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Re: Oathkeepers Leading Us out of Quagmire
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2011, 08:25:29 pm »

GOING TO THE ROOTS OF THE PROBLEM
http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2011/10/06/edwin-vieira-going-to-the-roots-of-the-problem/

... Now, if Americans are to deal intelligently with this situation [the economic crash], they must understand the reasons for it. Basically, the reasons relevant here are that one vitally important constitutional principle has been flouted since 1913 and that another such principle is now being systematically disregarded.
- The central economic problem plaguing this country since 1913 has been the presence of the Federal Reserve System. Without the Federal Reserve System’s debt-currency scheme having effectively supplanted the constitutional monetary system based upon silver and gold, it would have been impossible—not simply improbable, or difficult, but impossible—for politicians in the public sector and speculators in the private sector to have amassed the staggering level of unpayable, unconstitutional, and unconscionable debt that now bears down upon this country.
... [Economic collapse will inevitably lead to widespread civil unrest and politicians will very likely want to call for military intervention.]
- The lesson that History teaches, but that the deep thinkers in the “homeland-security” apparatus in Washington, D.C., apparently have not absorbed, is that once politicians (in any country) have turned to the Armed Forces to put a lid on domestic dissent arising out of failed economic and social policies, the Armed Forces quickly conclude that they are able and even entitled to become political powers in their own right, on their own initiative, and on their own terms. [That means military takeover of the government.]
... Of course, as has proven true everywhere else, having no training in economics or statecraft, politicized Armed Forces in this country would be unable to solve the underlying economic and social problems that rationalized their politicization in the first place. That does not mean that they would not try to address these problems—using familiar forms of interventionism. [E.g., forced unionization, forced military investments, etc.]
... So America would be wracked with chronic, incurable economic instability. Which would engender continuous political confusion, as the Armed Forces manipulated or even installed token civilian regimes staffed with incompetent puppets and “yes men”, followed by new bouts of military string-pulling or outright intervention aimed at cleaning up the last crisis, and so on, along the sorry lines South American republics such as Argentina have followed for generations.
- In addition, thoroughly politicized Armed Forces, unfettered by effective civilian constraints, would likely feel the need, and would have the ability, to justify the expensive existence of the military-industrial complex by inserting themselves into, if not instigating outright, ever-expanding overseas military adventures. Thus, the present “war on terror”—in addition to whatever other forms of aggressive imperialism could be fomented, ostensibly to “defend our freedoms” in a “homeland” that the “war on terror” itself had rendered no longer free—would drag on forever, at untold costs in lives and treasure.
... There are, of course, other, more-desirable alternatives [to military intervention] available:
- 1. Reform of the monetary and banking systems along constitutional and free-market lines is certainly possible—although it will not be easy, because: (i) the Federal Reserve System cannot simply be “abolished” at one fell swoop without generating massive dislocations throughout the markets; and (ii) the legislation necessary for proper reform cannot be enacted in Congress in the foreseeable future.
- Instead, Americans need to create an alternative constitutional and sound currency—actually consisting of, not simply “backed by”, silver and gold—to compete with Federal Reserve Notes in the marketplace. This step must be taken at the State level, for several reasons. First, it cannot be moved through Congress, whereas among the fifty States there must be at least a few in which the political and economic climate is such that State legislators can be convinced to take appropriate action. Second, the States enjoy the legal authority to adopt an alternative currency—indeed, as the Constitution declares, “No State shall * * * make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts”.[7] Third, the States’ exercise of their legal authority to adopt an alternative currency is constitutionally immune from interference by Congress, as even the Supreme Court has held on more than one occasion.[8] Fourth, the States have a political and legal responsibility to their own citizens to protect the public health, safety, and welfare—which under contemporary conditions necessitates adopting a sound currency to replace the collapsing Federal Reserve Note before it is too late. Fifth, this approach has the benefit of being prudent, because it is both experimental and incremental—yet once the experiment has been tried and proven workable in one State it can (and surely will) quickly spread to others, because no real alternative exists, other than Americans’ supine and stupid acquiescence in the collapse of the Federal Reserve System, with all the dire consequences that will entail. Admittedly, the adoption of an alternative currency will not eliminate all of the economic problems the present faulty monetary and banking systems have caused; but it will mitigate them and provide a solid foundation for further reforms.

