How The Obama Era Department Of Justice Is Funding Left Wing Liberal Lunatics To Further Their Own Political Agenda.


Ideas have consequences. In 2013, during the preliminary investigation for the
book, Extortion GAI researchers detected a pattern of federal lawsuits and settlements
brought by a newly created office within the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ. Assistant
Attorney General Tom Perez made the DOJ’s intentions clear in his January 14, 2010 speech to the Rainbow PUSH Coalition – Annual Wall Street Conference.

Mr. Perez stated: “Fair lending is a top priority for the Civil Rights Division, and I have taken a number of critical steps to ensure that we put our best forward. I have hired a Special Counsel for Fair Lending to spearhead our efforts. We are also establishing a
dedicated Fair Lending unit within the Division’s Housing Section. The unit will root
out lending discrimination in all forms.”

In remarks at the Brookings Institution Perez stated:
The establishment of the Fair Lending Unit, with dedicated attorneys, economists,
investigators, support staff and a Special Counsel for Fair Lending, ensure that fair
lending issues receive immediate attention and high priority.
The unit already has 50 matters open, including 18 investigations. We have
identified large, mid-size and small lenders as targets of enforcement efforts and
those targets include national, regional and local actors.

What Mr. Perez did not say in these comments was that millions of dollars would
eventually be handed over, no strings attached, to activist nonprofits.
The DOJ began to file lawsuits against financial institutions based on evidence of
unfair lending practices. With the threat of protracted litigation and bad press looming, the DOJ extracted settlements before trial. These technically voluntary settlement agreements, referred to as “consent orders,” usually established a settlement fund to service claims made by victims of the defendant’s alleged illegal behavior. More often than not, the consent order specified that unclaimed funds were to be distributed to a qualified organization as approved by the Department of Justice. Moreover, many of the settlements called for large sums of money to be paid toward educational efforts, often provided by these same qualified organizations.

The DOJ filed pleadings in each case that used essentially identical language for each
complaint and settlement. This assembly line approach uses what is sometimes referred to in the legal profession as “cookbook pleadings” – those not designed for actual litigation, but intended merely to provide a basis for the settlement and payment of money. Seldom was the actual complaint filed more than a month prior to filing the consent order and occasionally within days.

A consent order, sometimes referred to as a “consent judgment” or a “consent decree,” is an order or judgment by the court where the parties have previously agreed to the settlement terms and provisions. Another feature of the consent decree is that the court
will maintain jurisdiction of the matter to supervise the implementation of the decree. The filing of the complaint serves to invoke the jurisdiction of the court.

These institutions spend a vast sum of money advertising each year. A case of this
nature could have a devastating impact for any bank deemed racist. As the Wall Street
Journal reported, “The lenders quickly settled these cases rather than run the reputational risk of being called racist in court.”63 When contacted by the DOJ, often a target financial institution would want to reach a number and shut the process down as soon as possible, as one bank put it, “to avoid contested litigation.” Because the entire negotiation process occurs in the context of litigation, the internal communications of a party remain confidential protected by attorney client privilege. Thus, the public and Congress are provided very little information regarding the nature and process of the negotiations between the parties. In other words, the DOJ effectively silences the target institution without any form of congressional oversight or public scrutiny. Courts were either unaware of this mechanism of disbursement or did not comment in their review of the proposed consent orders.

The agreements were reached prior to filing the proposed order and the parties both had legal representation. A settlement in court is technically reached by the parties freely and voluntarily unless there is evidence to suggest otherwise. The congressional
testimony of Paul Larkin, Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation in 2015
denounced the court’s limited participation in the process:

What aggravates this problem even more is that you have these sorts of settlements
gradually coming into wider and wider…Why is that a problem? Because oftentimes
there is no judicial involvement whatsoever. These agreements often are a means of
disposing not of charges or a lawsuit that has already filed. They are a means often of disposing of charges or a lawsuit before any are filed. So there is no judicial
involvement whatsoever. You have an agreement entirely between the lawyers for
the United States and the lawyers for other parties. And in this agreement they are
trying to engage in what is for all intents and purposes a sham transaction to avoid
depositing all of the money that is due to the taxpayers of the United States into the
account that the Treasury maintains, that Congress thereafter can decide how it will
be spent.

In all of the cases we reviewed in the course of our research, the court simply
accepted the proposed order, with one noted exception. In United States of America v.
Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc. and Citizens Bank, the defendant bank gave the court reason to believe that something was amiss and the court took quite a different approach. The defendant objected to the claims made by the DOJ in the pleadings which the defendant had not seen until after the terms of settlement had been established. This anomaly opened up the process and demonstrated the pressure placed on a target institution by the federal government and its incentive to settle.

The DOJ had alleged that the defendants, Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc. and
Citizens Bank, had engaged in a pattern of conduct violating the Fair Housing Act and the
Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA). The proposed Agreed Order imposed a much smaller contribution amount to the settlement fund, but incorporated several of the same elements in its terms as have been seen in other consent orders for other cases.

This proposed order required that the Defendant “enter a partnership” with the City of Detroit to set up a fund in the amount of $1.625 million and provide grants to homeowners to enhance neighborhood stability and revitalization. The program was to be administered by the city or its “designated partner.” The proposed order also required the Defendant to ensure that the Defendant’s lending products and services in the Detroit area were marketed in majority-black census tracts. It also required that the bank hire two Community Development Leaders to focus primarily on generating residential mortgage loans in the “majority-black census tracts of Wayne County” as well as to facilitate the bank’s grant program.

It instated a separate fund in the amount of $400,000 with one half of that fund devoted to advertising and marketing in these same neighborhoods. The consent order required that the other half be spent on consumer education in order to sponsor programs offered by community or governmental organizations engaged in fair lending work.

Furthermore, the proposed order required that the Defendant make $1.5 million available for loan subsidies via a “special financing program” for residents in Wayne County. If the funds were not fully expended, the remaining amount was to be donated to a nonprofit housing organization in the City of Detroit or to such other organization involved with community reinvestment in the City of Detroit.

In its response to the DOJ’s Motion For Entry of Proposed Agreed Order, the Defendant described the process by which the DOJ pursued the settlement.69 It became apparent that the motivation for these banks was to settle rather than resist the claims of the DOJ.

The Defendant bank explained that it was not aware of the precise nature of the
charges until the complaint was filed. The Defendant stated:

The precise articulation of the Department’s claim was not made available to
Citizens until the Department provided Citizens with a copy of the Complaint
after it was filed with the Court on May 5, 2011. Citizens disputes the factual
and legal basis for the claim presented, and, to the extent permitted, has
included in the proposed “Agreed Order” as Part III, the “Position of Citizens
Bank” that describes its actual conduct and performance.

It went on to illuminate some of Bancorp’s considerations in reaching a settlement:
Nonetheless, threatened litigation by the Department imposes a substantial
financial burden on Citizens, particularly in the context of current economic
conditions. Thus, Citizens entered into negotiations with the Department in
an effort to avoid contested litigation. The only option afforded by the Department to avoid contested litigation was the filing of a complaint and the simultaneous presentation of an “Agreed Order.”

