free pending sentencing. Not so for non-violent Stockman; his outspokenness was more of a threat to the establishment. He was sentenced to an egregious 10 years in prison, with a $1.25 million restitution, even though a 2016 study reported the average sentence for federal public corruption was just 13 months.
Appearing on “Bill Martinez Live” November 22, 2018, Powell told the listening audience,
“if the government wants to put you in prison, you will go to prison. It doesn’t matter whether you are innocent or not. They will make up crimes against you; they will indict you; they will search your house; they are willing to make up evidence; they’re willing to put pressure on witnesses to get them to say whatever they want them to say; anything.”
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“[T]hey will do anything to get you put into prison. We live in far more of a police state than anybody ever wanted to think. Look at what has happened to Congressman Steve Stockman.”
No. The corruption is not just “at the top.” While certainly there are some unbiased employees, from the working level prosecutor through the federal bench, the Justice Department stacks the deck against their prey and has increasingly used corrupt tactics to lock up and silence those who buck the status quo. My husband is one of many unjustly targeted by a corrupt judicial system.
Patti Stockman has been married to Steve for 31 years, is a conservative activist in her own right, and partnered alongside him in all his political endeavors. She has her own professional career, having worked for NASA 35 years. For more information on her husband’s case, visit www.DefendAPatriot.com.
by Ron Paul
A common trick of big-government loving politicians is to give legislation names so appealing that it seems no reasonable person could oppose it. The truth is, the more unobjectionable the title, the more objectionable the content. Two well-known examples are the “PATRIOT Act” and the “Access to Affordable and Quality Care Act.”
Another great example is the Violence Against Women Act. Passed in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act provides federal grants to, and imposes federal mandates on, state and local governments with the goal of increasing arrests, prosecutions, and convictions of those who commit domestic violence.
Like most federal laws, the Violence Against Women Act is unconstitutional. The Constitution limits federal jurisdiction to three crimes: counterfeiting, treason, and piracy. All other crimes — including domestic violence — are strictly state and local matters.
The law also forbids anyone subject to a restraining order obtained by a spouse or a domestic partner from owning a gun. This is a blatant violation of the Second Amendment’s prohibition on federal laws denying anyone the right to own a gun. Whether someone subject to a restraining order, or convicted of a violent crime, should lose their rights to own firearms is a question to be decided by state and local officials.
At least the current law requires individuals receive due process before the government can deprive them of their Second Amendment rights. The House of Representatives recently passed legislation reauthorizing and making changes to the Violence Against Women Act. The most disturbing part of this “upgrade” gives government the power to take away an individual’s Second Amendment rights based solely on an allegation that the individual committed an act of domestic violence. The accused then loses Second Amendment rights without even having an opportunity to tell their side of the story to a judge.
This is a version of “red flag” laws that are becoming increasingly popular. Red flag laws are not just supported by authoritarians like Senators Diane Feinstein and Lindsey Graham, but by alleged “constitutional conservatives” like Sen. Ted Cruz.
Red flag laws have led to dangerous confrontations between law enforcement and citizens who assumed that those breaking into their property to take their guns are private, rather than government, thieves.
The House bill also expands red flag laws to cover those accused of “misdemeanor stalking.” Many jurisdictions define misdemeanor stalking to include “cyber” or online stalking. These means someone could lose Second Amendment rights for sending someone an “offensive” Facebook or Twitter message.
Forbidding someone from owning a firearm because of offensive social media posts sets a precedent that could be used to impose legal sanctions on those posting “hate speech.” Since hate speech is defined as “speech I don’t agree with,” this could lead to the de facto outlawing of free speech online.
Instead of addressing concerns over the inclusion of new red flag type laws in the Violence Against Women’s Act, proponents of the bill have smeared their critics as not caring about domestic violence. As Reason magazine senior editor Jacob Sullum has pointed out, these progressives sound like neoconservatives who smear PATRIOT Act opponents as allies of Al Qaeda.
All decent people oppose domestic violence and terrorism. However, the desire to catch and punish wrongdoers does not justify violating the Constitution or denying anyone due process. When government violates the rights of anyone it threatens the liberties of everyone.
by Chuck Baldwin
Published: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin conducting hearings next Tuesday, March 26, on Senate Bill 7, the Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act of 2019—otherwise known as a national “red flag” gun confiscation bill. The bill was introduced in the Senate by Marco Rubio (R-FL). If this gun confiscation bill passes the U.S. Senate, it will most certainly pass the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, and President Donald Trump absolutely WILL sign it into law.
I am writing this open letter to Senators Rubio and Graham, President Trump and the untold numbers of legislators, judges and lawmen that will be working together to facilitate and execute the confiscation of the arms of innocent American citizens—citizens who have not even been charged with a crime.
I have purchased a full-page ad in the capital city newspaper in my home State of Montana, the Helena Independent Record, in which the following letter will appear this Sunday, March 24. I urge readers to feel free to use, copy, promote, publish, etc., this open letter in an attempt to bring this information to the attention of as many people as possible.
The GOP faithful are mostly in denial about what Donald Trump and many Republican senators are up to. They refuse to acknowledge that Trump, Graham, Rubio, et. al are about to enact a gun confiscation bill that rivals anything in Nazi Germany or Stalin’s Russia.
If S.7 becomes law, NO gun owner (and that means YOU) will be protected from the seizure of their firearms. It will not matter that they have not committed a crime; it will not matter that they have not been charged with a crime; and it will not matter that they have never even threatened to commit a crime. And they won’t even realize that it’s happening until the SWAT team bangs on their door at 5am to seize their guns.
The letter below is an in-depth, passionate appeal to everyone involved to STOP S.7 from becoming law. The letter speaks for itself.
Again, I urge everyone to take this open letter and get it into the hands of as many people as you can. If the American people do not arise in massive numbers against this bill, it WILL pass. We are getting NO HELP on this from the NRA or the vast majority of so-called pro-Second Amendment Republicans. Ron Paul, Gun Owners of America (GOA) and a few others are trying to warn the American people about this communistic bill. But that’s about it.
I beg you, folks, distribute this open letter to your friends, your family members, your neighbors, your sheriffs, your chiefs of police, your legislators, your local judges—distribute this letter to EVERYONE. We don’t have much time. And I mean that literally.[Begin my open letter to Senators Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, et. al]
I know I am speaking for tens of thousands of my fellow Montanans and tens of millions of my fellow Americans when I say what I’m about to say.
“Red flag” gun confiscation laws violate every principle of liberty upon which our country was founded. There is no due process associated with “red flag” laws. A judge’s order to seize the firearms from an American citizen who has not been accused of a crime, charged with a crime, convicted of a crime—or who never even threatened to commit a crime—based on the accusation of a single individual is anything but due process.
Our accuser could be a disgruntled employee, a bitter ex-spouse or relative, a vengeful neighbor, an anti-gun liberal or even an anti-gun policeman. By definition, “red flag” laws use mere suspicion of what one “might” do as justification to seize a person’s firearms. Tactics such as these have been used in virtually every despotic regime of history. In the name of protecting society, the rights and liberties of individuals were denied. Eventually, these repressive governments included political or religious persuasion as triggering “red flags,” which led to their disarmament—all in the name of public safety, of course.
You know as well as I do that when the rights of ONE American are abridged, the rights of ALL Americans are abridged. This is not yet a communist nation where the rights of the state—or even the rights of a majority of citizens—supersede the rights of the individual.
Furthermore, it is a fallacy to suggest that a mental health diagnosis, by itself, indicates that someone is automatically a threat to himself or others. Dr. Ann Bukacek, a highly respected medical doctor in the community in which I live, recently wrote:
Mental health diagnoses given by physicians or other mental health care workers do not predict firearm violence. As a physician for over 30 years who has treated many patients with mental health diagnoses and some autistic spectrum patients, I have not had one of those patients commit an act of gun violence. I did have a patient who bludgeoned a man to death with a blunt object, and that patient carried no mental health diagnosis. Psychopaths with no conscience, especially the more intelligent ones, usually escape detection and/or a particular diagnosis.