(Cont.)
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Re: Oathkeepers Leading Us out of Quagmire
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2011, 08:26:19 pm »

(Cont.)

- 2. Reform of “homeland security” would be even simpler than dealing with the collapsing Federal Reserve System. As the Second Amendment to the Constitution declares, a “well regulated Militia” is “necessary to the security of a free State”. Not a Department of Homeland Security based in Washington, D.C., let alone the regular Armed Forces, but a “well regulated Militia”. “A well regulated Militia” is the only thing the Constitution identifies as “necessary” for any purpose, and the only thing it identifies as serving the specific purpose of  [is] “security”. Moreover, the only other place in which the Constitution uses any other word related to “security” is in its Preamble, where it lists as one of its purposes “to * * * secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity”.
- Thus, the Constitution links “security” to freedom and liberty, and only to freedom and liberty. Therefore, to have “homeland security” in the constitutional sense requires a “well regulated Militia” in each and every one of “the several States”. And what is a “well regulated Militia”? As Article 13 of Virginia’s Declaration of Rights of 1776 so aptly put it, a “well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defence of a free state”. That is, a “well regulated Militia” consists of WE THE PEOPLE themselves—in the final analysis, the only possible guarantors of freedom in a self-governing society.
- Therefore, if Americans want a stable and prosperous economy, they want a free economy (that is, one based on the free market). If Americans want a free economy, they want “a free State”, that being the only kind of political system that will support and defend the free market. And if Americans want “a free State”, they want a “well regulated Militia” in every State. Moreover, for all of these reasons, the members of the Armed Forces—all of whom take an oath or affirmation to support the Constitution—should support a “well regulated Militia” in every State, too.
- If each or even most of the States already had a “well regulated Militia” in place, Americans would not now be faced with the likelihood of uncontrollable violent social unrest arising out of a nationwide economic collapse. For, not only would Americans be trained and equipped to deal with economic shocks and concomitant social disruptions, but also they would have put into effect proper institutions to prevent or lessen the severity of such shocks—in particular, an alternative sound currency that would enable them to operate outside of the Federal Reserve System.
- So it is certainly possible that, as the economic crisis intensifies and its true genesis becomes widely known, people throughout the States will prevail upon their State legislators to revitalize their Militia—first, to forestall, or if necessary to contain, violent social unrest within their jurisdictions; second, to provide alternative economic institutions, and in particular an alternative currency, in order to stabilize their local economies; and third, to assert other aspects of State sovereignty under the aegis of the Second, Ninth, Tenth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution.
- These reforms will not be self-executing, however. To be put into place they will require a great deal of effort from people in every walk of life and at every level of American society....
... [In] the new political environment, merely continuing his business in operation, maintaining his income, and securing his accumulated wealth will become matters of low priority for anyone with high economic, social, or political visibility who has or might run afoul of the new regime.
- So those myopic investors and entrepreneurs who are trying to figure out how they can personally profit to the maximum degree from, or even how they can just continue to do business with some modicum of success during, the coming collapse of America’s economy—under the childish illusion that the political rules will always remain favorable to their doing so—had better start thinking instead of how they can contribute, in every way they can, to whatever efforts their fellow citizens are making to prevent that collapse, to fend off the para-militarized national police state that collapse will turn loose, and to return this country to the rule of constitutional law - Right Now, before time runs out.
... [In 1772 an earlier, wealthy] John Brown did not organize the attack on the [British schooner] Gaspee because it was a good profit-making venture, a sound economic investment, or a clever hedge against inflation or depression. Neither did he mount the attack to curry favor from the political Establishment. To the contrary: From the moment he gathered his fellow patriots at Sabin’s Tavern, he stood to lose everything, including his life. His participation in the Gaspee affair was the riskiest speculation he had ever made or would ever make.... He was, after all, spitting in the eye of the entire British Empire, the supremely puissant “New World Order” of his day. Yet he—along with John Hancock, George Washington, and many other rich and influential Americans who wagered their all in the forefront of the fight for liberty—was eventually victorious!
- So it is not impossible for the well-to-do to be clear-sighted, courageous, patriotic, and even self-sacrificing. Or at least it was not impossible then, although apparently it is very difficult these days. It should not, however, be too difficult, even today. For unlike John Brown, who in the comfort of his rich surroundings had nothing material to lose if he and his fellow Americans had simply sat down quietly under British rule, the wealthy among the middle class today have everything to lose if patriotic Americans—especially including themselves—do not stand up, muster their financial and other resources, and bring an end to the Federal Reserve System and the emerging national para-military police state.
- Because the Federal Reserve System will destroy the economy; and the para-military police state will clamp down on society in the aftermath of financial collapse; and then those who have wealth that can be stolen by political looters will have it stolen. Perhaps not as soon as tomorrow.  But too soon for comfort.
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Re: Oathkeepers Leading Us out of Quagmire
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2011, 07:03:51 pm »