The Defendant further stated: Citizens pursued the negotiations to avoid the cost and burden of litigation…. The important point for Citizens is that the voluntary resolution will put the matter to rest, through entry of the Agreed Order. Then the Defendant bank reiterated their reasons for entering into settlements over litigation, which had little to do with culpability:

Perhaps there are some inconsistencies here because Citizens continues to
deny a factual or legal basis for the claim, but agrees to take certain action to
resolve the claim of the Department. But it is not uncommon for businesses
facing the prospect of very expensive litigation against the government to
seek a way to avoid the cost. If reasonable business objectives can be met,
Citizens prefers settlement to the alternative of expensive litigation, and
indeed would prefer to use the bank’s resources to assist the City of Detroit
in its continued efforts to stabilize housing conditions in the City. The bank
currently faces economic challenges that further favor settlement over
litigation.

When faced with the prospect of extended litigation, expense, and bad publicity,
many targeted institutions choose to settle rather than resist the questionable and
disputable claims brought by the DOJ.

On May 24, 2011, the Court issued a scathing order denying approval of the
proposed consent order. The Court had its own reasons for refusing to approve
the consent order.

The Court noted: In reviewing the Agreed Order, it (1) fails to define terms; (2) lacks completeness; (3) contains superfluous clauses; (4) lacks clarity; and (5) is void of provisions for the Court to effectively oversee the parties’ obligations under the Agreed Order during its anticipated term.

Others, in the banking industry, have criticized the DOJ practices that have
resulted in these settlements.…there is a troubling lack of transparency with the DOJ’s growing fair lending actions. DOJ’s unprecedented actions and the legal theory upon which they are based are shrouded in secrecy, as targeted banks are forced to enter into
confidentiality agreements. Community banks work hard to comply with laws and regulations and consistently seek information and guidance on how to implement applicable rules in this ever-changing lending and regulatory environment. By requiring banks to enter into confidentiality agreements regarding the investigations, enforcement and settlement agreements, DOJ is thwarting banks’ ability to assess and refine, if necessary, their policies or practices to ensure compliance with fair lending laws.

This approach is counter to the intent of well-functioning fair lending laws.
Mr. Perez and the newly created Fair Lending Unit in the Housing and Civil
Enforcement Section of the DOJ had a different take on the Citizens case. In his estimation this had been a cooperative effort to right wrongs recognized by all.

He states:
Both Citizens and Midwest worked collaboratively with the Department to develop
these creative solutions, and were eager to find solutions that allow them to remedy
the harm done while also reaching new customers.

Toward the end of his remarks Mr. Perez addressed concerns that he had gleaned
from “…listening sessions we have conducted with industry stakeholders.” Among those
concerns were “transparency” in the DOJ processes; promptness of decisions by the DOJ
because “the cloud of uncertainty that looms during the pendency of an investigation can take a toll” and uncertainty regarding the legal theories that the DOJ was using. Mr. Perez described an “…unprecedented level of collaboration and coordination between DOJ and its partner agencies.”

The banking industry was concerned about the “harmful and inappropriate fair lending actions” of the DOJ, as expressed in a letter addressed to Eric Holder. The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs United States Senate made this observation: …the DOJ used the settlement process to achieve policy goals—including the
distribution of hundreds of millions of dollars from private companies to third-party
housing counseling groups—that would not have been possible in litigation. In other words, the DOJ used the threat of litigation—and the corresponding financial and reputational costs—to cause banks to take actions that a court would not have
ordered them to do. (emphasis added)

Even as early as 2010, some members of Congress had begun to take notice that all was not right in the new administration’s Justice Department.

 

Congress Takes Notice

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See  entire 115 page Government Accountability Institute report here: FOLLOW THE MONEY: HOW THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FUNDS PROGRESSIVE ACTIVISTS

Related Article:

HEADLINE JUNE 27, 2017: Hidden Government Forcing Taxpayers To Finance Their Own Destruction

Peter Schweizer‘s Government Accountability Institute issued a report in October 2016, “Follow the Money: How the Department of Justice Funds Progressive Activists,” that detailed the stunning amount of money the DoJ has been awarding to left-wing groups. Under Eric Holder’s DoJ, financial institutions paid an unprecedented $110 billion in fines, much of which came in through out-of-court settlements.

Many of the cases were based on tenuous grounds, such as “disparate impact” which assumes racism based solely on the proportion of loans awarded to minorities. According to the report, “The DOJ used the threat of litigation—and the corresponding financial and reputational costs—to cause banks to take actions that a court would not have ordered them to do.”

We are still trying to figure out where it all went. But we do have some ideas. As with Obama’s corrupt green energy subsidies, it seems apparent that Holder’s DoJ extorted huge sums from banks specifically to funnel money to political allies. Schweizer documents how the DoJ flagrantly misused this money:

See full article here: Hidden Government Forcing Taxpayers To Finance Their Own Destruction

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Wild Bill For America Arrested In Canada For “Smuggling Hate Speech” On His IPAD….here is Bill’s video report on what happened.


Published on 25 Jun 2017: Smuggler Bill’s Canada Blues  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwaMpTLUmX0

June 24 2017
AMERICAN SPEAKER ARRESTED AT CALGARY AIRPORT FOR SMUGGLING HATE SPEECH ON HIS IPAD. Upon Arrival at Calgary Airport Wild Bill of America, also known as William Finlay, a popular author and speaker was arrested for carrying hate speech on his ipad. What? What prompted such a search to begin with?

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He was invited to speak at an event at Calgary’s Olympic Plaza coordinated by Joey De Luca of WCAI. Makes more sense now…

A special event permit for the event was denied by Calgary’s Department of Recreation, according to an article by CBC News, “on the basis that your organization, and messages it espouses, are hateful.” But event spokesman, Jeremy Phillips, responded on FaceBook “We are going to march downtown and show the biased city officials that we will not be silenced. It’s all about standing up for our rights and freedoms.

News of William Finlay’s arrest was relayed to friends via Facebook message and we were tagged in a shared message within an hour of the arrest. It read “Was arrested at the airport for ‘smuggling hate speech’ on my iPad. Don’t know how this is going to turn out… really appreciate prayers and support of my friends.”

Finlay served as a Navy Corpsman with the Marines before becoming a career law enforcement officer, serving as both a Deputy U.S. Marshal and Deputy Sheriff. A public speaker, frequent guest on radio talk shows, YouTuber and blogger, Finlay says his “mission in life is to encourage and strengthen America’s faith in God and Country. It is not politicians, but individual Americans with the courage to speak out who will keep freedom alive in the USA. He was asked to leave Canada and is now back in the USA.

WCAI and Palestinian born Saudi raised Toronto resident and controversial agitator Sandra Solomon teamed up over the last couple months endorsing one another and created a disruptive ruckkus defying the city and the mayor over a number of events they planned this weekend all documented by ARC below.

Calgaryians in general then questioned their safety in the downtown area due to media attention and WCAI’s defiant facebook messages regarding the Mayor of Calgary. Police issued a press release on the matter.

Competing rally groups expected in the down town core included Antifa and Al Quds Day Ramadan Celebrations dedicated to wanting Jews and Israel removed from the Middle East. Jews are discriminated against by Islam and not even allowed to enter a number of Islamic Countries. WCAI was to protest Al Quds for this reason. Antifa was to protest WCAI as a hate group. Police did what they could to work with all involved.

Although they lost their headline speaker and plans for the event on the 24th due to no permit both have repeatedly stated they will not allow anything to stop them. Resourcefully now using the existing permit and reputation of a Street Pastor in Calgary on Sunday June 25th who seems to be behind them on this.

