Feb 9, 2016

Troubled Patriot Update - February 2016

As you have noticed, the postings have stopped recently. The reason is that I'm having some health problems. I have degenerative disc disease in addition to bulging and slipped discs in my neck and upper back. Unfortunately, I happen to live in an area that is dominated by a Christian cult, and the majority of doctors here are very resistant to narcotic pain medicine. I've gone through the entire gamut as far as injections, physical therapy, nerve cauterization, NSAIDs and have even tried off the wall treatments. Nothing has worked for more than a day or so. The result is that I have been in extreme pain for about two weeks - peaking last week. This has so negatively affected me that I have had to delay an editing project, although I hope to be able to pound it out in the next couple of days.

On the 18th, I will be meeting with a neurosurgeon and will get some solid answers. More than likely, I'll be having surgery sometime this month. If that happens, I'll have to be absent for quite a while as I heal up.

My only regret is that doctors in my area refuse to help with my pain. I have obvious physical damage, and have recent MRIs, CT scans, and even X-Rays to prove it. But, since they won't even drink caffeine, I'm out of luck.

I will report back to the blog ASAP.

Jan 31, 2016

Media Concerning Islam #8 - Ezra Levant Show: Muslim migrant rape and riot spree in Germany

Coming to America Soon

The Result of the Events of January 26th, 2016 is a Call to Action For All Americans

It has been a few days since the catastrophe in Burns, Oregon. After the horrific events of that fateful day, many of us had to take a step back and collect our thoughts. Quite soon afterwards, the FBI released video of the incident. Many people have studied it, and the results are shocking. The police force murdered LaVoy Finicum in cold blood. The ambush site was prepared well in advance, with snipers hiding among the trees.

It has taken me quite a while to digest all of this. At first, outrage was all that I could comprehend. Eventually it cooled down into a simmering rage. During my time of contemplation, questions began to arise. By what legal right did those forces have to execute Finicum? Does the government now consider itself above the law? What can we as citizens do in response to this outrage?

As you you may recall, President Obama penned an executive order authorizing the killing of the Islamic terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki who happened to be an American citizen via birth. Not many of us voiced our concerns in light of how evil and murderous this Muslim cleric was. However, those of us who did speak out pointed to a dangerous president. Glenn Greenwald, of the admittedly leftist website “WorldCantWait,” penned an excellent article addressing this concern. In his piece he wrote

Obama had continued Bush's policy (which Bush never actually implemented) of having the Joint Chiefs of Staff compile "hit lists" of Americans

Further on he adds

Instead, in Barack Obama's America, the way guilt is determined for American citizens -- and a death penalty imposed -- is that the President, like the King he thinks he is, secretly decrees someone's guilt as a Terrorist. He then dispatches his aides to run to America's newspapers -- cowardly hiding behind the shield of anonymity which they're granted -- to proclaim that the Guilty One shall be killed on sight because the Leader has decreed him to be a Terrorist.

Does this sound familiar at all?

Article II of the United States Constitution chronicles the powers of the office of the President. The first line states that “The executive Power shall be vested”. Executive power to do what? Thankfully, the Constitution goes on to enumerate exactly what the President shall have control over. No where does it list the creation of new agencies, new laws, the set up of hit lists, or any of the abuses that many Presidents of modern America have committed. Unfortunately, those on the left use the excuse of “he did it first” to rationalize continued injustice. This is a flawed argument, as anyone who has taken a philosophy course well knows. Even those who have not studied the subject are aware that such line of thinking resides upon shaky ground. Are you familiar with the “if he jumps off a bridge” question? I thought so.

Directly put, no President has any authority to create an executive order outside of the framework of the Constitution. President Obama is breaking the law.

This begs the question, does the government (both state and local) consider itself above the law? While the government itself is simply an entity made of up individuals, it is obvious that they do consider themselves as such. Federal agencies outside the scope of the Constitution such as the Environmental Protection Agency have been created and are used to control the daily activities of American citizens. More recent examples would be the crack down on gun ownership, the pushing through of treaties without consulting the Senate, as well as the creation of the department of Homeland Security. Indeed, one could write an entire encyclopedia on government abuses.

So what are we to do? Although it may not seem like it, the American citizen has incredible power. One must simply acknowledge it.

The first course of action is to use our power of the vote. Remove from office any official who will not follow the rule of law. This applies to all elected officials from local, through to state and federal levels.

The second course of action is a Constitutional Convention of States. It empowers the American citizen to modify our rules of law, and we can use it to specifically instruct our government leaders what their boundaries are.

The third course of action is civil disobedience. If the government attempts to enforce a law that is not sustained by the United States Constitution, ignore it.

Finally, there is one last option, and one that I am not advocating. This choice will wreak havoc upon our nation in every horrific way imaginable. It is civil war. For as our founding Fathers wrote in the Declaration of Independence to Great Britain,

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. - emphasis mine

The abominable events which transpired in Burns, Oregon on January 26th, 2016 underscores the reality of an out of control government. We as American citizens must not allow it to continue. It is imperative to our very freedoms and way of life that we take back control. We hold within our hands the fate of this nation. Now is the time for action. Now is the time to bring to heel a rampant beast devoted to its own glorification.

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” - Ronald Reagan

Jan 30, 2016

Anonymous Comes Forth in Support of the Bundy Patriots

Anonymous, the so called "Ghost in the Machine" as far as the internet is concerned, has come out with a video in support of LaVoy Finicum and the Bundy patriots. Although some of the issues they championed in the past have been questionable, every now and then they get something right.