Want To Defeat The Banks? Stop Participating In The System!

... The only practical strategy for combating the tyranny of centralized systems has been and always will be decentralization. Individuals must stop relying on the rules of a rigged game to see them through to the truth. This means that while mass protests are certainly a powerful tactic for voicing concerns on an international stage, they accomplish little to nothing in the way of meaningful change in the long run unless they are backed by individual actions to break away from dependency upon a poisoned political and economic framework.

The common assumption amongst Americans is that nothing can be done without mass action resulting in “compromise” from leadership. That the healing of our cultural dynamic is a “top down” process. That one person alone has little at his disposal for bettering the world. In fact, it is always self aware and self sustaining individuals who build better societies, not angry mobs without understanding or direction. Individuals blaze the path that the rest of the world eventually follows, and they do this through one very simple and effective act; walking away.

By walking away from the corrupt system, and building our own, we make the establishment obsolete. This philosophy could be summed up as follows:

Provide for yourself and others those necessities which the corrupt system cannot or will not, and the masses (even if they are unaware) will naturally gravitate towards this new and better way. Offer freedom where there was once restriction, and you put the controlling establishment on guard. Eventually, they will either have to conform to you, attack you, or fade away completely. In each case, you win. Even in the event of attack, the system is forced to expose its tyranny and its true colors openly, making your cause stronger.

The obvious question now is; how can each one of us use this strategy in our daily lives? Here are just a few easy applications:

1) Focus On The Federal Reserve
If you as an activist or the movement you support are not fully aware of the private Federal Reserve Bank and its primary role in the destruction of our economy, our currency, and our political dynamic, then your protests are a waste of time, and your movement will end in failure. Uneducated mass actions are easily manipulated, and can even end up serving the purposes of those oligarchs they seek to dethrone. G. Edward Griffin’s full analysis on the history of the Federal Reserve “The Creature From Jekyll Island” and similar materials should be handed to every OWS protester before it is too late.

2) Take Back Your Savings
Do you have a bank account with one of the so called “too big to fails”? Is the culmination of your savings currently in the hands of financial monstrosities like Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, etc? Well, take your money back! This has been done by a few protestors and the response from banks has been outlandishly oppressive, including new guidelines attempting to obstruct customer access to savings, and even calling the police! This tells me that they are afraid. Afraid of Americans catching wind of the idea that the money they place in the accounts of bad banks is still theirs to do with as they will. If you don’t like how these institutions operate, don’t let them have your money. It’s as simple as that. Not only is this an act of defiance that truly hurts the banking system, it also protects your hard earned wealth (at least initially) from the inevitable collapse of these fiscally insolvent blood leaching leviathans (watch Bank of America closely, folks!).

