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Part II of The Gun Confiscation Goes Mainstream: Tyranny in the Land of the “Free”

Part II: The Gun Ban is Announced

Last night I spoke of how to resist encroaching gun control laws and regulation. However, I admitted that we are fighting a rigged game and that I fully expect to see a gun ban in the near future.  As this ban goes into effect, you can expect to see it follow a set pattern.  However, unlike other countries around the world to include Australia, Canada, and the U.K., the US will not follow the script, which I will discuss in “Part III: Resistance.”  In short, gun confiscation means major chaos is in the future for the US.  Unfortunately, I don’t think this is avoidable at this point so it is best to spend your time preparing.  Here is how you can expect it to play out.

The march toward total gun confiscation in the US has been a gradual one. It hasn’t been an easy fight and has been resisted the entire way by sensible Americans.  In fact, recently, the pro-gun lobby has won numerous major successes in court.  Nonetheless, today we are still standing on the edge of the gun ban cliff and looking into the abyss as a free nation.  Taking stock of the situation, we must recognize some hard facts working in favor of the elitist cabal dedicated to your total disarmament.  The ballot boxes have been stacked by illegitimate voters, the system to include judges and educators is now filled with Leftist operatives, the latest generation to come of age has been brainwashed to view all guns as evil, our population has lost its morality, and we no longer collectively view an armed populace as a necessary element of a free state.  As bad, the majority of our population is constantly is some state of drug induced mental paralysis whether by illegal drugs such as heroin and marijuana or legal drugs such as alcohol and anti-depressants.  This mass sedation makes the population far easier to manipulate, control, and ultimately convince to willingly enter oppression and slavery.  We are so close to a gun ban that if only a handful of seats change hands in the House and Senate an avalanche of new gun control legislation to include the UN’s Gun Ban Treaty will move forward.  Further, it is probable that even with a Republican controlled Congress they will still sell out their constituents and side with elitist interests by embracing gun control.  To illustrate this point, remember Mitt Romney had a far worse record of gun control than even Bill Clinton.  As such, don’t be surprised when another major “mass shooting” event is staged and used to justify the final push to ban firearms in the US irrespective of who “controls” Congress and sits in the White House.

When the order is given for Americans to disarm and turn in their weapons, it will come in phases just like it has occurred repeatedly in other countries. Read more

An Act of War: CIA Leak Gives “Incontrovertible Evidence” That 9/11 was sponsored by Saudi Arabia

What happens when conspiracy theory becomes conspiracy fact?  It turns out 2013 has been the year for the conspiracy theorists to say, “I told you so.”  Unfortunately, even when the bald face lies are exposed and the truth finally makes its way to the public, there seems to be little outcry.  This apathy is the saddest materialization of a republic in decay.  From the scandal over the Internal Revenue Service targeting political enemies of President Obama (conservative groups terrorized by the government) to Edward Snowden’s disclosure of the scope and scale of the National Security Agency’s domestic spying programs (Orwellian police state), the Obama Administration has been rocked by one scandal after another.  As if these actions didn’t already break a multitude of laws and provide grounds for criminal actions and impeachment, the US government does it again!  This time it’s the 9/11 “conspiracies” that have been verified.  As Congressional inquiries reveal, the government of Saudi Arabia was directly involved with planning, supporting, and carrying out the 9/11 attacks.  This was an act of war, yet the US government not only concealed the fact from the public, but also helped the Saudi’s cover it up in one of the most overtly treasonous acts of the century.

Specifically, the Saudis deny any role in 9/11, but CIA memos reportedly found “incontrovertible evidence” that Saudi government officials — not just wealthy Saudi hardliners, but high-level diplomats and intelligence officers employed by the kingdom — helped the hijackers both financially and logistically.  The intelligence files cited in the report directly implicate the Saudi embassy in Washington and consulate in Los Angeles in the attacks, making 9/11 not just an act of terrorism, but an act of war.  A pair of lawmakers who recently read the redacted portion say they are “absolutely shocked” at the level of foreign state involvement in the attacks.  Reps. Walter Jones (R-NC) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) can’t reveal the nation identified by it without violating federal law.  So they’ve proposed Congress pass a resolution asking President Obama to declassify the entire 2002 report, “Joint Inquiry Into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.”