We and others have experienced negative affects of Solomon and Deluca’s targeting and boundary crossing, bullying and slander first hand when expressing disagreement with their actions and thus have clear insight on how this situation developed. Its our opinion they are not victims in this and brought much on themselves, possibly even on Wild Bill. They do insist on getting what they want and can steamroll, notwithstanding whom it may affect or how, often causing some mayhem in the wake. Tactics we denounce. Much of this hoopla could have been avoided with a more balanced, mature and peaceful approach.

BACKGROUND INFO: The situation was documented by ARC in numerous articles as it unfolded. See this link.
http://anti-racistcanada.blogspot.ca/2017/06?m=1

Recent media
Branded Hateful by Officials Anti Islam Group Plans To March Regardless of Permit
http://www.cbc.ca/…/anti-muslim-coalition-against-wcai-phil…

Calgary Police Brace For Controversial Rallies this Weekend
http://ow.ly/S6IE30cPh3l

Current Canadian Criminal code on Hate Speech Section 319
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/e…/acts/C-46/section-319.html

See The Speech That Wild Bill was going to give here:

Published on 25 Jun 2017

This is the speech I was to give in Canada. The cops read the script and ARRESTED ME FOR HATE SPEECH……..watch and decide if this is hate speech.  https://youtu.be/sZUmYQYDaw8

Can Facebook Manipulation Spread Emotional Contagion? Professor of Psychology Who Edited The Secret Study Has “Ethical Concerns About FB Methods” Admitting She Was “A Little Creeped Out Too.”


For one week in 2012, Facebook skewed nearly 700,000 users’ news feeds to either be happier or sadder than normal. The experiment found that after the experiment was over users tended to post positive or negative comments according to the skew that was given to their news feed. Facebook manipulated the emotions of hundreds of thousands of its users, and found that they would pass on happy or sad emotions, it has said.

Susan Fiske, professor of psychology at Princeton University, told the Atlantic  and the scientist that edited the study had ethical concerns about its methods. The research suggests that the findings could be used by Facebook to encourage users to post more and/(or?) by other agencies such as governments to manipulate the feelings of certain users in certain countries. It’s ethically okay from the regulations perspective, but ethics are kind of social decisions. The level of outrage that appears to be happening suggests that maybe it shouldn’t have been done… I’m still thinking about it and I’m a little creeped out too.”

Facebook’s ‘Data Use Policy’ — part of the Terms Of Service that every user signs up to when creating an account — reserves the right for Facebook to use information “for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and service improvement.”

The researchers said that constituted the informed consent required to conduct the research and made it legal. The study does not say that users were told of their participation in the experiment, which researchers said was conducted by computers so that they saw no posts.

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/facebook-manipulated-users-moods-in-secret-experiment-9571004.html

In other news.

Facebook: good for democracy or a way to wage psychological warfare on voters?

Research shows that ‘likes’ could predict sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious views, intelligence, happiness and political beliefs.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/facebook-good-for-democracy-or-a-way-to-wage-psychological-warfare-on-voters-a7770616.html


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Facebook is considering secretly watching and recording users through their webcams and smartphone cameras, a newly discovered patent suggests. Monitoring people’s emotions would help the company keep them on the site for longer.

Facebook is considering secretly watching and recording users through their webcams and smartphone cameras, a newly discovered patent suggests. It would analyse those images to work out how you feel, and use the information to keep you on the site for longer. The document explains how the company would use technology to see how your facial expressions change when you come across different types of content on the site.

If you smiled as you looked at pictures of one of your friends, for instance, Facebook’s algorithm would take note of that and display more pictures of that friend in your News Feed.

Another example included in the patent application explains that if you looked away from your screen when a video of a kitten played, Facebook would stop showing similar type of videos in your Feed.

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TECHNIQUES FOR EMOTION DETECTION AND CONTENT DELIVERY
Abstract
Techniques for emotion detection and content delivery are described. In one embodiment, for example, an emotion detection component may identify at least one type of emotion associated with at least one detected emotion characteristic. A storage component may store the identified emotion type. An application programming interface (API) component may receive a request from one or more applications for emotion type and, in response to the request, return the identified emotion type. The one or more applications may identify content for display based upon the identified emotion type. The identification of content for display by the one or more applications based upon the identified emotion type may include searching among a plurality of content items, each content item being associated with one or more emotion type. Other embodiments are described and claimed.

 

In another case, the document says that if you happened to watch an advert for scotch, Facebook could choose to target you with more adverts for scotch.

The patent application was submitted in February 2014 and published in August 2015, but was only recently spotted, by CBInsights.

“We often seek patents for technology we never implement, and patents should not be taken as an indication of future plans,” said a Facebook spokesperson.

However, the document raises yet more concern about a company that, in 2014, was found to have secretly manipulated hundreds of thousands of users’ News Feeds as part of an experiment to work out whether it could affect people’s emotions.

The company later admitted that it “failed to communicate clearly why and how we did it”. The research has provoked distress because of the manipulation involved.

Last year, a picture posted by Mark Zuckerberg showed that he covers his webcam and microphone with tape. The public rather predictably made a big deal out of it, and the discovery of Facebook’s patent will only fuel speculation.

The site isn’t believed to have put its plans into action yet, and there’s no guarantee that it ever will. The patent also details a new text-messaging platform that would detect how hard you type, and use that information to attempt to work out how you feel.

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-plans-to-watch-users-through-webcams-spy-patent-application-social-media-a7779711.html

Facebook’s newest patent, granted May 25, 2017 aims to monitor users’ typing speed to predict emotions and adapt messages in response.

We took a look at some of Facebook’s emotion-based patents to understand how the company is thinking about capturing and responding to people’s emotional reactions, which has been a tricky area for consumer tech companies but key to their future. On the one hand, they want to identify which content is most engaging and respond to audience’s reactions, on the other emotion-detection is technically difficult, not to mention a PR and ethical minefield.

Links in this post are accessible to CB Insights clients, and clients can also view additional related patents.

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Muslims Across America In Full Celebration Mode Commemorating The “hard work” of Senator Rubio


Who needs to be concerned with Muslim terrorists running around when you have Marco Rubio up at the White House actively furthering their cause for a complete takeover of our country!

On April 4, 2017, the US Senate passed Senate Resolution 118, “Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States.” The resolution was drafted by a Muslim organization, EmgageUSA (formerly EmergeUSA) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).

Muslims across America were in full celebration mode commemorating the “hard work” of Senator Rubio, where EmgageUSA put out the following public statement:

Thanks to the hard work of Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Susan Collins and Senator Kamala Harris we have achieved the approval of Senate Resolution 118, an anti-hate crimes bill drafted by Emerge-USA. It is days like this that Americans are reminded of this country’s founding principles: equal opportunity, freedom, justice. We are proud to help support the protection of these rights #amoreperfectunion #theamericandream.”

Anti-blasphemy laws have been a massive victory for Muslims across the world, as now followers of Islam can have people who speak out or criticize their religion thrown into prison. We continue to hear horrifying stories coming out of Europe and Canada where citizens are being rounded up and jailed for speaking out against Islam, as courts are now turning their backs on their very own citizens in order to pander to the very group of people who want to kill them. Now breaking news is confirming that a Senator Marco Rubio has just gotten a bill passed in the Senate that will make speaking out against Muslims a crime, in a shocking move of treason towards the American people that will leave you speechless.