This doctor’s examination of the issue reflects reality.
Besides, under these “red flag” laws, exactly who is it that determines that someone is “crazy”? Is it one judge, who bases his or her conclusion on the accusations of just one individual? Is it up to politicians or government bureaucrats to define who is and who is not “crazy”?
There are some people who believe that anyone who would even own a firearm is “crazy.” Others believe one’s political or religious beliefs qualify him as “crazy.” Heck! We have all read the documentation of various governments (local, State and federal) that have assigned all kinds of “crazy” (even “dangerous”) definitions against people based on their interpretation of Bible prophecy or their association with political candidates such as former Congressman Ron Paul or their opposition to politically correct ideologies, etc.
Does the judge who issues a warrant to seize a person’s firearms under a “red flag” law provide the accused with an opportunity to defend himself BEFORE violating his constitutional and Natural rights? No. Does the judge provide an opportunity for a close examination of the accusations against the accused (including investigating the accuser) BEFORE violating his constitutional and Natural rights? No. Does the judge allow the accused to face his accuser BEFORE violating his constitutional and Natural rights? No.
“Red flag” laws turn the Bill of Rights and the fundamental legal doctrine that a man is innocent until proven guilty completely upside down. “Red flag” laws are a mockery to every constitutional principle of liberty since the Magna Carta. Seizing a citizen’s firearms by force (and thereby rendering him defenseless) without a crime being committed—or even the accusation of a crime being made—is old-fashioned TYRANNY. Such an act presumes a person is guilty until proven innocent.
Then there is this: After the guns are seized, it could take years for the victim to prove his innocence (or competence) and have his guns returned—and in what condition would they be when (and IF) returned? Furthermore, will you legislators, judges and police officers who collaborate to strip an innocent person’s ability to defend himself accept any responsibility when the real bad guys take advantage of this person’s vulnerability and invade his home and bludgeon or rape or even kill his family? Of course you won’t. But mark it down: You will be held responsible in the eyes of Almighty God—and in the eyes of the citizens you have victimized.
And are you really going to try and tell us that police officers are more competent and mentally stable than the rest of us? Are you kidding? The examples of improper, unsafe, careless and even homicidal acts of cops with guns are ubiquitous.
It was an FBI agent who was armed at a nightclub in Denver and then started gyrating and dancing like a madman until his handgun fell on the floor, discharged and wounded a fellow patron. But no official even questioned this officer’s fitness to possess a firearm—even AFTER that event took place.
Then there is the case of the Dallas police officer who walked into the wrong apartment and shot and killed the man who lived inside. Where was the “red flag” regarding this officer? And what about the two police officers in St. Louis who used a revolver to play Russian roulette, and one of the two wound up shooting and killing the other one? Why wasn’t a “red flag” raised about these nincompoops? These stories could go on forever.
Where are the “red flag” laws for the policemen and sheriff’s deputies in this country? The only difference between them and the rest of us who are being victimized by these draconian “red flag” laws is that they wear badges, and we do not—and the other difference is the vast majority of private citizens who carry firearms are not nearly as stupid and incompetent as the policemen mentioned above.
So much for equal justice under the law.
It has taken many of us a lifetime of hard work and labor to be able to obtain our gun collections; we have successfully passed FBI background checks and local and State requirements and obligations for responsible gun ownership, yet our guns are going to be confiscated overnight on the word of someone (an anonymous someone, at that) who claims we “might” be unsuitable to own a gun? Again, such an act turns American history and our Bill of Rights upside down.
Kris Kobach is the former Secretary of State of Kansas. He is a former professor of constitutional law at UMKC School of Law. He wrote an excellent analysis of the constitutional violations of these “red flag” laws:
1. The seizure of guns without any hearing at all. The laws all contain an ex parte provision that allows the state to temporarily seize a person’s guns without even notifying the gun owner or giving him a chance to be heard. This is the quintessential denial of due process. The Fourth Amendment makes clear that a person cannot be denied of liberty (to exercise one’s constitutional right to bear arms) without due process of law. This confiscation is “temporary,” but it can easily lead to long-term or permanent confiscation.
2. Based on the testimony of one unrelated person. The confiscation order can be based on the testimony of only one person claiming that the gun owner poses a risk to the safety of himself or others. The law [proposed in Kansas] deceptively says that it has to be the testimony of a “family member.” But “family member” is defined to include “former dating partners” and anyone who has ever lived with the defendant. So a jilted former boyfriend or girlfriend, or even a roommate from years ago, could easily set in motion the disarming of a lawful gun owner.
3. Using a very low standard of proof. The standard for obtaining an ex parte order against a gun owner is absurdly low – one need only show “reasonable cause” to believe that the person may pose a risk. That’s even lower than the “probable cause” standard for obtaining a search warrant. In addition, the judge is forced to rush his decision and issue the confiscation order on the same day of the ex parte hearing. Within two weeks of the ex parte hearing, a hearing with the gun owner present must occur; the purpose is to put in place a long-term confiscation order. But even at that hearing, the standard of proof is far below the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard used in criminal trials. Rather, it need only be shown by “a preponderance of evidence” that the person poses a risk of injury to self or others. What kind of evidence? Things like the “reckless storage” of firearms and drinking habits can be considered. If you keep a handgun in the bedside table and drink beer regularly, you may [be] in trouble.
4. Shifting the burden of proof to the gun owner. The long-term confiscation order lasts up to a year, but may be renewed indefinitely. Once it is in place, it becomes very difficult to remove. To have the confiscation order lifted, the gun owner must prove he does not pose a threat to himself or others. Proving a negative is nearly impossible. Adding insult to injury, the bill even authorizes local law enforcement to charge the gun owner a storage fee for confiscating and storing his guns.
The implementation of “red flag” laws (at any level) is unconscionable and totally unacceptable. And I am here to warn you that there are millions of Americans who will never submit to such oppression. None of us wants to see acts of violence committed against law enforcement personnel in America, but when law enforcers begin carrying out these draconian “red flag” laws, they will begin lighting the matches of resistance in the hearts of freedom-loving people in this country like hasn’t been seen in over 150 years.
We have already heard about Gary Willis, the Maryland man who was killed by police officers in his own home as they attempted to carry out a “red flag” order to seize his guns. This man had committed no crime; he had not been accused of committing a crime; he was given no hearing and no due process. Mr. Willis did not attempt to harm the officers; he merely resisted their efforts to disarm him, and he was killed on the spot—in his own home—by police officers who had taken an oath to protect the liberties of this poor innocent man.
I assure you, Mr. Willis will not be the last American to resist the attempted confiscation of his firearms.
Do you legislators, judges, county sheriffs, chiefs of police, sheriff’s deputies and city policemen not realize that “red flag” laws are tantamount to a declaration of war against the American people? Are you so far removed from “the laws of Nature and Nature’s God” that you cannot see this? Do you not realize that in spite of all of Great Britain’s abuses of power, our colonist forebears did not openly rebel against the Crown until King George sent troops to Lexington and Concord to confiscate the colonists’ firearms? You do understand that, right? And you do understand, do you not, that the blood of the colonists flows in the veins of we Americans?
At what point do the American people come to believe that you truly do NOT wish to honor your oath to the Constitution or behave in a manner that truly honors America’s Second Amendment and the heritage of liberty that we all share as Americans? At what point do we Americans lose all respect for our civil magistrates and peace officers? For many Americans, that point will come when policemen bang on their doors at 5am and attempt to seize their guns.
Do you not realize that every single instance of an innocent person being subjected to a “red flag” gun confiscation order will only magnify and strengthen the resentment and animosity in the hearts of the community against these laws—and against the ones who are creating and implementing them? Do you not understand that this is a powder keg that could explode into all-out rebellion at any time? Do you want that? I don’t want that! I don’t want that for my wife and me, my children and grandchildren, my friends or my community.
Why would you legislators, judges and policemen even think about doing such a thing?
