Saturday, April 2, 2011

I may be on a list as a domestic terrorist

... according to the way law enforcement officials are trained by Homeland Security. I personally am not much into survivalism, but this particular post from contains useful information that every liberty activist should know. The author, James Wesley Rawles, is a law enforcement officer who has been a part of many of these training sessions over 18 years. Here is what he says of DHS training and those of us who are defending the Constitution:
Another training session I attended two years ago discussed the [dangers] of people who have strong views of the U.S. Constitution.  One trainer made the statement that “these people actually believe the Second Amendment gives them the personal right to own a gun.”  Of course, the trainer failed to mention that our Founding Fathers, as well as recent Supreme Court rulings, verify this view as being completely accurate.  The obvious attempt here was to suggest to officers that the Second Amendment does not apply to individual gun ownership and to be suspicious of anyone who holds such a view.  It was also stressed to be cautious of anyone who quotes the Constitution and even worse, actually possesses a copy of this radical document.  Incredibly, in the United States of America today belief in our founding legal principles is now grounds for being labeled a domestic terrorism.  Imagine how they would respond to some of the known statements of Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry or George Mason concerning the issue of individual liberty and limited government.  It is true that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.

Pay particular attention to their logic: If you believe in the Constitution and buy ammunition, therefore, you celebrate Hitler's birthday.

One rule I underline -- Never be rude to the police. Stand your ground, but politely. If the misinformed run into enough of us who follow this one rule, they may begin to question their indoctrinators trainers. Two other strong recommendations from the author: Make sure your candidates for county sheriff understand the Constitution, and cultivate friendships with law enforcement officers.


PhreedomPhan said...

Your advocacy of a State Bank for Ohio indicates your intention to disrupt the economic system of America and place you in yet another catagory of domestic terrorist – unique terrorist.

Several days ago, that letter about the DOJ "training" for local law enforcement was posted in a forum. I added this comment:

Unique Terrorists

Our enemy, the Department of (in)Justice, continues to categorize Americans who don't Goosestep to the government's marching music as terrorists and extremists. In this case it's Bernard von NotHaus, developer of the "Liberty Dollar" and any who speak the truth about our fraudulent monetary system.

Probably the most telling part of a press release from the Department of (in)Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Charlotte, NC are these remarks of Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina: “Attempts to undermine the legitimate currency of this country are simply a unique form of domestic terrorism. “While these forms of anti-government activities do not involve violence, they are every bit as insidious and represent a clear and present danger to the economic stability of this country,” she added. “We are determined to meet these threats through infiltration, disruption, and dismantling of organizations which seek to challenge the legitimacy of our democratic form of government.”

Isn't that amazing? They intend to infiltrate, disrupt, and dismantle organizations trying to restore American freedom.

PhreedomPhan said...

I forgot to mention. I've had the Department of Injustice listed in my americasenemies blog for awhile now. I just posted the von NotHaus story about a week ago in lostliberty. I'm planning to add Ms. Tompkins and her cronies to americasenemies. It just takes me so long to write these days.

Harold Thomas said...

I know. But if no one takes risks, freedom will be but a dim memory, and evil triumphs.