Update on July 4 Parade

I’ve received the following update on the parade from Mike Hess. Please take a moment to read this, since we’ve had a lot of confusion surrounding all the rapid-fire events regarding this year’s parade.

Greetings fellow Citizen-Patriots,

The Town of Westcliffe Mayor and Council Members voted unanimously to sponsor the Parade that had been canceled by 4 members of the Chamber of Commerce (the original sponsors).  So, everything is still a go for the SCPC to march as previously planned.  A more detailed message/map will be issued on Monday afternoon but some immediate planning info is provided below.

We are planning to hold a responsible, peaceful and lawful march to show our support for the Colorado Sheriffs that have joined the lawsuit and for our 1st and 2nd Amendment rights.  A group of local (and not so local) liberal and progressive citizens exercised their 1st Amendment rights to to trample and infringe on conservatives and tea party members’ 1st AND 2nd Amendment rights by trying to get the Independence Day Parade canceled or prevent the SCPC from marching in it.  They failed.  The courageous leaders and the good citizens of Custer County saw to that.

We want to make something PERFECTLY CLEAR here.  We have seen some internet postings suggesting that we are marching with civil disobedience or civil insurrection in mind.  NOTHING could be more wrong.  We are law-abiding citizens and patriots that love our constitution and our country and are marching, not to intimidate our fellow citizens, but rather as a lawful, peaceful and non-intimidating exercise of our rights to assemble, speak and do so with UNLOADED Open Carry firearms.  We know we don’t have to legally but we are doing this as a gesture of respect and as a small assurance to the courageous leaders of this community that so strongly and wholeheartedly supported us.  We want to march like this for many years to come.  If this seems unreasonable to you then maybe you should not participate.  This is what we did in Canon City and everyone that participated was OK with that rule. We will have local tea party members acting as marshals and we will not tolerate any type of bad behavior. The liberal progressives are the immature, irresponsible and lawless citizens (see any Occupy Wall Street event) and they would love nothing more than to bait us into a stupid act they could film or record.  We owe it to all responsible constitutionally-loving TEA Party brothers and sisters all over America.  We will be smart and not fall into their traps.

Please come around 9:00am, Parade now starts at 10:30am.  There will be 2 large trailers for those that need to ride. Open Carry is encouraged, all firearms to be slung or holstered and UNLOADED.  Flags and homemade signs are also encouraged and as always nothing racist or threatening.  Those kind do not help our important cause. Focus on our Sheriffs and our constitutional rights. Again, nothing to embarrass our important TEA Party efforts nation-wide.  We can “do our thing” and be positive.

Hope to see you all there to help us be united and make a strong public statement about the liberals attempts to mess with our guns, liberties and freedoms.  Let’s march TALL, PROUD and SMART!!  More detailed info on Monday.

Regards, Mike

 

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Surveillance State Scandal Info-Graphic

This morning I received an email alerting me that the folks at Who Called My Phone have put together in info-graphic that chronicles the history of our surveillance state.  I took a look, and it’s got some excellent historic citations of the government—for reasons of expedience—repeatedly compromising the clear meaning of the Constitution in pursuit of accused criminals.

And since the entire population of America might now be terrorists, the NSA feels justified to search and seize nearly all digital communication of nearly every American.  For our safety, of course.

Read the graphic below, and you’ll see how they justify this breach of the fourth amendment to themselves.

 

Wire Tapping: Privacy vs. Security
Source: Wire Tapping: Privacy vs. Security

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NSA, Feds, Completely Above the Law

It’s becoming more and more clear each day that there are two classes of people in the USA today—parasites and hosts.  The rule of law?  What’s that?  The parasites need not adhere to mere “outdated” laws of the land, like those found in the Constitution—never-mind their oath to uphold the same.

With all the evidence of perjury by nearly every top-ranking Obama administration official—with utterly no consequences—it’s become clear we no longer have a “government of the people, by the people, for the people”.  No, instead, this government is entirely rogue, and the officials therein entirely above the law.