3) Use Alternative Currencies
After you take your savings away from the banks, you still aren’t quite free of their influence. You are now holding fiat dollars, which the Federal Reserve, the foundation of all banking fraud, is currently devaluing. The idea of walking away from the dollar sounds ridiculous or even frightening to those trapped in the centralization mindset, but it is a highly effective method for combating the system itself. The dollar is a sham, and has been since its future was handed over to the Fed in 1913. Alternatives exist, and they must be utilized. Communities across the country use various scripts as a means to diminish reliance on the dollar, but ultimately, the best currencies are those that cannot be created out of thin air unhindered. This means gold and silver.

Central banking proponents have been railing against even the concept of a return to gold and silver currencies for years, and the Department Of Justice has labeled the use of such alternatives in place of dollars as a form of “domestic terrorism”. This should tell you, quite clearly, that they are deathly afraid of activists organizing to drop the dollar to pursue metals. If the system is willing to use the law as a weapon to keep us from having sound money, then we should be rubbing their nose in it daily by trading without dollars. They should be forced to react, and in the process, forced to expose their true intentions for our economic futures.

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Re: Oathkeepers Leading Us out of Quagmire
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2011, 07:04:46 pm »

[cont.]

4) Build Barter Networks
[For example, go to Milly's Tavern in Manchester on Tuesday evenings and do barter in the parking lot there. Dave R says there have been about 20 people there the last 2 weeks.]
If a bunch of people can band together to huddle in parks with signs for weeks in cities across the nation, then they can band together to trade goods and services outside the establishment system as well. Barter networks grow spontaneously out of economic collapse regardless of what any group decides to do, but generally, they appear AFTER the worst has happened. Wouldn’t it be wiser to organize such markets now, before a full collapse takes place? By preempting disaster with a backup or failsafe free market barter economy in each town and city, we insulate ourselves from the effects of the crisis, and, we cut loose from our dependency on the controlled mainstream economy. Localized trade makes it possible to walk away from corporate chains and maintain the circulation of wealth within a community, while countering the increasingly higher taxes caused by austerity and inflation that we are likely to see in this country very soon. It really is a no-brainer.

5) Grow A Garden
I don’t know how to say this nicely; don’t be a jackass, learn to grow your own food. Don’t expect that our economy will continue to sustain you. Actually, you should have every expectation that it won’t! If every Wall Street or Fed protester had their own garden patch and some stored goods, we would all be much safer. Food dependence is the worst kind. It has been used by governments and despots for centuries to cull the masses and dissuade dissent.

Sharecropping should be common in every community. Neighborhood gardens should be standard. Every household should have a year’s worth of food. Period.

Imagine that you lose your job and every cent you have tomorrow. Imagine that mom and dad are broke and have no money to lend you. Imagine that food stamps are a thing of the past because the national debt has become so exponential that entitlement programs have been erased. Now, how do you live from day to day? Where do you get the nutrition required for you to continue holding up that sign or shouting that slogan? Think about it...

6)  Start A Micro-Industry
If the U.S. economy is ever going to get on its feet again, it will be because average Americans bring it back through local industry.  This means ending our community addictions to corporately produced goods and returning to specialized trade skills.  It means coalitions of local farmers, craftsmen, and micro-industries providing goods and services with a city or county based market focus.  Large manufacturers and business chains relying on the model of globalization will have absolutely no ability to rebuild mainstreet commerce, even if they wanted to, because their methods depend upon constant outsourcing and downsizing for survival.  Private tradesmen will be the only people capable of filling the dark void these corporations leave behind.

7) Start An Activist Group
The establishment HATES when you do this. The spontaneous organizing of groups outside government or corporate purview has generated notoriously absurd responses from authorities, including accusations of “extremism”, infiltration, and wrongful arrest. If this sounds frightening, then I suggest you get over it quickly, because this is going to be the norm for many years to come. The evils of the world are not undone by apathetic naysayers anymore than they are undone by mindless mobs. Without the coordinated actions of aware individuals with a common focus, nothing is going to change.