In the name of all that we hold dear, in the name of the brave men at Lexington Green and Concord Bridge, in the name of every American who has given his life in defense of the principles contained in our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution and our Bill of Rights—including many of our brave police officers and sheriff’s deputies—and in the name of the Natural Laws of our Creator, please STOP this madness before you literally tear our communities and our country apart.
As a legislator, you must not pass any semblance of a “red flag” law; as a judge, you must not issue a gun confiscation warrant on the basis of a “red flag” law; as a sheriff or chief of police, you must not order your officers to confiscate a citizen’s guns on the basis of a “red flag” warrant; and if you are a sheriff’s deputy or city policeman, you must not obey an order to confiscate your fellow citizens’ guns on the basis of a “red flag” law.
I beg you to realize what you are doing. I beg you to refuse to participate in this madness. I beg you to join your fellow churchmen, clubmen, neighbors, friends and townsmen and help us turn back this dastardly attempt to transform our constitutional republic into another repressive regime that, in the end, would require The People to tear it down.
Again, I beg you to think about what you are doing, about the pain you are causing, about the lives you are ruining and about the potential harm you are inflicting on our country.
“Red flag” laws are on the wrong side of history, the wrong side of our Constitution, the wrong side of liberty and on the wrong side of the laws of God.[End open letter]
And here is a short video of this letter on my YouTube channel. Feel free to share the video version of this letter as well.
Folks, please take this seriously. Our liberties—and maybe our lives—hang in the balance.
Published: Thursday, March 14, 2019
By Chuck Baldwin
If people who believe in the right to keep and bear arms, not to mention the rest of the Bill of Rights, do not wake up—and I mean NOW—to the fact that the Republican Party in Washington, D.C. (including Donald Trump), doesn’t give a tinker’s dam about their constitutional liberties, those liberties are going to be G-O-N-E, GONE! And I mean SOON!
That’s the problem when Republicans control the White House and Congress: The good people of America who would normally resist efforts from Washington to trample their constitutional liberties go dormant—which is where most of them seem to be right now.
Not since the British Crown sent troops to Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, to confiscate the firearms of the colonists has the central government in America attempted to pass laws to confiscate the firearms of innocent Americans—people who have NOT been accused of a crime, charged with a crime or people who have not even threatened to commit a crime.
We are not talking about gun control. We are talking about GUN CONFISCATION.
And who are the ones leading the charge to confiscate our guns? Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham—all Republicans.
It’s been said quite often that Republicans are the “Stupid Party.”
Well, the party of stupid has struck again, and “Exhibit A” is the Republican Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee — Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
Based on what Graham is doing, one would think he’s planning to forfeit control of the Senate to the Democrats and to lose the White House in 2020. Because he is holding a hearing to promote the nastiest form of Bloomberg-sponsored gun control.
As it turns out, Graham and his new “best buddy,” anti-gun zealot Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), are scheduling a hearing on Gun Confiscation Orders — sugar-coated as “red-flag laws” — on March 26 of this [year].
Gun Confiscation “red-flag” Orders were drafted and are being promoted nationally by Leftist anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg [and introduced in the U.S. Senate by Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio].
They would allow an angry relative or the police to make a telephone call to a judge. And, based on that telephone call, the judge can issue an order stripping you of your Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights — all without your knowledge.
The first thing you would learn about it is when the SWAT Team arrived at your door in the middle of the night — ready to ransack your home and, if you resisted, to arrest or shoot you.
Let’s make one thing perfectly clear: Gun Confiscation Orders would not have stopped ANY mass shooting in American history — and they do NOTHING to reduce homicides, suicides, crime, or mass shootings.
Gun Confiscation “red-flag” laws have been proven to be ineffective:
- They were in effect in Connecticut at the time of the Newtown shooting in 2012.
- They had long been in effect in California during the Thousand Oaks massacre last year.
- And they were in effect in Illinois during the Aurora shooting earlier this year.
- In fact, criminologist John Lott has conducted the definitive study of Gun Confiscation Orders.
He found that red flag laws have been an utter failure when it comes to lowering crime rates:
- They do not reduce homicides;
- They do not reduce suicides;
- They do not reduce mass shootings;
- They do not reduce crime of any kind; and
- They may even INCREASE the incidence of rape.
Senator Graham told CNN: “This [gun confiscation] is to me the area where we [Republicans and Democrats] can come together.”
And, as you know (and if you don’t, it’s because you don’t want to know), President Trump has made it crystal clear that he wants the government to enact these “red flag” gun confiscation laws as soon as possible. And don’t forget that Trump has appointed—and the GOP Senate has confirmed—one of the most disgusting swamp creatures in the world, William Barr, as America’s attorney general.
William Barr is one of the biggest proponents of “red flag” gun confiscation laws in the country. During his confirmation hearings, Barr told Senator Dianne Feinstein that implementing “red flag” gun confiscation laws is the “single most important thing I think we can do in the gun control area.” This is the man who will enthusiastically oversee and enforce gun confiscation in America. Donald Trump appointed—and the GOP Senate confirmed—a tyrannical monster as America’s attorney general.
On January 31 of this year, I published an open letter to our legislators, judges and lawmen regarding the egregious unconstitutionality of “red flag” gun confiscation laws and the dangerous ramifications that will result should these laws pass nationwide. I urge folks to read this open letter. And feel free to copy and share the letter with everyone you can as fast as you can.
You and I both know that a “red flag” gun confiscation law would not have a prayer of passing if a Democrat was in the White House, because millions of rank-and-file Republicans, Christians and conservatives would scream their opposition. But with a Republican in the White House and Republicans in charge of the Senate, the vast majority of our good freedom-oriented folks are sound asleep. Even their trusted NRA (which is nothing more than controlled opposition) is backing the passage of these “red flag” gun confiscation laws, thus providing cover for Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump to push these laws down the throats of the American people and still tell everybody that they are “for” the Second Amendment.
I am telling you, folks, if we do not bombard our U.S. senators with opposition to this proposed national “red flag” gun confiscation bill—and I mean SO LOUDLY that they cannot ignore us—gun confiscation will soon begin in earnest nationwide. And hear me when I say, not a single gun owner (and that means YOU) will be immune or protected against becoming a victim of this ultimate form of government tyranny.
I, again, urge you to read my open letter to our legislators, judges and lawmen. And, by all means, feel free to copy and share that letter as far and wide as possible.
And for our Christian friends, I have produced The Second Amendment Package that consists of the book I co-authored with my constitutional attorney son entitled To Keep or Not To Keep: Why Christians Should Not Give Up Their Guns and two DVD messages. The first is titled The Attack Against Our Guns And The Duty Of Christians To Repel The Attack. The second is called A Biblical Portrait Of The Righteousness And Requirement Of Bearing Arms.
This package containing the book and two DVD messages is being offered at a HUGE DISCOUNT. I do not know of another package anywhere else that contains the scriptural principles regarding the right to keep and bear arms that are contained in this package. So many pastors and churches are utterly indifferent to the Biblical requirement of being armed. And, as you know, many of them are downright sympathetic to the forces of tyrannical government that want to strip us of these God-given Natural rights.
Order The Second Amendment Package for as many of your friends as you can. And, please, read my open letter to our legislators, judges and lawmen and distribute “to infinity and beyond.”
I’m telling you, if we continue to keep our heads in the sand and believe that Donald Trump and the Republicans in the U.S. Senate are going to protect our right to keep and bear arms without a HUGE protest from the American people against this national “red flag” gun confiscation bill, we will be forced to awaken when the SWAT teams bang on our doors at 5am to confiscate our guns. And if you think it cannot happen to you, you are dumber than a box of rocks.
This is deadly serious, folks! And we need to treat it as such and act accordingly. And I mean NOW!
© Chuck Baldwin
I am about to dive into the mother of all fights against the radical environmental movement that is determined to “reorganize human society” – beginning with controlling what we eat!
And I cannot fight this battle alone. I need you and your financial help right away!
Please make an urgent contribution to APC so we can fight this monster.