We had enough damage done to our country under the tyrannical rule of Barack Hussein Obama, who was nothing more than a domestic terrorist who worked tirelessly to further the mission of radical Muslims around the world. Well now it appears as though Marco Rubio has just picked up the torch of treason, as he has just been exposed as the TRAITOR who spear-headed a bill that will make speaking out against Islam illegal, which was written by a Muslim terror organization with direct ties to Al Qaeda. Creeping Sharia reported:

On April 4, 2017, the US Senate passed Senate Resolution 118, “Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States.” The resolution was drafted by a Muslim organization, EmgageUSA (formerly EmergeUSA) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).

Muslims across America were in full celebration mode commemorating the “hard work” of Senator Rubio, where EmgageUSA put out the following public statement:

Thanks to the hard work of Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Susan Collins and Senator Kamala Harris we have achieved the approval of Senate Resolution 118, an anti-hate crimes bill drafted by Emerge-USA. It is days like this that Americans are reminded of this country’s founding principles: equal opportunity, freedom, justice. We are proud to help support the protection of these rights #amoreperfectunion #theamericandream.”

So how bad has Rubio screwed over the American people? Here’s exactly what’s in the resolution which the Senate has just passed:

“…Federal law enforcement officials, working with State and local officials… to expeditiously investigate all credible reports of hate crimes and incidents and threats against minorities in the United States and to hold the perpetrators of those crimes, incidents, or threats accountable and bring the perpetrators to justice; encourages the Department of Justice and other Federal agencies to work to improve the reporting of hate crimes; and… encourages the development of an inter-agency task force led by the Attorney General to collaborate on the development of effective strategies and efforts to detect and deter hate crime in order to protect minority communities…”

What’s chilling is that THIS BILL HAS PASSED THE SENATE and has now gone on to the House, where almost the exact same verbiage was introduced as H.Res. 257. If passed, this law will create an “inter-agency task force” that will then go after people who speak out against Muslims, who are a “protected class.” H.Res. 257 urges:

“…the development of an inter-agency task force led by the Attorney General and bringing together the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Education, the Department of State, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to collaborate on the development of effective strategies and efforts to detect and deter hate crime in order to protect minority communities”. The House Resolution was referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary on April 6 and from there it was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations on April 21.

Why the hell is Marco Rubio selling us down the river in order to further the cause of radical Islam? The Muslim groups he worked with to get these bills passed are not “peaceful” Islamists either. EmgageUSA’s leader Khurrum Wahid is currently on a terror watch list for his extensive work with Al Qaeda, and as a lawyer, Wahid defended Omar Ahmed Abu Ali, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to assassinate President George W. Bush!

FYI: Muslims are also pushing hard to be classified as a ‘protected minority/class’ when they should be classified as a Terrorist Group. This is absolutely unbelievable!

See House Legislation here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/257

See Senate Resolution  here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-resolution/118

THE HOMOSEXUAL MANIFESTO EXPOSED


By Michael Swift, “Gay Revolutionary.” Reprinted from The Congressional Record of the United States Congress. First printed in Gay Community News, February 15-21 1987

We shall sodomize your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups, in your movie theater bathrooms, in your army bunkhouses, in your truck stops, in your all male clubs, in your houses of Congress, wherever men are with men together. Your sons shall become our minions and do our bidding. They will be recast in our image. They will come to crave and adore us.

Women, you cry for freedom. You say you are no longer satisfied with men; they make you unhappy. We, connoisseurs of the masculine face, the masculine physique, shall take your men from you then. We will amuse them; we will instruct them; we will embrace them when they weep. Women, you say you wish to live with each other instead of with men. Then go and be with each other. We shall give your men pleasures they have never known because we are foremost men too, and only one man knows how to truly please another man; only one man can understand the depth and feeling, the mind and body of another man.

All laws banning homosexual activity will be revoked. Instead, legislation shall be passed which engenders love between men.

All homosexuals must stand together as brothers; we must be united artistically, philosophically, socially, politically and financially. We will triumph only when we present a common face to the vicious heterosexual enemy.

If you dare to cry faggot, fairy, queer, at us, we will stab you in your cowardly hearts and defile your dead, puny bodies.

We shall write poems of the love between men; we shall stage plays in which man openly caresses man; we shall make films about the love between heroic men which will replace the cheap, superficial, sentimental, insipid, juvenile, heterosexual infatuations presently dominating your cinema screens. We shall sculpt statues of beautiful young men, of bold athletes which will be placed in your parks, your squares, your plazas. The museums of the world will be filled only with paintings of graceful, naked lads.

Our writers and artists will make love between men fashionable and de rigueur, and we will succeed because we are adept at setting styles. We will eliminate heterosexual liaisons through usage of the devices of wit and ridicule, devices which we are skilled in employing.

We will unmask the powerful homosexuals who masquerade as heterosexuals. You will be shocked and frightened when you find that your presidents and their sons, your industrialists, your senators, your mayors, your generals, your athletes, your film stars, your television personalities, your civic leaders, your priests are not the safe, familiar, bourgeois, heterosexual figures you assumed them to be. We are everywhere; we have infiltrated your ranks. Be careful when you speak of homosexuals because we are always among you; we may be sitting across the desk from you; we may be sleeping in the same bed with you.

There will be no compromises. We are not middle-class weaklings. Highly intelligent, we are the natural aristocrats of the human race, and steely-minded aristocrats never settle for less. Those who oppose us will be exiled.

We shall raise vast private armies, as Mishima did, to defeat you. We shall conquer the world because warriors inspired by and banded together by homosexual love and honor are invincible as were the ancient Greek soldiers.

The family unit-spawning ground of lies, betrayals, mediocrity, hypocrisy and violence–will be abolished. The family unit, which only dampens imagination and curbs free will, must be eliminated. Perfect boys will be conceived and grown in the genetic laboratory. They will be bonded together in communal setting, under the control and instruction of homosexual savants.

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All churches who condemn us will be closed. Our only gods are handsome young men. We adhere to a cult of beauty, moral and esthetic. All that is ugly and vulgar and banal will be annihilated. Since we are alienated from middle-class heterosexual conventions, we are free to live our lives according to the dictates of the pure imagination. For us too much is not enough.

The exquisite society to emerge will be governed by an elite comprised of gay poets. One of the major requirements for a position of power in the new society of homoeroticism will be indulgence in the Greek passion. Any man contaminated with heterosexual lust will be automatically barred from a position of influence. All males who insist on remaining stupidly heterosexual will be tried in homosexual courts of justice and will become invisible men.

We shall rewrite history, history filled and debased with your heterosexual lies and distortions. We shall portray the homosexuality of the great leaders and thinkers who have shaped the world. We will demonstrate that homosexuality and intelligence and imagination are inextricably linked, and that homosexuality is a requirement for true nobility, true beauty in a man.

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We shall be victorious because we are fueled with the ferocious bitterness of the oppressed who have been forced to play seemingly bit parts in your dumb, heterosexual shows throughout the ages. We too are capable of firing guns and manning the barricades of the ultimate revolution.

Tremble, hetero swine, when we appear before you without our masks.

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SOURCE: Redeeming The Rainbow

The Secret Illuminati Covenant Exposed


“An illusion it will be, so large, so vast it will escape their perception. Those who will see it will be thought of as insane.

“This covenant must NEVER, EVER be known to exist. It must NEVER, EVER be written or spoken of for if it is, the consciousness it will spawn will release the fury of the PRIME CREATOR upon us and we shall be cast to the depths from whence we came and remain there until the end time of infinity itself.”