This group could be something a simple as a local barter network or a political discussion forum, or, a complex national organization geared towards tangible political action. It doesn’t matter as long as it’s based on the promotion of Constitutional freedoms, and its leadership is decentralized. Just make it happen…

At bottom, if we want to fight back against a system we cannot take back through traditional means, then we must learn to walk away. If the system feeds us, clothes us, and shelters us at will, then ordinary protest is pointless. Our tender parts are in a rusty vice on the autocratic workbench and until we pull them out, no amount of screaming and pounding will improve our situation. Independence is won through the constant striving for self responsibility. Freedom is won through a position of personal strength, not weakness and self-enslavement.

Numbers alone do not make a movement, and the elites we currently work to supplant are not going to flinch at a few random protests. In all likelihood they will welcome these actions as a useful distraction. Tyrants don’t fear the torches and pitchforks anymore. What they do fear is balanced insight, self reliance, and exceptional force of will. A handful of men with these attributes are far more dangerous to a corrupt system than thousands of citizens driven only by insatiable anger. To overcome oppression, we must first overcome ourselves. The ability to step outside the paradigm, the ability to act without permission, and charge the gates without apprehension, is the key to toppling totalitarian systems and exposing the great lie of our age; that we cannot exist without the cage we were born into.

You can contact Brandon Smith at:  brandon@alt-market.com
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Re: Oathkeepers & CSPOA for Local Sovereignty
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2011, 10:03:11 pm »

SHERIFF MACK IS EDUCATING OUR SHERIFFS AND COUNTY OFFICIALS TO RESTORE LOCAL SOVEREIGNTY & FREEDOM

See http://countysheriffproject.org
What would you do if you knew there was a lawful and peaceful way to restore the Constitution and its Bill of Rights as the supreme law of the land?

The solution is state sovereignty and each county acting in accordance with the principles established in the 10th Amendment. It's you working with your county sheriff and locally elected officials to stand up for the Bill of Rights and to stand against the out of control federal government and it agencies.

Appeal From Sheriff Richard Mack

10% Can Turn the Tide! [Sheriff Richard Mack (ret)]

Dear Friends,

What would you do if you knew you had just one chance to save your family and country from complete and utter destruction? What would you do if you knew there was a lawful and peaceful way to restore the Constitution and its Bill of Rights as the supreme law of the land?

As a former peace officer and county sheriff, if I were to take the stand in court right this minute, and be sworn to tell the truth, I would, without any hesitation or ambiguity, testify to you and every American, that there is a solution, that there is in fact a way to secure liberty, protect ourselves and our families, and once again live in peace and freedom.

The solution is in your hands, it is within your own backyard, it is right in your own county.  The solution is state sovereignty and each county acting in accordance with the principles established in the 10th Amendment. It's you working with your county sheriff and locally elected officials to stand up for the Bill of Rights and to stand against the out of control federal government and it agencies.

The bottom line answer is your county sheriff. Ultimately, he is the one who will decide what is and what is not enforced in your county. He has the authority and is oath bound duty to interpose himself on your behalf to protect you from all enemies, both foreign and domestic. He is the people's protector.

But the county sheriffs cannot do this alone. They need training, education, and support. To this end, I have helped form the CSPOA or the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officer Association. And, one of our first projects is national convention of up to 200 county sheriffs, targeted to convene in January 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. We can free America now, one county at a time, with the leadership of one county sheriff at a time.

In Las Vegas nearly 10% of America's county sheriffs will walk away with the constitutional training and first hand knowledge of fellow sheriffs' success stories in upholding their oaths of office. These constitutional sheriffs will establish a Declaration reaffirming their Oaths and enumerating the federal government violations that will no longer be tolerated.

This convention is a significant step in formalizing a nation of constitutional sheriffs. There is no abuse they will not be able to stop. When the county sheriff enforces the Bill of Rights and upholds his oath of office, we can free America now. No more waiting for the next election, the time to act is now, and it is within your grasp to make this happen.