Here are the details:
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is one of the top three most powerful, radical, anti-free enterprise, UN environmental groups in the world.
And WWF has succeeded in taking over the American Cattle industry!
The WWF has forced cattlemen to follow radical Sustainable rules through the establishment of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.
They are getting away with this industry grab because the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is now under the control of the World Wildlife Fund.
And the WWF’s Sustainable Roundtable now controls the beef packing industry which in turn controls the entire beef retail market. Cattlemen either toe the WWF dictates or are cut out of the industry.
That means cattlemen must follow massive regulations in order to produce American beef.
These rules ignore that fact that American cattlemen have always produced the highest grade of beef in the world – simply by using a process that has been used by their forefathers for generations.
The real result of these rules isn’t to produce a better beef product – but to destroy small producers and drive the industry to the massive corporate farms that can afford to play ball with the World Wildlife Fund.
Eventually the WWF goal is to destroy the entire beef industry.
The World Wildlife Fund has openly stated its opposition to beef production. They insist that to “Save the Earth it is demanded that we change human consumption habits away from beef.”
Here is what they said in a recent WWF report:
“Meat consumption is devastating some of the world’s most valuable and vulnerable regions, due to the vast amount of land needed to produce animal feed.”
This is the growing threat of Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development and its stated purpose to “reorganize human society.”
And this is how they do it – one industry at a time.
How in the world did this powerful anti beef, anti free enterprise, UN monster get control of our beef industry?
The short answer is that a vast majority of the beef producers in the nation, as represented by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association are simply ignorant of the threat from Sustainable policy.
But I am now working with a group of “renegade” cattlemen who see the threat and are desperately working to save the beef industry. They have reached out to me and the American Policy Center to help them fight back.
They need help in alerting their own fellow cattlemen of this threat so they can rise up to throw the WWF out of their industry. And they know they must also warn the American people who will soon see beef removed from their plates if the WFF succeeds!
That’s why they’ve come to APC. APC teaches dedicated freedom fighters how to effective win. That’s why APC exists!
The truth is APC is the only national organization that dedicates its full time to stopping this monster. APC has helped to inform and train thousands of dedicated activists on how to fight in city halls and county commissions.
Americans must learn the truth that our national food supply is being targeted as a means to change our culture and control us as called for in Agenda 21.
This attack on the cattle industry is a major move to subjugate and “harmonize” the United States into global control by the UN. That is the ultimate goal of Agenda 21 and its policy of Sustainable Development.
With Nancy Pelosi once again in charge of the U.S. House of Representatives it is going to become a greater challenge to fight back on the federal level. That means we have to fight harder on the local level – and that’s where this battle can be won.
That’s why I urgently need your financial support today so I can lead this fight to help save the beef industry. There are materials to produce to help them educate their fellow cattlemen. There is a lot of travel that must be done to meet with them first hand and conduct training.
Please make an immediate contribution to APC so we can fight this monster.
If not APC – then who will stop them? Please help me now!
The American Policy Center
The Growing Assault on Private Property
Are Single-Family Homes “Racist?”
One of the main indicators used by economists to measure the health of the nation’s economy is housing starts – the number of private homes being built around the nation. In 2018 housing starts fell in all four regions of the nation, representing the biggest drop since 2016.
While many economists point to issues such as higher material costs as a reason for the drop in housing starts, a much more ominous reason may be emerging. Across the nation, city councils and state legislatures are beginning to remove zoning protections for single-family neighborhoods, claiming they are racist discrimination designed to keep certain minorities out of such neighborhoods. In response to these charges some government officials are calling for the end of single-family homes in favor of multiple family apartments.
- Minneapolis, Minnesota: the city council is moving to remove zoning that protects single-family neighborhoods, instead planning to add apartment buildings in the mix. The mayor actually said such zoning was “devised as a legal way to keep black Americans and other minorities from moving into certain neighborhoods”. Racist, social injustice are the charges
- Chicago, Illinois: So-called “affordable housing” advocates have filed a federal complaint against the longtime tradition of allowing City Aldermen veto power over most development proposals in their wards, charging that it promotes discrimination by keeping low-income minorities from moving into affluent white neighborhoods. Essentially the complaint seeks to remove the Aldermen’s ability to represent their own constituents.
- Baltimore, Maryland: The NAACP filed a suit against the city charging that Section 8 public housing causes ghettos because they are all put into the same areas of town. They won the suit and now the city must spend millions of dollars to move such housing into more affluent neighborhoods. In addition, landlords are no longer permitted to ask potential tenants if they can afford the rent on their properties.
- Oregon: Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives Tina Kotek (D-Portland) is drafting legislation that would end single-family zoning in cities of 10,000 or more. She claims there is a housing shortage crisis and that economic and racial segregation are caused by zoning restrictions.
Such identical policies don’t just simultaneously spring up across the country by accident. There is a force behind it. The root of these actions are found in “fair housing” policies dictated by the federal Housing and Urban Development Agency (HUD). The affected communities have all taken HUD grants. There is very specific language in those grants that suggest single family homes are a cause of discrimination. Specifically, through the HUD program called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH), the agency is taking legal action against communities that use “discriminating zoning ordinances that discourage the development of affordable, multifamily housing…”. The suits are becoming a widely used enforcement tool for the agency.
To enforce its social engineering policies HUD demands the following from communities that have applied for or taken HUD grants:
- First, HUD forces the community to complete an “Assessment of Fair Housing” to identify all “contributing factors” to discrimination. These include a complete breakdown of race, income levels, religion, and national origin of every single person living there. They use this information to determine if the neighborhood meets a preset “balance,” determined by HUD.
- Second, HUD demands a detailed plan showing how the community intends to eliminate the “contributing factors” to this “imbalance.”
- Once the plan is prepared, then the community is required to sign an agreement to take no actions that are “materially inconsistent with its obligation to affirmatively further fair housing.”
Americans who have grown up experiencing private home ownership as the root to personal prosperity must quickly learn of the threat of the HUD/AFFH program. They must fully understand why cities like Chicago, Minneapolis and Baltimore and states like Oregon have suddenly announced actions to eliminate single-family home zoning. These cities have already taken the grant poison and must now comply. The ultimate government game is to reorganize our cities into massive urban areas where single-family neighborhoods are replaced by the Sustainable/Smart Growth model of “Stack and Pack,” wall-to-wall apartment buildings.
To the frustration of those Sustainablists determined to change our entire economic system, the legal protection of private property rights and ownership have proven to be a roadblock for implementation. New York Mayor William DeBlasio best expressed the frustration of those driving to control community development when he was quoted in New York Magazine saying, “What’s been hardest is the way our legal system is structured to favor private property. I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it and what the rent will be.”
Most importantly, HUD and its social engineering advocates have sold these so-called sustainable policies using the well-worn excuse that such programs are simply to help lower income families to succeed. In fact, these programs are actually at the very root of why many of them are NOT succeeding.
Tom DeWeese, President of the American Policy Center, an internationally recognized private property advocacy groups says, “The immediate result of eliminating single-family homes and in turn, destroying private property rights, is to degrade the property values of the homes so many have worked to build. It used to be called the American dream. Now it’s labeled racism, discrimination, and social injustice.”
DeWeese continues, “Eradicating poverty is the most popular excuse for the expansion of government power. Yet, it’s interesting to note that not a single government program, from the federal to the local level, offers any plan for eradicating poverty except the well-worn and unworkable scheme of wealth redistribution. After decades of following such a failed policy the only result is that we have more poor.”
Today, as demonstrated in Oregon, Minneapolis, Baltimore and Chicago, we hear the claims that there is a “housing crisis” and so government must take a dramatic step to solve the very crisis is has created. As economist Thomas Sowell has said, “The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.”
Concludes DeWeese, “It is interesting to note that, as private property ownership shrinks under these misguided policies, so too does the nation’s wealth. Sustainable policies are at the root of nearly every local, state, and federal program. Each step diminishes individual freedom, personal and national prosperity, and the destruction of the hopes and dream of every American. The American Policy Center is determined to lead the fight to end this misnamed and disastrous ‘Sustainable’ course for our country.”