In the latest government scandal, we see these fine public servants seem to have forgotten a key piece of the Constitution called the Bill of Rights, wherein we find the fourth amendment.  This is key to understanding the betrayal of our public servants (parasite class) against the citizens of this nation (host class):

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Here’s an example from March when Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified in a Senate hearing regarding intentional collection of digital forms of data of American citizens.  It’s a flat-out lie, similar to official testimony regarding Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS, and Federal Reserve.

Senator Ron Wyden:  “Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?”

James Clapper:  “No sir.”

Lie.

So what happens when these lies are exposed as lies?  In this culture, we go after the whistle-blower, of course, since the only real crime here is exposure of the crimes of our public servants.

Edward Snowden is just such a whistle-blower.  Take a look at the reactions of our public servants to revelations of criminal activity in the upper-echelons of our “intelligence” community.  This is unbelievable stuff, folks.  I’m taking excerpts from an article posted at The Economic Collapse blog, which I recommend reading in full:

#3 Speaker Of The House John Boehner on what he thinks about NSA leaker Edward Snowden: “He’s a traitor.”

#4 U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham: “I hope we follow Mr. Snowden to the ends of the Earth to bring him to justice.”

#5 U.S. Senator Al Franken: “I can assure you, this is not about spying on the American people.”

#6 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: “For senators to complain that they didn’t know this was happening, we had many, many meetings that have been both classified and unclassified that members have been invited to”

#7 U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell: “Given the scope of these programs, it’s understandable that many would be concerned about issues related to privacy. But what’s difficult to understand is the motivation of somebody who intentionally would seek to warn the nation’s enemies of lawful programs created to protect the American people. And I hope that he is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

#8 U.S. Representative Peter King on why he believes that reporters should be prosecuted for revealing NSA secrets: “There is an obligation both moral, but also legal, I believe, against a reporter disclosing something which would so severely compromise national security.”

#9 Director of National Intelligence James Clapper making a joke during an awards ceremony last Friday night: “Some of you expressed surprise that I showed up—so many emails to read!”

#10 Director Of National Intelligence James Clapper about why he lied about NSA spying in front of Congress: “I responded in what I thought was the most truthful, or least untruthful manner”

#11 National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden: “The president has full faith in director Clapper and his leadership of the intelligence community”

#12 White House press secretary Jay Carney: “…Clapper has been straight and direct in the answers that he’s given, and has actively engaged in an effort to provide more information about the programs that have been revealed through the leak of classified information”

#13 Dianne Feinstein, the chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee: “There is no more direct or honest person than Jim Clapper.”

#14 Gus Hunt, the chief technology officer at the CIA: “We fundamentally try to collect everything and hang onto it forever.”

#15 Barack Obama: “Nobody is listening to your telephone calls.”

#16 Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency: “We do not see a tradeoff between security and liberty.”

#17 An exchange between NSA director Keith Alexander and U.S. Representative Hank Johnson in March 2012…

JOHNSON: Does the NSA routinely intercept American citizens’ emails?

ALEXANDER: No.

JOHNSON: Does the NSA intercept Americans’ cell phone conversations?

ALEXANDER: No.

JOHNSON: Google searches?

ALEXANDER: No.

JOHNSON: Text messages?

ALEXANDER: No.

JOHNSON: Amazon.com orders?

ALEXANDER: No.

JOHNSON: Bank records?

ALEXANDER: No.

#18 Deputy White House press secretary Dana Perino: “The intelligence activities undertaken by the United States government are lawful, necessary and required to protect Americans from terrorist attacks”

#19 U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss: “This is nothing new.  It has proved meritorious because we have gathered significant information on bad guys and only on bad guys over the years.”

#20 Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton on NSA leaker Edward Snowden: “Let me ask, who died and made him king? Who gave him the authority to endanger 300 million Americans? That’s not the way it works, and if he thinks he can get away with that, he’s got another think coming.”

#21 Senior spokesman for the NSA Don Weber: “Given the nature of the work we do, it would be irresponsible to comment on actual or alleged operational issues; therefore, we have no information to provide”

#22 The White House website: “My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration.”