To make this happen, this project needs your financial support.

Our founders pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to this holy cause. What are you willing to do to restore our republic? This major next step to Liberty does not require your fortunes, but merely that you do what you can. To ensure that each sheriff attends, we must raise $200,000 to cover travel, accommodations, and training costs.

To make this happen in January, we are targeting this fund raising goal to be reached by December 15, 2011. With your support, this could be one of the most important meetings since the Founders signed the Constitution. The county sheriffs are key to taking back our Republics!

Please make your donation today and share this page with all that you can.

To send checks or money orders mail to:
CSPOA, 112 Ridgewood Dr.
Fredericksburg, TX 78624.

Your contributions are not only appreciated but a valuable part of restoring freedom in America!

Yours in liberty,

Sheriff Richard Mack (RET)

http://www.SheriffMack.com
http://www.CSPOA.org
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Re: Oathkeepers & CSPOA for Local Sovereignty
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2011, 10:44:52 pm »

That would be Cooley Doctrine States... so it really doesn't apply to NH.
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Re: Oathkeepers & CSPOA for Local Sovereignty
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2011, 04:22:22 pm »

* The Constitution applies to all the states and the sheriffs of NH are sworn to uphold the Constitution in their counties, so Mack's project to educate county sheriffs does apply in NH, like elsewhere. Currently, NH sheriffs ignorantly enforce color of law, such as bank foreclosures and tax revenue cases, instead of real law, such as the Bill of Rights, and upholding their oaths of office.
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Re: Oathkeepers & CSPOA [Constitutional Sheriffs - like Carroll Co Sheirff]
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2012, 07:38:48 pm »

* At CSPOA.org I just found that the following people will be on its BoD. It includes one from NH, i.e. Chris Conley of Carroll County. We need to ask all the other sheriffs to join and then cops, military et al.
- CSPOA Board of Directors
The CSPOA is in the process of establishing a board of directors. The following patriots have agreed to serve on the board. The board will help to guide the purpose and functions of the CSPOA and will be spearheading the effort to raise money for the upcoming convention.

Name   Office   City   County   State
Dean Wilson   Sheriff        Del Norte County    CA
John D'Agostini   Sheriff        El Dorado County    CA
Jon Lopey   Sheriff        Siskiyou County    CA
Ron Bruce   Sheriff        Hinsdale County    CO
Robert Douglas   Chief of Police    Chiefland    Levy County    FL
Cornel Rasor   County Commisioner        Bonner County    ID
Brad Rogers   Sheriff        Elkhart County    IN
Chuck Korzenborn   Sheriff        Kenton County    KY
Donnie Smith   Sheriff        Washington County    ME
Billy McGee   Sheriff        Forrest County    MS
Christopher Conley   Sheriff        Carroll County    NH
Tony DeMeo   Sheriff        Nye County    NV
Glenn Palmer   Sheriff        Grant County    OR
Gil Gilbertson   Sheriff        Josephine County    OR
Bunny Welsh   Sheriff        Chester County    PA
David Medlin   Sheriff        Oldham County    TX
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Re: Oathkeepers & CSPOA [County Sheriffs et al] for Local Sovereignty
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2012, 06:08:22 pm »

* Oathkeepers asks:
"Do you….gun rights activists….have as much courage as the pot smokers?"

“The next time you begrudgingly follow some federal “law” that restricts your right to keep and bear arms – or the next time you hear about a gun rights case that will be decided in 2, or 4, or 6 years – with the hope that some judge will give you permission to exercise your rights, ask yourself this question:

Do you….gun rights activists….have as much courage as the pot smokers?”

That’s what Michael Boldin, Founder of The Tenth Amendment Center, asked the audience at the 25th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference.

Boldin then closed by stating, “For the sake of liberty – I hope you do – because I believe that we the people need to exercise our rights whether they the government wants to give us “permission” to or not!”