The FBI, the Oregon State Police, and the Police Force of Burns, Oregon need to take responsibility and come forward with the names of all those involved in the heinous acts committed just a few days earlier.

As time goes on, it has become increasingly clear that Finicum was in the process of giving up when he was summarily executed. The so called "road block" was a cleverly set up point of execution which even had snipers hidden away in trees.

Are the members government above the law? You tell me.

What Could Have Been

Today, the Pacific Patriots Network (PPN) issued a call to action in regards to the murder of LaVoy Finicum and the Local and Federal authorities trampling of Constitutional rights. The stated purpose was to peacefully issue a list of demands, and to protest until those demands were met.

The response was overwhelming with many people volunteering to head up and join the movement. Citizens from as far away as Main were preparing to pack up and head out, leaving families and jobs behind to do so. The American public has become outraged at the domineering tactics by all branches of government, and are demanding the return of a Republic that rests solely upon the shoulders of the U.S. Constitution. As has become evident, the Silent Majority is silent no more.

However, later on the leadership of PPN issued another statement. It read in part:

Oregon, will have an ongoing PEACEFUL assembly which will need our support.
If you plan to go to Burns you must be vetted through one of the organizations involved, specifically the Pacific Patriots Network.

Immediately, participants took umbrage at the idea that they must be vetted in order to participate. In response to frustrations expressed to me, and what I also felt, I penned the following and posted it on PPN's wall.

My fellow patriots, 
I write to you tonight concerning some grave concern. It is not my intent to cause strife or division, nor is it my intent to hurt anyone's feelings. However, I strongly believe that an injustice is being done here before our very eyes. I do not believe that it is being done with the purpose of harming people. Indeed, I know its done from the best intentions. However, some of the best intentions have historically brought about some very tragic situations. 
The whole issue revolves around the leaderships' decision concerning anyone who wishes to attend this peaceful protest - a protest against the murder of LaVoy and the injustice committed by both local and federal authorities against our United States Constitutional rights. Today, a call to action was issued for fellow patriots to show up in Burns, and peacefully protest. Now that seems to have changed. 
Leadership is now stating that you cannot attend unless you some how have been vetted. I do understand the concerns. A loved one and close friend was murdered. Hence, the leaders do not want infiltration from the FBI or other government agency. Also, there is fear concerning those who may be attending just for the adrenaline rush. However, I believe that these fears are misplaced. 
As one of the organizers of the Tea Party in my local area during 2009 and 2010 (and as the main contact person for the group), my fellow sisters, brothers and I dealt with similar issues. However, we came to the correct conclusion that if our protests were peaceful, then we had absolutely nothing to fear about government infiltration. As well, those few rabble-rousers were easily dealt with. They were simply sent home, or if we deemed them a threat to someone, we turned them in to the authorities. The same mindset should apply here. 
Patriotic Americans nation wide are in an uproar over what has happened. We wish to unify as one to inform those who have abused the Constitution and who have committed or allowed murder to happen that we will no longer tolerate it. However, placing these "vetting" procedures limits your fellow Americans' right to the Freedom of Speech, and the Right to Assemble - both of which are Constitutional rights with the same validity as all the other rights the Patriots in Burns were fighting for. Should we squash some Constitutional rights to favor others, and still claim to be Patriotic Americans? I argue no. 
At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the Continental Army accepted all who wished to join. All they had to do was sign their name. If they turned traitor afterwards, they were dealt with. However, this movement is not military. This is not an army of guns and swords only. And God forbid that an actual war break out. I do not think a single one of us desires that, and if so, I question why one would desire such a thing. 
One final thought - the decision to limit those who can attend this peaceful protest severely affects the legitimacy of this organization. It has been my understanding that PPN was meant to be a place for Patriot groups, not Patriotic militias only. 
Perhaps I'm wrong, but I don't think so. I deeply apologize if anyone was offended by my words, but I do not apologize for what I have said. It is protected under the 1st Amendment of the Constitution United States of America, and honestly, I feel that it needed to be aired.

I received a response from one of the leaders, Brooke Agresta. It stated:

Everyone has a right to their opinion. Vetting takes place to ensure no one is coming that isn't who they say they are for whatever reason. You all are right you can go anywhere you choose but don't expect to camp on property This network has secured for people or to attend our security briefings or other meetings unless vetted. We want to protect not only the organizations involved but also all individuals who want to come under the ppn rally. 
I guess my thought would be what do you have to hide by avoiding vetting? It's a simple look at public records so we don't a media incident of a felon carrying a sidearm or the like.

As a person who was active in the Tea Party Protests, and was the listed primary contact person for my area, I am quite familiar with setting up rallies. Of course PPN has the right to say who can camp with them, and who cannot, yet clearly they have no right to say who can come to Burns, OR and who can not. However, it is disheartening that they would prefer to associate themselves with only a select group of people who meet their criteria. Government records simply do not always reveal the truth of a situation, as they have brokenheartedly found out. 

It was my understanding, and that of many others, that PPN was an umbrella group for all Patriot organizations – militia or not – who are upset with how governments have been abusing the Constitution. Regrettably, it appears to be otherwise. Further communication has simply confirmed this unfortunate demeanor.

What PPN is rallying for and protesting against is a Just cause. Regrettably, some of their methods and attitudes seem exclusive and unwilling to adapt those who do not quite fit their mold. I wish them all the success possible, yet can only regret that what could have been a huge movement has been squashed by the inflexible grip of the movement's leadership.