Published: Thursday, January 17, 2019
During this current partial government shutdown, President Trump has repeatedly threatened to declare a State of National Emergency and use the U.S. military to build his coveted wall across our southern border. And conservatives—even many of the ones I thought had a grasp of the fundamental principles of liberty—are shouting their support.
Don’t get me wrong: I have been a longtime proponent of the U.S. stopping illegal immigration. When I campaigned for President on the Constitution Party ticket back in 2008, putting a stop to illegal immigration was one of the major planks of my platform. (Where were all of these anti-illegal immigration Christians and conservatives then? Supporting pro-illegal immigration Senator John McCain, that’s where.) My strong opposition to illegal immigration earned me a live interview on Lou Dobbs’ national television show and endorsements by several pro-legal immigration groups. My track record against illegal immigration is long and consistent.
However, I have not been shy about opposing Trump’s plan to build a wall. I think walls are a very bad idea. It’s one thing to put a wall around a private residence or even a private “gated” community; it is another thing entirely to fence in a country. Remember, walls not only keep people out (to some extent), they also keep people IN. When governments build walls, they are usually around prisons.
The fact is, we wouldn’t even have an illegal immigration problem if the stupid warmongering neocon foreign policies in Washington, D.C., were not creating refugees all over the world and if the Welfare State in D.C. (and several states within this country) wasn’t holding out every conceivable financial incentive in the world for illegals to ignore our laws and come here. Make no mistake, America’s Warfare State, with its punitive sanctions, embargos, regime changes, etc., is driving people out of their countries; and America’s Welfare State, with its allurement of free medical care, housing, education, food stamps, etc., is enticing illegals to come here—all of the rhetoric of politicians in Washington, D.C., notwithstanding. Solve those problems, and you solve the illegal immigration problem.
But illegal immigration is not the focus of this column.
The focus of this column is not even the wall itself. I oppose the wall, but I acknowledge the right of the President of the United States to build one—IF Congress appropriates the funds to do so. (Republicans held the House and Senate during Trump’s first two years in office. Why didn’t they appropriate funding for the wall then? And why no government shutdown then?) But the idea that Donald Trump will declare a National Emergency to circumvent Congress is abhorrent to every principle of constitutional government. Show me anywhere in the Constitution where the President (any President) is authorized to declare a National Emergency to bypass Congress—because it won’t pass a law he wants passed—and then implement that law via Executive Order. You can’t, because it’s not there.
I well remember Christians and conservatives angrily bashing Barack Obama and Bill Clinton every time they signed an Executive Order. But now these same Christians and conservatives are shouting their support for Donald Trump to pass not just an Executive Order but a National State of Emergency. So much for conservatives supporting the Constitution.
Of course, our federal government didn’t behave constitutionally for most of the Twentieth Century—and it still isn’t. But the unconstitutional conduct of the federal government (and presidents in particular) is not a blessing; it is a curse. Most of the political problems that America is struggling with today are the direct result of the unconstitutional conduct of presidents, congressmen and Supreme Court justices in Washington, D.C.
The fact is, we have been living under an illegal State of National Emergency since 1933. And in 1976, the federal Congress officially passed the National Emergencies Act (NEA). I guess they were tired of being seen as wimpish doormats for unconstitutional bully presidents, so they decided to go ahead and give presidents the authority to do what they do not have the authority to do—but do anyway.
Here is how a Senate committee examining the question in 1973 justified granting the President the power to declare national emergencies:
“[T]his vast range of [presidential] powers, taken together, confer[s] enough authority to rule the country without reference to normal constitutional procedures [emphasis added].”
Now, isn’t that hunky-dory? With that kind of reasoning, why even bother electing a Congress or swearing an oath to the Constitution? But I digress.
It didn’t take long. Three years after Congress passed the NEA, President Jimmy Carter declared the first National Emergency under the new law to freeze Iranian assets after the seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran. That State of Emergency has been renewed every year since by six different presidents, by the way.
Since then, some 58 declarations of National Emergency have taken place, enacted by presidents from both parties, and 31 of these are continually renewed. The thing that would make Trump’s declaration of a State of National Emergency different from the others (should he declare it) is this National Emergency would be directed to military activity within the continental United States.
Everyone seems to agree that when acting under a Declaration of War or a Declaration of National Emergency, a president has virtually king-like power. For all intents and purposes, under such a declaration, a president becomes a monarch. Only a 2/3 majority from both houses of Congress can wrest emergency power from a president—meaning it’s all but impossible.
Add a National Emergency of this nature to existing laws passed by Congress, such as the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, sections giving domestic police power to the military contained in the NDAA, etc., and we have a recipe for disaster—a REAL emergency.
Writing a history of concentration camps around the globe, I’ve spent several years looking at how leaders, revolutionaries and military juntas have used “states of exception” — situations in which ordinary laws are deferred or no longer apply. The most notorious example played out between the world wars: Before Adolf Hitler was appointed German chancellor in 1933, Article 48 of the Weimar constitution was invoked more than 100 times, allowing the president to override legislative authority. After his appointment, Nazi leadership employed this extraordinary measure more aggressively to cement Hitler’s use of dictatorial power for more than a decade.
But as philosopher Giorgio Agamben noted in his writing on the topic, states of exception weren’t just for Nazis. Article 23 of Argentina’s constitution allowed for the suspension of constitutional guarantees in the event of domestic disorder. When generals seized power there in 1976, they made intricate, exhaustive use of the article to pervert the legal process. In Chile, a coup on Sept. 11, 1973, institutionalized extrajudicial governance, and the resulting state of emergency remained in place for 15 years.
More recently, Myanmar’s fledgling democracy declared a state of emergency over violence in the western state of Rakhine in 2012. The government imposed emergency powers to segregate the Rohingya Muslim population, isolating it behind checkpoints that helped lay the groundwork for ethnic cleansing.
Again and again, when democracies are destabilized, declaring a state of emergency is the linchpin of the process. As Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson noted in 1952, emergency powers “tend to kindle emergencies.”
Pitzer goes on to remind us:
The United States has its own history to consider. In December 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt put Hawaii under martial law in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Early the following year, he signed Executive Order 9066, which led to the internment of about 120,000 Japanese Americans, most of whom were U.S. citizens. According to the popular understanding, the United States was frightened into violations of its own ideals, but that idea is false. Francis Biddle, the attorney general at the time, as well as U.S. naval intelligence and even J. Edgar Hoover at the FBI, understood that mass internment was unnecessary. But the power of the executive, in this case a president deferring to the military, overruled the advice of key officials. The Supreme Court backed the president, denying justice to tens of thousands of detainees.
Totalitarianism rises out of a process, not a single event. Declaring a state of exception in response to a political impasse would be a big step toward degrading an already vulnerable system. A fake emergency could trigger a real catastrophe — one that a split Congress would be unlikely to resolve and that a Supreme Court sympathetic to an imperial presidency might even worsen. We have more than a century of precedents at home and abroad to demonstrate all the ways things could go wrong.
Agree with building a wall along our southern border or not, this fact cannot be denied: If President Trump declares a National Emergency, he would be doing so to circumvent the will of Congress. That hardly meets the legitimate definition of an “emergency.” Even warmongers G.W. Bush and Dick Cheney only declared a National Emergency after the horrific 9/11 attacks—a Pearl Harbor-type emergency. Obviously, Bush and Cheney used the 9/11 attacks as justification to take us into two unconstitutional and immoral wars against countries that had absolutely nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks. Besides building a wall, what would Trump justify under his declaration of a National Emergency? I shudder to think about it.