Well, DO gun rights activists have as much courage as the pot smokers who are now defending state sovereignty by defying unconstitutional federal laws that go far beyond what Madison called the “few and defined” powers of Congress spelled out in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution? That is a VERY good question. Read Boldin’s speech below or better yet, watch the video, and then ask, and answer, that question for yourself. Do YOU have the courage of a pot smoker? If you get ticked because he is comparing your resolve to defend the right to bear arms to the resolve of pot smokers, then good. As Boldin says, if he is not pissing some of you off, he is not doing his job as a speaker. Get mad, and then use that energy to take a stand. Visit the Tenth Amendment Center website and learn more about the whole “tenther” and state sovereignty movement, and how it is a vital part of restoring our Republic. As Boldin puts it:

This is the blueprint – when enough people say no to unconstitutional laws, regulations….and mandates….and enough states pass laws to back those people up – there’s not much the federal government can do, but slowly and consistently back off. There’s no tanks rolling into Los Angeles to shut down the dispensaries, and there’s no jack-booted thugs forcing people to get new driver’s licenses in Missouri. This is far from perfect, but it can work, and it is working right now.

I certainly agree that “just saying no” to politicians addicted to unconstitutional federal power is a huge part of the blueprint to restore the Republic. I will have more to say very shortly about what else we need to do to provide some “teeth” and muscle for our states and for We the People so we are strong, independent, and resilient enough to stand firm, come what may. But a good old fashioned shaming at the hands of the pot smokers about how to stand on the Tenth Amendment is a good start to get people moving.

Stewart Rhodes, Founder of Oath Keepers.
* See comments at http://www.oathkeepers.net/forum/showthread.php?t=9478

Here is the video of Boldin’s speech http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAOoEhFy_d8 and please visit the Tenth Amendment Center website to read the full article.

10th Amendment Center Website http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/
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Re: Oathkeepers & CSPOA [Update: Szabo for Sheriff] for Local Sovereignty
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2012, 09:57:09 am »

Free Stater Frank Szabo for Sheriff of Hillsborough County
* I'm told that Frank is a Free Stater and here is his website: http://szaboforsheriff.com
* His site links to Sheriff Mack's video about sheriffs being able to stand up to corrupt state and federal govts to protect the people's rights and property.
* The sheriff of Carroll County is already a member of Oath Keepers and CSPOA.
* Eventually, NH will be a free state. Si?
* I encourage everyone to help support Frank's bid. I suggested to him that he mention that he has training with firearms etc.
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Re: Oathkeepers & CSPOA [Update: Szabo for Sheriff] for Local Sovereignty
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2012, 03:12:49 pm »

You might as well forget any sheriff upholding the federal constitution to Madisonian ideal.
And in NH... they don't have nearly as much power as your suggesting.
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Re: Oathkeepers & CSPOA [Update: Szabo for Sheriff] for Local Sovereignty
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2012, 09:26:15 pm »

* Might as well forget about seeking freedom in our lifetimes.

* But, to repeat:
Free Stater Frank Szabo for Sheriff of Hillsborough County
* I'm told that Frank is a Free Stater and here is his website: http://szaboforsheriff.com
* His site links to Sheriff Mack's video about sheriffs being able to stand up to corrupt state and federal govts to protect the people's rights and property.
* The sheriff of Carroll County is already a member of Oath Keepers and CSPOA.
* Eventually, NH will be a free state. Si?
* I encourage everyone to help support Frank's bid. I suggested to him that he mention that he has training with firearms etc.
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Re: Oathkeepers & CSPOA [Update: Szabo for Sheriff] for Local Sovereignty
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2012, 03:01:50 pm »

Your under the belief that freedom comes from a sheriff?
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Re: Oathkeepers & CSPOA [Update: Szabo for Sheriff] for Local Sovereignty
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2012, 06:12:36 pm »

Sheriffs in NH hold almost none of the power or influence they have in western states.
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Re: Oathkeepers & CSPOA [Update: Szabo for Sheriff] for Local Sovereignty
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2012, 05:19:05 am »

You're of the belief that we can have a free state without Free Staters being elected to office?
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