The New York Post investigation reveals that Saudi agents, officials and operatives in Virginia, Florida, California and D.C. provided direct support by way funding or intelligence to those involved in bringing down the towers.  Nonetheless, President Bush censored 28 full pages of the 800-page report while the US government actively supported evacuating high level Saudis from the US including members of the bin Laden family even as the government claimed they didn’t know who was responsible for the attack.  Logic only allows for a narrow set of conclusions that all point to the fact that a nation state (Saudi Arabia), which is purportedly an ally of the US, launched an unprecedented attack on the US and the US at minimum covered it up and at worst, knew of the attack in advance.  Making matters worse, President Bush then lied about the origins of the terrorist attack and sent American troops into harm’s way in Afghanistan and then Iraq in what most now consider an illegal war and a disaster.

Americans must unite behind Representatives Jones and Lynch and provide vocal support for their action to get the documentation declassified.  Their contact information is as follows:

http://jones.house.gov/ http://lynch.house.gov/

 

District Name Party Room Phone Committee Assignment
3 Jones, Walter B.  R 2333 RHOB 202-225-3415 Armed Services
8 Lynch, Stephen F.  D 2133 RHOB 202-225-8273 Financial Services
Oversight and Government Reform

 

Concurrently, we as Americans must pressure the Justice Department to open terrorist investigations against numerous named Saudis to include senior political leaders and indict them.  The Departments of Defense and State should immediately cease cooperation and funding support for the Saudis and move to realign US alliances in the region with countries not directly attacking the US homeland and killing thousands of Americans.  America must reevaluate its entire relationship with Saudi Arabia now that the dirty truth of these despicable terrorists in our midst has been leaked.  Failure to act by our government officials would all but prove that the “War on Terrorism” has been and still is a completely fabricated hoax to control the population through fear while extorting trillions of dollars from the middle class.

How could our government, after knowing that our “ally” sponsored the 9/11 attacks, not take action?  How could our government cover up this act of war?  How could our government, knowing who actually conducted this attack, pretend it was actually a nebulous terrorist entity and send us to war against a nation that had nothing to do with 9/11?  How could our government manipulate the truth and claim for “security” you must surrender your privacy and rights so that TSA officers can grope you and NSA collect and analyze every aspect of your most personal activities.  The answer has been obvious all along.  Our government is run by elites that seek total power.  These elites…the heads of banks, the titans of the military industrial complex, big oil, media moguls, their political puppets, etc…all have consistently manipulated world events to destroy any vestige of a free republic and control you, plain and simple.

After the Cold War ended there was no longer a threat to create fear that could be used to control the peoples and nations of the world.  A new threat had to be created and this new threat was to be called “terrorism.”  This new enemy was seemingly everywhere and nowhere.  It could strike without warning and employ even the most sophisticated weapons of mass destruction.  It could be anyone, a foreigner, your neighbor, even your elderly grandmother.  It had killed thousands on the homeland and would surely strike again if we didn’t create a massive surveillance state and pour trillions into needless wars and defense contracts all while driving the price of oil up three fold.  The elites all profited enormously while the average man was killed in war, lost his job, watched his retirement evaporate, and his free nation become enslaved.  Conspiracy theory be damned because this is the truth.  The raw, uncensored reality is that most Americans choose to ignore and pretend this problem doesn’t exist as long as they can watch football on the weekend and have their beer.  YOU, not your neighbor or someone else, YOU, must shed all apathy and take action.  YOU must organize and take to the streets, the airwaves, to Congress and demand redress.  YOU must force these traitors from office and hold those accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

Or you can sit and do nothing.  Sit in denial as you are dispossessed of your nation, freedom, and liberty.  Hope that those ambitious and craving power will somehow reform themselves and leave you alone.  Hope that they will protect you once they have assumed total power.  No you fool, you will be a slave and deservedly so.

By Guiles Hendrik

December 18, 2013

All rights reserved.

Do You Know Your Fourth Amendment Rights? Part I

Daily we hear of new encroachments upon our civil liberties.  The Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable search and seizure, is under particular assault.  From unconstitutional electronic surveillance of your emails and phone calls by the National Security Administration to illegal stop and frisks on the streets of New York, the 4th Amendment appears to be all but destroyed.  However, few people actually understand what their rights are and are not under the 4th Amendment.  This amendment will help provide you the essential practical knowledge and understanding of your rights and how to exercise them.