Do these items seem like normal things to come from servants of a representative Constitutional republic?  Can you see the clear divide between parasite and host here—that the chief duty of the hosts is to live and die on behalf of the parasites?

Another thing I wonder is how, exactly, exposure of this sort of criminal activity is truly endangering the citizens of the USA?  Seriously.  Illegal programs carried out by the NSA (and other alphabet agencies)—under direct supervision of Congress and the President—are exposed as factual, exposing prior lies told during sworn testimony, and the fault lies in exposing those exposing the liars?  How does knowing the truth of these oath-breaking public servants in any way endanger the citizens of the USA?  Instead, doesn’t it empower them to vote criminals out of office?  Parasite criminals?

Aye, and there’s the rub.  The worst thing for a parasite is discovery and removal of, by, and for the host.

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Funny How a Little Power Changes Principles

I just can’t get enough of these things.  Have you seen this one, in which candidate Obama debates president Obama?  Yes, there are lots of these (since the two men aren’t the same at all—or are they?), but this one pertains to our fashionable Surveillance State.  It seems the principles candidate Obama argued are suddenly no longer valid.  At all.  Maybe they expired?

“You can’t have 100% security, and also then have 100% privacy, and zero inconvenience.  We’re going to have to make some choices, uh, as a society.” 

Really?  OK, here’s my choice.  I never asked for 100% security (particularly from an utterly corrupt government).  If I wanted that, I’d choose prison.  Privacy?  Restore rights of private property, and this one takes care of itself.  Inconvenience?  Stay the hell off my liberty and I won’t whine about inconvenience.

 

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On the Surveillance State

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard our once-great nation is now officially entirely under surveillance.  Many of us, of course, have known this for years.  How do you respond to this?  Are you cowed, afraid to exercise any of the rights given to you by your Creator?

Brandon Smith recently wrote the most succinct article on this topic I’ve yet seen, and I highly recommend you read it and pass it along.  I couldn’t have written it better myself.  Here’s an excerpt:

Barack Obama in defense of the leaked PRISM initiative and all encompassing NSA surveillance stated that Americans must simply “trust” that the federal system is using the data they have criminally harvested for the good of the country.  That is to say, we should have “faith” in the White House.

I’m sorry, but the Constitution was written exactly because governments are run by men, NOT benevolent gods, and men are notorious for abusing power.  The Constitution exists because NO government can be trusted to act in a principled manner.  We do not have to “trust” them because tight constitutional restrictions are in place to ensure that they aren’t given enough slack to become dangerous.  When those restrictions are diminished, we get programs like PRISM…

The checks and balances of due process and warrants are supposed to be absolutely public and transparent so that we can see, with our own eyes, that all is being handled justly and honorably.  Mass surveillance in particular is an affront to the 4th Amendment because there is no conceivable way that warrants could ever be issued for the incredible volume of materials gathered, and therefore, there is no conceivable way that any legitimate judicial oversight is being enforced.  Secret courts, secret charges, secret programs targeting entire subsections of the population, were expressly forbidden by the Founding Fathers as totalitarian in nature.

Do you trust your government servants more than you trust yourself?

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Illegal Surveillance of US Citizens by Rogue Government Nothing New

It’s funny to me this surveillance conspiracy has finally seen the light of mainstream media.  It’s nothing new.  That nearly all forms of digital communication is being recorded by corrupt agencies such as the NSA was reported not just this week, not just last year, but way back in 2006, and dating as far back as 2001.

In December of last year, William Binney was interviewed by Russia Today in the video below.  He’s long been disgusted with the complete disregard of silly documents such as the Constitution and Bill of Rights by rogue agencies such as the NSA and CIA—and says so quite bluntly.  To understand some of the extent of this unconstitutional surveillance, this video is worth the time.

Ironically, it’s this same government who pries its funding from the hands of productive citizens, only to use the product of said funding against them.  But then again, I’m sure it’s all for our “protection”.