But Trump knows that if he fails to deliver on his promise to build the wall, his base of support will abandon him in droves, and he would have absolutely no chance of winning re-election in 2020. Donald Trump’s re-election hopes depend on the wall. And he knows it. And if Trump eventually caves on funding for the wall, it will be because he plans to leave office before the 2020 elections in order to cut a deal for clemency for himself, his family and his businesses—all of which are up to their eyeballs in criminal conduct—and turn the presidency over to globalist insider and ultra-Zionist Vice President Mike Pence. More on that down the road.
Regardless, the reason America was founded as a constitutional republic and not as a monarchy was to make it difficult for our president to assume monarchical powers. 99.9% of the time, gridlock in Washington, D.C., is GOOD. In a republic, laws are supposed to be difficult to pass. The constitutional checks and balances that retard the advancement of impulsive, frivolous, unnecessary or destructive laws protect liberties, not hinder them.
The problem in America today is both sides of the political debate only want to enforce constitutional (aka “limited”) government when the other side is in power. Democrats are fine with Barack Obama violating the Constitution but scream bloody murder when Donald Trump does it. And Republicans are fine with Donald Trump violating the Constitution but scream bloody murder when Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton does it.
This means that neither liberals nor conservatives, Democrats nor Republicans are constitutionally principled. All either side wants is power. And I have never seen anyone from either political party who lusts for power more than Donald J. Trump. I shudder to think what this aspiring despot would do should he declare a State of National Emergency that targets America’s homeland.
Do I want to stop illegal immigration? You bet I do. But do I want to see a President become a monarch and destroy our Constitution to do it? Absolutely not!
I ask you, if we violate the laws of the land, how are we any better than those we want to keep out of our country for violating the laws of the land? And if we let the President of the United States violate the laws of the land, what does that tell the world about America?
Ah, shucks! I forgot. The American people—including our pastors and churches—have been letting their presidents violate the laws of the land (and the laws of God and Nature) for decades. So, why should I think it would stop now? Silly me.
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These messages contain the foundational principles of government that were commonly understood and proclaimed by both philosopher and pulpiteer for hundreds of years before and after America’s founding—principles that have been forsaken and forgotten in both our churches and our halls of congress for nearly a century. These are the principles that built—and could once again rebuild—America’s constitutional republic.
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©2019 Chuck Baldwin
Published: Thursday, December 27, 2018
As we are just two days past the day in which we commemorated Christ’s birth, I am reminded of a quote by John Quincy Adams. On July 4, 1837, he spoke these words:
Why is it that, next to the birth day of the Savior of the world, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day? . . . Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth. That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity, and gave to the world the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies announced directly from Heaven at the birth of the Savior and predicted by the greatest of the Hebrew prophets six hundred years before?
Adams was exactly right. The United States of America is the only nation in human history established by mostly Christian people, founded upon 2,000 years of Christian thought and Biblical Natural Law principles and dedicated to the purpose of religious and personal liberty and equal justice under the law. This truth is easily observed within America’s earliest history.
America’s forebears first established a written covenant with God as early as November 11, 1620, when they penned The Mayflower Compact. It states in part:
In the name of God, Amen. . . . Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith and honour of our king and country, a voyage to plant the first colonie in the Northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God, and one of another, covenant, and combine our selves together into a civil body politick; for our better ordering, and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, Acts, constitutions and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colonie: unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.
From the beginning, the sentiments and statements of America’s founders make it clear that this country has enjoyed a love and appreciation for the rights and freedoms recognized in Natural Law that is unique in the annals of human history. No other nation has such a heritage.
The Declaration of Independence states, “[Men] are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” It also states that these rights are “self-evident” and that they were formed by the “Laws of Nature.” These principles are also taken directly from the Scriptures—and from Enlightenment fathers such as Locke, Vattel and Montesquieu. And one cannot read what these men wrote without quickly observing that they formed their writings largely on the Scriptures.
The signers of our Declaration of Independence could have never imagined that individual states (including the State of Massachusetts where our war for independence began) would deny their citizens the right to carry arms. They could have never dreamed that states would deny their citizens the right to be free from warrantless searches, which happens every day throughout this country. They could have never imagined that the time would come when their posterity would be denied the basic freedoms to publicly express their reverence for God. Never could they have imagined that the day would come when citizens of the several sovereign states (each with a State constitution protecting religious liberty) would be denied their right to pray in school, place Nativity scenes on public property or hang copies of the Ten Commandments on courthouse walls.
I am also confident that America’s founders would be completely repulsed by the way the United States has jumped headlong into corporatism, socialism and Zionism. At the national level, Democrats and Republicans alike have created a central government so large that it would be unrecognizable to any founding father—even Alexander Hamilton or John Adams. Big Business sucks feverishly at the teat of Big Government; the major media has become little more than a propaganda ministry of Big Government; corporate 501c3 churches view Big Government as a god to be worshipped; and America (including and especially its Christians and churches) seems to be drunk on the perpetual wars and entangling alliances of the neocon Warfare State. Surely, our Founding Fathers must be turning over in their graves.
Therefore, at this Christmas season, let us recommit ourselves to our nation’s founding principles. Furthermore, let us renew with vigor the fight for freedom before our liberties and heritage disappear altogether.
Yes, John Quincy Adams was right. The birth of Christ and the birth of America are indissolubly linked.
We the people hereby request the immediate assistance and intervention by President Donald J Trump and sheriffs across our republic to join in stopping the injustices befalling numerous Americans who are in prison as a result of egregious federal regulations. These citizens have harmed no one and are victims of a failed judicial system.
Many of these cases are so complicated, we can’t obtain the truth.
Often when they are found guilty, the sentence doesn’t match the crime. Dwight and Steve Hammond were in this very situation, but thankfully they are free due to President Trump and the efforts of many concerned Americans.
Another example of injustice is American homes being raided and ransacked by the Department of Education SWAT Teams over unpaid student loans. This SWAT mentality is unnecessary and out of line. Such arrests and abuses are the result of agency overreach creating criminals. The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. If America is to be great again, as President Trump has pledged, this abuse should not be allowed to continue.
We are requesting an independent committee be established to review these arrests and incarcerations in order to fairly and independently evaluate each case. A summary with recommendations will then be forwarded to the President for consideration.
In the meantime, we implore President Trump to grant case-by-case pardons and return these victims to their families.
We invite all Sheriff’s to help us work to protect due process and the rule of law.
There Is No Liberty with Innocents in Prison! – TheFreedomCoalition.com
Published: Thursday, October 18, 2018
In a letter to President Thomas Jefferson, John Adams wrote:
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise not from defects in the Constitution or Confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much as downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Thomas Jefferson would later write to John Taylor:
I sincerely believe with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.
Jefferson would also warn:
We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion [excess] and servitude.
Today, our nation has sunk into insolvency, and a serious financial day of reckoning is fast approaching. The governing class in Washington D.C., (in both parties) continues to load us and our posterity with perpetual debt and servitude. Most Americans are “distressed,” “perplexed” and “confused” because they have not been taught sound money principles or the evils of central banking.
In 1910, a secretive cabal of Wall Street and international bankers conspired to create the Federal Reserve System, which became our nation’s central bank in 1913. Our Founding Fathers were well acquainted with the evils of central banking (beginning with the Bank of England in 1694), and they diligently sought to enshrine hard money principles into our Constitution.
In 1913, our national debt was $2.9 billion, and today it is $21 trillion—an incomprehensible 746,000% increase! According to the U.S. debt clock, our unfunded liabilities now exceed $115 trillion, and each taxpayer is on the hook for over $1 million.
See the Debt Clock here:
Our present banking system was conceived in fraud and deceit by our modern money changers and corrupt politicians.
James Madison wrote:
History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance.
When our Lord saw the money changers in the Temple, He drove them off at the force of a whip on at least THREE separate occasions. No wonder the Pharisees hated Him so much.
The only congressman or presidential candidate (from either major party) in modern memory who consistently spoke out against the money changers was Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX). For decades he tried to convince the American people that it was essential to our national survival that we demand that our congressmen and senators end the Fed. Very few paid him any heed, and now I doubt that there is any legislative remedy.