To understand how your civil liberties are being eroded, taken, and illegally violated, one must understand what the legal casework and Constitutional basis for those rights.  Further, whether you agree or not with the current legal understanding of the right, you must understand how the courts currently interpret it.  This series provides you the information on how the “courts” currently interpret the law and not how it theoretically should or should not be interpreted.  Also, the 4th Amendment only protects an individual from violations by members of the government or the “state.”  The 4th Amendment doesn’t extend to protecting an individual from being searched or seized by another private person.

The 4th Amendment states:

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 of affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things seized. 

To begin, the 4th Amendment was designed to protect the people from the government and explicitly limited the powers of what the government can do.  This amendment in the Bill of Rights was added as a result of the hard lessons learned suffering under unrestrained British searches and seizures of the colonists’ homes, belongings, and persons before and during the American Revolutionary War.  The founding fathers realized correctly that if limits were not placed on the government, the very essence of privacy would be so eroded as to reduce all sense of true liberty and freedom.  For this reason, the 4th Amendment is one of the most important the Bill of Rights conveys upon Americans.

The first clause of the 4th Amendment requires that ALL searches and seizure to be “reasonable” is perhaps most often misunderstood.  The legal bar guiding all 4th Amendment action is that searches and seizures must be “reasonable” from the viewpoint of a “law enforcement officer.”  The difference between the standard for reasonableness of a person and a trained law enforcement officer is often the cause of much public misunderstanding of the right.  For example, many believe you must be under arrest to be detained, searched, and handcuffed.  This is not true.  An officer can temporarily detain, cuff, and “frisk” a suspect for weapons without an actual arrest in order to develop probable cause.  Note that probable cause is NOT a primary requirement for an initial limited search and seizure, only reasonable suspicion is required.  Specifically, to temporarily detain a person, an act known as a “Terry Stop,” only requires an officer to have reasonable suspicion crime is afoot and the person is involved.  This is different than a voluntary encounter where the person has the ability to simply leave since a suspect is NOT free to go during a Terry Stop.  Further, if the suspect tries to resist or flee, the officer is empowered to use whatever reasonable force is necessary to “seize” the suspect up to and including deadly force.  Traffic stops are prime examples of Terry Stops.  The suspect is not free to leave and the officer can use reasonable force to stop and if necessary arrest the suspect.  However, this is still limited.  If an officer is unable to further develop evidence to support “probable cause,” the officer must release the suspect.

To go further and “frisk” a person during a Terry Stop requires that the officer reasonably believes the suspect is “presently armed and dangerous.”  This is considered an 4th Amendment search by the courts so it is limited in its scope.  The search allows for a limited, but thorough pat down, specifically, for weapons.  Should the search go beyond that, the officer has most likely violated your rights.  Examples would include extensively and repeatedly searching one area, “manipulating” items with the fingers, and removing clothing (not including large bulky coats and similar outerwear).  However, weapons can be concealed and can be very small.  This gives officers cause to make a fairly detailed search of a suspect.  Furthermore, if contraband is found during the search, it is admissible in court.  For example, during a frisk, if the officer finds something that he “immediately recognizes” to be drugs, he can seize the drugs, place the suspect under arrest, and then conduct a full and detailed “search incident to arrest.”  It is also worth noting that the courts have repeatedly affirmed that a suspect has no right to lie.  If an officer asks whether you have a weapon on not, one would be best off to admit it up front or say nothing.  For example, if an officer asks you specifically if you have a gun on your person and you lie, you could potentially be arrested even if you have a permit.

Terry frisks can extend to the immediate area the suspect is in and any items he or she has control over such as a briefcase, backpack, or purse.  In the case of traffic stops, this could include the passenger cabin of a vehicle and any passengers if there is a reasonable suspicion that the suspect is presently armed and dangerous.

So how do you protect your privacy and leverage your 4th Amendment protections to the best of your ability?  First, understand that officers can arrest you as soon as they have probably cause, which can be a fairly low bar if articulated properly.  What this means for you is that you will not win the war of words with an officer on the street and certainly not win if you resist.  Understand the law is overwhelming stacked in the favor of law enforcement officers and intentionally so for better or worse.  If the arrest is improper, it will be through the courts that you will be able to air your grievances and seek remedy.