 

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IRS Scandal Info-Graphic

The folks over at Top Accounting Degrees put together a handy info-graphic depicting some of the elements of the recent IRS scandal(s).  Seriously, it’s actually difficult to keep up with all the criminal activity of this administration lately, so this is probably out of date already.  Oh, well, that’s life in the great banana republic.

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Criminals in Charge of “Justice” Department

Have you been amazed at the degree to which this administration is—finally—beginning to gain recognition for its long-standing criminal conduct?  Perhaps this is because this administration was never stupid enough to bite the hand that feeds them until the owner of that hand (our “free” press) realized the “justice” department hacked/seized/snooped private records between reporters and sources at the Associated Press.  Obviously, that was politically stupid, and angered one of this administration’s greatest fans.  I’d argue, of course, it was also flagrantly illegal, attacking the first and fourth amendments, along with others.

A recent post at the Woodpile Report has taken the time to enumerate some of the many crimes and other problematic ethical conduct of our sitting Attorney General, Eric Holder.  I’ll copy the list below, noting this is certainly not exhaustive.

Shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing, Holder instructed FBI agents to recover from Terry Nichols any remainder of the explosives the Bureau had provided him and McVeigh. To the chagrin of Eric Holder, the explosives were later discovered by another agency, complete with the fingerprints of Nichols, McVeigh and 2 FBI agents. Holder had reportedly offered Nichols respite from the death penalty for his cooperation in recovering the explosives.  Western Journalism

Oklahoma City bombing – The conspirators needed to eliminate “loose ends” so they murdered Kenny Trentadue. They didn’t realize Kenny Trentadue was an innocent man who looked like the man they were looking for and was NOT part of the conspiracy… The puppet master of the cover up was Eric Holder, Barack Obama’s Attorney General. [Since the original link’s article has suddenly disappeared, here’s an edited link to similar content not yet erased.]

People forget, but Holder was in charge of WACO under Janet Reno. They could have simply waited and arrested the leader who went to town all the time. No, Holder wanted to arrest everyone associated with him and that resulted in the death of all those children. Armstrong Economics

Holder had little Elian Gonzales arrested, removed from the protective home of his family, and sent back to Fidel Castro in Cuba.  Eric Holder, the man who ordered the arrest and deportation of a defenseless little boy at gunpoint, is fixed in the minds of all those who support generations of Cubans and others who have sought refuge on our shores. Lubbock On Line

In a blunt assessment of race relations in the United States, Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday called the American people “essentially a nation of cowards” in failing to openly discuss the issue of race… The nation’s top law enforcement official vowed to “revitalize the Civil Rights Division” at the Justice Department but offered no specifics. CNN

In Fast and Furious, the ATF “walked” about 2,000 firearms into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels. That means through straw purchasers they allowed sales to happen and didn’t stop the guns from being trafficked even though they had the legal authority to do so and were fully capable of doing so. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and hundreds of Mexican citizens–estimates put it around at least 300–were killed with these firearms. Breitbart

Why is this corrupt, incompetent fox guarding the hen-house?  Have you ever known a U.S. government official to have so much blood on his hands as Eric Holder—and so above the law as to be immune from all prosecution?  Supposedly, he’s been found in contempt of Congress, but that has yet to mean anything.  After all, who will enforce an order against the Attorney General, if not the Attorney General?

We were given a Constitutional Republic.  We’ve devolved into a banana republic.

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Mike Kelly Grills Unaccountable IRS Minion

Good to see the IRS getting a little feedback from someone.  Especially after they were caught being criminals.  They’re truly unaccountable to anyone, since they merely “resign” to avoid any criminal charges.  Could you do that if the IRS charged you with any tax crimes?  I don’t think so.

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Get Your News from TV?

Do you ever wonder where “news” reporting originates?  This video may have you wondering in a big way.  I mentioned Newspeak in my last post, and here we’re seeing the same script read over and over and over again by many different talking heads.  Credit to Conan O’Brien for aggregating ridiculous snippets like these and showing the reality of our media outlets for the farce that they are.  Also for Russia Today for typifying real reporting better than most mainstream American counterparts.

Perhaps other outlets for your information are in order?  See our Links page for some refreshing alternatives.

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