 We will create separate fronts to prevent them from seeing the connection between us. We will behave as if we are not connected to keep the illusion alive. Our goal will be accomplished one drop at a time so as to never bring suspicion upon ourselves. This will also prevent them from seeing the changes as they occur.

“We will always stand above the relative field of their experience for we know the secrets of the absolute. We will work together always and will remain bound by blood and secrecy. Death will come to he who speaks.

“We will keep their lifespan short and their minds weak while pretending to do the opposite. We will use our knowledge of science and technology in subtle ways so they will never see what is happening. We will use soft metals, aging accelerators and sedatives in food and water, also in the airThey will be blanketed by poisons everywhere they turn.

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 The soft metals will cause them to lose their minds. We will promise to find a cure from our many fronts, yet we will feed them more poison. The poisons will be absorbed through their skin and mouths, they will destroy their minds and reproductive systems. From all this, their children will be born dead, and we will conceal this information.

 The poisons will be hidden in everything that surrounds them, in what they drink, eat, breathe and wear. We must be ingenious in dispensing the poisons for they can see far. We will teach them that the poisons are good, with fun images and musical tones. Those they look up to will help. We will enlist them to push our poisons. 

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“They will see our products being used in film and will grow accustomed to them and will never know their true effect. When they give birth we will inject poisons into the blood of their children and convince them its for their help. We will start early on, when their minds are young, we will target their children with what children love most, sweet things.

 When their teeth decay we will fill them with metals that will kill their mind and steal their future. When their ability to learn has been affected, we will create medicine that will make them sicker and cause other diseases for which we will create yet more medicine. We will render them docile and weak before us by our power. They will grow depressed, slow and obese, and when they come to us for help, we will give them more poison.

“We will focus their attention toward money and material goods so they many never connect with their inner self. We will distract them with fornication, external pleasures and games so they may never be one with the oneness of it all. Their minds will belong to us and they will do as we say. If they refuse we shall find ways to implement mind-altering technology into their lives.

 We will use fear as our weapon. We will establish their governments and establish opposites within. We will own both sides. We will always hide our objective but carry out our plan. They will perform the labor for us and we shall prosper from their toil. 

“Our families will never mix with theirs. Our blood must be pure always, for it is the way. We will make them kill each other when it suits us. We will keep them separated from the oneness by dogma and religion. We will control all aspects of their lives and tell them what to think and how. We will guide them kindly and gently letting them think they are guiding themselves.

 We will foment animosity between them through our factions. When a light shall shine among them, we shall extinguish it by ridicule, or death, whichever suits us best. We will make them rip each other’s hearts apart and kill their own children. We will accomplish this by using hate as our ally, anger as our friend. The hate will blind them totally, and never shall they see that from their conflicts we emerge as their rulers.

 They will be busy killing each other. They will bathe in their own blood and kill their neighbors for as long as we see fit.
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“We will benefit greatly from this, for they will not see us, for they cannot see us. We will continue to prosper from their wars and their deaths. We shall repeat this over and over until our ultimate goal is accomplished. We will continue to make them live in fear and anger though images and sounds. We will use all the tools we have to accomplish this. The tools will be provided by their labor. We will make them hate themselves and their neighbors.

“We will always hide the divine truth from them, that we are all one. This they must never know! They must never know that color is an illusion, they must always think they are not equal. Drop by drop, drop by drop we will advance our goal. We will take over their land, resources and wealth to exercise total control over them. We will deceive them into accepting laws that will steal the little freedom they will have. We will establish a money system that will imprison them forever, keeping them and their children in debt. 

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“When they shall ban together, we shall accuse them of crimes and present a different story to the world for we shall own all the media. We will use our media to control the flow of information and their sentiment in our favor. When they shall rise up against us we will crush them like insects, for they are less than that. They will be helpless to do anything for they will have no weapons.

“We will recruit some of their own to carry out our plans, we will promise them eternal life, but eternal life they will never have for they are not of us. The recruits will be called “initiates” and will be indoctrinated to believe false rites of passage to higher realms. Members of these groups will think they are one with us never knowing the truth.

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 They must never learn this truth for they will turn against us. For their work they will be rewarded with earthly things and great titles, but never will they become immortal and join us, never will they receive the light and travel the stars. They will never reach the higher realms, for the killing of their own kind will prevent passage to the realm of enlightenment. This they will never know.

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 The truth will be hidden in their face, so close they will not be able to focus on it until its too late. Oh yes, so grand the illusion of freedom will be, that they will never know they are our slaves.

“When all is in place, the reality we will have created for them will own them. This reality will be their prison. They will live in self-delusion. When our goal is accomplished a new era of domination will begin. Their minds will be bound by their beliefs, the beliefs we have established from time immemorial. 

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“But if they ever find out they are our equal, we shall perish then. THIS THEY MUST NEVER KNOW. If they ever find out that together they can vanquish us, they will take action. They must never, ever find out what we have done, for if they do, we shall have no place to run, for it will be easy to see who we are once the veil has fallen. Our actions will have revealed who we are and they will hunt us down and no person shall give us shelter.

“This is the secret covenant by which we shall live the rest of our present and future lives, for this reality will transcend many generations and life spans. This covenant is sealed by blood, our blood. We,the ones who from heaven to earth came.”

 “This covenant must NEVER, EVER be known to exist.

 It must NEVER, EVER be written or spoken of for if it is, the consciousness it will spawn will release the fury of the PRIME CREATOR upon us and we shall be cast to the depths from whence we came and remain there until the end time of infinity itself.”

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Source: http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/esp_sociopol_illuminati_21.htm

Comey Is The “Central Figure” in the Plan to Take Down the President of the United States


June 13, 2017/by Capt Joseph R. John

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Obama appointed Comey, as Director of the FBI. Comey let politics cloud his decisions as Director, and repeatedly did not operate the Bureau properly according to the rule of law.

Comey constantly engineered multiple misleading leaks to The New York Times that were a “violation of his FBI Employment and Non-disclosure Agreements.”

Comey said, in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, that he leaked information in hopes that a Special Council would be appointed to investigate President Donald Trump in the Russian Scandal.

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Comey, in a press conference, publicly “cleared” Hillary Clinton for repeatedly violating Federal Security Laws by transmitting over 2000 Classified and Special Compartmented E-mail on an unclassified server for 4 years.

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Comey refused to publicly clear President Trump after he told many Committee Chairmen in Congress and President Trump three times that he was not under investigation by the FBI, or collusion with Russia in the election.

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Comey followed orders of Attorney General Loretta Lynch to call the “FBI Investigation” of Hillary Clinton violation of Federal Security Laws a “Matter” and Comey did not write a memo to himself about what AG lynch said.

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When President Trump told Comey ”hoped Comey could let the investigation of LTG Flynn go”; Comey said he felt pressure and in a double standard, he wrote a memo to himself about what president Trump said.

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Comey refused to investigate the Criminal Money Laundering of hundreds of millions dollars by Hillary and Bill Clinton of the Clinton Foundation, that they set up in Canada to avoid having to abide by US Federal Laws.

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Comey refuse to investigate the transfer of 20% of the United States production of uranium to Russia for $145 million payoff to the Clinton Foundation, and they were paid a $500 million fee for a speech that Bill Clinton made to a Russian Bank.

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Comey refused to take action to identify the member of the Obama administration who unmasked LTG Flynn and over 30,000 other Americans including Donald Trump, the Trump Campaign, the Trump Transition Team, US Senators, US Congressmen, members of the Supreme Court, members of the Joint Chief of Staff, and subsequently the details of President Trump’s conversations with Foreign Heads of State.

