Modern Day Witch Hunts: The Rousting Of The American People

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by Brent Johnson

For centuries, perhaps throughout human history, humanity has ostracized its own for expressing opinions which differ from the status quo. The most notorious acts of genocide have been committed under the umbrella of "cleansing" the race. The Inquisition, Salem witch hunts, Nazi extermination of gypsies and Jews are among the more well known examples. It is easy to consider these acts to be a thing of the past, not suitable to modern civilization. But this kind of barbarism continues in the present day.

Every day new reports surface in which American Citizens are being rousted from their homes or offices, collected by the authorities and subsequently incarcerated or, in many cases, killed, without any evidence of wrongdoing whatsoever. The suspect or alleged perpetrator is often guilty of nothing more than minding his or her own business. At times there appears to be no rhyme or reason to the selection of victims in this crusade by the United States government to "cleanse" American society of "criminals", always in the name of maintaining order. At other times it becomes apparent that those who do not wish to contribute to the federal government coffers (i.e. illegal tax protesters, constitutionalists, etc.) and who receive no government benefits are the targeted members of the population. Regardless of how you look at it, America has become the land of the modern day witch hunt.

In September 1991 a small federal army composed of some 60 agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the National Guard, and the U.S. Forest Service arrived in the living rooms of Sina Brush and two neighbors in New Mexico just after dawn. Mrs. Brush and her daughter were handcuffed in there underwear and forced to kneel while the American Gestapo searched the house for drugs. No drugs were found.

On August 25, 1992, the California home of a law-abiding Citizen named Donald Carlson was invaded by agents of the DEA shortly after midnight on the claim that they were looking for illegal drugs. Carlson, asleep at the time, thought robbers had broken in; he dialed 911 and reached for his handgun. DEA agents riddled him with bullets. After seven weeks in intensive care, he survived - sort of. No drugs were found.

In October the same year, the DEA paid a similar visit to Donald Scott, also in California, this time bringing along the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department for extra protection against the dangerous Scott, also a law-abiding Citizen. Busting into the house while he was asleep, a deputy sheriff shot Scott and killed him. Again, no illegal drugs were found.

In the summer of 1994, the BATF paid a visit to Harry and Theresa Lumplugh in Pennsylvania. The BATF needed only 15 to 20 men, armed and masked, to handle the couple, whom they forced to open safes and hand over private papers while held at the point of a machine gun. One of America's finest kicked the Lumplugh's pet cat to death. No charges were brought against the Lumplughs.

In 1994, four BATF agents raided the bedroom of Monique Montgomery at 4:00 in the morning. She reached for a gun and was shot four times and killed. Nothing illegal was found.

In Ohio, the BATF raided the house of businessman and part-time police officer Louie Katona III, pushing his pregnant wife against a wall and causing her to miscarry. Nothing illegal was found.

In almost all of these cases the feds showed up in the middle of the night, armed to the teeth. In none of these cases did the victims violate any law whatsoever. In several cases, the police relied on information known to be from an unreliable source. In the Scott case, the Ventura County District Attorney's office found that the raid was in part motivated by the desire of the sheriff's office to seize Scott's ranch under federal forfeiture laws.

The scary thing is, these are only a few examples of this barbaric behavior. Federal civil forfeiture laws require the victim to prove s/he is innocent. Further, when the victim takes the government to court to recover his/her property, it is you the taxpayer, not the government agency, who pays the court costs. However, when the government sells the property of a victim under these civil forfeiture laws, the agency which took the property receives most or all of the proceeds from the sale.

The agents and official participating in these unlawful raids which do not follow due process, and the agency Directors who allow these activities to go on unpunished, are criminals. They have violated their sworn oaths of office and have therefore sacrificed any privileged immunity with respect to their unlawful activities. They are acting under color of law. They are, in some cases, committing acts of treason. These are the worst type of criminal.

Amazingly, the American people continue to allow this behavior. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Paul Revere, and the rest of our Founding Fathers, did not permit these atrocities to occur within the borders of America. They would be disgusted with what has become of the republic forged by them in liberty and freedom.

American prisons house more political prisoners - people who believe they have a right to live free from government regulations - than any other country in the world. There are facilities - such as the Elmsdorf Facility in Alaska, sitting on 2600 acres and ostensibly created to house the 46 mental patients in the state - throughout America which are to be incarceration and detention centers. Several months ago, Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii was asked about "the concentration camps" and replied "we will not discuss that here."

Most Americans believe that they haven't the time to fight the government. Or they are scared of repercussions. I may lose my business, job, family, etc. is another common theme. What most Americans fail to understand is if your personal freedom is not worth fighting for, what is? If you do not stand up, in the face of inconveniences, and force the government back into its proper place as servant of the people, then you will wake up one day to find you do not have your job, social position, or even your family. Presidential Executive Order 11051 allows the government to separate family members, "if the government sees fit", during an emergency. We have had a legal state of emergency since March 9, 1933.

By looking to the government to solve your problems you have entered a pact with the devil. Government benefits always cost; the cost is your liberty. You are either ruler of your own life, or you are subject to the federal government. As Ronald Reagan said, if you are afraid of repercussions if you stand up for your liberty, "you are only feeding the crocodile hoping he will eat you last."

The Gun Control Act of 1968 is almost an exact duplicate of the Nazi Weapons Act of 1938. Back in Nazi Germany, the people turned away their faces so they wouldn't see what was happening. Is history to be repeated in America?

The American people need to force repeal of the Emergency War Powers Act, restoring constitutional rule to America. We need to force repeal of the Federal reserve Act, returning lawful money, backed by gold and silver, into our pockets. We need to force repeal of the Gun Control Act of 1968 which, coupled with the federal Disarmament Act (Public Law 87-297) is a surefire path to federal tyranny. Most of all, we need to stop cooperating with federal officials and agencies. The federal government is a foreign country with respect to the compact Union states (Title 28 U.S. Code Section 297 (b)).

What does it mean when Americans are afraid of the government which has sworn to protect them? Open your eyes, America! Or very soon there will not be an America to behold. Only We the People can reclaim our great country as the land of the free?

America is on the precipice of a revolution. The people are fed up with government intrusion into their lives. The federal government knows this and is working diligently to diffuse the situation. Failing that, they will certainly use force rather than allow the people to take back control from Washington politicians and foreign bankers.

What kind of a land do you want to leave to your children and your children's children? Will it be America land of the free or America land of the oppressed. The time for action is now. Americans need to stand together in the face of government oppression and control. If not now, when? If not you, then who?


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