Evangelical Christians, pastors and “conservatives” continue to support puppet candidates who are beholden to the money changers. Oh, they may express concern about our national debt and unconstitutional financial practices, but they are not calling for the Fed to be abolished. They cannot even get a bill through Congress to audit the Fed. Neither are they willing to rein in the out-of-control federal spending inside the Beltway.
And for all of his rhetoric, a Trump presidency has not made any difference. The Republican-controlled Congress and President Donald Trump have exploded the growth of the federal deficit over $1 trillion during the last fiscal year alone. Trump has even called for eliminating the debt ceiling altogether. Under Trump and the Republicans in Congress, the pattern of reckless, out-of-control, unconstitutional deficit spending is skyrocketing at levels equal to or exceeding Democrat administrations and congresses.
Trump is such a hypocrite! After the recent downturn in the Stock Market, Trump lambasted the head of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell (CFR)—the same man that HE APPOINTED AND REFUSES TO RECALL. It is incredible to me how people have fallen for this charlatan. He continually appoints swamp creatures to his administration, and then when they keep filling the swamp, he turns around and gripes about it and says that he is trying to drain the swamp. And people actually fall for this charade. I’ve never seen anything like it. But I digress.
America is facing a dangerous tipping point. In reality, our federal government is bankrupt. The only things keeping America’s economy afloat are a government living on borrowed “money” (which cannot last forever), the Federal Reserve’s printing presses that create “money” out of thin air (which also cannot continue indefinitely) and the fact that the U.S. dollar is the world’s reserve currency. And how much longer can THAT last?
Margaret Thatcher famously said,
Socialist governments . . . always run out of other people’s money.
The US economy is on the rise, but its expansion is coming to an end, warns Scott Minerd, Global Chief Investment Officer at investment firm Guggenheim Partners.
“Just as an iceberg loomed in the distant darkness to be struck by the Titanic under full steam, so the US economy approaches the distant fiscal drag of 2020 under the full steam of rate hikes to contain inflation and an overheating labor market,” he wrote on Twitter.
George Washington said it succinctly and powerfully:
“Paper money has had the effect in your State that it will ever have, to ruin commerce— oppress the honest, and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice.”
Sir Thomas Gresham’s Law says that bad money drives out good money. Because we have allowed the Federal Reserve System to unconstitutionally act as the fiscal agent for the U.S. government, we are experiencing the ruinous effects of Gresham’s Law. Concerned investors and foreign nations are dumping U.S. currency and assets and investing in gold and silver. China and Russia are buying gold like there is no tomorrow. What do they know that we need to know?
After talking with my friend Ron Paul some time ago, I converted my personal IRA into a precious metals-backed IRA. And the company I use is one of the finest precious metals companies in the country. They have been in business since 1976 with a solid reputation and track record, offering the option of easy online ordering as well as the safe, secure storage of metals if needed.
If you are like me, you, too, are looking for a reliable and honest source for acquiring gold and silver, and maybe even a place to fund your retirement accounts into precious metals.
I am, therefore, proud to partner with this fine company and recommend them to my readers. I know these fellows personally. They are fine Christian patriots who truly understand what’s going on and have a heart to help their fellow Americans affordably obtain precious metals.
Whether you are looking to convert your traditional IRA to a precious metals-backed IRA (as I did) or are simply wanting to purchase gold and silver coins, I urge you to consider the company I use. My friend of many years, David Hart, is the National Sales Director. He is extremely friendly, helpful and trustworthy.
I promise you that Dave will not try and pressure you into doing anything you don’t want to do. He will simply answer your questions, help you determine whether adding precious metals to your financial portfolio is something you want to do and will completely guide you through the process if you decide to proceed. Believe me, Dave will take the anxiety out of transferring your IRA or purchasing as few or as many gold and silver coins as you choose. I urge you to contact Dave and see whether investing in precious metals is right for you.
Contact Dave here:
Here are a few testimonials from people who took my recommendation and contacted David:
I was an apostate Catholic for at least a decade when I heard Pastor Baldwin speak the neutral truth about God in the context of the Founding Fathers—a history lesson about our country being founded on Christian principles with the help of the black brigade—told without sanctimony, without condescension and without making me feel like a hopeless condemned person.
I have a college degree and I took finance and accounting classes but I don’t ever recall being told anything about the reality of American money until I heard Pastor Baldwin and Ron Paul.
Talking with David Hart and company CEO, Chris Olson, meant a lot to me. Both of them patiently explained the nuances of gold and silver coins and bars to me and the security features. They gave me an education on how to buy precious metals and you also gave our family a way to protect ourselves in these increasingly uncertain times. My husband and I are simple people trying not to lose any more of what we’ve worked so hard to have. You helped us achieve that goal and we’re sincerely grateful.
We first learned about Treasure Island Coins and New Direction IRA from our pastor, Dr. Chuck Baldwin. Because we know Dr. Baldwin to be a man of integrity and someone we greatly respect, we decided to investigate this for ourselves. We worked with David Hart in this process and David was wonderful. He took a great deal of time to really educate us and walk us through the process of converting our IRAs from fiat currency to solid assets. David never pressured us in any way and was incredibly patient with our multiple questions. We felt comfortable through the entire process and once everything was completed, also felt we could rest easier knowing our assets were far more secure than they had been. David was a real pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend Treasure Island Coins and New Direction IRA.
–Julie & Steve
When the company I work for was sold, I was suddenly faced with a decision concerning how to invest the 401K funds from the plan of my old employer. Around the same time, I came across an article by Pastor Chuck Baldwin, which warned of a “coming financial crash.” For years I have followed the writings of Pastor Baldwin and have come to trust his insights. His advice in the article, which was to consider investing in a precious metals IRA, resonated with me. He suggested contacting David Hart, the National Sales Director of a company called Treasure Island Coins, for more information. As over a number of years I had come to trust Chuck Baldwin, I figured I could place my trust in any person or company that he endorsed. His endorsement of David Hart and Treasure Island Coins was very important to me and was the primary reason I contacted David Hart.
Right from the start, David was very helpful in providing web links to information that would help me in making the decision to ultimately invest in a precious metals-backed IRA. He was always available and knowledgeable if I had questions, yet I never felt rushed to make a decision. And when the time came to decide what type of precious metal (e.g., gold, silver, etc.) and in what form (e.g., coin, bar, etc.) to purchase, David brought in on a conference call the Chief Executive Officer of Treasure Island Coins to offer guidance and insight. That impressed me and the information presented and advice offered during that call made my decision much easier.
Working with David Hart and Treasure Island Coins was a very good experience. David was very helpful and provided valuable guidance in my purchase of precious metals as part of my IRA. I would recommend David and Treasure Island Coins for anyone looking to purchase precious metals as part of an IRA or otherwise.
I believe you would be just as pleased by speaking with David about your personal decision regarding investing in precious metals as were these folks.
Contact David here:
As I noted at the beginning of this column, Thomas Jefferson warned us that banking institutions are more dangerous than standing armies. This reality holds true to this day—and probably even more so. America is facing a financial day of reckoning: of that there is no doubt.
Everyone knows that the current stock market is in another bubble that will burst at any time. And Donald Trump has taken us to the precipice of global nuclear war. The Department of Defense (DOD) is urging its employees to stock up on gas masks and iodine pills (I have seen the documents). Power companies around the country are already scurrying to figure out what they will do in the event of an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse). Hurricanes are buffeting the Gulf Coast, and fires are raging throughout the West. God’s patience with America might be running out.
One thing is undeniable: Gold and silver have formed the world’s economic baseline for virtually all of mankind’s existence. And this is also a fact: There is no better time—or even a more necessary time—to invest in gold and silver than RIGHT NOW.
Another recent financial report states, “If you want to preserve your wealth, buy physical gold,” expert says:
Gold, which is traditionally seen as a safe haven, is usually subject to the whims of supply and demand. Its value changes quickly, pushing the bullion price to extremely high levels at times.
The yellow metal also makes a habit of performing poorly when the stock market is doing well. But gold is the ultimate store of value, according to precious metals expert Ronan Manly of Singapore’s BullionStar.