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Comey refused to reinstate the training and reference material about the dangers of the Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR, Radical Islamic Terrorism, and Sharia Law that once were referenced on FBI Computers and in FBI Libraries to alert and train Agents.

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Attorney Session and the Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein took control of Comey’s files in his FBI Office and recovered a trove of information including unauthorized recordings of President Trump and others. That information is being reviewed by the Justice Department and will be turned over to the newly appointed FBI Director Christopher Wray who will initiate the housecleaning of the Comey Syndicate at FBI Headquarters; those individuals will be replaced by FBI Supervisor Agents who were not compromised by Comey, Lynch, Holder, Clinton, or Obama.

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Former Assistant Directors of the FBI James Kallstrom, Bill Gavin, and Ron Hosko were glad President Donald Trump fired James Comey.

The three FBI Assistant Directors all said Comey sealed his fate after his July 5 press conference in which he improperly assumed the role of “a prosecutor” and recommended no charges be filed against Hillary Clinton for her egregious use of a private E-mail server to transmit highly classified messages during her tenure as Secretary of State.

“I’m glad it happened,” Kallstrom said of Comey’s firing. “I think Jim Comey way back almost a year ago kind of forgot he was the FBI Director.” “Jim Comey danced with the devil, and later on down the road talked about this great investigation the FBI conducted. The interview of Hillary Clinton, in my view, was a sham.”

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Comey “threw the FBI under the bus, and the reputation of the FBI under the bus,” Kallstrom added. “That’s what I am very mad about and have been very mad about for a long time.”

Gavin said Comey’s firing was “something that had to happen.” “Jim Comey is a bright guy, but the bottom line is when he made a prosecutive opinion in an investigative matter he made a mistake,” he added.

 

The Integrity of the FBI will be restored by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and the 15,000 honest, dedicated, and hard-working Agents of the FBI.
This article will provide details of why Comey is being called the “central figure” in the Treasonous Plan to take President Trump down.
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Captain Joseph R. John, a combat veteran, is a 1962 graduate of the United States Naval Academy who retired from the US Navy after a long and distinguished career. He currently is the President of the Combat Veterans Training Group and is the founder of the Combat Veterans for Congress PAC.


 

Now this Published on 16 Jun 2017 by Cesar Paz ~

Retired FBI Mr. Comey, you have been PNG’d ~ https://youtu.be/Kag97tNXJTk 

Additional comments re: former FBI Director Comey’s testimony

https://youtu.be/zYY6BlUcIsM 

Trump supporters NEED to read & share this letter written by retired US Army Veteran, Ray Mckinney: June 16, 2017


The Honorable Donald J. Trump
President of the United States of America
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President,

I am an 82 year old solider who loves his country but at this point in time, I am powerfully confused, and so are millions and millions of your other loyal supporters.

I entered the Army back in the early 1950’s when Dwight D Eisenhower was president and I earned the grand sum of 52 dollars a month as a private. Over time, I advanced in rank and eventually decided that I wanted to be an officer who could best serve the needs of my country.

With that said, Mr. President, I have laid the groundwork proving that my entire lifetime has been that of a dedicated soldier and patriot. I have loved my country dearly, all of my life. I still do. It is the only country I can call home. It is the only country I have ever wanted to call home. It is the only country that most of the people who now live here will ever know …yet there are many misguided fools who want to bring Ole Glory down and ‘turn the lights off in Georgia’.

But something is happening in my country today that causes great alarm in this old soldier. There is a movement afloat to unseat you, our legally elected president and install a “deep state coup” by any means possible. As you know, this movement has members of both political parties active in this goal. Treason knows no party or person.

You Sir are the target. If you can be removed by whatever means possible, then there will be no hope for our country. You are our last line of defense. Your opposition knows this, and the people who put you in office also know this …… there is an ‘undeclared war’ going on at this very moment for the control of America.

You Sir are in the eye of the storm.

If you fall, all of America will fall. Be strong Sir. Know that we are with you.

I have lived, and served under 11 presidents in my lifetime. You Mr President are the 12th. Most of them have been politicians. But, you Sir will be the first president who has ever had a successful business background. That is exactly why I decided to support you in the Republican Primary and the fully endorse you in the general election.

My daughter asks me before the primary season started who I would be supporting. I said, “Donald Trump”. She then followed up her question up by saying, “Daddy, are you crazy, Trump is not a politician”!

I said, “Debbie dear, that’s exactly why I’m voting for him”! … She said, “Daddy please explain your motives in detail”! I did.

I said, “Sweetheart would you agree that the United States of America is nothing but one great big business”? She agreed to that. I then ask, “OK, if America is the biggest business in world, does it not make good sense to elect a businessman to run that business, someone with a proven business record”? She had to agree with that too!

I then said, “The road to hell is paved with the souls of sleazy politicians with ‘good intentions’ but somehow they always went south … and so did the politicians”! My vote will go to the man who can make America into the greatness it use to be.

And anyone who can take 5 million dollars and turn it into 5 billion dollars has my vote and my loyalty. And that man was Donald John Trump.

Mr. Trump came along when America was in great trouble. For 35 years or more, the American people have been lead down the primrose path toward a ‘one world government’ where they would unwillingly lose their sovereignty, their birthrights, any and all freedoms and liberties that had been guaranteed by our Constitution.

Our forefather who gave us these rights must have been turning over in their graves as all this liberal nonsense progressed under the leadership of the ‘progressive’ democrat party, and the republicans who also thought and acted as democrats.

Mr. President, you are a breath of fresh air and the only hope for a decaying republic. You Sir are the only person who can save the future generations from the onslaught of what has been planned for them.

The veterans who supported you, the brave men who have died for our country and a cause, and the citizens of this country who voted and gave you a mandate to ‘clean that damn swamp out’ are now confused.

We do not understand how the picture has changed since you took office. We do not understand how the only way you get things done is by Executive Order. We cannot comprehend why members of the Republican Party refuse to work with you on things to improve America.

We do understand the hatred and viciousness that is currently being displayed by the democrats and their ‘progressive view’. We do understand that their goals and objectives are the only things that matter to them. In their simple minds, “the ends always justify the means”.

But, in the minds of the patriots, who number in the millions who care for this nation, and who call you Mr. President, the ends and these means of those acting to create a deep state are treasonous.

We have watch since you took office a steady and unrelenting stream of criticism of everything you do. We are amazed because those things have been for the betterment of America. To us, this is proof that your opponents are many in Washington, and they do not give a ‘tinker’s damn’ about the good of this country. They have one objective and one objective only … to bring you down.

In doing so, they knowing will destroy all hopes our nation has for rising from the ashes of the past. They do not care. For over a quarter of a century, their goal has been to ‘talk their trash’ and take this country into a one world government where America will be dragged down to the status of a ‘banana republic’ … or less.

I did not devote my entire life to seeing this happen. I have devoted myself to the principles contained in our Constitution, and by the grace of God, I am prepared to die defending those principles. And may I also add there are millions and millions of other veterans and patriots who feel the same as I do.

Mr. President, we understand you have no ‘bully pulpit’ as have all of your previous successors. We also understand the main stream media is now nothing but ‘bought and paid talking heads and political whores’ for those who wish to destroy our republic. We understand the anguish you must feel every day. And you do this with out drawing a single penny from the treasury. You Sir are a true patriot, and we thank you..