The next fundamental to understand is that if an officer asks permission to search, it is probably because they do not yet have the evidence to allow them to search.  As such, politely say no.  Most often, the request to search is done to develop both reasonable suspicion and probable cause as the officer is not limited by the 4th Amendment when conducting “consensual” searches.  If you do give permission, you can at any time ask the officer to cease, just make sure you stay close enough to your belongings that you can articulate your intention if necessary.   If the officer goes ahead and searches anyhow, he either already had enough cause or it was an illegal search.  Either way, it will be ultimately for the courts to decide.

Outside of an arrest where you will be searched thoroughly, only items and areas readily accessible to the suspect can be searched during a Terry Stop.  Respective of vehicles, this means that a locked glove box, locked container, and the trunk are off limits unless the officer finds enough evidence to warrant an arrest.  If an arrest is made the vehicle will be impounded and inventoried, which in practice turns into a full detailed search of the entire vehicle.  For SUVs, the area in the back of the vehicle is also off limits to being searched.  However, the area must be covered up as any contraband in “plain view” is fair game.  One would be wise to keep their insurance and registration information separate from any items that might be stored in a “locked” glove box since to retrieve them one must “unlock” the glove box making it open to a search.  Respective of your person, one should password protect and encrypt any electronic media to include cell phones and laptops.  If you carry a briefcase, make sure it can be locked.  For ladies, placing a locked box in your purse for valuables is a viable option as well.  What this does is removes the officer’s ability to articulate that he needed to search that area for weapons to ensure “officer safety.”  If it is locked and then placed out of reach, it is not a threat and is not searchable beyond a cursory external inspection short of actual probable cause for arrest or you give consent.

Now that you understand the basic practical application of the first clause of the 4th Amendment, you are better able to stand up for your rights and recognize when a violation has occurred.  Further, you should now be able to intuitively see why New York City’s “Stop and Frisk” policy violated your rights since it was “unreasonable” to stop a random person on the street that was neither suspected of being involved in a crime nor presently armed AND dangerous.  Taking this further, one should heavily question the constitutionality of TSA searches of passengers for airline flights, which are now being expanded to all public transit.  This doesn’t mean that all searches would be unconstitutional, just unreasonable ones where no reasonable suspicion someone is presently armed and dangerous exists.  If challenged in court, the searches will not be likely to withstand strict constitutional scrutiny and should be struck down.  However, in the meantime, the TSA justifies the searches through a complex and perverse web of legal interpretations and stalling by our elected leaders to put an end to the vile practice.  TSA defenses for the searches have ranged from a person doesn’t have a right to travel and so voluntarily flies and must consent to a search to an extremely dangerous interpretation that suggests anyone at any time could “reasonably” be a terrorist with the intent to attack so everyone must be searched.  The latter interpretation is patently chilling to the basic tenets the 4th Amendment was established to protect and would utterly destroy the notion of “reasonableness” that has been the legal bar when courts have decided on whether or not a search and seizure violated one’s rights.

In Part II on the 4th Amendment, the second clause will be examined and discuss how to protect your privacy at home.  If you don’t understand “curtilage,” you definitely need to read the upcoming article.

By Guiles Hendrik

Additional reading:

http://www.infowars.com/what-are-my-rights-at-various-checkpoints/

TSA VIPR Teams Invade Local Shopping Malls

Welcome to the police state

Local shoppers at the Crystal City Mall in Crystal City, Virginia were surprised this week to find TSA security teams controlling access as if they were about to board an international flight instead of buying socks.  Many shoppers were outraged to see the level of government intervention and fearful of the seemingly endless overreach of TSA.  Shoppers reported they were subjected to pat downs and swab tests for explosives as if they were suspected terrorists.  Further, angry store owners reported that they were swamped with complaints from shoppers threatening to no longer buy from their stores and said they were not informed or consulted about TSA’s intrusive actions.  One unnamed store manager was quoted as saying “during tough economic times, it is tough enough to get customers in my store without them being scared away by the government.”

LMS is requesting any readers with footage to submit it to the website or to blog your experience.  Unchecked expansion of an agency dedicated to the abolishment of your 4th Amendment Rights threatens all Americans’ freedom.  Readers should write their Congressmen, local sheriffs, and store owners and insist TSA be reigned in as well as urge their friends and family to action.  Only by shining the light on TSA’s actions and raising protest will this abuse stop.

Special thanks to our alert readers for this story.