“What this means is that gold retains its purchasing power over long periods. Gold’s purchasing power is not eroded by inflation as it is an inflation hedge,” the analyst told RT. “In contrast, fiat currencies such as the US dollar are not stores of value. Fiat currency purchasing power is consistently eroded by inflation, and over time fiat currencies, such as the US dollar, lose nearly all of their purchasing power relative to gold.”
Widely accepted as a safe haven, gold is commonly seen as financial insurance in times of crisis, conflict or war, with investors rushing to the asset during these periods, according to Manly. He compares the precious commodity to a “safe harbor when there is geopolitical turmoil.”
Again, to learn more about my decision to invest in precious metals and to partner with Chris and David at Treasure Island Coins, go here:
Many seem bewildered by the anti-Trump riots and demonstrations that have covered the nation since the 2016 election. And many keep trying to find a reasonable response. Give it up. You can’t reason with them with words.
Here is my take. They know full well that they aren’t going to overturn the election. These privately funded forces are being used to create pressure to destroy the Electoral College so they won’t have to deal with it next election. This is how the Left operates. Make a big deal over here to force the hidden agenda over there. The plan is to make enough trouble that Congress will move to abolish the EC to get some peace.
For clues on who is behind this effort one only has to watch to see which member of Congress would propose such action. The answer, of course, was California Senator Barbara Boxer. It only took a week after the election for her to come to the rescue of the broken and distraught Left.
The danger is real and gaining ground. But it didn’t start with the 2016 election result. A campaign to eliminate the Electoral College and “let the people elect the president,” has been gaining steam for several years. A group called “National Popular Vote Interstate Compact,” http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/ started in 2006, has won commitments from eleven states to award their electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote. These include Maryland, New Jersey, Illinois, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Massachusetts, California, New York, Hawaii, the District of Columbia and Connecticut. These states control 172 electoral votes. They only need states representing 98 more electoral votes to join and the Electoral College will be a thing of the past. Meanwhile, such legislation is under consideration in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arizona, to name a few.
When a state passes legislation to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, it pledges that all of that state’s electoral votes will be given to whichever presidential candidate wins the popular vote nationwide. These bills will take effect only when states with a majority of the electoral votes have passed similar legislation. States with electoral votes totaling 270 of the 538 electoral votes would have to pass NPV bills before the compact kicks in and any state’s bill could take effect.
As usual, it’s easy to get people to join this cause – yet another sound bite based on emotion rather than knowledge or logic. “Let the people decide.” “It’s the American way.” “It’s Democracy at work.” Yep, that’s why America was never set up as a democracy. Here’s another sound bite for you – “Democracy is a lynch mob.” Here’s another one – “Democracy is three wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for lunch.” Majority rule violates the rights of minorities. It’s not a good thing. Get the picture?
The United States was created by the individual sovereign states. They were already free and independent governments on their own. As they came together to create a central government they feared it would grow too strong and overpower the states, making them subjugated to the central government. So, to prevent that, the states created the Electoral College to make the election of the President a STATE election.
Throughout history, certain factions have challenged the legality of the Electoral College. Opponents point out that our President is actually elected by 538 virtually unknown people who are members of 51 small delegations in fifty States and the District of Columbia. Moreover, in most states, the electors are not even bound to vote for the candidate that won the popular vote. In fact, many Constitutional scholars believe that’s just what the founders intended, 538 independent thinkers, bound to no one. There is reason and logic behind the idea.
The Founding Fathers, particularly those from small States, were very concerned that they would be smothered by the larger states. Under the representative republic (not a democracy) established by the founders, the United States is made up of fifty sovereign States. Under the Constitution, except for limited powers specifically defined for the central government, power for the rule of law is intended to reside in the States.
To deal with the problem, the founders decided on a compromise that would establish two chambers for the Congress; the House of Representatives, whose size would be dictated by the population in each state and the Senate in which every state would get two representatives, regardless of its size or population. You see, in the beginning, the states appointed Senators to be their representatives in Congress. But, like these so-called scholars of today who want to wreck the Electoral College, previous “experts” came up with the idea that Senators should be elected by the people – “It’s only fair,” went the mantra! The result is an imperial Senate that answers to no one but their own elite club members. That’s what happens when you mess with the real genius of the Constitution.
The same problem arose in deciding how to select a President, the one nationally-elected official. Here again, there was the fear that election by popular vote would overwhelm the will of smaller States. Again, a compromise was reached to address the issue in a fair and equitable manner in order to maintain the power of the states. Each state was assigned a number of presidential electoral votes equal to its representation in the House and the Senate. In each state, the electors would vote for a President and Vice President. The candidate receiving the largest number of electoral votes would be elected.
Under the plan, the connection to the popular vote was the selection of state electors. The popular vote was to be used to select individuals trusted by the people to select the President. Each presidential candidate has a slate of electors committed to them. As the people vote for a candidate, they are actually electing his/her slate of electors. Again, the selection of electors goes directly to local control of the process. Under the Constitution, even the smallest state was assured at least three votes in the process. To provide a further check to protect the smaller states, in the event no candidate won a majority of the electoral vote, the names of the top five would go to the House of Representatives, where each state delegation would cast one vote for one of the candidates. In this process each state, again, is equal.
To understand the Electoral College one must realize that the Founders considered the states as the dominant power in the nation. Election of the office of President was a bit like the selection of the Chairman of the Board, with the states serving as the board of directors for the nation. The great mistake Electoral College opponents make is to believe the President was supposed to be elected by the people. It was never the plan.
There are fundamental and often regional differences in how Americans view the role of government and the leaders they elect to run it. Little wonder those who seek to strengthen the power of the central government prefer that elections be decided by the popular vote. It’s a great sound bite- but the results will not give “the people” the “fair” result they desire.
Such a move will eliminate the power of individual states in favor of elections decided by the population of large, politically liberal cities. I’ve actually heard it said by residents of California, San Francisco, in particular, “why do we even let people in Ohio and Iowa vote?” Such elitism is behind the “National Popular Vote” movement which apparently believes that only the East and West Coasts count. The rest is just flyover country.
Keep these facts in mind as we watch the enforcement of Sustainable Development policies that lead to Smart Growth cities. The stated plans of such ideas are that most people will eventually be ‘persuaded” to leave the rural areas and migrate to the cities. In addition, we now are witnessing the invasion of illegal immigrants who normally land in such communities and swell their size.
The “feel good” propaganda of the National Popular Vote movement insists that a popular vote would not change the face of the nation. However, by design or not, the fact is their scheme plays right into the hands of the Sustainablists who openly seek top-down control through the establishment of megacities. By forcing the massive majority of citizens into such areas, a majority vote in just a few will drown any other area in the nation.
In such a planned agenda for the 21st Century, individuals living in the majority of the nation’s territory will quickly learn how little their “popular vote” counts if the Electoral College is abandoned by the “National Popular Vote” scheme. Those smaller states (and therefore their votes) may have no impact on the election of the President, just as our founders feared. Control by a few over the many can only be defined as tyranny.
The abolishment of the Electoral College would, in fact, establish an election tyranny giving control of the government to the massive population centers of the nation’s Northeastern sector, along with the area around Los Angeles. If these sections of the nation were to control the election of our nation’s leaders, the voice of the ranchers and farmers of the Mid and Far West would be lost, along with the values and virtues of the South. It would also mean the end of the Tenth Amendment and state sovereignty.
Not happy to even let the states decide if they want to support the idea of the National Popular vote or not, the hard Left has manufactured the unrest in the streets to pressure a fast solution. In 2016 Senator Boxer answered the call with legislation to end the Electoral College. Such demands to end it masquerade as the answer to the people’s unrest. If achieved the end, the result will have nothing to do with Donald Trump. He is just the convenient excuse.
Allow that to happen now and the great silent majority of middle America in this nation will never again have a fair say in who is elected our president. And that is the true goal of today’s unrest.