But Sir, remember that we are with you. Regardless of what the media try’s to convince the public to be true, always remember, ‘We Are with You’. The millions and millions of law abiding citizens who put you in office are still in your corner, and will be there for the full ‘15 rounds’ . And make no mistake my friends; … we are indeed in a fight.

We are in a fight for the very survival of this republic.

But your loyal patriots are confused, Sir. We are lacking direction and we are lacking orders. We are in need of guidance, and we are in need of how we can help in your struggle. After all, it’s our struggle too..

As a patriot, and as a law abiding citizen, and someone who deeply cares for his country, as does everyone else who voted for you, we ask that you step forward and tell us how we can help you in this apparent overt battle that is aimed to bring you and our country down with you.

Don’t tell us to donate money to any organization, tell us how to be active and vocal and how to ‘step up to the plate and take a swing at the ball’. Anyone can throw a dollar or two into a pot, but how many are willing and able to stand up and speak out … I, for one am, sick and tired of hearing of nothing but democrat propaganda 24 hours a day! If what they say was true, I may be more inclined to listen, but when it’s nothing but ‘fake news’, I am not inclined to listen, and neither are millions and millions more like me.

So Mr. President, the millions and millions who put you in office are powerfully confused. We do not understand how you are being investigated by a Special Prosecutor for no wrongdoing, and at the same time, the “real guilty from the previous administration” are ‘stoking the fires’ under your feet! Please explain.

I make no apologies for the length of this letter Mr. President. I have said what I and millions of others who voted for you strongly feel, and we still support you even stronger today. You need our help to defeat this scourge and drain that damn swamp. We The People are here to help you.

But ‘we the people’ need to fully understand how you would like to employ us! We cannot work on assumptions. We work with facts and only facts. So please find a way to tell us how we can help. We will not give this country up without a fight, with or without you. Talk to us, Sir. Let us help you.

Sir, I remain your loyal servant and a true patriot of these United States of America. Talk to us !!!

Ray McKinney

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This additional comment is from Vladimir Alexander

President Trump is in all actuality a Receiver in a preemptive fight against the Bankruptcy of The United States due to mismanagement of the political and Global elite that want to milk it dry. The socialist nations of the EU, China and the elitist in the US that make $Trillions off of the US while the US elitist keep the population in working debt or welfare slavery as they offer, as the Romans did “Circus & Bread” which is now food, housing and entertainment to keep the masses placated until they have their One World Nation. During any business failure that leads to BANKRUPTCY there are those that fight to keep their power and wealth at all costs to the extent of killing the Golden Goose to claim all its Golden Eggs at once but end up with a Dead Goose. As the Slogan goes “Drain The Swamp” but there are numerous alligators from every part of the spectrum but all just want one thing “Status Quo”; a Bureaucratic Behemoth that allows the pilfering of $Trillions by the elitists: It is the one element in our institutions that sets up the pretense of having authority over everybody and being responsible to nobody. Being kept in place with exorbitant wages and pensions that force them to vote for a living rather than work for a living…. Right now they are fighting with every means possible to keep the “Status Quo” and the loser will be the people of the US including those Bureaucrats because; in the case of any business merger the removal of “headcount” is inevitable and that “headcount” will be the standard of living in the US… “RLTW”

 

The Battle of Athens, Tennessee 1946 Restored the Rule of Law by using The Second Amendment.


The Battle of Athens

1-2 AUGUST 1946

  • Those who took up arms in Athens, Tennessee:
  • wanted honest elections, a cornerstone of our Constitutional order;
  • had repeatedly tried to get Federal or State election monitors;
  • used armed force so as to minimize harm to the law-breakers;
  • showed little malice to the defeated law-breakers;
  • restored lawful government.

The Battle of Athens clearly shows:

  • how Americans can and should lawfully use armed force;
  • why the Rule of Law requires unrestricted access to firearms;
  • how civilians with military-type firearms can beat the forces of “law and order”.

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I. Introduction: 

On 2 August 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force to overturn it. These Americans wanted honest, open elections. For years they had asked for state or Federal election monitors to prevent vote fraud — forged ballots, secret ballot counts, and intimidation by armed sheriff’s deputies — by the local political boss. They got no help.

These Americans’ absolute refusal to knuckle-under had been hardened by service in World War II. Having fought to free other countries from murderous regimes, they rejected vicious abuse by their county government. These Americans had a choice. Their state’s Constitution – Article 1, Section 26 – recorded their right to keep and bear arms for the common defense. Few “gun control” laws had been enacted.

II. The Setting 

These Americans were Tennesseeans of McMinn County, located between Chattanooga and Knoxville, in Eastern Tennessee. The two main towns were Athens and Etowah. McMinn Countians had long been independent political thinkers.

They also had long accepted bribe-taking by politicians and/or the Sheriff to overlook illicit whiskey-making and gambling; financed the sheriff’s department from fines – usually for speeding or public drunkenness – which promoted false arrests;put up with voting fraud by both Democrats and Republicans.

Tennessee State law barred voting fraud:

  • ballot boxes had to be shown to be empty before voting;
  • poll-watchers had to be allowed;
  • armed law enforcement officers were barred from polling places;
  • ballots had to be counted where any voter could watch.

III. The Circumstances

The Great Depression had ravaged McMinn County. Drought broke many farmers; workforces shrank. The wealthy Cantrell family, of Etowah, backed Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1932 election, hoping New Deal programs would revive the local economy and help Democrats to replace Republicans in the county government. So it proved.

Paul Cantrell was elected Sheriff in the 1936, 1938, and 1940 elections, but by slim margins. The Sheriff was the key County official. Cantrell was elected to the State Senate in 1942 and 1944; his chief deputy, Pat Mansfield, was elected sheriff. In 1946, Paul Cantrell again sought the Sheriff’s office.

IV. World War II Ends; Paul Cantrell’s Troubles Begin

At end-1945, some 3,000 battle-hardened veterans returned to McMinn County. Sheriff Mansfield’s deputies had brutalized many in McMinn County; the GIs held Cantrell politically responsible for Mansfield’s doings. Early in 1946, some newly-returned ex-GIs decided:

  • to challenge Cantrell politically;
  • to offer an all ex-GI, non-partisan ticket;
  • to promise a fraud-free election.
  • In ads and speeches the GI candidates promised:
  • an honest ballot count;
  • reform of county government.

At a rally, a GI speaker said, “‘The principals that we fought for in this past war do not exist in McMinn County. We fought for democracy because we believe in democracy but not the form we live under in this county.'” (Daily Post-Athenian, 17 June 1946, p. 1).

At end-July 1946, 159 McMinn County GIs petitioned the FBI to send election monitors. There was no response. The Department of Justice had not responded to McMinn Countians’ complaints of election fraud in 1940, 1942, and 1944.

V. From Ballots to Bullets

The election was held on 1 August. To intimidate voters, Mansfield brought in some 200 armed “deputies”. GI poll-watchers were beaten almost at once. At about 3 p.m., Tom Gillespie, an African-American voter, was told by a Sheriff’s deputy, “‘Nigger, you can’t vote here today!!'”. Despite being beaten, Gillespie persisted; the enraged deputy shot him. The gunshot drew a crowd. Rumors spread that Gillespie had been “shot in the back”; he later recovered. (C. Stephen Byrum, The Battle of Athens; Paidia Productions, Chattanooga TN, 1987; pp. 155-57).

Other deputies detained ex-GI poll-watchers in a polling place, as that made the ballot count “public”. A crowd gathered. Sheriff Mansfield told his deputies to disperse the crowd. When the two ex-GIs smashed a big window and escaped, the crowd surged forward. “The deputies, with guns drawn, formed a tight half-circle around the front of the polling place. One deputy, “his gun raised high …shouted: ‘You sons-of-bitches cross this street and I’ll kill you!'” (Byrum, p. 165).

Mansfield took the ballot boxes to the jail for counting. The deputies seemed to fear immediate attack, by the “people who had just liberated Europe and the South Pacific from two of the most powerful war machines in human history.” (Byrum, pp. 168-69).

Short of firearms and ammunition, the GIs scoured the county to find them. By borrowing keys to the National Guard and State Guard Armories, they got three M-1 rifles, five .45 semi-automatic pistols, and 24 British Enfield rifles. The armories were nearly empty after the war’s end.

By eight p.m., a group of GIs and “local boys” headed for the jail to get the ballot boxes. They occupied high ground facing the jail but left the back door unguarded to give the jail’s defenders an easy way out.

VI. The Battle of Athens

Three GIs – alerting passersby to danger – were fired on from the jail. Two GIs were wounded. Other GIs returned fire. Those inside the jail mainly used pistols; they also had a “tommy gun” (a .45 caliber Thompson sub-machine gun).

Firing subsided after 30 minutes: ammunition ran low and night had fallen. Thick brick walls shielded those inside the jail. Absent radios, the GIs’ rifle fire was un-coordinated. “From the hillside, fire rose and fell in disorganized cascades. More than anything else, people were simply ‘shooting at the jail’.” (Byrum, p. 189).

Several who ventured into “no man’s land”, the street in front of the jail, were wounded. One man inside the jail was badly hurt; he recovered. Most sheriff’s deputies wanted to hunker down and await rescue. Governor McCord mobilized the State Guard, perhaps to scare the GIs into withdrawing. The State Guard never went to Athens. McCord may have feared that Guard units filled with ex-GIs might not fire on other ex-GIs.

At about 2 a.m. on 2 August, the GIs forced the issue. Men from Meigs county threw dynamite sticks and damaged the jail’s porch. The panicked deputies surrendered. GIs quickly secured the building. Paul Cantrell faded into the night, almost having been shot by a GI who knew him, but whose .45 pistol had jammed. Mansfield’s deputies were kept overnight in jail for their own safety. Calm soon returned: the GIs posted guards. The rifles borrowed from the armory were cleaned and returned before sun-up.

VII. The Aftermath: Restoring Democracy in McMinn County

In five precincts free of vote fraud, the GI candidate for Sheriff, Knox Henry, won 1,168 votes to Cantrell’s 789. Other GI candidates won by similar margins.

The GIs did not hate Cantrell. They only wanted honest government. On 2 August, a town meeting set up a three-man governing committee. The regular police having fled, six men were chosen to police Athens; a dozen GIs were sent to police Etowah. In addition, “Individual citizens were called upon to form patrols or guard groups, often led by a GI. …To their credit, however, there is not a single mention of an abuse of power on their behalf.” (Byrum, p. 220).

Once the GI candidates’ victory had been certified, they cleaned-up county government:

  • the jail was fixed;
  • newly-elected officials accepted a $5,000 pay limit;
  • Mansfield supporters who resigned, were replaced.

The general election on 5 November passed quietly. McMinn Countians, having restored the Rule of Law, returned to their daily lives. Pat Mansfield moved back to Georgia. Paul Cantrell set up an auto dealership in Etowah. “Almost everyone who knew Cantrell in the years after the ‘Battle’ agree that he was not bitter about what had happened.” (Byrum, pp. 232-33; see also New York Times, 9 August 1946, p. 8).

VIII. The Outsiders’ Response

The Battle of Athens made national headlines. Most outsiders’ reports had the errors usual in coverage of large-scale, night-time events. A New York Times editorialist on 3 August savaged the GIs, who:

“…quite obviously – though we hope erroneously – felt that there was no city, county, or State agency to whom they could turn for justice.

… “There is a warning for all of us in the occurrence…and above all a warning for the veterans of McMinn County, who also violated a fundamental principle of democracy when they arrogated to themselves the right of law enforcement for which they had no election mandate. Corruption, when and where it exists, demands reform, and even in the most corrupt and boss-ridden communities there are peaceful means by which reform can be achieved. But there is no substitute, in a democracy, for orderly process.” (NYT, 3 Aug 1946, p. 14.)

The editorialist did not see:

  • McMinn Countians’ many appeals for outside help;
  • some ruthless people only respect force;
  • that it was wrong to equate use of force by evil-doers (Cantrell and Mansfield) with the righteous (the GIs).

The New York Times:

  • never saw that Cantrell and Mansfield’s wholesale election fraud, enforced at gun-point, trampled the Rule of Law;
  • feared citizens’ restoring the Rule of Law by armed force.

Other outsiders, e.g., Time and Newsweek, agreed. (See Time, 12 August 1946, p. 20; Newsweek, 12 Aug 1946, p. 31 and 9 September 1946, p. 38).

The 79th Congress adjourned on 2 August 1946, when the Battle of Athens ended. However, Representative John Jennings, Jr., from Tennessee decried:

  • McMinn County’s sorry situation under Cantrell and Mansfield;
  • the Justice Department’s repeated failures to help the McMinn Countians.

Jennings was delighted that “…at long last decency and honesty, liberty and law have returned to the fine county of McMinn…”. (Congressional Record, House; U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1946; Appendix, Volume 92, Part 13, p. A4870.)

IX. The Lessons of Athens

Those who took up arms in Athens, Tennessee:

  • wanted honest elections, a cornerstone of our Constitutional order;
  • had repeatedly tried to get Federal or State election monitors;
  • used armed force so as to minimize harm to the law-breakers;
  • showed little malice to the defeated law-breakers;
  • restored lawful government.

The Battle of Athens clearly shows:

  • how Americans can and should lawfully use armed force;
  • why the Rule of Law requires unrestricted access to firearms;
  • how civilians with military-type firearms can beat the forces of “law and order”.

Dictators believe that public order is more important than the Rule of Law. However, Americans reject this idea. Criminals can exploit for selfish ends, the use armed force to restore the Rule of Law. But brutal political repression – as practiced by Cantrell and Mansfield – is lethal to many. An individual criminal can harm a handful of people. Governments alone can brutalize thousands, or millions.

Since 1915, officials of seven governments “gone bad” have committed genocide, murdering at least 56 million persons, including millions of children. “Gun control” clears the way for genocide by giving governments “gone bad” far greater freedom to commit mass murder.

Law-abiding McMinn Countians won the Battle of Athens because they were not hamstrung by “gun control”. McMinn Countians showed us when citizens can and should use armed force to support the Rule of Law. We are all in their debt.

This is a bare bones summary of a major report in JPFO’s Firearms Sentinel (January 1995). To learn how the gutsy people of Athens, Tennessee did the Framers of the Constitution proud, send $3 to JPFO, 2872 South Wentworth Avenue; Milwaukee, WI 53207; and request the January 1995 Firearms Sentinel. This document is from: chiliast@ideasign.com (A.K. Pritchard)


Press reports on the Battle of Athens and Chronology — From contemporary sources.

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Source: http://www.constitution.org/mil/tn/batathen.htm

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